Now the flight tickets and hotel reservations are all in the bag, the only major decision left before you head out is this — what watch (or watches) get prime time in your wrist this holiday season?
Everything you need is something that’s stylish, easy to wear and fun. So leave the fancy perpetual calendar at the secure, you don’t wish to take your pricey diver snorkelling either. Like we mentioned before, consider usefulness, fun and style. Here is our pick from the watches released this past year.
Nomos Glashütte introduced the Ahoi Neomatik in the fan-favorite Aqua series just in time for the summer. Featuring a”siren white” dial, blue hands, and alternating red numerals and indices, the watch uses a very unisex 36 mm stainless steel case.
Minimalist-chic and water-resistant to 200 meters, this is ideal for the flâneur strolling the city streets or lounging by the pool. The Ahoi is paired with a summery, light grey fabric band but swap it to get a tan leather strap for a a smart casual look. The opinion is available now at Nomos retailers and by their online shop.
Hamilton Khaki Mechanical 38 MM
The Hamilton Field Mechanical 38 mm is a handwound version motivated by the military watches the brand made for the US army in the 1940s This Hamilton was developed to be a functional, no-nonsense timepiece according to its brushed 38 mm stainless steel case.
It is fitted with a sapphire crystal and has a large knurled crown for simple time setting. It also comes with drilled lugs, making changing straps a breeze. This is the horological equal of this M-65 Field Jacket, versatile and indicative of a feeling of adventure.
Gorilla Fastback Mirage The automotive-inspired brand’s well-priced introduction model was launched in 2016 and was noted for its usage of high-tech materials like carbon and ceramic fiber. The new Fastback Mirage takes its colour codes in the livery of the Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT 40 that won the Le Mans race in 1968.
The Fastback Mirage has a summery color scheme
The 43 millimeter case is made from ceramic, forged carbon plus a ceramic caseback. It has a multi-layered dial and is powered through an automatic (Miyota 90S5) movement. With that summery blue and orange colour scheme and striking looks, the Fastback Mirage is deserving of a location in your travel watch roll this summer. $1,150
Casio unveiled a full metal version, the GMW-B5000D-1 to mark its 35th anniversary and it immediately became one of the most talked about watches this year. A fitting homage to the cult-classic DW-5000C, which was first released in 1983, this watch’s ring, case, and bezel, are entirely manufactured from stainless steel.
In terms of features, the watch keeps accurate time anywhere in the world utilizing the Connected Engine, that connects to a time server by means of a paired smartphone, and radio wave time-calibration signals. This is a wristwatch which has gotten even season collectors excited, so getting your hands on you can prove a significant job now given the requirement. $500
Tudor Black Bay GMT
One of the most talked about watches at Baselworld this year, the new Tudor Black Bay GMT features a bicolor anodized aluminum bezel with a 24-hour scale. The bezel is calibrated to move once around the dial in 48 notches. Like any other steel Black Bay model, this 41 mm broad case has a closed caseback and is water-resistant to 200 meters.
Powered through an in-house COSC-certified movement, it could track three distinct time zones and can be excellent for frequent travellers. This really is a great looking watch that could take you from the beach to the bar with effortless ease.
Seiko Prospex Orange Turtle
What’s a summer watch record without a Seiko diver? If 2017 was about the Samurai Blue Lagoon diver, this summer the Japanese manufacturer has introduced a limited edition of its favorite Turtle using a bright orange sunburst dial.