It's summer, a season where we are more carefree, liberated and happy (subject to realisation). This change also brings about a transformation in the way we look at things, from our food, clothes, hang-out places, drinks (coffee to beer) to what we want to wear on our wrists. Keeping this metamorphosis in mind, we have made a list of the top six watches that will prepare you (and your wrist) for the upcoming season of joy, warmth and playful bliss.
Rado True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier: Rs 1.44 lakh (approx)
Celebrating the pioneering work of the visionary architect Le Courbusier, Rado who is also known as the Master of Material launched the vibrant, expressive, velvety, balanced, bold and luminous True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier collection in a range of colours. Limited to just 999 pieces each in the colours available, the timepieces are made of full high-tech ceramic and are given the exact same colour of the 1931 and then 1959 Architectural Polychromy. This palette featured 63 colours that were then classified into nine groups. As Rado is the exclusive watch partner of Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier, they are the only ones who can produce these watches in the exact same colours. Time to further brighten up your summer watch collection with these multi-coloured beauties!
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Hublot Big Bang UNICO Sapphire: Rs 65.85 lakh (approx)
How can we talk about summer watches and not include the beautiful and extremely cool Big Bang UNICO crafted completely in yellow sapphire. An apt colour to commemorate the season of sun and light, the Big Bang UNICO Sapphire features a 42mm yellow sapphire case with a polished sapphire bezel on top. Despite its very cool aesthetics, what adds more bang to this timepiece is what lies within. It is powered by the accurate and extremely efficient HUB1280 in-house movement that clocks in a power reserve of 72 hours. The transparent yellow structured lined rubber strap further cements the transparent aesthetic of the overall watch that just makes it even more desirable!
Zenith Elite Moonphase: Price on request
If you are looking for something subtle this summer then the newly released Zenith Elite Moonphase is the watch for you. Revisiting the brand's historical past, the Elite is sleek, minimal with a strong character that is timeless. Inspired by the mid-20th century watchmaking, the Elite Moonphase features a contemporary elegance that is brought to the forefront with its sun-burst pattern dial, faceted hour markers, polished dauphine-shaped hands and a midnight blue moonphase display at 6 o'clock. Slightly overlooked but beautifully subtle is the small running seconds hand at 9 o'clock. Set in a 40mm in rose gold case and strapped to a blue alligator leather strap, the Zenith Elite Moonphase is a change on the wrist that is more than welcome!
Grand Seiko 60th Anniversary Heritage Quartz Limited Edition: Rs 3.08 lakh (approx)
The newly launched Heritage Quartz that commemorates the 60th anniversary of the fast-growing Japanese watch brand is one of the most practical and summer-friendly timepieces you can find. Dedicated to frequent travellers, the watch features a time adjustment system that allows the hour hand of the watch to be adjusted with much ease without actually stopping the seconds hand. Isn't that nifty? The watch houses the signature blue Grand Seiko dial that is decorated with a five pointed star at 6 o'clock (symbolising accuracy and precision), a unique marking of the year 2020 pattern and the red seconds hand that adds a hint of drama to the overall watch. Limited to just 2,500 pieces, the watch will keep you cool (literally and figuratively) this summer with its stainless steel case and bracelet.
TAG Heuer Autavia: Rs 2.06 lakh (approx)
Since the inception of this collection, the TAG Heuer Autavia is a sporty timepiece that appeals to a younger generation of watch enthusiasts who are not afraid to experiment and explore adventures. Drawing inspiration from the original models that were dedicated to both drivers and pilots, the Autavia offers a timeless style that will make a statement on your wrist! Featuring a cockpit inspired, eye-catching blue dial and powered by the COSC-certified Calibre 5 automatic movement the TAG Heuer Autavia is a worthy watch to be flaunting this summer season. You can take our word for it!
Swatch Skin Suit Black: Rs 14,650
True to its name, the Swatch Skin Suit Black caters to the need of wanting a simple, no-fuss Swiss timepiece that will make a statement without really burning a hole in your pocket. The Skin Suit Black features a sun-brushed black dial with black hands that are filled with Swatch Glow for better visibility. Its all black stealth look is further accentuated with the brushed stainless steel black PVD case and bracelet that provides relief on the wrist during the sweaty summer season. Simple in its aesthetics and powerful in its working, the Swatch Skin Suit Black makes a comfortable entry into our list of must-have watches this summer!