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5 GREAT LUXURY SUMMER WATCHES
FEATURING TAG HEUER, BREITLING, PANERAI AND MORE...
Summer is a time for adventure, whether you're sailing around the world, surfing in Hawaii or kicking back and relaxing on a beach in the South of France. In this essential timepiece guide we turn our focus to luxury watches from brands such as Breitling and Panerai, which will compliment your holiday look this summer. Here's our top 5 picks:
Our first pick is the TAG Heuer quartz WAY111Z.BA0910 watch from the Aquaracer collection. This model has a stainless steel case which features a uni-directional bezel, hand-applied faceted indexes and luminous markers to ensure visibility. The twin sub-dials sit at three and nine displaying running seconds and an alarm function respectively. With scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and 300m water resistance the Aquaracers showcases exquisite Swiss craftsmanship combined with distinctive modern design. This watch can easily manoeuvre between day wear, work wear and evening wear, making it the perfect accessory for any occasion.
For a strong, contemporary design with an outstanding technical performance, look no further than the Breitling Chronomat CB014012/G713-378. Featuring a silver dial with gold sub-dials, rose gold hour markers and date display. With a cambered sapphire crystal, glare proof coating it is an impeccable timepiece for a gentleman with an active lifestyle and a taste for true luxury.
From the last family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, Patek Philippe, we have chosen the Men’s 18ct Yellow Gold Grand Complications 5140J Watch. A 32mm case with ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement, opaline white dial and gold applied hour markers this timepiece boasts a simple yet classic design. The perpetual calendar presents day, date, month and leap year by hands, includes a moon phase complication and is water resistant for up to 30m. Presented with an interchangeable full back, sapphire crystal case and a matt black, textured alligator strap, this truly is an object of timeless worth.
Officine Panerai are another outstanding brand that feature in the Laings portfolio. The Gents Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio Watch PAM00048 is a true icon within the Panerai collection. The 40mm brushed steel case houses a jet black dial, luminous Arabic numerals with a date aperture at 3 o’clock and a second’s sub dial at 9 o’clock. Finished with a sapphire crystal anti-reflective coating and dark brown alligator strap this timepiece is an unsurpassable balance of function and style.
Finally we have chosen the Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Big Date Chronograph AL-372LBO4V6. A very popular model from the Alpina Seastrong collection. The steel 44mm case gives the timekeeper a muscular presence and is host to a subtle black dial highly contrasted against its white hour markers and sub-dials. The prominent Big Date function at 6 o’clock provides a highly practical element to the piece. Finished with a vibrant orange unidirectional rotating bezel this watch refuses to be ignored.