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Summer Watches to Beat the Sweltering Heat and Sweat

Summer Watches to Beat the Sweltering Heat and Sweat

As Singapore enters into its second week of Phase One Safe Re-opening, we are all eagerly anticipating the announcement of Phase Two where at least social life can resume, albeit in the “new normal” circumstance. Every passing day is getting harder to bear as a large percentage of Singaporeans remain cooped at home. The good news is, when Phase Two eventually is in effect, it coincides with our dry summer season which gives you more reason to deck out in bright colours when meeting friends.

When it comes to watches, it simply means a colourful get-up paired with a rubber strap to beat the sweltering heat. Here is a selection of stink- and sweat-free watches that are as fun as your summer plans.

Pictured above: Bold Buddy

The journey of the Big Bold Jelly continues with a summery theme made perfect by the injection of vivid colours in the new Big Bold Jelly Neon. Released as part of the evolution of the Swatch Jellyfish, the Big Bold Jelly takes a bolder approach with its souped-up case dimensions while retaining the signature transparent case construction.

Amidst the COVID-19 gloom, a bit of retail therapy and uplifting colours can do us a world of good; which explains the colours of neon green, electric yellow, orange fluo and azure blue that dominate Swatch’s summer release. The fluorescent shades are applied to the watch hands, indices, lugs and buckles providing the perfect foil against the colourless case and rubber straps. Whether you plan to lap up the sun at Sentosa or take a stroll at Botanic Gardens, the Big Bold Jelly Neon is sure to inject some fun into your best summer outfits.

Putting Companion

It is hard to deny the relevance of a smartwatch these days given the sheer number of choices available in the market. Picking one that stands out from others is challenging hence the reason TAG Heuer opted to revamp its line of Connected smartwatches. The watch cases are made with the same levels of finesse its mechanical lineup receives while an in-house designed interface and app suite provides a custom experience for any lifestyle.

The latest TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition uniquely combines sporty elegance and the unparalleled functionality of the TAG Heuer Golf app. With up to 40,000 golf courses map within the app and the ability to track and improve golfing performance, the timepiece is the best companion a golfer can have. The overall weight of the watch is 87g thanks to its titanium case and rubber straps making it fuss-free to wear whether one is teeing off or chilling at a patio.

Military Frogman

You may find this watch all too familiar because you might have seen it in an older article, however Longines actually released two different versions of its green HydroConquest, this being the mainstay while the other is a boutique-only exclusive. 

Dubbed the Khaki Green, its military shade further accentuates the utilitarian nature of a dive watch — it is a rugged time telling tool that does its job without being fussy. A matching coloured rubber strap offers comfort even in the most humid or sweltering conditions. The Khaki Green is presented in two case sizes — 41mm and 43mm — affording additional size options to customers. With water resistance of 300m, beat the heat with the Longines HydroConquest in pool and jacuzzi dips.

Seafaring Journeyman

Yachting is perhaps the most extravagant summer activity one can indulge in and if you are one of those lucky few, consider the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m America’s Cup Edition as your seafaring buddy. The name is a mouthful for sure but Omega’s dive piece is packed with innovations that make it worth repeating its name to impress your friends. The nautical colour blocking inspired by the competition logo is perfect for summer as the watch is released in anticipation of next year’s America’s Cup to be held in Auckland.

With water resistance of 600m and a striking pair of rubber straps, the America’s Cup Edition is aptly equipped to handle the deep blue sea. The race-ready watch utilises Omega’s highly revered Master Chronometer calibre to ensure timekeeping accuracy.