The perfect summer watches
Text: Mikael Vallin
Photos: ted olsson
Bremont - S500 Supermarine 43mm Black Dial
A diving watch is, despite its name, one of the most versatile watches you can own. The optimal watch for a beach holiday, where closeness to the water results in you wearing it whilst swimming. Whilst with its industrial tool watch feel, it creates interesting contrasts and harmonies with most types of clothing you wear together with it. The diving watch together with a blazer or suit creates an aesthetic balance that completes an outfit. Together with more casual clothes, the watch's solid radiance of quality gives a feeling that elevates the combination in style. Small details such as wearing a shirt that couples with the colour of the watch, creating an unexpectedly powerful style effect. The more you wear it in the sun and wind, it will get a nice patina. Whatever you do, never renovate these details once they start to look worn. Keep the watch in original condition at all costs. Patina is invaluable.
Montblanc - 1858 Automatic 40mm Ultra Black
Although this watch may have similarities to the model above, it will be in its own stylistic category, perfect for a formal style. The dial and the hands allow it to harmonise seamlessly with blazers and suits, while the steel case and the vintage-inspired design gives the watch strong character and charisma. The watch pairs just as well with black denim jeans and a white shirt. Change to a brown strap so the watch pairs seamlessly with a pair of brown leather shoes where moccasins and loafers are some of the summer's favourites. Once again, the watch's discreet cream beige index is incredibly effective to wear with light chinos, shorts or jackets. It may seem like a negligible detail, but it becomes noticeably clear and stylish in its context.