Oy vey 😅 It’s so hot out in SoCal, we thought we’d let AI generate our header caption for this week’s Hot List 🔥 “When Scott Meller was a child, he enjoyed himself a watermelon in the hot summer sun. As he sat, he pondered…the connection between watermelon and watches was a reminder to embrace life’s simple pleasures while staying mindful of the passage of time…” 🙏 Now, onto this week’s picks!
ZENITH DEFY EXTREME DOUBLE TOURBILLON
Haute Horology in its most rugged form 💪 Zenith has built its name on creating iconic, well-designed chronographs, with their current collection ranging from heritage-inspired to aggressive, ultra-modern sport watches. An apt illustration of Zenith’s more modern offerings, the innovative Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon features a hypnotizing 1/100th of a second chronograph, with a 60-second tourbillon driving the time and a 5-second tourbillon driving the chronograph. 🌪 Sporting a carbon fiber and rose gold case, this piece is truly mesmerizing.
Unlike many of the pieces in the integrated-bracelet sports watch genre, the Laureato can claim a true lineage to the 1970s. In fact, it was introduced a year before the Patek Philippe Nautilus. While the Nautilus is undeniably great, the Laureato has a different appeal. Boasting a more rounded profile and approachable price tag, the Laureato manages to feel less precious than its contemporaries while still serving as an excellent representation of the watch genre.
ZODIAC SUPER SEA WOLF CERAMIC COMPRESSION BLUE RUBBER STRAP
A different kind of “ice” on the wrist ❄️ Zodiac’s Sea Wolf in navy, powder blue, and white (ZO9287) has always been regarded as one of the brand’s flagship watches and an exceptional summer watch. Now, the brand has released the same colorway, but in a white ceramic case! This stone cold stunner gives off somewhat of an arctic vibe on the wrist, making it the perfect choice for a scorching sum
ULYSSE NARDIN DIVER X SKELETON AZURE
The UN Diver X Skeleton Azure is an explosive fusion between the sporty design of a dive watch and technical prowess of the Blast Skeleton. ☠️ The distinct light blue color is a perfect antidote for all the red you’re seeing in the weather report!
OMEGA SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA 150M CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER 38MM
Dress it up, dress it down! 👌 One of the most popular and versatile watches in the world, the Seamaster AT in this 38mm stainless steel case has a classic, elegant design while also maintaining a seriously sporty vibe. And with the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8800, this watch ensures precision while cutting down on visits to the service department.
CASIO G-SHOCK MTGB3000 SERIES – AURORA
Wrist presence: 💯 Inspired by the Northern Lights a.k.a Aurora Borealis, the new Casio “Aurora” features an iridescent and metallic case and bezel with a unique texture achieved by deep-layer hardening processes, stainless steel recrystallization, and Rainbow IP application.
TUDOR BLACK BAY PRO
Speaking of hot, the BB Pro has been one of the most popular Tudor releases in recent years. 🔥 The case size makes it perfect for most wrists, and it’s arguably the perfect GADA (Go-Anywhere-Do-Anything) timepiece. The BB Pro is a true everyday all-around watch with a workhorse manufacture caliber inside too. (Note the Rolex DNA here too with the Explorer-based bezel design.)
SEIKO PROSPEX SPB241 ALPINIST – 1959 MODERN REINTERPRETATION
The SPB241 Alpinist pays homage to Seiko’s original Alpinist watch from 1959, and the finishing and overall presentation here belies a watch that punches well above its weight in terms of value. 👌 If you’re going to beat the heat in the mountains this weekend, you can’t do much better.
BREITLING SUPER AVI B04 CHRONOGRAPH GMT
Yes, summer is often plagued by mosquitoes, but this Breitling is definitely one that you won’t want to swat away. ✈️ Powered by the COSC-certified B04 movement, this self-winding chronograph GMT boasts a 70-hour power reserve, ensuring accurate timekeeping during long journeys. And fun fact: this watch gets its inspiration from the Night Fighter 2, an all-black two-seater aircraft meant to slip stealthily through the night sky.
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT MANUFACTURE CLASSIC WORLDTIMER
Summer means travel, and this Classic Worldtimer allows you to effortlessly keep track of time in 24 different cities around the world. 🌍 All the details of this watch are executed by hand in Geneva, and the movement is made in-house, which makes this watch a value you won’t want to fly over!
MAURICE LACROIX AIKON AUTOMATIC
With pool parties, board meetings, BBQs, and baseball games all converging during the summer, versatility is a prized feature. This 42mm AIKON automatic has water resistance up to 200 meters, a stylish integrated bracelet, and comes in colors that just scream summer fun. ☀️ This is a versatile watch for all your summer occasions. Shop blue or orange.
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