Holiday Watches: The Men’s Timepieces you Need this Summer
Whether you’re hitting the beach, exploring on a European city break or planning an adventure further afield, it’s important to consider the practicalities and function of the watch you take with you. From men’s waterproof watches and dive watches to timezone-tracking GMT watches and classic Explorers, here at Miltons Diamonds, we’ve listed our top holiday watches you need for every eventuality this year.
Whether it’s the ocean or the hotel pool, if you’re taking a dip on holiday, you’ll require a men’s waterproof watch that can withstand submersion without you having to worry about it breaking. Though dive watches were originally designed for the deep-sea diver, men’s water resistant watches are today a popular choice for many due to their practicality, durability and sporty aesthetic. Whatever activity you have planned this summer, dive watches are excellent holiday watch for ensuring no water damage affects your timepiece.
Omega and Rolex are two brands that led the way for dive watches back in the mid-twentieth century, creating a range of men’s waterproof watches that offered both form and function. If you’re planning any sort of watersports or beach holiday this year, we recommend exploring our Omega Seamaster collection and both the Rolex Sea-Dweller and Submariner collections.
If you’re a frequent flyer or are travelling across different time zones this summer, GMT watches are an excellent choice. Initially created for pilots who needed to keep track of both the standard Greenwich Mean Time and the time zone of their destination on long-haul flights, GMT timepieces are designed specifically to enable the wearer to keep track of multiple time zones simultaneously, thus making them ideal holiday watches if you’re travelling further afield.
Rolex’s original GMT-Master is one of the most iconic of GMT watches, renowned as the first one to be produced for Pan Am airline in the 1950s. If you’re looking for a dual-time holiday watch with a classic appearance and timeless elegance, the Rolex GMT-Master is truly unrivalled.
One important thing to note is that these watches are only waterproof if the crown is screwed back in place in tightly once you’ve adjusted the time, as demonstrated below:
Alternatively, if you’re looking for an all-round holiday watch to accompany you on any adventure you have planned this year, the Rolex Explorer is one of the best you can opt for. Designed in the 1930s for use on the most intrepid of expeditions, the Explorer was developed over time by being taken to the harshest of conditions in the arctic, mountains and caves, with the aim to create the finest explorers’ watch that could withstand more than any other.
While the design was developed for exploration, the Rolex Explorer and the later Explorer II are still two of the finest men’s waterproof watches today, renowned for their accuracy, durability and sleek aesthetic. Incredibly versatile and iconic, they’re guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Whether it’s dive watches and other men’s waterproof watches or GMT timepieces and one-of-a-kind Explorers you’re looking for this summer, you can find a huge selection of the perfect holiday watches to choose from here at Miltons Diamonds.