If there’s one accessory to pack for your summer travels, make it a watch. Both stylish and functional, a watch ensures you arrive on time and in style.
Do you need to bring different timepieces for all your activities? Not according to Eugene Tutunikov, CEO of SwissWatchExpo, an Atlanta-based luxury watch retailer. “All you need is one watch that will suit a variety of situations,” he says.
Whether your summer jaunt features the sun, the sea or the slopes, these watches will add a dose of chic to your ensemble so you can maximize your vacation time.
Destination: Amalfi Coast
Wear this watch: “Along with their seamless Italian craftsmanship, Panerai watches are best known for their nautical nature — they’re the perfect accessories for sunshine and sailing,” Tutunikov says. “The Panerai Radiomir comes in the brand’s signature cushion silhouette but with a slimmer profile that gives it a dressier feel. A rose-gold finish matches the casual, elegant lifestyle on the coast.”
Wear this watch: “You’ll need a watch that will keep up with Mykonos’ bustling beaches, palpable energy and vivid nightlife. A luxury watch with rubber straps will do just that — the Omega Aqua Terra, Santos de Cartier and Rolex Yachtmaster are excellent choices,” he says. “Sweat- and water-resistant, comfortable, and yet stylish, these watches give the ultimate sporty statement on the wrist.”
Destination: Swiss Alps
Wear this watch: “I’d pack a watch that can handle fluctuations in temperature, magnetism and friction,” Tutunikov advises. “The Omega Planet Ocean is best known as a dive watch, but it remains robust no matter the circumstance. With a 600-meter water resistance, high degree of anti-magnetism, scratch-proof ceramic bezel and structured rubber strap, this will keep me looking classy whether I’m hiking, skiing or dining out.”
Destination: Los Angeles
Wear this watch: “L.A. has a little bit of everything — from beaches and parties to culture and the arts — so I’d choose a multifunctional watch that can go from laid-back settings to happening nights out. The Tudor Black Bay GMT hits all the right notes,” he says. “It functions as a dive watch while displaying three time zones at once, and the red-blue Pepsi bezel is an iconic style flex I can wear every day.”
Destination: Las Vegas
Wear this watch: “The crowd in Vegas always looks their absolute best, so don’t be afraid to go a little bolder with your timepiece,” Tutunikov says. “If you have a watch that will turn heads, this is the place to wear it. A Rolex Daytona in solid gold will fit right at home whether you’re dining out or doing some serious shopping.”
Wear this watch: “Omega has such a huge fan base in Japan, that the brand has Japan-exclusive models,” he says. “You can’t go wrong with a Speedy wherever you go, but for a trip to Tokyo, I’d take it a step further with the Speedmaster Tokyo 2020 watches. They not only celebrate the Olympic Games but also give a nod to Japanese culture.”
Wear this watch: “Berlin has a lot to offer — from nature, history and culture to a bustling restaurant scene. I’d choose a timepiece that’s traditional and modern all at once,” Tutunikov says. “The PanoMaticLunar from the German house of Glashütte is classically styled, flawlessly finished and yet striking with its unique dial. I can see myself wearing this with casual jeans and formal suits.”