Bucherer Classic watches from the Bucherer Blue Editions
After a first chapter on the sportier Bucherer Blue Editions, here is the second part of the summer saga.
Sea blue, sky blue, midnight blue... there’s an infinite variety of different shades of blue. The Bucherer Blue Editions collection explores the different hues of blue by revisiting some of the iconic models produced by the major watchmaking brands.
We began by looking at the sporty models, so today we’re going to explore a selection of watches that would suit a less hectic lifestyle: an afternoon at the beach, say, or dinner at a fashionable restaurant. Here are some of the classic watches from the Bucherer Blue Editions collection. There’s something for every taste and every budget.
Within reach for under CHF 10,000
While strolling along a white sandy beach, or topping up your tan, it’s good to keep track of the time, if you don’t want to end up the colour of a lobster. To match your watch to your surroundings, why not go for the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral (CHF 6,500 with leather strap or CHF 6,900 with steel bracelet), whose sumptuous graduated sunray blue dial brings to mind the limitless ocean. Alternatively, there’s the Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra Thin Date (CHF 7,750 in steel or CHF 15,000 in rose gold) whose dial recalls a cloudless summer night sky. The Longines Master Collection features a delicate floral motif in the centre of the dial.
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral, Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra Thin Date and Longines The Longines Master Collection © Carl F. Bucherer / Jaeger-LeCoultre / Longines
For mechanical enthusiasts, Rado has the HyperChrome Automatic Open Heart (CHF 2,800), a more technical model with an openworked dial that offers an unobstructed view of its beating heart. This watch comes with matching cuff links to complete your outfit.
Rado HyperChrome Automatic Open Heart © Rado
Guardians of time, CHF 10,000 to 20,000
Those with sea legs will probably prefer to take to the water, away from the crowded beaches with their rows of beach towels. The Marine by Breguet (CHF 18,500), whose design is inspired by the nautical world, is the ideal companion for a sailing expedition. For those more at ease on terra firma, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 (CHF 13,600) is a sound choice for a drive along the corniche with the top down.
Breguet The Marine and Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 © Breguet / Roger Dubuis
At the end of a busy afternoon, the Piaget Polo S (CHF 13,500) with its cushion-shaped guilloché dial, or the similarly shaped Panerai Radiomir (CHF 11,100 in steel or CHF 21,800 in rose gold) invite you to take a nap under a shady tree. And, to stop you losing track of the days, you can rely on the Glashütte Original Senator (CHF 19,800), which has a perpetual calendar as well as a moon phase display.
Piaget Polo S, Panerai Radiomir and Glashütte Original Senator © Piaget / Panerai / Glashütte Original
The H. Moser & Cie Venturer Small Seconds (CHF 18,500) is a discreet choice to go with a suit in the same colour; alternatively, it would bring a touch of summer colour to a white outfit, which has the added advantage of showing off your tan.
H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds © H. Moser & Cie.
Objects of desire CHF 20,000 and over
For a gastronomic meal in a smart restaurant, you need to dress the part. Complication watches such as the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon (CHF 275,000) or the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin (CHF 148,800) bring a refined touch to your wrist.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin © Vacheron Constantin / Audemars Piguet
Chronograph fans will also enjoy this IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Classic (CHF 21,500).
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Classic © IWC Schaffhausen
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