How to get a summer body: wear your watch!

Rooftop cafe and breathtaking view of the Arc de Triomphe: that is the one-of-a-kind background of our two tick-tock fanatics' latest meeting. Frank Sans C and Jean Lassaussois wore their coolest shades to wow you with a selection of coloured dials, flooding most watchmaking collections. It's time for summer!

By Chloé Redler, Florence Halimi

TAG HEUER, Carrera Date: bright and flashy colours

For the 60th anniversary of the Carrera collection – named after the famous Mexican motor racing competition Panamericana – multiple variations were introduced in a colourful palette suited for the summer. These two 36-mm steel versions boast sun-brushed dials in vibrant pink and in pastel green.

The vibrant pink dial of the TAG Heuer Carrera Date displays a slightly snailed finish.

The bright colour of the very trendy first version pops and is contrasted by the rhodium-plated, faceted hands and indices coated in green luminescent material. As for the second version, it displays more understated tones of green in perfect harmony with the rose gold elements. 

The hands and indices were coated in green luminescent material.

While the design is definitely a success, the automatic movement is just as impressive. The precise, high-performance Calibre 7 offers a 56-hour power reserve and powers the date display in the 6 o’clock aperture. At the back, the see-through sapphire caseback reveals the intricate finishes and carefully decorated oscillating weight of the movement. The Carrera Date, which is water-resistant up to 50 metres, is the perfect partner to hang out by the pool.

The automatic calibre, revealed through the sapphire crystal caseback, comes with a 56-hour power reserve.


Click here to read the TAG Heuer Carrera Date full technical sheet.


BREITLING, SuperOcean Automatic 44: dive into a sea of colours

There is no better holiday watch for lovers of extreme sports than the SuperOcean, inspired by a model from the 1960s-1970s. Its 300-m water resistance, screwed-in crown and caseback, unidirectional bezel and luminescent-coated hands and indices for optimum visibility even in great depths are all attributes of a true diving instrument. And this 44-mm reference in steel has them all. It also boasts a gorgeous teal dial with a white flange.

The Breitling SuperOcean Automatic 44 with a steel bracelet displays a gorgeous teal dial.

This super-model is available in four different diameters (46, 44, 42 and 36 mm), many different coloured dials (navy blue, khaki green, orange, white, brown, etc.), various coloured bezels (white, black, blue, green), three case materials (steel, steel/gold and bronze) and multiple, coloured rubber straps (black, white, orange, teal, green, navy blue, brown).

The three rubber strap colours – teal, white and orange – smell of summer and holidays.

€5,150 with steel bracelet
€4,950 with rubber strap


TISSOT, PRX Powermatic 80: the colours of time

The ice blue dial version of the PRX Powermatic 80 by Tissot.

Tissot’s iconic PRX collection, reinterpreted in 2021, takes you back to the 80s with its lines and tonneau-shaped dial topped with a thin, polished bezel. This year, the Maison has added a few variations – all water-resistant up to 100m – which come dressed in new, timeless colours. The PRX Powermatic 80 boasts an ice blue dial with its signature honeycomb pattern, and is delivered with either a metal bracelet or a rubber strap.

The PRX collection by Tissot, launched in 2021, has been widely successful.



OMEGA, Seamaster Aqua Terra Shades: to each their own colour

The Aqua Terra collection by Omega Seamaster is a multiplayer, known for its innovative performance, diving capabilities and urban elegance.

Get into holiday vibes with the five variation dials in 34mm of the Seamaster Aqua Terra Shade collection.

The dials of the new models from the Shades collection, fashioned from brass, are sun-brushed and become almost kaleidoscopic with their very realistic lacquered design. They pay tribute to the sea (Lagoon Green, Atlantic Blue, Shell Pink, etc.) and to the earth (Terracotta, Saffron, Sandstone, Bay Green, etc.).

This Seamaster Aqua Terra Shade is powered by an Omega Co-Axial calibre certified as a Master Chronometer for its quality, precision and magnetic resistance.

Five coloured variations of each diameter (34 mm or 38 mm) were added to this collection of steel watches powered by the Co-axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800. This calibre guarantees high quality, precision and magnetic resistance. This 34-mm version with the shell pink dial is no exception.

The Aqua Terra shades collection by Omega offers a large selection of coloured dials, such as the shell pink colour.



ORIS, Aquis Date 36.5 mm: candy colours for the summer

The green mother-of-pearl dial and matching bracelet of the Aquis Date by Oris.

The versatile new Aquis Date by Oris is both a stylish and reliable watch, easy to wear in the city, under the sea, on the dancefloor or atop a mountain. Its mother-of-pearl dial exists in three candy-coloured, iridescent variations: Aegean Blue, Blush Pink and Seafoam Green. All come with a matching rubber bracelet. Not only does the watch play with colours, it also defies the limits of submarine technical performance: it is equipped with a 300-m water resistance, a unidirectional rotating bezel with a minutes scale to time dives, a screwed-in crown and a luminescent indicator called “lollipop” on the seconds hand to check that it is working even in the depths of the ocean.

The three 36.5-mm variations of the Aquis Date by Oris.

€2,150 with rubber strap
€2,350 with steel bracelet

Click here to read the Oris Aquis Date 36.5 mm mother-of-pearl full technical sheet.


LONGINES, HydroConquest: back to black

The HydroConquest by Longines was crafted entirely in black ceramic.

Who said that black is not a real colour?! Definitely not Jean Lassaussois, who brought a Longines HydroConquest entirely crafted in black ceramic. The deep, matte black dial displays the chemical composition – ZrO2 – of the timepiece and is decorated with big, luminescent numerals and hour markers, which ensure optimum visibility under all circumstances. This 43-mm watch answers the diving requirements for it is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screwed-in crown and a 300-m water resistance. Its sporty design all comes together with the clever adjusting mechanism of the black, rubber strap. An ideal design to go with your diving suit.

The HydroConquest by Longines has all the specifications of a true diving instrument: water resistance, screwed-in crown and caseback, unidirectional bezel, luminescent hands and indices.



HUBLOT, Big Bang Integrated Sky Blue Ceramic: the triumph of blue

This watch, with its extremely bright and attractive sky blue design, is probably one of the MyWatch team’s favourites. For Frank Sans C, this watch is “the bomb”: this summer, its curves but especially its technical prowess will be the talk of the town – or the beach.

The Hublot Big Bang Integrated Ceramic merges all the elements in a mono-material, monochromatic, monobloc illusion.

The Big Bang Integrated Sky Blue Ceramic, limited to 250 pieces, is entirely made of blue, satin-finished ceramic where toughness, scratch resistance and softness to the touch go hand in hand. With its distinctive lightness and low thermal conductivity, this watch is the perfect accessory for long sunny days. It also includes a three-link bracelet, which makes it that much more comfortable and flexible to wear. This bluetiful watch is powered by a self-winding Unico calibre with an approx. 42-hour power reserve. When wearing blue helps you stop feeling blue…

The completely openworked dial reveals the inner workings of the self-winding Unico calibre.

Limited edition of 250 pieces

Click here to read the Hublot Big Bang Integrated Sky Blue Ceramic full technical sheet.



CHANEL , J12 Calibre 12.2: the perfect chic watch for the summer

The J12 Calibre 12.2 by Chanel.

White is also a colour. Which perfectly shows here, in Chanel’s J12 iconic collection, created and designed by Chanel’s Studio de Création Horlogerie Director Arnaud Chastaingt. This 33-mm model from 2022 houses the Calibre 12.2: this movement was developed by the Maison’s expert watchmakers of the La-Chaux-de-Fonds workshops in Switzerland.

This white ceramic J12 watch houses a self-winding calibre, revealed through the sapphire crystal caseback.

The sapphire crystal caseback reveals the meticulously decorated calibre and the Maison’s signature circular oscillating weight. The COSC-certified chronometer provides an approx. 50-hour power reserve. As for the design, it is that of a sports watch with the chosen high-tech white ceramic material. A true sports watch, for the J12 12.2 is perfectly wearable for all extreme sports with its 200-m water resistance, screwed-in crown and caseback, and unidirectional rotating bezel.

The J12 Calibre 12.2 by Chanel is the epitome of chic holiday watches.


Click here to read the J12 Calibre 12.2 by Chanel full technical sheet.


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