Summer watches: a selection by Chloé

Tissot, Cartier, Dior, Bvlgari, Casio, Rado, Lip or Hublot: this selection of references exudes a summery scent. A wave of no-gender, feminine, sporty or glamorous watches floods our tick-tock fanatics' set.

By Chloé Redler

TISSOT, Sidéral

This all-around sports watch was inspired by a 1970s Sidéral S model, the first ever glass fibre watch in the world.

Tissot Sidéral: 1970s vintage model and 2023 version.

This small watchmaking revolution stands out with its lightness and toughness. The 41-mm cushion-shaped case comes dressed in steel and forged carbon, with a slightly iridescent shine. This choice of grey and black materials creates the perfect contrast with the selected yellow rubber strap, also available in red or blue. Thanks to Tissot’s new customisation system, it can be changed to your liking to a timeless black, a summer green or a trendy orange. This watch is water-resistant up to 300m and boasts a black PVD, unidirectional bezel engraved with a diving scale and a luminescent regatta timer.

Astral and astounding

The watch references water sports with the regatta countdown timer on the dial. This 10-minute countdown displays the first five minutes in green, and the rest in red. Specifically, this complication allows the owner to set the duration of the countdown before setting sail. Sailing ships and boats don’t stay still like motorcycles or race cars. The countdown defined by the organisers is then indicated on the captain’s watch. As for the calibre, the piece houses the high-performance, precise Powermatic 80 Nivachron™ movement.

The 41-mm steel and carbon case houses the Powermatic 80 Nivachron™ calibre
and a new skeletonised rotor.


Technical details:

Steel and forged carbon case – 41 x 46.5mm
Black PVD, unidirectional bezel
Sapphire crystal face and caseback
300-m water resistance
Self-winding mechanical movement
Powermatic 80 Nivachron™
80-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
New Tissot skeleton rotor
Multicoloured, luminescent hour and minute indices and Super-LumiNova® regatta countdown timer
Baton-shaped hour and minute hands coated in Super LumiNova®
Perforated rubber strap with special fixing system.


CARTIER, Baignoire Watch mini model

The Baignoire Watch by Cartier, where oval meets oval.

The Baignoire Watch, launched in 1912, is one of Cartier’s iconic collections. This icon – whether elongated, large, medium, set or non-set – was reinterpreted many times and comes dressed this time as a yellow gold bangle. A simple, sophisticated choice which makes the piece that much more original. It is also the result of the Maison’s year of work on bracelets. Although it may not seem that comfortable at first glance, the watch is a perfect fit around the wrist thanks to the slight curve of the overall rounded case. The invisible clasp makes the watch even more mysterious. The piece houses a fine Swiss-Made quartz movement with all of Cartier’s signature features: the sword-shaped hands in blued steel, the beaded crown topped with a sapphire cabochon, and the Roman numerals including the secret signature in the “X” marker.

With its delicate, round design, the Baignoire Watch comes dressed
as a wrist bangle for a glamourous summer.


Click here to read the Baignoire Watch by Cartier full technical sheet.

CASIO VINTAGE x Stranger Things

The new Casio Vintage x Stranger Things watch pays tribute
to the now globally famous Netflix series.

Back to the 1980s on set with the new Casio Vintage x Stranger Things. The Netflix sci-fi series has become an international phenomenon and takes place in the 1980s in Hawkins, a small town in Indiana, USA. It follows the captivating adventures of a group of teenage friends looking for their friend Will who disappeared, and their encounter with a mysterious young girl named Eleven.

The Casio Vintage x Stranger Things watch takes inspiration
from the A120 Casio model from the 1980s.

The design of the watch pays tribute to the iconic series with many references to 80s culture – such as the rectangular, poppy colourful dial in yellow or blue. It hints at the Upside Down, the parallel universe which houses the famously terrifying Demogorgon with tentacles. Creepy arms which adorn the translucent black strap. Lastly, the famous LED button reveals a Stranger Things inscription… Upside down.

With a press of the LED button, the title of the series appears upside down,
a reference to the series’ parallel universe.


Click here to read the Casio Vintage x Stranger Things specifications.

DIOR, Mini D de Dior Satine

After changing universes, let’s change backgrounds. The La D de Dior watch created in 2003 by the Maison’s Creative Director Victoire de Castellane is a true watchmaking icon. Very feminine down to the smallest details, the watch embodies Dior’s world of possibilities with its many daring variations – coloured dials, decorative stones, and multiple dimensions.

The 19-mm D de Dior Satine boasts a gorgeous dial in pink mother-of-pearl
with iridesecent reflections.

This mini La D de Dior Satine displays a 19-mm diameter and a pink mother-of-pearl dial. This decorative stone – enhanced by the diamond-set crown and bezel – displays iridescent reflections in perfect harmony with the steel. And the bracelet is just as eye-catching. Inspired and named after satin bands, its relief decorations were hand-sewn by Dior’s best craftsmen in an undeniably flexible and comfortable Milanese mesh. How precious…


Click here to read the Mini D de Dior Satine full technical sheet.

LIP, Henriette

Henriette displays a silver, meticulously sun-brushed dial.

French watchmaking Maison Lip – founded in Besançon in 1867 – brings back into vogue one of its most “Années folles” women’s watches. This vintage collection, with the soft name Henriette, includes four models including this 22-mm variation with a slightly sun-brushed silver dial. The piece is powered by a quartz movement and boasts a distinctive Polish mesh bracelet.

The Polish link pattern of the watch brings in the vintage element.

This technique, rarely used in watchmaking, consists in wrapping a thread around an axis. It therefore swerves from right to left, a regular alternating pattern which makes the bracelet that much more geometric and flexible. The metal was welded around the caseband to create the illusion that the bracelet goes in and out the case. This divine feminine piece is water-resistant up to 30 metres and easily wearable, day and night.


Technical details:

Steel 316L case, 22mm
Polish mesh bracelet welded around the caseband
Ronda 1062 quartz movement
30-m water resistance
Sun-brushed, silver dial


HUBLOT, Big Bang One Click 33 mm

These two Hublot Big Bang One Click models are like night and day with the steel, white dial, structured white rubber strap version and the black dial, black strap version. Perfect decorations for daytime and nighttime! Both bear a bezel set with 36 diamonds of a dazzling flawlessness.

Why “One Click”? Well, these watches include a distinctive and ingenious attachment system patented by the Maison. A simple click is enough to change straps – and outfits – according to your mood and to the trend: red, fuschia, blue, leather or rubber. The 33-mm Big Bang One Click is water-resistant up to 100 metres. Perfect for a walk at the beach or a chill afternoon at the pool. No worries: if you disconnect from reality, the 3 o’clock date aperture will tell you what day it is. As for the movement, the self-winding manufacture calibre provides a 40-hour power reserve and we have no complaints. Thanks to the sapphire crystal caseback, which reveals the oscillating weight and tungsten rotor, the watch is beautiful inside-out.



Click here to read the Hublot Big Bang One Click 33 mm full technical sheet.

RADO, True Square Skeleton

The True Square Skeleton in white, high-tech ceramic.

The True Square Skeleton by Rado seduced the whole MyWatch team with its hypnotic levelled dial and skeletonised upper plate. The openwork reveals the inner workings of the automatic calibre, with an anti-magnetic Nivachron™ balance spring and an 80-hour power reserve.

The R808 automatic calibre by Rado houses a shock-resistant,
temperature-resistant and anti-magnetic Nivachron™ balance spring.

In striking contrast, the lower nickel-grey plate with the “Côtes-de-Genève” pattern meets the bridge of the golden centre wheel. This contrast is enhanced by the hands and indices, also in gold. The square case of the watch which gave it its name is in white, high-tech ceramic. This material is the specialty and the centre of the Maison’s watchmaking creations (read our previous article on the Captain Cook by Rado). The watch is also available in plasma and black ceramic.

The no-gender True Square Skeleton suits women’s wrists as well as men’s wrists.


Technical details:

Dimensions: 38.0 x 44.2mm
Rado R808 Automatic Calibre
80-hour power reserve
Anti-magnetic Nivachron™ balance spring
Horizontal, nickel-coloured “Côtes-de-Genève” decoration of the side of the dial
Yellow gold coloured bridge of the centre wheel
Nickel-coloured caseback
Case and crown in white, high-tech ceramic
Sand-blasted titanium caseback with sapphire crystal
50-m water resistance
Two-level dial
Skeletonised upper plate
White, vertical brushed finish caseback
Dark grey minute scale on white
Yellow gold hands coated in white varnish and Super-LumiNova®
Strap in white, polished high-tech ceramic / Triple folding buckle in titanium.


Summer showstopper

BVLGARI, Serpenti Tubogas

The Serpenti Tubogas by Bvlgari wraps around its owner’s wrist
and they become one.

The enchanting Serpenti Tubogas watch in rose gold casts a spell and mischievously wraps around your wrist. The double bracelet is a double spiral of rounded, non-welded metal tubes which result in its flexibility. In the 1970s, Bvlgari reintroduced this technique called “Tubogas” used after 1920 for gas pipes. It then became one of the Italian Maison’s signature designs, and gave its name to this incredible piece.

The Serpenti Tubogas marries the reptile’s slithery figure
with the Tubogas technique.

This glamorous, sophisticated, reptilian icon is powered by a fine Swiss-Made quartz movement. The slightly curved 35-mm case boasts a bezel set with brilliant-cut, round diamonds and a rose gold crown topped with a pink cabochon rubellite. It houses a guilloché-worked, sun-brushed, silver opaline dial. A true beauty.

The rose gold case is a midsummer night’s dream with the silver, opaline dial
decorated with a Côtes-de-Genève, sun-brushed finish.


Technical details:

35-mm rose gold case
Quartz movement
Functions: hours and minutes
30-m water resistance


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