Sea blue, sky blue, midnight blue… there is an infinite variety of different shades of blue. The Bucherer Blue Editions collection explores the different hues of blue by revisiting a few of those iconic models made by the major watchmaking brands.
We started by looking at the trendy versions, so now we are planning to explore a selection of watches which could suit a less hectic lifestyle: a day at the beach, say, or dinner in a fashionable restaurant. Below are some of the traditional watches from the Bucherer Blue Editions collection. There is something for every taste and every budget.
Within reach for below CHF 10,000
While strolling along a white sandy beach, or topping up your tan, it is good to keep tabs on the moment, if you do not want to wind up the color of a lobster. To fit your watch to your environment, why don’t you 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. Instead, there is 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 skies. The Longines Master Collection features a delicate floral motif in the middle of the dial.
For mechanical enthusiasts, Rado has got the HyperChrome Automatic Open Heart (CHF 2,800), a more specialized version using an openworked dial that offers an unobstructed view of its beating heart. This view comes with matching cuff links to finish your outfit.
Guardians of time, CHF 10,000 to 20,000
People who have sea bottoms will probably prefer to visit the wateraway from the crowded shores with their rows of beach towels. The Marine from Breguet (CHF 18,500), whose design is motivated by the nautical world, is the ideal companion for a sailing trip. For many 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.
At the end of a busy afternoon, the Piaget Polo S (CHF 13,500) using its cushion-shaped guilloché dialup, or the equally shaped Panerai Radiomir (CHF 11,100 in steel or CHF 21,800 in rose gold) invite you to have a rest under a shady tree. And, to stop you losing track of those times, you can depend on the Glashütte Original Senator (CHF 19,800), that has a perpetual calendar as well as a moon phase display.
The H. Moser & Cie Venturer Small Seconds (CHF 18,500) is a discreet option to decide on a suit in precisely the same color; alternatively, it would bring a little summer colour to a white outfit, which has the extra advantage of showing off your tan.
Objects of need CHF 20,000 and more than
To get a gastronomic meal at a smart restaurant, you want to dress the part.
Les classiques de la collection Bucherer Blue Editions
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin
Chronograph lovers will also enjoy this IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph watches Classic (CHF 21,500).