We had some of our hottest days this summer so far throughout Wimbledon 2015. Each year more professional tennis players show off high-end wristwatches, which certainly creates interesting viewing. After winning the French Open, Stanislas Wawrinka stepped up his wrist game at Wimbledon. The Swiss player is an ambassador for Audemars Piguet and rather unusually wore his watch throughout the whole tournament. The Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15703ST is a sizeable timepiece measuring 42 x 13.9 mm, both on and off the court. However it is one of the most popular Audemars Piguets right now.
The new Offshore Diver is water resistant to 300 meters, comes with a rubber strap only, and the black dial has a striking “mega tapisserie” pattern. It also has an extra crown at 10 o’clock where you can operate the inner (diving) bezel of the watch. The dial only gives information needed for someone on a diving mission: brand name, automatic movement and level of water resistance. It is extremely readable with luminescent coating applied to the hour markers and on the baton hands. Not only does the the Offshore Diver elegantly look like a diver’s watch, it has the features to match too.
Whilst on the theme of diving watches, in 2014 Cartier shocked watch experts by showing a piece that no one would've expected. This year, Cartier updated the Calibre de Cartier Diver W7100052 which has given it a whole new look. This watch is really well balanced, with the black rotating bezel off-setting the dial, as well as great wearability on the wrist due to its overall thinness and rubber strap.
The powerfully accurate Calibre de Cartier Diver is water-resistant to 300 meters, has a maximum precision unidirectional turning bezel, with time-controls displays in Super-LumiNova® . The new Diver watch is unmistakably masculine for both everyday wear and extreme conditions.
Finally, if you are not interested in venturing too deep under the sea but enjoy sailing on it, Rolex has debuted a new, very attractive and sporty version of the Rolex Yacht-Master 116655 for 2015. It now comes on a strap called Rolex Oysterflex, developed and patented by Rolex, which offers a sporty alternative to metal bracelets without compromising robustness, waterproofness or reliability. Unlike the traditional Yacht-Master that has been known for platinum bezels this new model is equipped with a black Cerachrom bezel. The black and gold theme also is extremely attractive and luxurious, without being over the top.
This watch has a screw down crown and is water resistant to 100 meters (336 feet) and can be immersed in water swimming. Rolex Yacht-Master watch in 18k Everose gold in the Oysterflex is a desirable model which has certainly revitalised interest in the Yacht-Master collection this summer.