$29,300, Audemars Piguet in New York, +1 888 214 6868, audemarspiguet.com
Laureato Summer Edition
After relaunching the Laureato in 2017 with a unisex 38mm size, Girard-Perregaux decks out the iconic octagonal case with seriously fun colors in its Summer Edition series. The watches range from striking turquoise to vibrant yellow, each limited to 75 pieces. The rich blue model, one of the more classic colors, features a lacquered Clous de Paris guilloché dial and comes with a matching rubber strap. The steel watch is set with differently sized diamonds, the largest at each point of the octagon. The in-house movement has a 46-hour power reserve and is decorated with Côtes de Genève stripes.
$14,400, Wempe in New York, +1 212 397 9000, girard-perregaux.com
When is a dive watch not a dive watch? Chopard’s Happy Ocean has all of the technical requirements to explore the underwater world, but its Happy Diamonds obscure part of the dial, preventing certification. It’s water resistant to 300 meters; to put that into perspective, recreational divers are certified to reach depths of 30 meters, or 100 ft. The 40mm case holds a selfwinding movement with 60-hour power
reserve, unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-locked crown and luminous hands, hour markers and diving indications. Even non-divers will appreciate its beautiful deep blue dial that recalls the ocean and pink strap that represents coral.