While many people change their outfits for the weekend, putting their Brioni and John Lobb’s in the closet in favor of some casual Ralph Lauren and Todd’s, so do many also change their watch. It is part of that ritual to get ready for the weekend, but which watches are they switching to?
In general, do weekend watches support a more active lifestyle. Even when you spend most of the weekend sitting by the pool, the watch you are wearing can most likely also handling getting into the pool. While the weekend is a time to disconnect from work and email, and a time to reconnect with family and friends, that doesn’t mean that smart watches are completely ruled out.
Breitling Bentley Supersports B55
Paying tribute to one of the fastest Bentley Continental’s, the Supersports B55 is one of the analog watches with two digital displays that we already know from the Emergency, B1, and Aerospace. There is, however, one difference, and that is that it is fitted with proprietary Connected technology. Why do you want that on the weekend? Becuase it is specially tailored to drivers, making it the perfect watch to visiting a track day with you Bentley.
TAG-Heuer Connected Modular 45
Another seemingly surprising entry might be TAG-Heuer’s latest Connected watch. While this raises the same questions as the Breitling, the TAG-Heuer comes with a different answer. While the smart watch module comes with a variety of functions that are handy when running or participating in any other sports, it is the water resistance that makes it a great all-rounder for the weekend. And when you really want to get off the grid, you can always replace the smart watch module for one of the modules featuring a mechanical movement.
Rolex is another popular watch to have on the wrist while spending the weekend. While some continue to wear their DateJusts and Day-Dates, others jump over to the professional line and opt for a Submariner or Sea-Dweller. This is of course mainly thanks to Rolex undisputable reputation to build robust watches that are not afraid of water, which makes them a preference even by people who only leave their yacht by tender.