This year, a host of watch brands are setting their sights on the high seas with new pieces that will make the ultimate beachside companion whether you are diving, swimming, or simply reclining poolside. Find the right piece for you in our summery beach watches edit.

Beach watches for time off in style

Tudor

 one of our best beach watches

The Tudor Black Bay Pro borrows diving-inspired design codes from the original 1950s Black Bay collection for a sporty yet robust watch. Created to endure the harshest of environments, it comes complete with an increased power reserve of 70 hours, meaning no resets are needed during a weekend at the beach.

Gerald Charles

 one of our best beach watches

The gleaming hues of the Arno River inspire the dial of the special edition Maestro GC2.0 Ultra-Thin UP from Gerald Charles. The edition of 70 pieces marks the 70th anniversary of the Florentine boutique Ugo Piccini (a Gerald Charles retailer), and was created in collaboration with Ugo Piccini’s grandson and heir Edoardo Piccini. An aquatic sunburst dial, playing off a rainbow of blues, makes this a fitting companion for a summer by the sea.

Timex

 one of our best beach watches

Timex is working with resin for the first time in its Waterbury Ocean collection created to mark World Ocean day. A partnership with #Tide – which upcycles plastic waste that might otherwise be destined for the ocean and transforms it into a premium raw material – has inspired the watch, available in five bold colours.

Zenith

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Sporty watches in precious metals make a chic companion for an al fresco lunch, aptly demonstrated in the new Zenith Chronomaster Sport models, now rethought in gold. New versions in full yellow gold, rose gold, stainless steel and a two-tone version, explore new materials in an elevation of the watch’s distinctive aesthetic.

Hamilton

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Originally created for the US Navy’s underwater division, known colloquially as Frogman, Hamilton brought a sharp technically to its diver’s watch. This latest piece, the Khaki Navy Frogman Automatic, slims down the profile of the tough and technical original, its slick functionality a useful foil for the pared-back aesthetic.

Tag Heuer

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Tag Heuer returns to a bold orange hue, infusing its Aquaracer Professional 300 collection with a pop of colour in this year’s new release. The vividness of the dial, its contrast to the ocean traditionally making it a favourite for divers, is edged with the Aquaracer’s distinctive 12-facet bezel.

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