View all articles

Feature: The Best Summer Watch – The Lounger

Summer is in full swing, and that got me thinking, what is the best summer watch? Both you and I know that one size doesn’t fit all and that everyone enjoys their summer in different ways. That being said, this specific article—the first in a new mini-series—will look at “The Lounger”.

Are you the sort of person that likes to relax in their much-earned downtime? The type of person that would rather sit beside a pool drinking cocktails with overtly sexualised names than spend all day sightseeing? If you are, then boy do I have a watch for you: the newest generation of the Cartier Santos.

Why the Santos? Well, for most of their holiday, the lounger can be found relaxing on a beach or by a pool. If they then want to dive into the pool or take a quick dip in the sea, it’s no problem for the Santos and its 100m water resistance. Sunbathing is also made easy thanks to a double deployant clasp. This type of clasp allows the watch to slip on and off the wrist with ease—because who wants tan lines or to be scalded by stainless steel?

Towards the end of the day, the lounger can be seen away from the pool, in a bar. Picture this: you—and your significant other—have been invited for drinks by a couple you met earlier in the day. You don’t know these people, but hey, you’re on holiday. How does the Santos aid this situation? Well, in a room of potential Folex’s, you have something unique-looking, something that stands out.

When you inevitably run out of things to say, with the Santos, you have the comfort of knowing that the watch you are wearing has over 100 years of history behind it—making it a great and more importantly lengthy talking point. Further to that, you have a watch that can be hand-adjusted and bought in a variety of case sizes—35.1mm and 39.8mm. So, when it’s time to wave goodbye to the couple that you will definitely keep in touch with, you can do so in style.

See why I would recommend the Cartier Santos? It’s stylish, robust, easy to use and incredibly unique-looking thanks to its industrial-esque design—could there be a more perfect watch for the lounger?

Looking for a Cartier watch? Click here to shop now