5 Sizzling Spring Break Watches

Five Sizzling Spring Break Watches

by Michael Weare

Spring Break. A time when hair is let down, tensions are released, alcohol is consumed, love is consummated, and even the odd hotel room is wrecked. It’s a frantic, action packed few days of long nights and longer lie-ins, when ironically, time ceases to mean as much as it normally should. The timetable may be cast temporarily out of the window but timepieces should certainly be seen if not necessarily referred to. Spring Break is not only about having a great time, it’s about subtle point scoring. Here are five watches that will surprise and intrigue onlookers with their on trend looks, quality design and build and less than obvious brand choices.

Five Sizzling Spring Break Watches – Tendence Carbon Fibre

No one will miss this 50mm sporty watch. It comes in a range of eye catching colours with the number 12 prominently highlighted in the shade of your choice. The carbon fibre dial features sporty yellow detailing on the hands, and is echoed on the leather strap with a carbon fibre coating. With signature Tendence 3-D numbers, the finishing touch to this exceptional watch is the sporty leather strap with a special carbon fibre coating and contrast yellow leather backing. The watch runs on a Miyota OS20 Chrono movement. The case is made from hi-resistance black Nytech TR90 with a black ion-plated stainless steel bezel featuring a tachymeter. Founded in 2007 in Lugano, Switzerland, Tendence is a dynamic Swiss brand which doesn’t follow the trends but creates them. Price around 400 EUR (tendenceworld.com)

Tendence Carbon Fiber Ref. TGS30002

Tendence Carbon Fiber Ref. TGS30002

Five Sizzling Spring Break Watches –  Terranaut

The Mühle Glashütte Terranaut range was created for all individuals keen to escape the confines of the tarmac jungle and is perfect for beach partying, babe watching and al fresco dining. The movement is a Swiss made SW 200-1, automatic. The dial is matte black with utility or military look with bold hands and numerals coated with Super luminova luminescent markers and hands. The case is black PVD coated steel. It has an anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.  This beefy 47mm watch is made in the German watchmaking enclave of Glasshutte in the Saxony region of Germany. Price around $3,000 – $5,000. (muehle-glashuette.de)

Mühle Glashütte Terranaut Collection

Mühle Glashütte Terranaut Collection

Five Sizzling Spring Break Watches – Nixon Magnacon SS Chronograph

No one does surfer style watches as well as Nixon, and although you will doubtless not be alone while sporting one, because they are so brazenly cool and stylish, and designed to get you noticed. Just what you want.  Nixon describe the mighty Magnacon as a watch built for the person who knows that the world doesn’t slow down, and at Spring Break time just seems to speed up inexorably. Elegance built on efficiency. The watch is powered by a Swiss made ISA 8172-220 6 hand quartz chronograph with day and date. The dial includes a raised dial ring with applied indices, a printed seconds track, textured subdials and custom molded luminous tip hands. The 48mm watch is water resistant to 100 metres. The case is made from custom solid stainless steel with a scratch resistant coating. The watch features a triple gasket screw down crown and pushers. Priced at $800 (nixon.com)

Nixon Magnacon SS Chronograph

Nixon Magnacon SS Chronograph

Five Sizzling Spring Break Watches – Ice Watch Denim

Although the Ice Watch brand only started in 2007, it has quickly become one of the top youth brands on the watch market. The brand originally started in Belgium, where its head office is currently located in the Bastogne area. They had an impressively large stand at Baselworld this year. The watches come in a wide variety of colours and styles, not to mention sizes, you can actually choose your size from a dainty lady sized version to a macho men’s ‘big-big’ version. The Denim version naturally matches perfectly with the material of choice for Spring Break, durable, versatile denim. Priced at 99 EUR (ice-watch.com)

Ice Watch Denim

Ice Watch Denim

Five Sizzling Spring Break Watches – Ritmo Mundo Quantum I

Ritmo Mundo Quantum is forged from carbon, aluminum and steel with layered dials and multi-piece casings housing Swiss Ronda movements. The coup this summer for the Rodeo Based brand is the fact that five members of the Brazilian World Cup team are brand ambassadors for their watches. The watch, which comes in a wide assortment of colours, is certainly suitable for some Brazilian style on the beach soccer games during the hot and hazy days of a Miami Spring Break. Rodeo Drive based Ritmo Mundo was also featured prominently in Ocean’s 12 and 13, lending the brand a decided celebrity cachet. Priced at $1,195 (ritmomundo.com)

Ritmo Mundo Quantum I - Orange

Ritmo Mundo Quantum I – Orange

    Author Bio

    Articles by Michael Weare


    Michael Weare hails from an international advertising agency background where he handled several well known and highly desirable watch brands; handled, but sadly never got to keep. However it's this exposure that gave him a lasting fascination for watches. Michael was Editor of Click Tempus for over 2.5 years and is now in the same role at Watchuseek, the web's largest watch forum.