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Here’s to the Class of 2022

Watches of Switzerland Group 3 minute read
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Graduation Day. A defining moment in any person’s life: young or old. It’s the culmination of years of hard work. The gratifying result of - and excuse the cliché - blood, sweat, and tears. A poignant goodbye as the door is closed on a chapter of life.

It’s little wonder we love to celebrate such an occasion with such enthusiasm. And if you’re looking for the perfect gift to say “I’m proud of you” to a daughter, son, sibling or parent this summer, then look no further: our expert buyers have selected their pick of alumnus-worthy timepieces to guide you. So, here’s to the class of 2022.

TAG Heuer Carrera Three-Hands

Iconic and reliable: the TAG Heuer Carrera collection is both hard-wearing as well as deliciously-fashionable, so you can look the part and perform to your best ability.

This TAG Heuer Carrera 29mm, Calibre 9 automatic, has a new case with refined lugs and a H-shaped bracelet. The dial is brushed in sunray blue, whilst the markers are captivating diamond dots. Ambitious and daring in nature, the fine timepiece would suitably accompany the next challenge in graduate life.

Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43

Some 70 years ago, Breitling introduced a watch which would, rapidly, transpire to be one of the most iconic watches of the 20th century. They named it the Breitling Navitimer, and it took the world of aviation by storm.

The circular slide rule allowed pilots to perform all necessary flight calculations – something never managed before – and, within only a few years, became the watch of choice for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association club, the largest pilots’ club in the world.

In 2022, the developments of modern technology have lessened the need for such watch instruments. But the new Breitling Navitimer collection, a launch channeling the “modern-retro” style, still evokes the same sense of authority and command as the original. Coming in an array of colors, this legendary timepiece – and we don’t throw around that comment lightly – is as much a fashion statement as it is a practical tool.

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra

The definition of true elegance. The OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra, with a symmetrical 38mm case, is part of the Seamaster family and pays tribute to Omega’s rich maritime heritage.

Made for those seeking adventure, but with a smart and delicate focus, the timepiece is daring yet sophisticated. The white mother-of-pearl dial is encrusted with diamond dots as hour markers, whilst the stainless-steel case is secured with a matched integrated bracelet. It’s a smart-looking watch, for a smart-looking wearer.

The timepiece might be designed for deep in the waves, but is sure to be enjoyed in the ocean or on land.

Cartier Tank Must

One of Cartier’s most desired timepieces. The Cartier Tank Must is a love letter to the iconic Cartier Tank that can be traced back to 1917. Now, following years of design innovation and huge intrigue, the newest Tank Must model is the epitome of elegance and creativity combined.

With a beaded crown set with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel, silvered dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands and steel bracelet, Cartier have paid homage to their past with a clear look to the future.

Indeed, the original Cartier Tank piece was an avant-garde design that looked to break from society’s norms, and the DNA of the original Tank is carried forward. This Cartier timepiece is destined for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

Longines Spirit Zulu Time

For the graduate looking to complete a Year Abroad, or, perhaps, for those with a hankering to jetset in their free time: the Longines Spirit Zulu Time is the true GMT to accompany them.

In tribute to the first Longines dual time watch of 1925, the Swiss luxury watch brand released the Longines Spirit Zulu Time in 2022. With a clear nod to the original model, but enhanced with modern technology, the Zulu Time is characterized by the exclusive Longines inhouse calibre, enhanced bezel with colored ceramic insert, and, of course, the state-of-the-art technology which allows the hour hand to be adjusted independently of the GMT indicator.

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