“Summer afternoon – these have always been the two most beautiful words in my language”. That’s what Henry James used to say and he might have been right. After all, that’s the moment when time dilates, stops even, as if it were a dimension capable of self effacing. Whether you decide or not to turn the hourglass, here are the most appropriate places to forget the chaos of the city and, just as many watches ready to adapt perfectly to the new rhythm.
Now that it is on the radar of the international jet-set, after the wedding of singer Justin Timberlake and the actress Jessica Biel, this place enchants with its beaches, its farm houses converted into resorts and the nearby 18 hole golf course: one of Puglia’s best.
The address: Masseria Torre Maizza, www.masseriatorremaizza.com
The watch: Tudor Heritage Black Bay, the famous water resistant watch now comes in an all steel version with a steel bezel disc, manufacture movement and date indicator.
Though being a lush and green island, it’s around the main square – called “Chiazza” by locals – that the island’s entire life spins – whether it’s for coffee in the morning or an aperitif in the evening, stopping here is an obligation.
The address: Beach Club La Fontelina, www.fontelina-capri.com
The watch: Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5168G. Twenty years after the launch of the first Aquanaut, the maison proposes a new version with a robust white gold case, waterproof up to 120 meters.
In 1957 the lm “And God Created Woman” was shot here; Two legends are born at the same time: this seaside resort and Brigitte Bardot who bought a villa here some years later.
The address: Le Club 55, www.club55.fr
The Clock: Audemars Piguet The Royal Oak O shore Chronograph Summer Edition. The House of Le Brassus celebrates the 50th birthday of Byblos, the most iconic hotel in Saint Tropez, with a limited edition that recalls the hotel’s colours at sunset.
While the 80’s are back in full swing, why not choose the destination that became famous thanks to the 1984 hit, “People from Ibiza” by Sandy Marton?
The address: Hotel Xereca, www.hotelxereca.com
The watch: TAG Heuer AQUARACER Camou age. Titanium case, waterproof up to 300 meters, bezel with minute scale (marked every minute for the rst fteen) in matt black ceramic, and a NATO camou age strap.
After a few years of relative silence, the stars are shining again over this location beloved by celebrities such as Greta Garbo, Princess Margaret, Gianni Agnelli, Jacqueline Kennedy, Juan Carlos, Harrison Ford and Sting.
The address Aruanã Churrascaria, www.aruana.it
The clock: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”. The chest of this GMT underwater timepiece is derived from a single blue ceramic block and is waterproof up to 600 meters.
Coves with crystal clear water in the daytime and a sparkling nightlife after sunset: Mykonos remains an island of contrasts. A magical place where you can drink an aperitif in the company of a pelican, the symbol of the island.
The address: Sea Satin Market, www.capriceofmykonos.com
The watch: Breitling Superocean Héritage II. For the 60th birthday of the model, the brand presents a restyled version, with a new steel bezel and a super tough, high-tech ceramic ring. COSC certi ed movement, inside.
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