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Spring is already here, the still timid sunny days should soon settle in. The warm season is back and with it light, fun, casual watches. Always in step with the times, transparent models are also making a comeback after the winter break. The opportunity to offer you some affordable models to consider as the best transparent watch
1# The Swatch Clearly Gent
This little Swatch is a must have if you are looking for the best transparent watch for the summer season at affordable price. Light, contemporary, it offers a really nice look on the wrist and goes with all casual outfits. Its mixed side allows it to be worn by both men and women.
There Swatch Clearly Gent SO28K100 incorporates a case in shiny transparent biobased materials, and a transparent TPU strap. It is available in two different sizes: a model of 34 mm in diameter, another of 41 mm in diameter. To choose according to the width of your wrist and according to your tastes.
The dial also plays on total transparency by revealing the parts of its quartz movement. At the edge, the railway and the fine black indexes appear on a silver ring. The time is indicated using brightly colored hands (red for the hours, blue for the minutes and yellow for the seconds), for maximum contrast with the translucent white of the other elements.
Good to know: The collection Clear from Swatch also offers two other transparent models, namely the Clearly Skin (34mm) and the Clearly Bold (47mm).
Swatch Clearly Gent Video
Price: €80 (34mm models), €90 (41mm model)
2# The Casio G-Shock Transparent Pack
In a beefier style, the collection Clear Pack from G-Shock includes several of the best transparent watches in different models, with parts in translucent white resin, and others in translucent gray resin. All obviously carry the DNA G-Shock with its massive and robust lines to which the transparency adds a more street and slightly futuristic air.
Of course, each of these watches is equipped with many practical functions. Apart from the trendy side of the look, they therefore remain reliable, versatile companions, both light and solid, designed for the city as well as for outdoor outings. All for a very affordable price.
G-Shock Transparent Pack in Video
Price: from 119 €
3# The Nixon Regulus Clear
Developed in conjunction with US Special Forces, the Regulus is the most robust model at Nixon. Its main advantages: increased resistance to shocks thanks to the Poron foam placed between the mechanical components and the case, a water resistance of 10 ATM (100 m), and a battery life of 5 years.
As a bonus, the Regulus also offers interesting features for one the best transparent watch such as the presence of two chronographs, dual time, time in 12 or 24 hour format, LED backlighting, day and date, silent mode, as well as three independent alarms. On the rectangular dial, a digital display allows the user to keep an eye on all the information he needs.
Available in several colors and case-bracelet combinations, we prefer the transparent white version. It is adorned with a 46 mm injection molded TR90 case, with polycarbonate pushers at 6 and 9 o’clock, a reinforced mineral crystal, and a stainless steel bezel. Around the wrist, a specific bracelet injected with TPU 80 with stainless steel buckle.
In short, a minimalist and sporty contemporary watch that should be able to follow you in quite a few adventures.
Nixon Regulus in Video
4# The Versace Active Icon
Now a more daring and chic watch, on which the Versace brand has mixed luxury and sport, combined transparency with gold, cold with heat in a way. The result ? A rather surprising model that ranks as one of the best transparent watch of 2023.
On the Versace Active Icon, the bracelet and the case are both made of transparent polycarbonate. However, the case in question also includes a kind of golden frame fixed with 4 screws at the level of the bezel. Gilding found on the crown, on the buckle of the bracelet, but also on the champagne dial, at the level of the hands and the luminescent indexes. Two discreet counters are added, a date aperture at 6 o’clock, as well as the brand’s famous Medusa logo at 12 o’clock (also engraved on the back).
On the movement side, this timepiece operates using the Swiss caliber RONDA 5021.D.
The Versace Active Icon in Video
5# The Aventi Pure Sapphire A11-01SE
Although more expensive than the other models on offer, this timepiece is still well worth mentioning. It must be said that it surprises with its unique look, which is modern, refined and architectural at the same time. Firstly, the shape of the case breaks away from the traditional round, square and rectangle shapes, for a strange octagon with uneven edges.
Then comes the dial which takes up these same features and reveals all the beauty of the movement, with the addition of two golden hands circulating above. A few rubies here and there, mechanically required, but nothing more, apart from infinite transparency.
The Aventi Pure Sapphire A11-01SE is a very beautiful piece that will particularly appeal to fans of avant-garde watches.
The Aventi Pure Sapphire in Video
Price: CHF 5,500