Men are notoriously difficult to shop for. Mostly because once they have set their eyes on something they tend to buy it for themselves. But what do you give to someone who has everything? This winter season however why not surprise your partner or family member with something they would never expect. A quality luxury watch makes for a fantastic present and can last a lifetime. To help you choose the right timepiece for it’s wearer’s needs we present you with a guide on buying men’s luxury watches this Christmas.
Rado is a brand well known for their innovative use of materials and their elegant sophisticated designs. The Captain Cook model is part of the brand’s Tradition collection and is inspired by the 60s. Both the silhouette and the colour scheme of the design is vintage influenced. The watch’s retro aesthetic combined with modern top of the range technology is what makes this model extraordinary. The 42 mm case is made of bronze and high-tech ceramic. As a material ceramic is hypoallergenic and incredibly durable. Large luminescent indices and hands contrast the fashionable green dial. The bezel is in a matching to the dial emerald green colour. A dark green leather strap completes the overall watch design. A sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating protects the dial. The movement on the watch is automatic and has a power reserve of up to 80 hours. A date aperture is placed at the 3 o’clock position. The model is water-resistant up to 30 bars or 300 metres.
This watch by Oris is intricately designed and perfect as an everyday or a dress watch for the fashionable gentleman. The case is made of stainless steel and features a ridged bronze bezel. A navy blue dial is contrasted by bronze luminescent cathedral hands. The central bronze hand points to the date placed on the outer edge. Large white Arabic-numerals complete the design of the dial. It’s covered by a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. A brown leather strap guarantees comfort to the wearer. The watch is automatic with a 38 hour power reserve
Every gentleman needs a show stopping dress watch. No collection is complete without one. This Junghans Meister is inspired by models from the 1950s. The era was an important period for wristwatches and a period of innovation in mechanics. The watch’s case measures 38 mm in diameter and is made of yellow gold PVD plated stainless steel. A brown leather strap complements the case. The dial is matte white and is contrasted by thin sleek indices. A set of gold plated dauphine hands completes the design of the dial. A black stripe runs down the length of the hands for added interest. Featuring at the 3 o’clock position is a date aperture. The watch is automatic with calibre J800.1 and a power reserve of 38 hours. The crystal is hard plexiglass with enhanced scratch resistance.
If the person you’re buying a present for is a lover of aviation history, they would love and appreciate the Longines Spirit watch. Made to honour aviation pioneers such as Amelie Earhart and Paule-Emile Victor, the model has a classic design. Vintage-inspired elements add character to the already elegant model. The stainless steel case measures 40 mm. The silver sand blasted dial is complemented by large applied hour markers. The pointed hands and the Arabic-numerals are filled with Super-LumiNova. The dial is covered by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Mimicking historic pilot’s watches, the crown on the model is large for easier handling. A date function is included on the watch. Its automatic movement has a power reserve of 64 hours. The brown leather strap with white top-stitching accentuates the vintage appeal of the watch.
Garmin’s MARQ Golfer is the perfect present for the golf enthusiast in your life. Inspired by professionals and created for those with a passion for the sport, the Golfer offers an exceptional range of functions. The case of the tool watch measures 46 mm and is made of titanium. The titanium bezel with a green ceramic insert features 18 custom-etched hole markings. The always on display is covered by a domed sapphire crystal. Garmin is known for their highly functional timepieces and the golfer is no exception. It has 41 000 preloaded golf courses from around the world as well as a topographic and ski maps of Europe and multi-GNSS navigation. It also has a virtual caddie function, a club tracker, pinpointer and when paired with the Garmin Golf app offers a range of stats to help the wearer stay on top of their game. Other functions include wind direction and speed, a host of preloaded sports activities, activity and biometric tracking.The watch also has Garmin Pay, smart notifications and a power manager. In smartwatch mode the battery of the Golfer can last up to 12 days.
This Raymond Weil Maestro model is perfect for lovers of music. The watch is part of a limited edition release. Inspired by the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles, the watch features many musical references. The case is made of yellow gold PVD plated stainless steel and the strap is made of black PU leather. A sapphire crystal encases the intricate black dial. 5 lines symbolizing a stave encircle the outer ring of the dial. In the centre is a design resembling the drum from the album cover in black. Gold indices, hands and detailing throughout the dial complement the case. The Beatles’ band logo features at the 6 o’clock position. The exhibition case back is covered by a smoked sapphire crystal with The Beatles’ band logo. The watch is automatic with a 38 hour power reserve.
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