The holidays are a great time to splurge on a luxury watch for yourself or for someone you love. The best watches to gift have to be iconic and timeless. After all, watches are the ultimate style accessory. Fancy dinners, a day at the office, weekend adventures: there is a watch for every occasion (and many timepieces look great no matter what outfit you wear). If you’ve been walking around with bare wrists lately, it’s time to change that.
Below we have collected four stylish high quality watches from renowned makers such as Tudor, Brietling and Blancpain. If you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe this season, these are the best watches to give away.
Luxury watches to give this holiday season
1. Tudor Black Bay fifty-eight bronze
We recently featured the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze as one of our watches of the week, and it’s an eye-catching take on a classic model. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight line is inspired by Tudor dive watches of the 50s and 60s, and modern watches include aesthetic features, like the iconic “snowflake” hand design, found on Tudor divers of the mid-1980s. century. In addition to a robust automatic movement, this particular version is enhanced with a unique aluminum-bronze alloy (the same material used to make propellers on ships) that will develop a unique patina over time.
2. Blancpain Villeret Complete Calendar
This is a watch that is sure to turn heads. While many timepieces make do with a simple date window, the Complet Calendar includes windows for the month and day and a separate hand that indicates the date along the inner ring of the dial, a useful and useful feature. a testament to complex watchmaking. Just above the six o’clock position, a curved window displays illustrations of the various phases of the moon, which Blancpain has included as a whimsical reference to the links between watchmaking and astronomy. With its slim polished steel case, polished silver numerals and hands and elegant alligator leather strap, the Complete Calendar is an ideal dress watch.
[$13,200; Blacpain Boutique, 697 Fifth Avenue, NYC or blancpain.com]
3. Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines
Breitling is known for its pilot’s watches, and this limited edition Navitimer is a special tribute to flight. It’s designed to honor American Airlines and celebrate the golden age of commercial aviation (before excessive baggage fees and tiny seats made commercial flying a chore). With its concentric number rings and triple sub-dials, the dial belies the watch’s utilitarian roots – it includes everything from a chronograph function to a slide rule. While you probably don’t use it to solve math problems, the Navitimer has a lot of style: the bold red, white and blue color scheme refers to the colors of the American company and really makes the watch stand out on the wrist. With its automatic movement and 70-hour power reserve, it should be a reliable timepiece on the go.
4. Zenith Chronomaster Sport Rose Gold
Zenith introduced the Chronomaster Sport at the start of 2021, and it was a remarkable achievement: thanks to its high-frequency âEl Primeroâ movement, the timepiece includes a chronograph function precise to tenths of a second. Zenith doubled down with the release of this version, which features a 41mm case in 18k rose gold. It’s paired with an elegant black ceramic bezel (engraved with a tenth of a second, of course) and a black calfskin strap. With its two-tone color and efficient timing, this watch definitely stands out from the crowd.
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