Christmas is a celebration of love and a time for reflection. This time of the year is the perfect opportunity to look back and thank everyone who supported and helped us throughout the year.
Christmas – the perfect time for a unique present
At the end of the year, we often ask ourselves: What have I achieved? What have I done well – or what could I have done better? We also think of all the people who have been with us and helped us along the way: these are often our close friends and family. For many people, Christmas time is the best time to say thank you for all the support and to show appreciation for their loved ones for just being there. A watch is a gift that is as memorable as it is symbolic. The moment when someone removes the wrapping paper from a watch box and realizes what has been given to them is a moment that they will never forget – and neither will you.
Finding the right Christmas present
Which watch for which type of person?
Before you can give someone a watch as a present, you need to consider what kind of luxury watch to buy. If you want to invest in a watch, you have plenty to choose from. The variety of watch models is almost overwhelming and there are just as many to choose from as people to give them to. Still, we would like to offer a few suggestions here to help you in finding the right watch for a loved one.
For Christmas this year, we’ve selected special luxury watches from the Watchmaster online shop and provided recommendations for different types of watch recipients in four categories. You can browse through the different categories to find the right model depending on the style or preference of the person you wish to give a watch to. You might even find a watch model that suits you. After all, besides giving presents, the next best thing is to receive one yourself, right?
Gift recommendations from Watchmaster
Sporty luxury watches: A gift for all-rounders
Is the person a dynamic character? Maybe it’s common for them to switch from a business meeting to a sport activity? Then, you might find the right choice in luxury sports watches. These watch manufacturers have succeeded in combining the casual basic style of chronographs and diver's watches with the elegance of a classic dress watch.
Models from the Superocean series have been a favorite from the watchmaker Breitling since 1957. The Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 is the modern interpretation of the classic. The navy blue dial with matching bezel and the elegant and robust Milanaise bracelet are striking features. Thanks to its curved lugs, the Heritage 46 fits very well on the wrist, making it an excellent choice for those with a narrow wrist.
BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE 46 A1732016.C734.152A
Who better symbolizes the combination of explosive wit and iconic elegance than James Bond? The Omega Seamaster 300M is currently the preferred choice of the genteel spy. Omega presents the models in the series with a wide variety of designs and colors for dials and bezels. You can choose from two-tone models or versions with rubber or canvas wristbands. With this brand, you are sure to find the perfect watch for anyone.
The IWC Portuguese Chronograph is considered one of the most popular models in the Portuguese product family. The start and stop function, which was implemented for the first time, made this series particularly popular. The finely crafted leather strap adapts comfortably to the wrist. The 41 mm diameter case gives the dial enough space to accommodate two totalizers and a tachymeter scale while remaining neat and easy to read. An IWC watch is the perfect balance between business and pleasure.
Dress watches: A classic gift for Christmas
There are many occasions to dress up throughout the year – not only during the Christmas season. A stylish watch belongs with an elegant suit, whether for a visit to the theater or in the office, and the understatement of a classic timepiece will attract attention on a daily basis.
The name Nomos Glashütte is virtually synonymous with the definition of a classic men's watch. The distinguished design of the watches promises long-term satisfaction beyond a trendy look and is suitable for all occasions. The Nomos Glashütte Zurich stands out with its understated design. Slightly introverted strap lugs, a slim case and many small details, such as hand-applied indices, make this series the perfect watch for the sophisticated man. Nomos Glashütte's Tetra Neomatik is proof that not all watches have to be round to be elegant. At a height of only 7.2 mm, it is an extremely flat watch with a high-precision automatic movement.
The Breguet Classique clearly shows how much variety a series of classic dress watches can provide. A special model is the Breguet Classique (Ref. 5027BA/12/9V6). It demonstrates that the look created by Abraham-Louis Breguet still meets the highest standards of aesthetics and precision. The emphasis here is on a refined dial design with excellent readability. You could also opt for a more evocative Breguet model, Ref. 8918BB/58/864 DOOD, featuring an elliptical shape and numbers that resemble those in a Dalí painting. One thing is certain: when you purchase a Breguet Classique, you have fine taste on your side.
BREGUET CLASSIQUE 5027BA/12/9V6
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was originally designed to provide a watch with a dial protected by a rotating case for playing polo. However, purchasing this kind of watch doesn’t mean you have to invest in horses and polo mallets. When you buy a Reverso, you already have everything you need in an eye-catching watch design in addition to an undeniably classic look. A Reverso is also a stylish gift for both men and women.
Tool watches: A present for makers
Would you like to give a special gift to a friend who doesn't stand out through their words but rather their actions, reliability and modesty? The watches we call "tool watches" are a perfect match for these everyday heroes. Those watches have additional features such as a second time zone and a start/stop function and are notable for the practicality and durability they offer their wearers, for example their construction using anti-magnetic materials. They are practical aids for navigating pilots or diverskeeping an eye on decompression time. Here are some gift ideas for Christmas:
The Omega Railmaster is a solid watch that can withstand electromagnetic voltages of up to 15,000 Gauss without any loss of accuracy. The watch is not only resistant to magnetic fields, but also to water up to a depth of 150 meters. When you choose a Railmaster watch as a gift, the most difficult thing is to find a reason not to wear it.
The Rolex GMT-Master II allows up to three time zones to be displayed simultaneously. This is made possible thanks to the rotating bezel with 24-hour graduation and the 24-hour triangular indicator. This model is available in various iconic color combinations, such as the Rolex "Coke" with a black half and a red half, the "Pepsi" with a blue-red bezel or the Rolex "Batman" with a black-blue bezel. With the GMT-Master II, investing in a pre-owned model pays off particularly well, as new models often have a long waiting period, which unfortunately means that getting them before Christmas is difficult.
With the TAG Heuer Monaco you have a classic watch for men with angles and edges. It’s the perfect watch model for those who value not only a striking design, but also technical qualities. 28,800 vibrations per hour, a water resistance of up to 100 meters, a stop-second function and a fast date adjustment make the Monaco a high-quality chronograph on and off the road.
TAG HEUER MONACO CAW2111.FC6183
Ladies' watches: A special gift for her
It’s often said that finding the right piece of jewelry to give as a gift to a woman can be difficult. But these tips will definitely help you find the perfect ladies' watch. We would strongly recommend that you think about the taste of the person to whom you’re giving the gift. In terms of jewelry, which materials does she like best: precious stones, silver or perhaps gold? Use this as a guide and you are sure to find the right watch for her. The advantage of precious timepieces, however, is that they always have a high functionality in addition to their decorative character and so don’tt necessarily have to match the design of the jewelry she already owns. An elegant luxury watch can also be a stand-alone piece. With this is mind, the following models would be beautiful presents for Christmas:
The Lady-Datejust from Rolex is made of the most precious materials and is impressive in terms of high precision and reliability. The wide range of variants of the Lady-Datejust guarantee that there is a suitable model for every taste. The Ref. 6917 features a yellow gold bezel and can be purchased with President or Jubilee bracelets in steel or in two-tone. For those who prefer a monochrome finish, there is the Ref. 69178with both bracelet and case made of yellow gold. Ref. 179173 are the latest models in the Watchmaster online shop. Their indices are decorated with diamonds and the bracelets are made of yellow gold and stainless steel.
Chopard has created a particularly playful and at the same time elegant luxury watch with its Happy Diamonds series. The dancing diamonds have since become one of the watch manufacturer's signature features. These watches focus on charm and a dazzling radiance. If you’re looking for a lavishly decorated watch with an exceptional design, a Chopard Happy Diamonds would be a perfect gift.
The intellectual legacy of Coco Chanel lives on in the watch models of the French luxury brand. Unlike Chopard's playful models, Chanel's J12 series models are calm and elegant. The innovative ceramic workmanship provides the timepieces with a unique character while also making them extremely robust. Models of the J12 are available ranging from modest to ornate diamond-studded bezels.
CHANEL J12 H0949
Let the joy of Christmas take center stage
Questions about buying a luxury watch from Watchmaster
Whichever timepiece you choose, you’ll be giving an important person in your life a special token that will last for many years and decades to come. At Watchmaster, you can choose from a variety of payment and financing options for a new watch. If you have any questions about financing, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to advise you on all our watches to help you find the right model.
Let us help you you make this Christmas season one to remember for you and your loved ones.