Christmas is just around the corner and every year you ask yourself what you could give your loved one. Unfortunately, people often give things as gifts that end up disappearing in the wardrobe or whose long-term usefulness is limited. A sensible and always welcome alternative is a wristwatch. For a man, a wristwatch is what jewellery is for a woman. Whoever has decided on a wristwatch as a gift for their loved one at this point, however, is immediately faced with the next problem: Which is the perfect watch for HIM?
Our 5 watch recommendations as a Christmas gift for men are guaranteed to help you find the answer to this question.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
The Tudor Black Bay GMT features a wonderfully classic design with a 41mm case. The bracelet and case are made of satin-finished and polished stainless steel, and thanks to the safety folding clasp, the watch always sits well on the wrist. The black domed dial is easy to read and the high-quality sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant. A date display is also included, and thanks to luminous indices and hands, the time can be reliably read even in unfavourable lighting conditions. Tudor has installed a newly developed manufacture movement with the designation MT5652 in the Black Bay GMT. It is a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of a generous 70 hours.
This model is equipped for all the demands of everyday life and can withstand even heavier loads. The Tudor Black Bay GMT is even water-resistant to a depth of 200 metres, so the user does not have to take the high-quality wristwatch off when showering or swimming. Connoisseurs will find discreet references to the Tudor brand on the dial and on the underside of the folding clasp. The fact that Tudor is a genuine quality brand with high standards becomes clear not only from the high-quality workmanship, but also from the five-year guarantee. You are guaranteed not to go wrong with the Tudor Black Bay GMT as a Christmas gift and will delight the recipient with a reliable companion for many years to come.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42mm
Of course, the Omega brand cannot be missing from this list, since Omega is THE Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. With the model Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42mm, one should not be put off by the comprehensive designation. The chronographs from the Speedmaster Moonwatch collection are among the absolute classics and have already thrilled generations of watch lovers. There is a nice background story to the naming: In July 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon, wearing an Omega Speedmaster Professional on the outside of his space suit. The watch withstood all odds and is still worn by astronauts on space missions today.
But back to the elegant men’s watch: the visually appealing wristwatch comes with a 42 mm case and the stainless steel bracelet impresses with five curved links per row. Naturally, each link is polished and brushed. The proven 3861 calibre is used as the movement, which, in addition to the chronograph function, has a small seconds, a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour counter. The power reserve is stated to be more than 50 hours, and the watch is of course delivered in an attractive box including papers. Thanks to the international manufacturer’s warranty, buyers are on the safe side for 5 years in case of material or manufacturing defects. In short, this is a really beautiful watch with a great backstory, making it a wonderful Christmas gift.
Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 16700 (B)
Pepsi? If you’re thinking of a soft drink now, you’re actually on the right track. Pepsi is the nickname of the high-end Rolex GMT Master II, which comes from the red and blue bezel, reminiscent of the colours of the Pepsi logo. But apart from this nickname, the chronograph has much more to offer: This original Rolex watch has a particularly high-quality finish and delivers what the manufacturer’s name already promises. The diameter is given as 40 mm and the water resistance as 100 metres. A date display is also on board, as is the indication of a second time zone. Due to the latter additional function, the Rolex GMT Master II was and is very popular with pilots in particular, as it allows the uncomplicated changing of time zones on intercontinental flights.
The Rolex manufacture movement 3285 with a precision of -2/+2 seconds per day is also worth mentioning. It is a mechanical perpetual movement with a self-winding mechanism. The power reserve is rated at 48 hours. This watch is truly a man’s dream. With the Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 16700 (B) as a Christmas gift, you are guaranteed to make a good choice.
Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic
Alpina watches are modern and sporty and offer excellent value for money. With the Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic, price-conscious buyers get an excellent example of the fact that first-class watches do not have to be high-priced. The rose-gold-plated stainless steel case measures 44 mm in diameter and is equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The hours, minutes, seconds and the current date are displayed. The chic case has been fitted ex works with an elegant leather strap in brown. This creates a visually very appealing ensemble.
The built-in calibre AL-525 enjoys an exceptionally good reputation and is known to work reliably even under difficult conditions. The power reserve is rated by the manufacturer at 38 hours. In addition, the water resistance is given as 10 ATM or a depth of up to 100 metres. The bottom line is that this is a reliable men’s watch for everyday use that will cope with rough treatment with flying colours.
Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic Skeleton 41 mm
This men’s watch is visually very different from the watches already presented. The Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic Skeleton is a real eye-catcher, as it offers the observer an almost unobstructed view of its inner workings, in keeping with the words “skeleton”. And this view of the Swiss-Made FC-310 movement does not disappoint: in combination with the 41 mm stainless steel case, the 3-link bracelet made of brushed and polished stainless steel and the navy blue dial, the result is an aesthetically pleasing whole.
And the Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic Skeleton is also convincing in other respects: the power reserve is specified as 38 hours and the water resistance as up to 50 metres. In the dark, the time can also be reliably read thanks to luminous indices and hands. This men’s watch is convincing all along the line. Accordingly, the recipient is guaranteed to be delighted with this Christmas gift and will wear the watch with lasting devotion. It is therefore a worthy conclusion to the perfect watches for HIM.
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