The Gift Guide: For Him
THE GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM
Buying for the bloke in your life is hardly the easiest purchase of the Christmas period. Contrary to widespread belief, chaps across the globe are far more pickier when it comes to their timepiece – do you opt for rose gold? Classic? A sportswatch with every function under the sun? Well, fear not. If there’s one thing The Watch Gallery knows, it’s what to put on your wrist.
We’ve collated some of the finest gents watches in the game to make your life a bit easier (or at the very least let others know what to buy you).
As arguably the most iconic design in the horological world, Panerai strike again with the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono. This ultimate wrist trophy can be dressed up or down as you deem appropriate thanks to a versatile yet robust design.
Key Features: Swiss made, Panerai P.9100 calibre, 8.15 mm thick, 37 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour, chronograph flyback, 3 day power reserve.
Perfect For: The gent that already has a few watches under his belt and requires a prestigious step-up.
Whilst we often see plenty of classic design in haute horlogerie, we rarely see something contemporary. Enter Uniform Wares. The sharp C-Line piece commands respect from both watch collecter and cool kid alike and makes for a perfect weekender.
Key Features: British design, Swiss made, 316L stainless steel case, quartz Ronda 1062 movement, 4-jewels, domed scratch resistant sapphire glass crystal, Milanese mesh bracelet.
Perfect For: The perpetual jeans-and-tee pioneer.
Germans are known for efficient, minimalistic design and the Junghans Meister Chronoscope is no different. This Bavarian manufacture proves that decent horology accompanies sartorial flair – just make sure you don’t spoil yourself with a bootcut jean or something like that, though.
Key Features: German made, 40.7mm dial, pin and buckle strap, day and date window at 3 o’clock, chronograph function, self winding automatic movement.
Perfect For: A chap that regularly exercises a suit-and-tie flex.
It’s called a Big Bang for a reason: this Hublot choice is the watch equivalent of a New Year’s Eve countdown on the South Bank. Big, bold and beautiful – enough said.
Key Features: Swiss made, 44mm, titanium case, automatic movement, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, water resistant to 100 metres.
Perfect For: Those partial to a ‘spotlight’ watch.
Worn by everyone from world presidents to P Diddy, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is a perfect grandstander piece. Feel like raising a few eyebrows with your wristwear? This is just the ticket.
Key Features: Swiss made, chronograph function, stainless steel bracelet, 41mm diameter, white gold applied markers and hands, self-winding calibre 2385 movement.
Perfect For: A gent that always requires a statement.