The Gift Guide: Under £700

THE GIFT GUIDE: UNDER £700

In an ideal world, we’d all own a luxury timepiece. An Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore? No problem. A Vacheron Constantin Patrimony? That’s just standard, of course. Well, unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world and six figure excess can certainly be wince-inducing.

No fear. We’ve collated a fine round up of luxury timepieces for less – you can still attain craftsmanship without compromising on cost. Enjoy.

88 RUE DU RHONE DOUBLE 8 ORIGIN

88 Rue du Rhone fill a real niche in the market: exceptional timepieces at accessible prices with a thoroughly modern touch. The Double 8 Origin wholly embodies this mantra and as such, is a standout watch.

Key Features:
Swiss made, 42m, rose gold case with PVD coating, date window at 3 o’clock, ardillon buckle, quartz movement.

Perfect For: The style-conscious gent.

Price: £395

 

FREDERIQUE CONSTANT SLIMLINE

With in-house movements and a Geneva-based manufacture, Frederique Constant offer fine craftsmanship without breaking the bank. Enter the Slimline, a simple yet classic watch that is a great all-rounder.

Key Features:
Swiss made, stainless steel, 39mm diameter, date window at 3 o’clock, quartz movement, sapphire crystal glass, water resistant to 30m.

Perfect For: A chap that requires one watch for multiple occasions.

Price: £680

 

RAYMOND WEIL TOCCATA

As the more suited big brother brand of 88 Rue du Rhone, the Raymond Weil Toccata hits the mark without trying too hard: clean dial, elegant alligator strap and a stitch of the price of most other Swiss brands.

Key Features:
Swiss made, stainless steel case, quartz movement, date window at 3 o’clock, sapphire crystal glass, water resistant to 50m.

Perfect For: An affordable dress watch option.

Price: £625

 

LONGINES CONQUEST

A huge portfolio from Longines presents a watch for every taste and the Conquest model packs more sportswatch appeal than most. Boldly brilliant but doesn’t go too far – spot on.

Key Features:
Swiss made, 36mm diameter, quartz movement, date window at 3 o’clock, sapphire crystal glass, water resistant to 300m.

Perfect For: A gent that needs an office-friendly sportswatch.

Price: £480

 

TISSOT T-CLASSIC TRADITION

As arguably one of the most noted brands on the high street, Tissot have carved a niche through affordable watches with a high level of Swiss-associated skill. The T-Classic ties all the brand’s strengths in one place whilst keeping things relatively classic – perfect for that first watch.

Key Features:
Swiss made, 42mm diameter, rose gold plated, quartz movement, chronograph functions, sapphire crystal glass, water resistant to 30m.

Perfect For: A gent that always requires a statement.

Price: £330

 

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