Three Fantastic Watches For Christmas

by admin on November 18, 2012

With Christmas fast approaching, we thought it might be fun to have a look at as selection of great gift ideas for the man in your life. In fact it’s not so much a selection of ideas, but rather one single idea – a new watch – but similarly styled models at dramatically different price points.

First up is the most inexpensive watch in our small selection, the CII MSL from online specialists Christopher Ward.


We think this is just a stunning timepiece, particularly when you consider it only costs £450.00.  It looks fantastic just as it is, but you could easily dress it up still further with an alligator strap, either from Christopher Ward or from any one of a range of strap specialists such as Hirsch.

Next up is the latest offering from iconic British label, Burberry. They recently introduced to much fanfare their first range of automatic timepieces, the Britain selection. Prices start around £795.00, going all the way up to £2775 for the flagship model, the massive 47 mm gun metal grey BBY1000 with power reserve gauge. Personally, we like the  model BBY1200, pictured at £1275.00.

As you will no doubt have noticed both the watches featured so far share certain styling similarities, though each is distinct in its own right. The combination of the squared-off edges, rounded finishes and exposed screws harks back to the daddy of all such watches, our third choice, The Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet, shown pictured in stainless steel.


The Royal Oak is generally recognised as being instrumental in reversing the trend in the early Seventies for cheap-and-cheerful Japanese quarz watches and it is certainly one of the most coveted timepieces available today. Unfortunately, while the brand carries huge kudos and prestige, helped in no small part by carefully constructed partnerships with leading sportsmen such as Rory McIlroy and Lionel Messi,  it does so at an equally sizeable price. Expect to pay around £11,000.00 for the watch pictured.

We would be happy to find any of these in our stocking this Christmas, though we think the Audemars Piguet may just be wishful thinking!

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