2021 is almost gone with the wind. With the holidays and the New Year on the horizon, this time of year can be stressful when you’re struggling to figure out what gifts to buy. Now, shopping can be a breeze with our Holiday Watch Guide highlighting some amazing watches that will surely please that special someone in your life. Featuring eight spectacular timepieces from legendary brands Cartier, IWC, Jaeger- LeCoultre, and Tudor- these watches will stand the test of time and be a gift to be truly treasured.
The Santos De Cartier men’s watch features elegant Roman numerals displayed on a handsome rectangular dial encased by a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters. The calendar date at 6 o’clock and the sharp blue-steel-sword shaped hands showcases a watch that is practical and eye-catching. Named after the Brazilian aviator, Alberto Santos Dumont, this watch exudes his pioneering spirit. With a 40mm stainless steel case and strap, this automatic timepiece will be ready for whatever adventures await.
*second strap in calfskin and features Cartier’s “QuickSwitch” system.
Cartier’s Pasha De Cartier is simply an iconic design. The 41mm stainless steel case is paired with a screw-down crown cap attached by a small chain. The silvered flinqué dial and blued- steel-sword hands are protected by a sapphire crystal. The crown and chronograph pushers are embellished with the same blue accents that exudes elegance. This beautiful watch also features an automatic movement, Arabic numerals, three sub-dials, and date. The second strap in dark grey alligator-skin used with Cartier’s interchangeable “QuickSwitch” system.
The Pilot model was first produced in 1930 for civil aviation purposes. Now renown for its precision and technology, IWC’s “Le Petit Prince” is a high-performance chronograph that offers some unique features:
43mm stainless steel case with a soft-iron inner case to protect against magnetic fields, water resistance to 60 meters, 11 hour power reserve, and protective glass to prevent drops in air pressure.
The bold midnight blue dial is accented with white luminescent hands and markers all protected by a glare free sapphire glass crystal.
The case-back depicts The Little Prince standing triumphantly with his sword.
Truly a special watch that pays homage to The Little Prince’s lesson. The beauty of a thing is due to how much care and love we put into it.
IWC’s Portugieser is one of the brand’s most notable watches. The delicate bezel creates the illusion of a larger timepiece. At 41mm it can fit every man’s wrist well and with automatic movement, sapphire crystal, and water resistance up to 60 meters it is perfect for every occasion. The unique green dial evokes a deep sea or rich jade and is complemented by elegant rhodium-plated hands and markers. The black alligator-leather strap, chronograph sub-dials, and skeleton case-back are all finely detailed elements that make this timepiece a true classic.
JLC’s Reverso Classic is a minimalist yet feature packed stainless-steel tank-styled timepiece. It packs two dials into the watch to display two time zones, driven by a single manual winding movement. The front dial features a silvered grey face with Arabic numerals while the case-back (now the second dial) features a black dial with silver plated baton markers. Perfect for the elegant traveler or anyone who appreciates such a unique and beautiful art-deco inspired timepiece.
JLC’s Master series watches have always showcased the technical and aesthetic excellence of the brand. This timepiece features a 40mm stainless steel case with a silver dial, power reserve indicator, date, and second time zone (displaying global cities) protected by a sapphire crystal. The blue dagger tipped hands point with precision to the silver-plated markers and Arabic numerals. The additional sapphire crystal case-back is transparent and adds another level of appreciation to this amazing timepiece. Paired with a luxurious calf leather, the automatic watch from JLC boasts a water resistance of 50 meters and a power reserve of 70 hours. Truly a modern masterpiece that will be a timeless classic.
The Tudor Black Bay GMT is a 41mm automatic movement diver’s watch in a stainless-steel case with polished and satin finish. It features a rotatable 24-hour aluminum bezel disc in matte burgundy and blue that surrounds its white luminescent hands and markers protected by a domed sapphire crystal. The Black Bay GMT boasts a water resistance to 200 meters and a power reserve of 70 hours. This timepiece is available with a stainless-steel bracelet, “Terra di Siena” brown leather strap, or sport nylon strap. Perfect for the guy who wants one watch that can pull of multiple looks and occasions.
The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight is a 39mm stainless-steel automatic with a 70-hour power reserve and 200 meter water resistance. Named after the brand’s first diver’s watch, the 58 is perfect for the gentleman with slim wrists or simply enjoys compact watches or that vintage look. Its handsome black dial is complemented with gold luminescent hands and markers protected by a domed sapphire crystal. The bezel is a unidirectional rotating aluminum disc that is matte black with gold minute markers. Available in sport nylon and leather as well as the stainless-steel bracelet.