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2021 christmas gift guide watch lover

2021 Christmas Gift Guide – Watch Lover

We’re celebrating horology for the holidays and inviting you along for the ride. If there’s a watch lover in your life, this is your opportunity to show them how much you care. In the following gift guide, you’ll find a veritable smorgasbord of quality timepieces from names like Longines, IWC, Omega, Panerai, and more. We made sure to include a wide range of price points and styles so as to leave no buyer behind. Let’s get into it!

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Longines Hydroconquest

In partnership with Longines

Backed by over a century of experience, Swiss watch brand Longines have mastered the art of design and performance. For proof, look no further than this HydroConquest and its striking combination of colour and material. Free of superfluous detail, it harmonises various elements with breathtaking precision. If you happen to know a collector, get them this stunning timepiece and prepare yourself for gasps of pure ecstasy—it’s just that kind of watch.

Available in 12 iterations, the HydroConquest wraps a stainless steel case and ceramic bezel around an extraordinary dial face. Under the skin is Calibre L888 self-winding mechanical movement, which delivers an approximate power reserve of 72 hours. Water-resistant to 30 bar, the watch features Applied Arabic numerals and indexes, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layers of coating, and a sporty rubber strap. Putting specs aside, just look at this beautiful thing! – AU$2725

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tag heuer aquaracer nightdiver

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Nightdiver

Forged from steel with DLC coating and a black ceramic bezel, TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer Nightdiver is a triumph of style and performance alike. Its white dial takes on a vibrant glow under dark conditions, a callback to iconic 1980s predecessors.

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ahw watch mechanism signet ring

AHW Watch Mechanism Signet Ring

This silver ring recycles vintage watch parts with an eye-popping aesthetic to show for it. It’s a perfect gift for modern enthusiasts and an affordable one too. – AU$199

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omega speedmaster chronoscope

Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope

Omega’s special edition Speedmaster takes direct cues from 1940s models and flaunts a dazzling dial display. If you’re looking for a watch that will become someone’s most coveted possession, your journey ends here.

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panerai submersible s brabus black ops edition

Panerai Submersible S Brabus Black Ops Edition

This ultra-tough and unmistakable dive watch is water-resistant to 30 bar with a 3-day power reserve. It also happens to be one of the coolest-looking pieces we’ve ever seen. If you can afford one, get one.

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jaeger lecoultre reverso tribute minute repeater limited edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

Every bit as complex as its name would suggest, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition simply oozes luxury. A masterpiece of style and sound (complete with signature chimes), it’s the kind of watch that will stop strangers dead in their tracks. Should you plan to give one as a gift, can you invite us over for the holidays? We just want to see the look on the recipient’s face!

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chopard x bamford mille miglia

Chopard x Bamford Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia Collection was originally designed for timing races and it remains synonymous with the top-shelf of sporty style. This limited-edition model gets the blood flowing at first sight, placing all kinds of functional features within a tapestry of bold colour. Get one before it’s gone.

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seiko speedtimer limited edition

Seiko Speedtimer Limited Edition

Hailing from Seiko’s Prospex line, this limited edition Speedtimer runs on powerful Caliber 8R46 and makes subtle design nods to the brand’s 1964 Crown Chronograph. Choose between various models and behold the glorious symmetry of each signature dial display.

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longines hydroconquest

Longines HydroConquest

Few things render massive impressions out of minimalist details quite like the Longines HydroConquest. Water-resistant to 30 bar, it brims with pure power and majesty. As a gift for your favourite watch lover, this one is a no-brainer. – AU$2,725

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timex m79 automatic 40mm stainless steel bracelet watch

Timex M79 Automatic 40mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

With its classic dial layout and signature Pepsi bezel, this Timex watch makes for a budget-friendly alternative to Rolex. Consider it an ideal starter piece for the budding collector.

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iwc big pilot 43

IWC Big Pilot 43

IWC’s Big Pilot 43 goes big indeed whilst nevertheless retaining a minimalist essence. Streamlined and superior, it runs on in-house 82100 Calibre and features a see-through case-back of sapphire glass.

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hermes h08 limited edition for hodinkee

Hermès H08 Limited Edition For HODINKEE

Popular watch hub HODINKEE teamed up with the French house of Hermès for this limited-edition timepiece of blatant distinction. Its multilayered dial is rendered in taupe to create a unique monochromatic effect and that’s just one amongst many unforgettable details.

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hamilton khaki field auto chrono

Hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chrono

Built for adventure, Hamilton’s Khaki Field Auto Chrono is equal parts ultra-rugged and precise. SuperLuminova-coated raised numerals and a leather bund strap drive home its military underpinnings. The world outside your door is waiting.

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zenith x time tide defy classic night surfer watch

Zenith x TIME+TIDE Defy Classic Night Surfer Watch

Zenith and TIME+TIDE are a match made in horological heaven and this automatic skeleton watch is here to prove it. Limited to just 100 units, it combines a matte titanium bracelet with a gradient-coloured open dial and various luminescent details.

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globe trotter centenary watch case

Globe-Trotter Centenary Watch Case

Globe-Trotter’s elegant watch case comes dressed in black with leather adornments, three watch compartments, and a removable tray. Perfect for travel, it’s every bit as sophisticated as the premium pieces you’d put inside it.

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roger dubuis excalibur black dlc titanium

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Black DLC Titanium

When only the most mind-blowing watch will suffice, look no further than this one from Roger Dubuis. Staring into its labyrinthian skeleton dial is like peering into the heart of time itself. – AU$91,000

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Jacob Osborn
Staff Writer

Jacob Osborn

Jacob Osborn is an accomplished author and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and co-authored a Young Adult novel through Simon & Schuster. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob specialises in entertainment, technology and alcohol reporting. You might find him crate-digging at the nearest record store or sampling whisky at the nearest bar. He daydreams of travelling around the world, but for now, the world will have to come to him by way of lifestyle products, gear, gadgetry, and entertainment. Let's call it a happy compromise while he saves up for the next big trip.