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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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