When it comes to timepieces Terry Markham is your man, Senior Buyer at www.WatchShop.com Terry picks his best buys for Christmas, so just watch this space!
DREYFUSS & CO MEN’S DREYFUSS & CO 1925 HALF SKELETON AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WATCH (Product Code: DGS00074/06) Price: £1,995 and free next day delivery within the UK
This stunning Swiss timepiece includes the company’s own designed chronograph movement. The watch is hand made in Switzerland is truly unique with half the dial featuring the skeleton window for viewing the workings. And within this it features the date, a really standout feature. Great gift for the guy who loves classic design but with a twist.
(Product Code: JY8030-83E ) Price: £479 and free next day delivery within the UK
With Atomic Clock synchronization for superior accuracy, this radio-controlled timepiece displays digitally the time in 43 cities, and has a 99-minute countdown timer and Coordinated Universal Time display. This Navihawk is stainless steel with black ion plating, with a deep embossed black polyurethane strap and orange accents on the dial. Great gift for the guy who travels, a lot!
MONDAINE MEN’S HELVETICA NO1 WATCH (Product Code: MH1L2210LG) Price: £255 and free next day delivery within the UK
When most people think of Mondaine, they think of their classic timepieces and clocks modelled after the Swiss Railway Clock. However, the Helvetica No 1 design is a departure with a more minimalist approach. This watch is great for the man whose style is classic and prefers a leather strap to steel.
RAYMOND WEIL MEN’S FREELANCER AUTOMATIC WATCH (Product Code: 2770-ST-20011) Price: £1225 and free next day delivery within the UK
I really like this for men who again, like to keep things on a classic understated but with a metal bracelet. The black dial is accented with the silver hour markers and hands with the date feature hollowed out making it easy to read. A great timepiece with wonderful craftsmanship.
VICTORINOX SWISS ARMY MEN’S DIVEMASTER 500 AUTOMATIC WATCH (Product Code: 241355)
Price: £1100 and free next day delivery within the UK
High quality Swiss made in Black Ice PVD treatment, on a black rubber strap. The case is solid stainless steel, with brushed and polished finishes. Fitted with a sapphire crystal front and back, unidirectional rotating bezel, screw down crown and screw down case back, as well as water resistance to 500 metres, this is a serious diver’s watch to match offerings from more prestigious brands. The low light visibility is excellent, with luminous hands, hour markers, and even graduations on the rotating bezel. The date also has a magnified window to make reading easy. Perfect for men into diving as it is water resistant to 500 metres.
SCUDERIA FERRARI MEN’S D50 CHRONOGRAPH WATCH (Product Code: 0830174)
Price: £175 and free next day delivery within the UK
We can’t all afford a Ferrari so this is the next best thing and great for the guy into motoring. The Scuderia Ferrari timepiece pays tribute to the single-seater and vintage racers. The stopwatch inspiration shows in the easy-to-read minute track dial with sharply contrasting double-digit Arabic numerals. The three-hand dials have a classic minute display and the thin case features elongated lugs and a glare-reducing domed crystal. It features red pusher accents and twin sub dials positioned side by side at 3 and 9 o’clock, and a date window.
DIESEL MEN’S MEGA CHIEF CHRONOGRAPH WATCH (Product Code: DZ4329) Price: £239 and free next day delivery within the UK
A big and bold case design, definitely for only the brave, this is a brute at 51mm wide, yet remains cool with gunmetal plated stainless steel case, and a stunning blue dial. The bracelet has the right amount of heft without feeling too bulky on the wrist. Perfect for the guy that likes to be bold.
ELLIOT BROWN MEN’S CANFORD WATCH (Product Code: 202-003-L03 ) Price: £325 and free next day delivery within the UK
This British watch brand first launched in 2012 from the desire to build the watch the founders of Elliot Brown wanted to wear. While the design is created here in the UK, the watches feature Swiss Movements, all housed in a specially designed shock absorbing holder to protect the watch against nearly any abuse. It has the elegance of a classic pilot’s watch. The dial, hands and bezel all have long-lasting Superluminova detailing that provides legibility in any conditions, night or day. The internal rotating bezel is damped for a silent, glass-smooth action.
(Product Code: GW150.AGBRSV) Price: £209.99 and free next day delivery within the UK
Tech editors and I agree on this as being one of the most classy smart watches on the market. The sleek design looks like a regular watch but has all the features of a smart watch – from changing the screen, connection to your smart phone, apps, etc. The gift for the guy who likes to mix tech with style.
FIYTA MEN’S EXTREME 3D SKELETON LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WATCH (Product Code: GA8606.BBB)
Price: £399 and free next day delivery within the UK
This unique watch is definitely one for men who are artistic and appreciate cool design. It also won the Red Dot Design award, an innovative and unique design by FIYTA. The case is a solid black ion plated stainless steel finish, with a large chamfered glass. Underneath this is the skeleton movement, showing the time, as well as a unique disc showing an alternate time zone, allowing the user to tell the time at the 6 o’clock mark easily, without moving the wrist to see the face. Limited to 1000 pieces worldwide, numbered edition.