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27 Best Men’s Watches to Gift

We rounded up 27 ultra-luxurious watches to perfectly suit and surprise the special man in your life.

For the tech guy…
The Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch
Tech gifts usually top his wish list, but skip the noise-cancelling headphones in favor of a more romantic gift: a Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch. This elegantly designed watch bears all the markings of a classic Swiss watch—a clean dial, diamond cut hands, and a gold plated watchcase—but is in fact a smartwatch that syncs with an app to track his daily activity, steps, and sleep cycles.


For the engineering buff who binge watches “How It’s Made”…
A HYT H1 Watch
These bold watches by the innovative watch brand HYT will fascinate your guy. HYT’s proprietary mechanical watch movement is powered by a bellow that pushes a tinted liquid through a glass capillary to indicate the time. This mind-bending watch will turn into a conversation piece that he can geek out over.


For the dapper dresser who loves three-piece suits…
A Bovet 1822 Reversible Dial Watch
If your man can expertly tie a bowtie and loves a fitted suit, he deserves a traditional watch to match his tailored style. We recommend a handsome Bovet 1822 Reversible Dial Watch that can convert from a wristwatch to a pocket watch and desk clock. This ornate watch will seamlessly fit into his modern-yet-timeless wardrobe, either strapped to his wrist or dropped into his pocket.


For the watch collector who adores Rolex…
A Les Artisans de Genève Tribute Watch
Les Artisans de Genève is a unique, independent watchmaker whose elite team of artisans takes apart, customizes, and painstakingly reassembles the individual components of Rolex watches. The result is beautiful, re-imagined watches that pay homage to iconic Rolex styles like the Daytona and Submariner, with daring color combinations and edgy hardware.


For the voracious reader…
A Manufacture Royale Watch
While a watch may not be the first gift idea to spring to mind for a lover of literature, hear us out: watch brand Manufacture Royale traces its history back to 1770 and was founded by French Enlightenment writer Voltaire. Today, the recently relaunched brand pays homage to Voltaire’s defiant spirit through its complex designs and movements. Surprise your bookworm with this unique piece of literary history.


For the great outdoorsman…
The Traser Outdoor Pioneer Watch
Traser watches are incredibly robust and built to keep up with even the most active wearers. And, thanks in large part to their self-activated illumination technology, Traser watches have become an integral tool for emergency and rescue teams. Give him one of these helpful, utilitarian watches and he’ll be one happy camper!


For the world traveler who just reached Platinum Frequent Flyer Status…
A Tockr Radial C47C Watch
Tockr recently debuted with their new collection of finely crafted watches that are inspired by America’s Golden Age of Aviation. Their Radial collection stands out in particular and borrows its unique dial design from the radial engine, a World War II-era star-shaped aircraft engine. Your globetrotter will appreciate this gift’s cool and clever nod to air travel.


For the history buff…
A Tutima Grand Fleiger Chronograph
This holiday season, nix another Ken Burns documentary box set and give your beau a rich piece of European history. Tutima’s 90-year legacy is intimately tied to the annals of Germany’s Glashütte region, which is considered the birthplace of German watchmaking.


For the watch aficionado…
An Arnold & Son Timepiece
The 250-year old watch brand Arnold & Son famously got its start when John Arnold presented King George III the smallest repeating watch. The brand’s renown soared and Arnold & Son still remains one of the world’s most respected watch manufacturers, developing and producing their movements entirely in-house and releasing at least two new movements every year. If your special someone has a deep respect for the tradition of watchmaking, they’ll be floored with this thoughtful watch gift.

 

 

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