Christmas Gift Guide: Watches For Him
1/8 Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control
Inspired by the classic car race, Chopard races to the finish line with this self-winding watch. Highlighted by a dual-tone strap - a cognac-coloured calfskin leather and black rubber - the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control features a stainless steel case with 18k rose gold accents designed for racing in style. The simple yet elegant watch is perfect for men who appreciate the engineering beauty of fast cars and fine watches.
2/8 Corum AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic
The Corum AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic reinterprets the iconic dodecagonal case with softer angles without compromising its distinctive geometry. Despite the hefty size at 45mm, the skeletonised dial makes it seem light - the titanium case ensures that in reality. Another version in rose gold coated in black PVD titanium gives it a sportier vibe.
3/8 Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph High Jewellery
With a white gold surface decorated with 130 baguette diamonds, this one-of-a-kind Hublot is an interpretation of the Ferrari as a wristwatch. The exquisite design features a fine honeycomb structure surrounded by baguette diamonds with a rubber strap - a terrific balance of elegance and masculinity.
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4/8 Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
Crafted in a 42 mm stainless steel combined with 18k Sedna gold, the new Seamaster Diver - which made its first appearance in a James Bond film in GoldenEye - features a new addition of a date window at 6 o'clock and laser-engraved waves on the dial. The festive combination of blue and gold - the blue bezel is also enhanced with a Ceragold diving scale - adds cheer to the holiday season.
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5/8 Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 8
Montblanc finds inspiration in the Swiss Alps; the nephrite jade in green not only captures the essence of outdoor adventure, it's pretty fitting for Christmas too. Completing its look are the bronze case and and green leather strap, which come together to create a retro-vintage style.
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6/8 Richard Mille 63-01
When it comes to mechanical novelty, trust Ricard Mille to go the extra mile - the 63-01 features a mechanism where the sapphire crystal dial emblazoned with the hour numerals rotates in the opposite direction of the hour hand at the push of a button on the crown. While it serves no other function than being a design quirk, at a deeper level, the suspension of time serves as a reminder to always take a break from your busy life to recalibrate.
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7/8 Oris Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115
Oris celebrates the next generation of watches with a future-driven Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115 that features refined lines and a skeletonised movement with a barrel that generates a 10-day power reserve.
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8/8 Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Phantom
Combining an audio treat courtesy of the folks behind Devialet Phantom speakers and a visual quirk, the Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Phantom minute repeater features a small rose gold chip that appears and disappears at 3 o'clock when you activate and deactivate the striking mechanism.
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