Many of you are probably considering buying a watch anytime soon, either as a gift for a loved one or as reward for yourselves. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts for your loved ones or for yourselves.
A wide range of styles and price ranges is represented in my wish list; the only criteria I used to limit the selection is that they all must have mechanical movements. (All retail prices are listed in euros; U.S. conversion rates may vary, please ask the respective brand for up-to-date prices.)
A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Lumen
A must-have watch, if you can afford it and if you can find one. The Grand Lange 1 Lumen, in its white gold case, is a limited edition of 200 pieces and desired all over the planet. With its in-house Caliber L095.2, it’s the perfect gift for the Lange collector. Price: 59,000 euros.
Alpina Genève Alpina Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic
A re-edition of a historic chronograph, created for the 130th anniversary of the brand, in a steel case and powered by a Sellita SW 500 movement. An attractive piece and very good value-to-price ratio; Price: 2,250 euros.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver
The ultimate A.P. divers’ watch, water-resistant to 300 meters. This is an understated timepiece with a deep, dark ceramic case and containing in-house Caliber 3120. Price: 17,600 euros.
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