Watches not only make for a thoughtful and practical gifting option, but one that’ll have a good recall value when received. But the process of choosing the perfect timekeeper can be downright daunting if not utterly distressing. With nearly as many luxury timepiece options as there can possibly be, complete with other technical specifications to gauge, making an apt purchase can be quite an event. Yes, it’s even more difficult than buying yourself a watch!
Fortunately, there are a lot of watches for men that would make great gifts – look out various options available on Ethos Watch Boutiques. Once you have zeroed in on specific traits like its craftsmanship, design and longevity (and brand, of course!), do consider the fact that it can tell a lot about the person wearing it. So no compromise there! A regal timepiece might not be the best option for a college-goer who wants his smartphone to do all the talking. Likewise a Tag Heuer should not be bought for somebody who has a conservative taste.
Like it or not, giving a good watch as a gift without being cliché can be intimidating. But fret not, as we rounded up some of our favorite can’t-go-wrong-with timepieces you can gift to your loved ones without second thought. Like all finer things in life, these timeless gift options will not only win over your recipients, but also help you reek of awesome. Make that purchase, guilt-free!
Michael KorsBrecken Chronograph
Michael KorsBrecken collection is packed with design, detail, mechanical innovation and wizardry into the timepieces that makes it accessible to people who have a finer taste for luxury. Michael Kors has made quite an impression with the Brecken collection of chronograph watches. Built with a two-tone stainless steel bracelet fastened with a stainless steel case, this timepiece is built to shine in a crowd. The uni-directional bezel of the striking blue dial possesses mineral crystal and gold tone hands to make sure it doesn’t lose points for elegance. The timekeeper also features a chronograph function with quartz movement and has a date display with a 100 MM water resistance.
Tissot T Sports
Tissot has a timeless appeal of being worn as a gentlemen’s watch. This particular model draws inspiration from the racing tradition of the 1960’s. The Swiss manufacturer has built a powerful timepiece blending it with a sporty look to back it up. Housed in a 45mm steel case along with a functional chronograph design, the Tissot T Sportswatch makes a bold statement no matter where you decide to wear it. Getting back to basics, it features a date display window at 3 o’clock, a tachymeter bezel, automatic movement, water resistance up to 100m and a stainless steel bracelet. In the watch-world, that’s all a gentleman would need, which makes it a perfect gift for any man out there.
Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve
The Classic Fusion series from Hublot has some of the most prominent timepieces around. With the Power Reserve, they have created a thin, lightweight watch in-line with its siblings and a new in-house manual-wind movement that lets you put the watch away only to find it running a week later. Though sleek and thin, the design maintains an aggressive Hublot look. It features a loud leather or rubber strap with a 45mm case size, which is totally up for attention at all times. The polished titanium case is top-notch and the H-screws add a masculine edge to it.
The best part—the 8-day power reserve that you’d never have to reset. Along with all that, there’s a seconds sub-dial at 6’o clock and a date window at 3’o clock. Classic yet contemporary, Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve is a powerful concoction of performance and luxury.