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Affordable luxe watches for him and her that make for perfect Christmas presents

Our favourite festive season of the year is almost upon us and instead of hunting for a last-minute gifting fix, we’d rather take some time ahead and look for something more thoughtful and better cherished. We’ve spared you the effort for surfing through countless gifting pages and found worthwhile Christmas gifts. Why a timepiece? Simply because of its worth as an expression of elegance, utility, and long-lasting value. We’ve picked out the best timepieces for him and her to cherish this festive season that would look a whole lot prettier when tied with a ribbon on top.

Tissot T-Classic

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With regal notes of gold and black on its dial. This classic Tissot piece comes with a date window at 3 0’clock and a beautiful black guilloche. Inside you’ll see an automatic movement that boasts a 42-hour power reserve. We’d pair this with a classic black or grey suit for a Christmas mass or even the grand decennial countdown party.

Price: Rs 42,200

Available at Ethos Watches

Longines Conquest

Christmas gifts

If you’re looking for something simple, this is one of the coolest Christmas gifts to consider. With a white dial and steel case, this Longines piece runs Quartz and boasts a date window too. While this timepiece comes with an overly formal appeal, it’s also great for lunches and casual sundowners.

Price: 46,500

Available at Kapoor Watches

Victorinox Alliance

Christmas gifts

For men who admire details and exquisite yet clean design, this is the one. From the Vtciorinox Alliance collection, this steel-cased automatic piece comes with a unique dial. It tells the time in 12-hour numerals as well as 24-hour. Strapped on with premium leather, the indexes are luminescent too.

Price: Rs 63,000

Available at Ethos Watches

Swatch Irony

Don’t be fooled by its price, this Swatch piece keeps up to the calibre of most luxury watches out there today. Besides, if you’re looking for one of those budget-yet-value Christmas gifts, do consider this. As the piece runs Quartz, it also boasts a chronograph and a date window. The piece is also cased out of steel and boasts a sporty appeal.

Price: Rs 12,050

Available at Ethos Watches

Emporio Armani Gianni T-Bar

We’ve picked this piece exclusively for women who embrace simple elegance. Cased in Steel & Rose Gold PVD, you’ll find a Quartz inside. The multi-hued reflective dial boasts indexes crafted out of Rose Gold PVD as well, bringing out every minimalist appeal.

Price: Rs 25,995

Available at Ethos Watches

Michael Kors Parker

In sheer Michael Kors elegance, this timepiece is for women who admire precious stones along with the brilliance of watchmaking. Running Quartz with a 24-hour indicator and a day date, it’s a true blend of elegance and utility. The timepiece has been cased out of Steel & Rose Gold PVD.

Price: Rs 18,495

Available at Ethos Watches

Calvin Klein Core Ladies

This is simple, elegant and perfect for year-end gifting. Strapped on with purple leather, this timepiece runs Quartz with a Steel & Rose Gold PVD case. As a part of CK’s Core Collection, it thrives on the classic elegance of women’s watches.

Price: Rs 17,300

Available at Ethos Watches

Cartier Tank Solo Ladies

Originally designed as a gift for General John Pershing of the American Expeditionary Force, Tank was created by Louis Cartier himself in 1917. Today, Cartier’s Tank Solo is synonymous with elegance and timelessness. Embracing signature Cartier aesthetics on its dial, the Tank Solo is quartz watch in stainless steel.
Price: Rs 1,74,000
Available at Kapoor Watch Company

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Mikhail Gomes
Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman
A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.