Whether you're shopping for someone special or simply treating yourself, Bezel's team of specialists and watch experts have you covered with the best watches for the holiday season.
It's that time of year again! Whether you're shopping for someone special or simply treating yourself, Bezel's team of specialists and watch experts have you covered with the best watches for the holiday season. From classic luxury pieces to avant-garde modern designs, there's something for everyone – so, without further ado, let's dive into the best watches to gift this season.
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Ref. M79030B-0001
Rolex Datejust 31 Ref. 278243-0013
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Ref. 310.30.42.50.01.001
Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas Ref. 101911
Panerai Luminor Submersible 42 Ref. PAM00973
Rolex Explorer II Ref. 226570-0001
Cartier Tank Must de Cartier Ref. WSTA0055
Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5712/1R-001
Grand Seiko Sōkō Frost Hi-Beat Ref. SBGH295
Cartier Santos de Cartier Ref. W2SA0016
Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126334-0013
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Ref. IW3716-06
Rolex Milgauss Ref. 116400-0002
Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Ref. WSBB0044
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5119G-001
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Meteorite Ref. 3184.108.40.206.99.002
Are you or a loved one fascinated by the vastness of the ocean and the rich history of its exploration? Let us present the Black Bay Fifty-Eight from Tudor. As one of the best heritage-focused releases in Tudor’s modern history, this budget-friendly favorite of both new and seasoned collectors has proven itself to be so much more than just a vintage-inspired novelty.
We’re here to tell you this teeny tiny Datejust belongs on your wrist, or the wrist of a special someone in your life. Configured with a champagne dial with stick-shaped indices, a smooth bezel, and a two-tone Rolesor Oyster case and bracelet, this reference checks all the boxes.
You’re just getting into the game. You aren't looking to fully break the bank but still want something of substance that’s worthy of heirloom status. Enter Omega’s Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. At well under the $10k mark, it’s hard to argue with the Moonwatch: it was the first watch worn on the moon, and has one of the most sophisticated movements in its price point – Omega’s hand wound Caliber 3861. Some might call it the perfect starter watch.
Attention all impossibly stylish collectors who never say no to more glam: this is the watch for you. The Serpenti Tubogas from Bvlgari is a decadent, out-on-the-town alternative to other popular women’s watches like the Cartier Panthère; this watch wants to party! Featuring a jewelry-like, stainless steel bracelet with the appearance of a coiled, scaled serpent, you could easily call this a piece of horological art.
If a big, brawny dive watch is exactly what your collection is missing, but your wrists just aren’t built for Panerai’s more behemoth-esque offerings, the Italian luxury watchmaker will let you have your cake and eat it, too. At 42 mm across, this self-winding Luminor Submersible is an ode to overbuilt tool watches in a more widely wearable form.
Watch obsessed and live for the outdoors, but can’t quite get down with the gorp-y Apple Watch? This Rolex Explorer II is the perfect gift for that special someone on your list. We’re partial to the “polar” white dial variant – built for adventure with a rugged, reliable design that stands up to extreme conditions.
Inspired by Les Must de Cartier models from the 80s fitted with colored dials, this Tank Must de Cartier is an accessible and sophisticated stand-out for all fans of blue watches, with both its dial and alligator strap executed in a rich shade of navy.
If you’re gifting this watch, you’re single handedly redefining generosity. If you’re receiving it, then you must’ve been very good this year. All new for 2022, and at the top of every serious collector’s hit list, the Ref. 5712/1R-001 offers a more complicated take on the original Nautilus design, now offered on a bracelet in rose gold.
Among the many things Grand Seiko is outstandingly good at is dial finishing, yielding true works of art including but not limited to the Ref. SBGH295’s “Sōkō Frost” dial. With a textured, ice blue finish, its dial’s appearance mimics a first frost embracing a forest at Autumn’s end.
Since the release of the latest range of Santos de Cartier references, the two-tone reference has only grown further on us, sporting a noticeably bolder feel on the wrist than full stainless steel models. In this timeless configuration, it’s a modern classic hit in the making.
You like the classics: blue jeans, The Beatles, Rear Window. A Datejust is right up your alley – tried, true, and attractive on any occasion. Few stainless steel Datejusts can compete with the configuration of this 41mm reference — featuring a grey sunburst dial, stick-shaped hour indices, and surrounded by Rolex’s signature fluted bezel in white gold. Chef’s kiss.
We’ve always been fans of this modern classic from IWC, and this latest interpretation powered by an in-house movement is no exception. Fitted with a brilliant blue dial, and sporting the iconic chronograph’s signature design, you can’t go wrong with this true value proposition.
Discontinued by Rolex in 2016, the global supply of modern Milgauss watches fitted with white dials is now finite, and gets smaller everyday as more collectors are turned onto its quirky genius. Beyond the usual lightning bolt seconds hands, this antimagnetic reference features bright orange luminous applications.
We know, we know – another iconic Cartier model! Fitted with a guilloché dial and the signature concealed sapphire cabochon crown, the Ballon Bleu might be Cartier’s most important modern design. Perfect for anyone on your list, this watch has earned its status as one of the most sophisticated time-only options of our generation.
Consistently producing Calatrava references fitted with Roman numeral dials and hobnail bezels since the early 1980s, Patek Philippe’s Ref. 5119G-001 is a testament to the lasting power of this forever sophisticated design, perfect for any ultra refined person in your life.
Cased in full gray ceramic, and fitted with a dial produced rare and otherworldly meteorites, this unconventional variant of Omega’s Speedmaster nods to the brand’s heritage in and involvement in space exploration in a radically modern and exciting way.
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