Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 watches of the season

December 14, 2023
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As the year blossoms into its most festive season, the quest for the perfect, elegant gift follows. Statement watches are essential accessories that stand out as emblems of luxury and taste. With so many options between brands and styles, we have distilled a list of our favourite selects for you, in one place, to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier.

Here, we explore 5 exquisite watches that not only keep time but also tell a story of sophistication and discernment. These models are perfect for a vast array of style preferences and wearer personalities.

Accutron Spaceview Evolution

Retail Price: $4,995

Style: Futuristic everyday

Perfect for: The everyday wearer

This watch redefines luxury timekeeping with its innovative Spaceview model. This beautiful piece features unique electrostatic movement, showcasing both technical brilliance and aesthetic elegance. Its advanced electrostatic motor and turbine system are more than just functional — they are a visual playground. The Accutron Spaceview Evolution is perfect for a luxurious gift, transcending traditional watchmaking, with an heirloom-quality that celebrates time in unparalleled style. This watch is a statement of exquisite craftsmanship and avant-garde design.

Bulova Phantom

Retail price: $750

Style: Bold and youthful

Perfect for: The flamboyant

Bold and unapologetically glamorous, the Phantom is a dazzling spectacle of luxury. The gold-tone stainless steel case, adorned with a rainbow of crystals, will capture the light and anyone’s eye. Its champagne dial, set with crystal hour markers, complements the crystal golden shadow pavé at the centre, making it a statement piece for those who dare to stand out. The Bulova Phantom is a celebration of boldness and style.

Frederique Constant Highlife Ladies Automatic

Retail price: $2,495

Style: Sporty and modern

Perfect for: The everyday wearer

Demonstrating a distinct blend of sportiness and elegance, this watch is the epitome of modern femininity. Its luminescent hands and hour markers shine against the backdrop of a sophisticated dial, while the dual-toned hour marker at 12 o’clock adds a unique touch. The transparent case back reveals the intricate watch movement, a testament to the craftsmanship behind this masterpiece. The Highlife Ladies Automatic is not just a timekeeper: it’s a personal statement for the contemporary woman who values elegance and versatility in her daily accessories.

Frederique Constant Highlife Worldtimer Manufactuer

Retail price: $5,995

Style: Classic and masculine

Perfect for: The globetrotter

This timepiece hones adventure itself in a 41 mm stainless steel case, housing a rich brown dial adorned with global accents. The watch’s day-night indication and city disk feature 24 global cities, making it an ideal companion for the worldly person or gentleman. Its versatility is further enhanced by interchangeable straps — a sueded alligator in brown, a sporty brown rubber and a classic stainless steel bracelet. The Highlife Worldtimer is more than a watch; it’s a statement of elegance for those who appreciate classic style with a modern twist. This watch is a luxurious nod to global sophistication.

Citizen Sport Luxury

Retail price: $625

Style: Sporty luxury

Perfect for: The classic femme

This watch merges the athletic with the luxurious, creating a timepiece that’s perfect for the dynamic woman. Its two-tone stainless steel case and bracelet communicate a versatile charm, while the radiant pink dial, accented with diamonds, adds a touch of feminine elegance. Powered by Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, it’s a testament to sustainable luxury. It’s more than just a watch: it’s a lifestyle accessory for the person or woman who moves seamlessly from the boardroom to a night out.

Watches are timeless accessory staples that are the epitome of personal expression, where luxury meets function. Whether you’re seeking a gift for the globetrotting adventurer, the modern femme, or someone who cherishes the bold and the beautiful, these select pieces cater to a spectrum of styles, price points and preferences for anyone on your shopping list. Ideal for marking significant milestones, celebrating special moments or simply expressing appreciation, these exquisite timepieces are wonderful items to recognize that special someone.

Photo credits: images courtesy of each brand.


Story by Amy Pigeon

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