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Holiday Gift Guide: Luxury Timepieces

September 12, 2015

If you are looking for a remarkable gift to give this holiday season, a fine timepiece is a great item for you to consider. Watches come in a wide range of styles, price ranges, and may include a variety of exquisite features. Before you head out the door to find the perfect luxury wristwatch for the gift giving season, get the tips you need to make the best decision.

What is your Price Range?

First things first, you’ll want to determine your budget. The price range for luxury watches can vary enormously from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. This is why determining a budget will help you know what to look for and which features you might like it to include. Perhaps an 18k gold case exceeds your budget but the same model might also be available in stainless steel, which could help save money and put it in your range. Alternately, you may find a style that you love, and then you might decide to add a diamond bezel and/or dial to really make the piece really stand out.

What Feature is a Must-Have?

Is a chronometer important to you? How about a perpetual calendar or automatic movement? Certain features highlight the craftsmanship and expertise of the watch brand, making the piece more valuable and admired. There are luxury watches for aviation and race car enthusiasts, as well as watch aficionados who see watches not only as functional – but collectable works of art as well.

Which Embellishments Do You Want?

Dazzling diamonds, vibrant gemstones, intricate engraving, and mixed metals are all wonderful enhancements that add nothing to the function but contribute immensely to the overall style and artisan design of the watch. Embellishments take a luxury watch to the next level and make it stand out boldly from the crowd.

One more thing that you’ll definitely want to do is to make sure that the watch you purchase is from an authorized dealer of that particular brand. It may seem like a small thing, but it’s really very important.

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