Christmas is here once more, and watches are thoughtful and timeless gifts.
From left to right
STURMANSKIE STRELA ALARM GMT
The Sturmanskie Strela Alarm GMT has an alarm complication, which was popular in watches in the forties. Set the time using the crown at 4 o’clock and when it’s time, the watch will ring and rattle. An inner rotating bezel also allows wearers to tell time in a second timezone, which makes this watch ideal for traveling. $895.
CASIO GW9400DCJ-1 RANGEMAN
Casio’s Rangeman is a chunky but good-looking watch, and it is obviously tough. It features Casio’s Triple Sensor technology, which gives it altimeter, barometer, thermometer and even compass functions. With the added benefit of Atomic Timekeeping, this makes the Rangeman a highly practical watch. $599.
From left to right
SEIKO PROSPEX PADI 200M DIVER’S AUTOMATIC SRPA21K1
Created to celebrate Seiko’s partnership with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors to promote marine conservation, the SRPA21k1 is based on a vintage. Seiko dive watch from the midseventies. Water resistant to 200 meters, it features a bright blue dial and a “Pepsi” style bezel that lends a casual but chic air to this go-anywhere watch. $668.
SWATCH SEASON SPECIAL 2016
Spread the festive cheer with the Swatch Season Special. Limited to just 8,888 pieces, this special watch was inspired by the Scandinavia winter landscape and features intricate snowflake detailing on the dial and strap. The watch comes in a special cottage packaging that further enhances its Christmas spirit. $140.
TISSOT TRADITION AUTOMATIC OPEN HEART
The Tissot Tradition Automatic Open Heart is a classically styled watch with a twist. It comes in an elegant 40mm case with gently curved lugs and rose-gold PVD coating, and the dial features traditional Grain d’orge decoration. An aperture in the dial called an “Open Heart” gives wearers a glimpse of the modern Powermatic 80 movement within, which gets its name from its 80 hours of power reserve. $1,090.
Photography by Vernon Wong / Art Direction by Ken Koh.