The gift-giving season is upon us. And whether you like it or not, you’re going to spend a sizable amount of money for it. So better start early, eh? Don’t wait for the holiday rush, instead scope out-deals now when you can. Or better yet, order your gifts online to avoid delivery mishaps that would derail a great Christmas dinner.
One of the most coveted gifts for the Holidays are luxury watches. And for good reason. Not only are they expensive which means the receiver will feel extra special, but they also will last a lifetime, so what better way to make your stamp in someone’s life? Whether it’s a luxury diving watch, or a sports watch, the options out there are endless.
But for the specific person in your life that wants a pilot watch, it can be difficult to narrow down options. To help you pinpoint exactly what timepiece to get, here is a list for you to peruse. Make sure you take notes, or if you don’t have the time, save this link instead to quickly access when the time for shopping comes.
For the watch aficionado in your life.
Got someone who’s into watches? Then you know firsthand that they can be hard to pick watches for when it comes down to it. A middle-of-the-road watch certainly won’t cut it, and if you don’t know what’s the difference between a mechanical and Quartz movement, it’ll be a nightmare shopping for the perfect watch to gift them.
So here’s one of the safest picks you can easily get: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire. IWC, or International Watch Company, has been at the forefront of developing watch technologies since its early conception. The Zenith Pilot Chronograph Spitfire is the testament of its storied past and rich heritage.
The best bit? It’s cheaper than most luxury watches. IWC, although technically a luxury watch brand, does not price their watches in astronomical amounts, unlike greats like Rolex and Omega. He’ll be rightfully impressed in the best way. He won’t be expecting a Rolex watch from you of course, but you taking the time to research your alternative options should be something.
For the trendy person who wants to show off.
We all have that one person in our lives who’s grown up to be more stylish than most and values the finer things in life. If you’re planning to get this person something amazing, the Longines Aviation should do the trick. It’s a pilot watch with all the bells and whistles without compromising sleekness and the movement’s integrity.
Longines historically has been known to produce good-looking quality watches. And the Aviation continues that tradition. With a self-winding movement, and at most two days of power reserve, this watch is a beast and takes timekeeping seriously. A distinctive black leather strap completes the package, which in turn makes the watch truly a classic.
Another great option is Bremont’s ALT1-ZT/51. Boasting of stainless steel, scratch-resistant transparent front, and back case, the ALT1-ZT/51 is the quintessential Bremont watch aesthetic-wise. A slightly smaller dial housed in an oversized case paired with standard size band makes the watch look very singular, plus Bremont just updated the watch’s specs.
Perfect for the casual stroll during date night, as well as everyday use, this watch can withstand the daily wear and tear that the wearer exposes it to. It’s also a must-wear during travel, as the GMT movement updates itself by the second and the chronograph functionality makes sure the watch is as accurate as one can be.
For the weary traveler.
Your husband a frequent flyer? Or is he always on the go for business and corporate meetings and events? Getting him a pilot watch will be much appreciated – trust us, and you will endear yourself to him so much further, he’ll have stars in his eyes once he finds out what you have in store for him. For this specific need, get the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King.
Listen, if he’s worth it and you want to go big, this is the watch for that matter. Rolex has been on top of the luxury watch market since they’ve put their products in contemporary movies and pop culture, and while the brand has imposed an increase in prices for a while, in the bigger scheme of things, they’re justified.
Air-King is a handsome watch. Classic silver hands overlaid in the black dial, paired with the classic Oystersteel band, this watch is the brand’s homage to aviation. The hour and minute hands are beautifully-detailed with more functionality than other watch’s regular hands. With the Air-King, you’re getting more than just a watch, you’re getting heritage as old as 1930’s.
Pilot watches are great gift ideas if you can afford them. Most of these watches are dripping with history and heritage, of craft-manship and the triumph of humanity. Getting a pilot watch, whether for the sole reason that you want it or because your heart is telling you to, will be as satisfying as the day you’ve finished something monumental for yourself.