For your day of love: Watches for him1:37 pm
-Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ladies, flaunting your belief in Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding vows isn’t enough. Act on it. Celebrate your day of love- be it your wedding anniversary or the day you realised you were in love. Make the love of your life feel special not just by telling but by showing him too. Staying in love isn’t as easy as falling in love. Expecting your man to treat you like royalty, without expecting anything in return, sounds a little unfair doesn’t it? Don’t let the man in your life fool you — let’s face it, men are just as excited to get gifts as women are. Flowers are nice, fragrances are lovely, but giving the gift of time is a truly timeless gift. That is why you’ll want to make a careful selection and get him a watch that conforms to his character and personality. Luckily for you, The Watch Guide has come to your rescue. Just sit up and read carefully as we list out your man’s personality and the perfect timepiece for him.
Mr Action Jockson
If the mere mention of the words adventure, sports, outdoors make your man go gaga, you have landed yourself the sport loving jock (every girls fantasy since high school). Add excitement to your day of love by gifting him the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is much more than an adrenaline pumped blue hunk on the watch block. Sturdy and strong like your guy, the 46 mm case is accompanied by a screw down crown. Stylishly crafted with a unique liquid metal case and an attractive blue, rotating ceramic bezel, the Seamaster comes features a chronograph function. Perfectly made for his sporty escapades, the liquid metal case is harder than stainless steel and is very resistant to scratches. If he has a penchant for marine sports then this captivating and eye-catching blue watch with luminescent hands and dial markers and a water resistance up to 600 meters, will make him fall head over heels in love with you all over again. But don’t be mistaken by the Seamaster’s rugged sporty good looks. The watch will make him look a class apart, be it at his much-awaited appraisal meeting or a meeting with your parents!
Equipped with an Omega 9300 Calibre self-winding chronograph movement (COSC certified for precision) with a Co-Axial escapement and column wheel mechanism, the watch is more than capable of precise timekeeping given the stability and durability of the movement. The power reserve of the watch, to say the least, is very impressive at 60 hours. The chronograph allows him to measure even the smallest intervals of time with utmost accuracy. A great timepiece for both regular and activity wear, the watch displays date and small seconds as well. All in all, the perfect watch that suits all occasions for your sport jock lover.
Mr Trendy Bond
You consider yourself the luckiest woman alive. He’s smart, successful, he’s got the smouldering good looks of a Greek god and the dressing style of a suave star. Your guy is everything and much more, you and every other woman in this world ever wanted in a man! He’s the centre of attention at every party and whatever he wears, he carries it with élan (he’s called Bond for a reason). If you are seeking a watch that ups his style quotient even further, then look no further. The Longines Conquest Classic fits the bill perfectly. This beautiful dress watch sits dapper in a cool stainless steel case with black dial making your man look like a debonair. The holistic features of this timepiece compliment his charming personality. Adding sophistication to the look of the watch is its transparent case back protected with sapphire crystal. The watch is powered by the self-winding mechanical chronograph movement L678 based on the Valjoux 7751, visible via the transparent case back.
Just like your 007, the watch has a lot going on with a chronograph, annual calendar and moon phase; each of the three sub-dials providing more than one function. With a power reserve of 48 hours and a water resistance up t0 5 bars, the watch is quite a high flier. Adding a spark to the dial is the half-moon central hand which indicates the date. Armed with a triple safety clasp, the watch ensures grip. When it comes to the size, the watch is just perfect. The case is 42mm in diameter featuring both a 30-minute and 12 hour counter and a central sweeping 60 seconds hand for the chronograph. At 12 o’clock the subdial provides chronograph minutes, with windows for the day and month. The sub-dial at 9 o’clock indicates time for a second time zone and continuous seconds. The moon phase display surrounded by the chronograph hour counter is at six o’clock. This watch makes multi-tasking look like a piece of cake, much like your very own fashionable Mr Bond. The Conquest Classic appears to be a little busy, but is balanced and uncomplicated. The timepiece is a stand alone beauty in itself and combined with your man’s charm the watch will be a perfect accessory for all his appearances. Swoon him on your day of love with this majestic timepiece.
Mr Workaholic Grey
Hold your horses ladies. Before you tread on to the inside world of 50 shades of Grey, what we mean is if you’re in love with a man who loves his work as much as he loves you then you might have a workaholic to take care of. Dedicated, resilient and uncluttered, your man takes his work very seriously and does not like to be questioned.
The Manero AutoDate for men resonates with his focused personality. The watch symbolizes simplicity with its classic and traditional design. Crafted entirely in stainless steel, the 42 mm round case exemplifies direction, just the way your man is- focussed. Your Mr. Grey is a meticulous worker, and the clean silver dial which radiates outwards from the centre, adds clarity and positivity to the look. The watch is crafted with precision and does not have a lot going on. On the contrary, the love of your life does and a cluttered watch with umpteen features is the last thing he needs.
The applied angular indexes add to the sophistication.The hands are sword shaped, denoting precision. The stainless steel crown is fluted for a secure grip while adjusting the time and adds a stellar look to the watch. The anti-reflective sapphire crystal case back gives an insight into the intricate workings of the timepiece, symbolising transparency which your man admires. Powered by the Swiss made calibre CFB 1950 (which possesses some 25 jewels) and offering a power reserve of 38 hours, the only noticeable feature apart from the case back is the calendar window at the 3 o’clock position. The final touch of finesse is added by the brown alligator skin strap accompanied by a stainless steel folding clasp with a pin lock.The Manero collection in itself is inspired by craftsmanship and is sort of an ode to fine workmanship. Doesn’t it seem like that this watch was created just for him?
Mr Unconventional Mosby
Remember Ted Mosby, the romantic protagonist from How I met your mother? A perfectionist with a knack for choosing the most unconventional things on this planet, he swooned our hearts and how! (Red cowboy boots… does that ring a bell?) If Mosby’s unique tastes and, of course, his romantic charm are common traits between your man and him, then woman, you have your very own Ted Mosby at hand to deal with. The Watch Guide has a very simple suggestion for his timeless gift. The RJ-Romain Jerome Air- Moon DNA.
What’s so unconventional about it you ask? The dial of this timepiece includes a very rare material from the moon, the steel bezel is merged with fragments from the Apollo XI spacecraft and the crocodile patched strap includes material from the spacesuit flown on the International Space Station. Each model in the Moon Dust-DNA collection comes with a certificate of authenticity confirming the same. Now if that isn’t unique enough, then what is? The 46 mm watch with an automatic movement and black dial is the envy of every unique watch collector. Apart from the already mentioned distinctive features, the watch has regular hour, minutes and seconds functions. Running on the Caliber C22RJ51 and equipped with 23 rubies, the watch has a power reserve of 42 hours and a water resistance of 5 bars. The crocodile patched strap has a folding steel clasp for a better fit. The steel lugs are inserted with black satin-finished steel. The crown adds a spectacular touch: steel with black rubber. The hour and minute hands are said to be inspired by solar panels on a spacecraft and the small seconds by a moon-landing target. Phew… that’s quite a lot of ‘unconventionalness’ for one watch.
We are sure by now you are jumping in your seat because you know this has your man’s name written all over it. Gift him this exquisite piece of the galaxy and make him the happiest man alive!
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By Akshmin Kaur
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
Compulsive shopper, hooked to books, sitcoms and movies, watch dork in making, an experimenting cook, chocoholic, socializer, conversationalist.