The perfect present for the person who has everything
If you’re looking for the perfect present this Christmas, a luxury watch offers style practicality, and classic, timeless appeal.
Christmas is almost upon us yet again; it’s a special time of year, but with so many gifts to buy it can often feel like more of a stress than a celebration. If you’re struggling to find the perfect present for that special someone in your life, why not show you care by giving the gift of a luxury watch.
A personal gift
Unlike books, DVDs or, God forbid, a pair of socks, a luxury watch is an intensely personal and meaningful gift. It shows that you’ve taken the time to understand your partner’s personal taste and invested the time and money into finding the perfect timepiece that they’ll be proud to display on their wrist. To make it even more meaningful, why not get a special message engraved on the back?
As well as being stylish and elegant, a luxury watch also offers practical benefits. We all need to know the time, and being able to glance at a good watch is much more convenient than having to take your phone out of your pocket or bag. What’s more, a watch can be worn all day every day and goes with almost any outfit. And with additional features such as calendars, compasses and water resistance, luxury watches are suitable for almost any occasion.
A gift that lasts a lifetime
The majority of gifts are eventually disposed of when the recipient gets tired of them, when they fall out of style, or when they simply stop working. In contrast, with timeless appeal and quality craftmanship that is built to last, the gift of a luxury watch will last a lifetime. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Choosing the right watch
So, you’ve decided to buy a luxury watch as a gift, but before you jump in and head to the nearest jewellers, there are a few things you need to consider. The most important thing is to do plenty of research before committing to a purchase – think about the personal style of the person you’re buying for and consider what features they might find particularly attractive and useful.
It’s also important to take steps to ensure you get what you pay for. Always look out for a mark called the Poinçon de Geneve – the official seal of the watchmaking school of Geneva, which acts as a legal guarantee and an indicator of quality.
Perhaps most importantly, be sure to set your budget before you start shopping, as luxury watches can vary hugely in price, from a couple of hundreds of pounds all the way up to more than five million. If you want to get a good deal why not consider buying second-hand? As well as saving you a bit of money, a vintage watch also comes with a special sense of history and prestige. Second-hand dealers such as this seller of used Rolex watches in Essex, often have a wide selection of verified second-hand luxury watches, so you’re sure to find the perfect timepiece for your lucky recipient.