These are my last-minute Christmas-shopping recommendations.

Today is the 22nd of December, so just in case you are still looking for a watch to buy for Christmas or you are lucky enough to still make your wish come true here are 22 possibilities … 

Guys please don´t ask me why I have been choosing these 22 watches. 22 watches matching the todays date, it´s a coincidence I only realized when I counted the watches I thought you might like to see here.

My choice shall inspire you if you are still looking for a watch to buy before Christmas or you are lucky enough, as already mentioned above, to still make your wish come through.

I have been choosing these watches without any rule applying in a chilly Sunday afternoon mood listening to some good chill-out and house music on Jemm One Radio mixed by Andy Norman, one of the headline resident DJs and voice behind the radio for global house brand Hed Kandi since 1999, on the web radio in my office.

Let me know what you think and in case I inspired you to buy a Christmas gift please do also let me know. You can of course also recommend my list where ever and to whom you want. Would be very cool if you do 🙂

So there we go … today is the  22nd 

 

I guarantee you, this A. Lange & Söhne will conjure a smile on her face ..

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic

 

If he is a world traveller and always on the move this in terms of time “polyglot” Baume & Mercier  is a very good choice …

Baume & Mercier Capeland  Worldtimer
Baume & Mercier Capeland Worldtimer

 

Only connoisseurs and insiders will recognize the true values of this Breguet

Breguet Heritage Phase de Lune Ladies
Breguet Heritage Phase de Lune Ladies

 

Why do always men buy Breitling watches? Buy this ticking beauty to your girlfriend / wife / beloved ones …

Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38
Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38

 

A Tank is a Tank is a Tank is a Tank ….  Never stop Tank … Cartier!

Cartier Tank Anglaise
Cartier Tank Anglaise

 

Good looking, in-house calibre and not expensive at all… It´s my favorite Frédérique Constant for him

Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture
Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

 

And this is my favorite Frédérique Constant for her. You can’t do anything wrong!

Frederique Constant_Slimline Joaillerie Collection
Frederique Constant Slimline Joaillerie Collection

 

Glashütte Original explores new avenues … Try it on, looks gorgeous!

Glashütte Original Pavonina
Glashütte Original Pavonina

 

The perfect chronograph from IWC: In-house calibre and good-looking …

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer

 

Simplicity! A perfectly balanced dial design combined with an in-house calibre from Jaeger-LeCoultre

JaegerLeCoultre Master Calendar steel
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar steel

 

This Jaeger-LeCoultre cuts a fine figure… There is nothing more to write here …

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin

 

You can’t beat the cost effectiveness of a Longines

Longines Lindberghs Atlantic Voyage Watch
Longines Lindberghs Atlantic Voyage Watch

 

Purple is the next trendy color on the dial. If you want to be among the first ones to wear one, this is the Omega to buy …

Omega Ladymatic purple
Omega Ladymatic purple

 

If you get one buy or gift it! This Omega is so special and so hard to get …

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon black ceramic
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon black ceramic

 

My favorite diver´s watch this year. Oris kept it simple, stupid … 🙂

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge
Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

 

You never really own a Patek Philippe. I am sure you know this ….

Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7121J
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7121J

 

Depending how it is worn this Rado is just a beautiful watch or a strong statement on the wrist …

Rado HyperChrome Diamonds
Rado HyperChrome Diamonds

 

A safe haven for her. Of course Rolex!

Rolex_Day-Date white gold
Rolex Day-Date white gold

 

A safe haven for him. Of course Rolex!

Rolex GMT-Master II 904L steel
Rolex GMT-Master II 904L steel

 

A Swatch for lovers!

Swatch Season Special 2013
Swatch Season Special 2013

 

This Tissot is a cool multifunctional watch for skiing, boating, etcetera …

Tissot T-Race Touch
Tissot T-Race Touch

 

An inexpensive gentlemen’s chronograph from TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Peter U.

    I have a question for Alex . Why do so few automatic watches have a Power Reserve Indicator feature ? Is this not a good thing to have, especially if one has more than one watch, to be able to keep track of its reserve status ?

  • Billy

    Alex,
    All are very fine watches and anyone would be happy with one of your suggestions. I have owned and worn a Rolex, an Omega and a Hamilton at one time. I currently wear a Seiko Ananta Automatic Double Retrograde. Maybe next year you will include one of the higher end Seiko’s in your suggestion column. I am hoping there will be a Grand Seiko under the Christmas tree for me next year :). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours, Alex; and the same to all who read your column !!!!!

  • John

    I agree with you Itai. I find the style very understated and much akin to Vacheron Constantin.

    Although Alex has posted several very nice examples I must say the historically based designed of Longines has captured my interest in the last year or two.

    Thanks Alex for being a constant source of fuel for my mechanical watch passion!

    Ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und alles Gute zum neuen Jahr!

  • Itai

    Very nice list!

    Frédérique Constant is definitely going the right way

    • I agree and Frédérique Constant with its sister company Alpina is 100 % family owned. Aletta and peter Stas are really doing a great job!

  • Thomas

    Alex well done I like your selection – there is one, for everyones budget! Merry Christmas to you.