TREND ALERT: What are the six most popular watches this Christmas season?

by Nils Rau


November 09. 2017 - by Nils Rau

Christmas time is unique in many ways: with well-known watch classics being ordered frequently throughout the year, every November we begin to see a change in the most popular watches as we head into the Christmas season. Keep reading to discover all of the watches that are popular this Christmas - especially if you’re looking for a present!

The most wanted watches from our online shop include the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, the Rolex Datejust, the Omega Seamaster and the TAG Heuer Formula 1. All of these watches have an authentic history as well as an absolute suitability for daily use. As classic watches, the popularity of these models is obvious.

But every year, as Christmas approaches, other exciting watches make it into our top seller list. We took the opportunity to introduce our readers to the six most popular watches this Christmas and explain what makes them such a special Christmas present.

Here are the six most popular watches this Christmas

Breitling Superocean II

Out of our top Christmas watches, the Breitling Superocean II is without a doubt the most masculine of them all: with an ideal diameter of 42 millimeters, it is the perfect size for nearly every gentleman’s wrist. The toolwatch in Breitling’s signature military design is unmistakably sporty, while upholding a look of elegance and luxury, thanks to the highly polished stainless steel elements. In addition, the Superocean II withstands up to 500 meters of water resistance, even in the most adverse conditions. These features make this timepiece the perfect Christmas gift for someone who is looking for a distinctive watch to accompany them throughout all of life’s adventures.


Nomos Tangente

The classic Nomos Tangente with the reference number 101 is something for purists: with a diameter of 35 millimeters and a simple, monochrome design, the Tangente is restrained, but nevertheless the perfect companion for business. In spite of its minimalistic design, the Tangente sets a well-crafted statement. The Glashütte manufactory is charming and unmistakable and a Nomos always works! This also applies to the Tangente which, without question, is the company’s biggest classic. One thing about this timepiece that many do not know is that the characteristic dial of the Tangente is a Glashütte classic that was installed over 90 years ago in an early wristwatch by A. Lange & Söhne.


IWC Portofino Chronograph

Sporty, noble, striking: These features not only apply to the IWC Portofino Chronograph, but also to their typical customer. With a testosterone driven advertising campaign around the turn of the millennium, IWC not only gained fame outside of hobby circles, but also where the watch feels most comfortable: on the wrists of three-day bearers and sports car drivers. With the portofino series, IWC has built an incredibly stylish and aesthetic watch collection. If you are looking for a chronograph that is extremely elegant, with a touch of sportiness, you will find the perfect Christmas present in the 42mm IWC Portofino Chronograph.


Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

Although the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is anything but mainstream due to its irregular shape, it is still one of the most iconic timepieces in the watch world. Anyone who wears a Reverso on their wrist does not only identify themselves as a watch connoisseur, but also as someone who appreciates the finer things in life. Most watch enthusiasts are interested in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso - but very few actually own one. Most likely because many want to meet the more traditional watch needs, such as a Rolex. This makes a Reverso a special present for someone who already has everything.


Cartier Tank

The fact that the Cartier Tank Solo is one of the top sellers this Christmas season shows that many ladies will be finding a nice watch under the Christmas tree this year. The Cartier Tank is one of the most classic watches available and is highly preferred by women today. This also applies to the Tank Solo. With a diameter of 26 millimeters, the watch is the ideal size for nearly every woman's wrist. The Arabic numerals, the blue sapphire on the winding crown and the yellow-gold case are typical design elements and an absolute must if you are looking for a classic Cartier Tank. This watch is definitely a perfect choice for tasteful women with a traditional style.


Rolex GMT-Master II

The Rolex GMT-Master II is one of the most popular Christmas watches. Thanks to the polished band links and the slightly flatter case, the GMT-Master II is a bit more elegant than the Rolex Submariner. With the second time zone, the watch is particularly suitable for frequent travelers who always want to keep an eye on the time at home. The simple design makes the Rolex GMT-Master II a perfect everyday watch. Although we’ve already said it in our Rolex Gift Guide, we have to mention it again: you can never go wrong gifting a Rolex. As the most sought after watch brand in the world, the classic look and the unconditional reliability are unlike anything else.

Nils Rau

by Nils Rau

Nils is a guest author for the CHRONEXT Journal. He currently dedicates most of his free time to wristwatches – be that talking with friends, browsing through blogs and online magazines, or keeping an eye on the timepiece stock exchange. When he is not contributing to the CHRONEXT Journal, he works as a junior lawyer in Northern Germany. His articles focus on brands, trends, as well as the philosophical questions within the world of fine watches.

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