Christmas gift ideas: watches and watchmaking accessories to put under the tree

Published - by Maëlle Detton

The long-awaited Christmas holiday is fast approaching, and with it the hustle and bustle of preparations and gift-giving. Perhaps you have a loved one who's a watchmaking enthusiast, and you'd like to treat them this year? If so, you've come to the right place.

Whether you're a neophyte, a seasoned enthusiast or an established collector, you'll find a wide range of watchmaking gift ideas on this page that are sure to please. From new watches to vintage timepieces, you'll discover in this guide a varied selection of models including toolwatches, divers, automotive chronographs and aviation timepieces.

To help you refine your search according to your budget, we've divided our proposals into various price categories, from moderate three-figure sums to more expensive pieces costing over €2,000.

Last but not least, you'll also find a fine selection of watchmaking objects, accessories and books that are sure to brighten up your loved ones' Christmas.

Our selection of new watches

Models under €1,000

Although watchmaking is often associated with high prices, it's possible to indulge yourself and acquire excellent timepieces without breaking the bank.

But you're not sure how or where to look? Discover our selection of affordable watches for under €1,000, ranging from beautiful quartz watches to the first affordable mechanical and automatic watches.

And because we're committed to offering you a wide range of choices, you'll find a variety of models designed by French, Swiss and Japanese manufacturers, whose names all rhyme with quality and reliability.

The first piece in our selection, this men's quartz watch from Japanese brand Citizen lives up to its name with a classic yet elegant design.

Equipped with a solar movement, it features a standard 41.2 mm steel case and a refined dial with three hands and a date function at 6 o'clock.

It is also available with a leather strap or with a black dial.

Store price : 189€

Citizen Platform Classic Elegant

Another Citizen piece for men, the Tsuyosa Vintage combines retro design and modernity, with curves reminiscent of the aesthetic seventies as well as a dark blue dial with a grained finish featuring hour, minute, seconds and date functions at 3 o'clock.

With no horns, its 40 mm steel case is mounted on a "president" link bracelet, giving the model a supple, natural feel.

On the technical side, the timepiece features a self-winding caliber with a 45-hour power reserve and an attractive gold coating, visible through its transparent caseback.

Also available in other dial colors.

Store price : 299€

Citizen Tsuyosa Vintage

If you'd prefer to opt for a watchmaking gift made in France, you may be seduced by the men's model. Rallye 41 mm Ninja Méca-Quartz, designed by the prestigious Lip company.

Its polished steel case takes up the codes of the watch Rallye The original model, released in 1969, houses a hybrid movement: quartz for the time and mechanical for the bi-compax chronograph, itself assisted by two push-buttons with start/stop and reset functions.

Its rounded blue and white dial with light orange accents is inspired by the dashboards of cars from the same era, with two counters in 24-hour and 60-second format, and a date window at 6 o'clock.

Dedicated to the tachometer function, which measures the speed of a moving object, the dial's outer circle reinforces the model's sporty style.

Its brown cowhide leather strap, very pleasant to the touch, comes with a silvered buckle clasp, combining comfort and security.

Store price : 299€

Lip Rallye 41 mm Ninja Méca-Quartz

Do you prefer diving machines? This Yema Superman Heritage should meet your expectations. Descended from the flagship model launched in 1963 by the French watch manufacturer, this unisex diver's watch combines its heritage with modern industry techniques.

Less than 9 mm thick, its 39 mm-diameter steel case gives it a slim silhouette, while its construction and screw-down crown ensure water resistance to 200 meters. Its lightness is further enhanced by the presence of a double-domed acrylic crystal.

In terms of caliber, the power of its analog Swiss quartz movement gives it a -70% power consumption reduction when the stem is pulled out, while providing 3-hand and date functions at 3 o'clock.

Equipped with a unidirectional diving bezel with black aluminium insert graduated from 0 to 60, it offers the same vintage look as its reference model and retains the bezel block at 3 o'clock, present on all the Superman.

Its Tropic Yema diving strap in water-resistant black rubber, flexible and easy to care for, makes it a very pleasant diver to wear. Also available with vintage black leather and stainless steel bracelets (+ €100).

Store price : 349€

Yema Superman Heritage

It's hard to miss this reissue of the famous French watch of the same name for fans of motorsports and fine mechanical engineering.

Designed with Seiko's signature mechanical-quartz movement, this men's watch features an understated beige and black dial, with the only touch of color being the red tip of the chronograph second hand, providing excellent performance legibility.

Its 39 mm case is encircled by a matte aluminum tachometric bezel, specially designed for motorsports and speed, whose black corridor echoes the sub-counters displaying hours and minutes. A fine tribute to the aesthetics of vintage racing cars.

Its stainless steel mesh bracelet is made of Milanese mesh, for greater suppleness and finesse. Also available with a black grained leather strap.

Store price : 399€

Yema Rallygraf Panda

Inspired by the '40s, the Bicompax six models from the Swiss brand Baltic offer elegant chronographs that blend modernity with the codes of the past.

The timepieces feature step-case (no bezel, and the impression of "walking" from the case to the glass) in monobloc stainless steel construction. With a diameter of 36.5 mm for the 003 and 38 mm for the 002The case reveals an elegant play of light with its different finishes: horizontal brushed along the case middle, circular on the lugs and a polished bezel.

The mechanical hand-wound chronograph movement that powers the watch has a 42-hour power reserve and can time up to 30 minutes.

The dial, too, features a brushed track, two azure counters and leaf-shaped hands, giving the watch its distinctive character. It is also available in several colors.

The accompanying Italian calf leather strap is available in four colors and also in a Grain de riz or Flat link metal version (+ 72€).

Store price : 648€

Baltic Bicompax 003 et 002

With its military watch look, the Hermetic Tourer of the Swiss brand is the perfect field watchideal for exploration and everyday life.

Equipped with a Miyota automatic movement, the timepiece offers a 42-hour power reserve while guaranteeing resistance and precision thanks to its Japanese caliber.

A robustness that doesn't prevent it from expressing slender lines with its 37 mm-diameter, 10.8 mm-profile case, featuring a double-domed sapphire crystal and water resistance to 150 meters.

Elegant and functional, its dial has been designed to adapt to the most extreme conditions and offer excellent legibility thanks to contrasts and appliques in Super-LumiNova® C3 X1, an extremely powerful luminescent material.

The Tropic vulcanized rubber strap, available in five colors, provides comfort and flexibility. Available in four variations: beige (rupture), green, brown and blue, as well as with its Grain de riz or Flat link metal bracelet (+ 78€).

Store price : 660€

Baltic Hermétique Tourer

This model from the Presage takes up the features of the chronograph Crownintroduced in 1964 by the Japanese brand: a slightly domed glass, faceted hour-markers and hands with sharp lines.

Featuring a curved 40 mm steel case with screw-down back and Hardlex mineral glass, this men's automatic watch offers 41 hours of autonomy and is characterized by a chic, vintage look.

Its dark blue dial, similar to the bezel, features a date function at 3 o'clock and Lumibrite coating, a durable luminescent paint designed by the brand and applied to the hands.

Store price : 540€

Seiko Presage

For sports enthusiasts, this solar-powered quartz chronograph for men from the Prospex also works well for everyday looks.

It features a round, 39 mm stainless steel case and a slim bezel displaying tens digits and a tachymeter scale.

Its domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating provides excellent definition for the dial, which features openworked hands with associated hour markers, as well as a minute track inscribed between each marker. The dial is available in five versions: white, black, green, navy blue and yellow gold.

Three small counters with midnight-blue backgrounds are located at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, indicating hours, minutes and seconds respectively, and also accompanied by a date window between 4 and 5 o'clock. The dial is available in five versions: white, black, green, navy blue and yellow gold.

Store price : 680€

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer

A blend of purity and tradition, fundamental values of Japanese culture, this Seiko men's automatic watch is sure to make a welcome Christmas gift.

Inspired by the Japanese "Hemp leaf" motif recalling the Heian era, the last period of classical Japanese history, its glossy textured dial and fine curves combine elegance and simplicity.

A classic date function is indicated at 3 o'clock and a Lumibrite coating is applied to the hands.

Its rounded 39 mm case houses an automatic movement with a 70-hour power reserve and a precision of +25/-15 seconds per day. Four dial colors are available: black, red, blue and white.

Store price : 990€

Seiko Presage Hemp Leaf

Designed by the Swiss brand of the Swatch Group, this timepiece is part of the PRX as a tribute to the emblematic and timeless design imagined by Tissot in the late 70s.

You don't have to look far to discover the performance and characteristics of this model, just decipher its name: PR for "precise" and "robust", adjectives associated with the Roman numeral X indicating the watch's water resistance to a pressure of 10 bar (100 meters).

On the caliber side, the watch is powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement offering an 80-hour power reserve and whose reliability is ensured by its innovative patented Nivachron™ balance spring, observable through a transparent caseback.

The design of the 40 mm steel tonneau case is characterized by the absence of lugs, allowing the straight ends to form the first link of the bracelet.

Its embossed dial has a clean look thanks to minimal text, fine markers and a framed date window at 3 o'clock, all protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

Mounted on an interchangeable stainless steel bracelet with flat links and butterfly clasp, the model is available in several dial colors: dark blue, ice blue, green, black, silver (+ 50€) and gold (+ 120€).

Store price : 775€

Also available via Watch Interest at 15% off the retail price. Please refer to the price summary table and do not hesitate to contact us.

Tissot T-Classic PRX Powermatic 80

Models between €1,000 and €2,000

For this price category, we've selected four models of very fine watches for a slightly higher budget. Each equipped with a mechanical movement, these timepieces nonetheless boast very distinct designs and features.

Whether designed for diving, motor racing or inspired by space exploration, these watches have been imagined and crafted by houses that share a common passion for fine watchmaking.

A modern version of the iconic diver's watch created in 1965 by the Swiss company Nivada Grenchen, this model nonetheless honors the vintage aesthetics and exceptional capabilities of its predecessor.

Delivered with a cushion-shaped, Art Deco-style 39 mm steel case, this men's diver's watch is equipped with a Sellita automatic movement offering a 38-hour power reserve, enabling it to explore deep waters up to 1000 meters. Water-resistance is guaranteed by the helium valve on the side of the case, which evacuates the rare gas accumulated during diving.

The case is topped by a voluminous 120-click aluminum bezel with 60-minute scale. The abysmal black, round dial features three silvered hands and abstract indexes, reminiscent of the Pac-Man video game character.

The bracelet adorning this model is available in three versions: black Rubber Tropic, brown leather or steel (+ €220).

Store price : 1 100€

Nivada Grenchen Pacman - Depthmaster

Second diver in this price category, the Lip Nautic 3 embodies cutting-edge performance and French elegance. Whether you're a watersports enthusiast, an explorer or an avid hobbyist, this unisex watch will win you over with its versatile styling that can be adapted to any occasion.

With a power reserve of 68 hours and water resistance to 200 meters, the Franco-Swiss mechanical automatic movement that powers it makes this timepiece a model of precision. Nestled in a 39 mm polished satin-finish steel case, the caliber is visible through the glass on the caseback.

The matte blue dial is adorned with baton hour-markers and a white date window at 3 o'clock, not to mention three silvered Arabic numerals and a silvered second hand. These sober colors are enhanced by the luminescent orange tips of the hour and minute hands.

Fitted with a brushed steel bracelet with folding clasp that's both elegant and comfortable, there's no doubt that this watch will accompany you wherever you go, on land or sea.

Store price : 1 199€

Lip Nautic 3 39 mm

The first collection in the Argon Watches project, the brainchild of Théo Auffret and Guillaume Laidet, this unusual timepiece is undoubtedly the most original in our Christmas selection.

This neo-futuristic jumping-hour watch features a large, curved, spaceship-like case 51.67 mm wide and 42 mm high, with a sapphire crystal window, or should we say "cockpit", revealing three graduated discs for seconds, hours and minutes.

At the back, the model's innards reveal a nine-part jumping-hour module associated with the Swiss Soprod P024 caliber, which gives the watch its 38-hour power reserve and a precision ranging from -7 to +7 seconds per day.

Available in six variants, from steel to carbon, brushed titanium and blue, the SpaceOne comes with two black and orange rubber straps with pin buckle.

And because its designers have thought of everything, the watch also comes in three versions specially designed for left-handers with right-hand crowns.

Store price : 1,500 EXCLUDING VAT (Steel) to 1,900 EXCLUDING VAT (Titanium, Blue Titanium and Carbon)

Argon Watches SpaceOne

Unveiled in the summer of 2022 in a limited-edition version, the result of a collaboration with motoring event organizer Peter Auto, the Tricompax is now part of Baltic's permanent catalog.

Inspired by the golden age of car racing chronographs, this stylish watch sixties is fitted with a steel case 39.5 mm in diameter, 47 mm from lug to lug, and a double-domed sapphire crystal, housing a manually-wound Sellita movement with a 63-hour power reserve.

Its dial, a matte light beige with three black guilloché sub-counters in the version Pandaand vice versa for Reverse PandaIt simultaneously displays small seconds at 9 o'clock, a 30-minute totalizer at 3 o'clock and an hour counter at 6 o'clock. Equipped with a set of dauphine hands and a track with triangular indexes coated with Super-LumiNova® BG W9, it offers perfect legibility in the dark.

Last but not least, the bezel insert in black-tinted aluminum with brushed effect features a tachometer scale graduated from 200 to 50 km/h, enabling realistic speeds to be calculated.

Three strap versions are available: light grey Italian calf leather, Flat link metal or Grain de riz (+ 72€).

Store price : 1 902€

Baltic Tricompax Panda et Reverse Panda

Models over €2,000

For this last category, we have selected watches with automatic movements of the highest quality, rhyming with complications, technicality and modernity.

Often conceived as re-editions of emblematic timepieces, they pay tribute to the purest watchmaking tradition of the second half of the 20th century, and are signed by renowned Maisons and Manufactures, among the finest in Franco-Swiss watchmaking.

All models in this category can be ordered via our services, giving you a 15% discount on store prices. To find out the amounts involved, please refer to the price summary table, and contact us by e-mail.

With its Heritage Skin Diverthe winged hourglass watchmaker gives new life to its first diving watch, a so-called Nautiluslaunched in 1959.

This men's watch combines vintage aesthetics and high-performance modern technical features with its automatic movement featuring a 65-hour power reserve.

Its round 42 mm case and elongated lugs with circular brushed finish give it a handsome presence, while offering water resistance to 300 meters.

It features a black dial with polished rhodium-plated hands and luminescent "fauxtina" colored hour markers, a yellowed patina that resembles the marks of natural aging, also found on the numerals of its unidirectional rotating bezel.

Its screw-down caseback and crown make it an excellent diver's watch that aquatic enthusiasts will love to equip themselves with.

The accompanying strap is available in brown leather or black rubber.

Store price : 2 700€

Longines Heritage Skin Diver

A benchmark among sports watches, this men's timepiece features a 41 mm polished and satin-finished stainless steel case, surrounded by a unidirectional notched bezel with ceramic insert and luminescent capsule.

Thanks to its exclusive Longines GMT automatic movement, it boasts a 72-hour power reserve and can display two time zones simultaneously thanks to its arrow-ended hand. The silicon balance-spring and non-magnetic components make this caliber more than ten times more resistant to magnetic fields than the associated ISO standard.

Featuring hours, minutes, seconds and date functions at 3 o'clock, the watch is available in four dial colors: green, blue, black and sunray brown.

As for the bracelet, the brand offers a choice of steel, rubber or recycled NATO versions, all equipped with a double safety folding clasp.

Store price : 3 050€

Longines HydroConquest GMT

Presented at the Watches and Wonders trade show in Geneva, the new signature collection from Concorde celebrates the French brand's half-century with a bold, modern design.

A true embodiment of the company's savoir-faire, the watch is equipped with the latest Manufacture Calibre Initial™ movement, including semi-instantaneous date jumping system, bidirectional winding and 65-hour power reserve.

In addition to its high-flying technical capabilities, the model stands out thanks to its "carrond" case (square with rounded edges) in polished and satin-finished steel, available in 36 and 40 mm versions. Perfect for both men and women.

The crown on the right features the brand's fleur-de-lis insignia, engraved in relief.

Featuring luminescent polished steel hands and a large date window at 3 o'clock, the dial is available in no fewer than seven colors: navy blue, imperial green, silver, silver with gold indexes, gold, pink and anthracite gray.

Finally, if you want to know the reason for the timepiece's name, just look at its steel bracelet and Concorde spearhead links, a reference to the shape of the obelisk in the Parisian square.

Store price : 3 800€ (36 mm housing) to 4 000€ (40 mm case)

Pequignet Concorde

The closest modern reinterpretation of the first dive watch produced by the brand, theOyster Prince Submariner reference 7922 from 1954, this unisex watch features a case of the same proportions as its ancestor, 37 mm, with a polished and satin-finished finish.

The diver's watch is equipped with the Manufacture Calibre MT5400, a self-winding mechanical calibre with bidirectional rotor system. Its 70-hour power reserve makes it a "weekend-proof" timepiece, as does its water resistance to 200 meters.

Its unidirectional, graduated 60-minute steel bezel with aluminum insert remains faithful to the original model, since it has no minute graduations.

Aesthetically, it features the embossed TUDOR pink motif on its screw-down steel winding crown, as well as a black satin-sunray dial and sapphire crystal, both domed. Its seconds hand, with its round pastille of luminous material, also evokes the appearance of the hand on the original piece, and is accompanied by a beveled minute hand at its base.

Its three-mesh steel bracelet features the TUDOR "T-fit" clasp and is also available in black rubber.

Store price : 3 850€

Tudor Black Bay 54

Designed as a tribute to the diver's watches of the 1950s, and in particular the year 1958 which saw the birth of the first TUDOR diver's watch water-resistant to 200 metres. Big Crown Submarinerthe Black Bay 58 is a unisex watch for slim wrists and vintage enthusiasts.

Its Manufacture Calibre MT5402 features a variable-inertia balance maintained by a sturdy double-anchored through-bridge and nestles in a 39 mm-diameter steel case. These features give it a power reserve of 70 hours and an immersion depth of 200 meters.

Its steel winding crown is adorned with the embossed TUDOR rose and a circular satin-finish steel tube. The unidirectional rotating steel bezel features a matte-anodized aluminum disk with 60-minute graduations, silvered numerals and indications.

Available in two versions, the model's dial is available in blue or black and protected by a domed sapphire crystal.

Its riveted steel bracelet with folding clasp and locking flap is also available in blue or black fabric, soft-touch blue or brown leather.

Store price : 3 950€

Tudor Black Bay 58

This contemporary collection celebrates the maritime heritage of the Seamaster Professional Diver 300Mpresented for the first time in 1993.

Redesigned down to the last detail, this diver's watch is driven by a Master Chronometer 8800 caliber, synonymous with precision, performance and high magnetic resistance. Observable through a wavy-edged sapphire crystal caseback, this bi-directional self-winding motor gives the watch a 55-hour power reserve and features an attractive rhodium-plated finish with an arabesque Côtes de Genève motif.

Its 42 mm stainless steel case (also available in a 43.5 mm version) is topped by a ceramic bezel featuring a white enamel diving scale. Ceramic is also found on the dial, decorated with laser-engraved waves and featuring a date window at 6 o'clock. Available in black, green, blue, gray or white.

The skeletonized hands and rhodium-plated raised hour-markers are coated with white Super-LumiNova®, while the helium valve adopts a new conical shape.

Two strap options are available: a steel version with folding clasp, comfortable fit and diver's extension, or a rubber version matching the dial and fitted with a pin buckle.

Store price : 6 100€ (rubber strap) to 6 500€ (stainless steel bracelet)

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

The first watch to be worn on the Moon and a historic model in the watchmaking industry, this legendary chronograph has played a major role in Omega's reputation. Launched in 1957 alongside the Seamaster 300 and Railmasterthe Speedmaster has since seen the birth of numerous references paying tribute to him.

From the new generation, this model Moonwatch Professional features, as its name suggests, an OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre, reference 3861, which powers the small seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counters, in addition to the central chronograph function.

The asymmetrical 42 mm steel case, with its sapphire back, allows you to admire this technical jewel, while the anodized aluminum bezel is embossed with the signature dot above the number 90.

Beneath the domed front sapphire crystal is an elegant black dial with enhanced degrees, signed with the brand logo at 12 o'clock.

Sold with a steel bracelet, the watch can also be customized with versions in NATO nylon or various two-piece bracelets (leather, vegan and velcro).

Store price : 8 800€

Omega Speedmaster - Moonwatch Professional Chronographe Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42 mm

The collection Santos is one of the most emblematic and richest collections from the luxury jewelry and watchmaking house Cartier. Created by Louis Cartier for Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, it saw the light of day in 1904, becoming the world's first wristwatch for men. Its bold rectangular design and integrated bracelet make it an essential part of the French brand's heritage.

The model we are offering features the 1846 MC self-winding mechanical movement, which provides a 40-hour power reserve and drives the seconds (indicated by a centrally positioned second hand), hours and minutes functions.

A unisex piece, its case is available in two versions: a medium model with dimensions of 41.9 x 35.1 mm and a large model with dimensions of 47.5 x 39.8 mm, both fitted with a seven-sided crown and adorned with a faceted synthetic spinel.

The dial, with its rounded corners and visible screws, is available in a range of colors, from gradient green and blue to opaline silver, and is topped by a sapphire crystal. In the tradition of the original model, it features sword-shaped hands made of unalloyed steel and sloping Roman numeral hour markers.

Its stainless steel bracelet, with a calfskin leather version, includes a sizing system. SmartLink and an interchangeable folding clasp.

Store price : 7 650€ (medium model) to 8 350€ (large model)

Cartier Santos

The benchmark watch of the American aircraft owners' and pilots' association AOPA since the mid-50s, and worn by numerous celebrities, the Navitimer has been the subject of numerous reissues. The model B01 takes the most emblematic features of the Breitling icon and combines them with modernity and technical mastery.

Nestled in a 46 mm stainless steel case, its Manufacture Breitling 01 movement gives the chronograph a 70-hour power reserve. Indicated by three sub-counters, the 1/4-second, 30-minute and 12-hour functions with date window confirm the timepiece's versatility.

A bi-directional bezel encircles the box, allowing easy control of the model's flattened slide rule.

Presented in blue, black (with white sub-counters) and green (with black sub-counters) versions, the watch's dial evokes a wave of nostalgia by marking the return of the iconic AOPA wings to their original position at 12 o'clock.

On the bracelet side, you can choose between seven-row stainless steel and black or brown alligator leather, all with a folding clasp.

Store price : 8 900€ (alligator leather strap) with 9 250€ (stainless steel bracelet)

Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46

The long name of this men's watch was not chosen at random. Indeed, while the termHighlife” revives a legendary line of Swiss watchmaking, both luxurious and accessible, the words "Perpetual Calendar". illustrate a level of complication that is rarely seen. As for the phraseManufacture”, it is, of course, responsible for design, production and assembly of Frédérique Constant timepieces.

The Manufacture FC-775 movement features 38 hours of power reserve and a long list of functions: hours, minutes, moon phases, date, day, month and leap years. Nestled in a 41 mm stainless steel case, the caliber is visible through a transparent caseback.

The timepiece's elegant dial features a matte finish, applied hour-markers and a central raised globe motif.

Four variations are available for this haute horlogerie timepiece: steel case and bracelet with blue or navy blue dial; steel case with silver dial and black alligator leather strap; or steel and rose gold case and bracelet with silver dial (+ 200€).

Note: each version includes a Rubber strap in the associated colors.

Store price : 9 150€

Frédérique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Essential watchmaking accessories

Watchmaking isn't just about buying watches. There's a whole world that revolves around the timepiece object, including various tools and accessories.

If you'd like to treat a fellow enthusiast this holiday season, but don't necessarily want to give them a new chronograph, here's a short, non-exhaustive list of useful and attractive watchmaking objects to put under the tree.

Storage boxes

What could be better than an attractive storage box to hold your finest timepieces and protect them from any potential mishap while you're waiting to wear them? Here are two models combining sobriety and elegance, to be chosen according to your loved one's tastes and your budget.

This Rothwell leather storage box features six compartments for your chronographs. It is topped by a large glass top and features a sliding drawer for various accessories. It retails at 94,95€ and available in three versions.

Rothwell leather storage box

La Howard grained leather box from Wolf includes seven compartments for watches and a dedicated space for cufflinks or other small jewels. Its suede interior makes it a delicate and sophisticated presentation object. It retails at 369€ and available in three colors.

Howard grained leather box from Wolf

Watch holder

The watch-holder, or display stand, is an essential accessory designed to protect and enhance your timepieces, thanks to a support that keeps them upright and away from any risk of scratching.

Le Static British Racing double watch stand in vegan leather from Wolf is equipped with a large padded cushion and a secure base, linked by a reinforced steel rod to support even the most massive watches. Sold at 119€.

Static British Racing double watch stand in vegan leather from Wolf

Travel case

The timepiece enthusiast often owns several models, and it's quite possible that he'll want to take a few with him when he travels. In this case, the travel case is a sure bet.

Le Blake model in smooth leather by Wolf offers enough space for three watches and keeps them safe. It features an adjustable snap closure and a hidden capsule inside the roll to secure jewelry and other small accessories. It retails at 257€ and available in three models.

Blake model in smooth leather by Wolf

Automatic watch winder

Unlike quartz watches, which are battery-powered, automatic watches are powered by wrist movement. To avoid having to wind it manually after too long a period without wearing it, there's the watch winder. A box containing a base that turns on itself to keep the watch in motion and provide the energy the watch needs to stay on time.

For this purpose, we offer you the Cub simple model in vegan leather by Wolf. Featuring a dynamic locking cuff for secure adjustment, it counts the precise number of rotations and includes pre-programmed pause and sleep phases. It also features a 10-second delayed start with 900 revolutions per day. Mains or battery operated. Sold at 389€ and available in twelve colors.

Cub simple model in vegan leather by Wolf

A small anthology of watchmaking books

The watch publishing market is vast, and there are many fine books on the subject, both on the history of the industry, brands and models, as well as works written in the form of guides to assist the amateur reader in his or her watchmaking choices.

We've selected a few that are sure to make perfect gifts for enthusiasts, beginners and advanced alike.

Specialist journalist, photographer, editor and watch enthusiast, Matt Hranek is the author of several books, including this horological history of the world's most famous watches.

It features interviews and anecdotes about several iconic timepieces and their illustrious owners, such as Paul Newman and his Rolex Daytona, la Patek Philippe Nautilus or the gold Tiffany watch worn by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the historic Yalta Conference.

A Man & His Watch : Iconic Watches & Stories from the Men Who Wore Them par Matt Hranek

Editor-in-Chief of Sport&Style the lifestyle magazine of the daily L'Équipe, Paul Miquel has also worked as a watch columnist for the medium GQ. In this 240-page book, he explores more than 50 of the world's rarest watch models.

From the iconic models worn by the likes of James Bond and Elvis Presley, he traces the achievements of modern technology and engineering, as well as the finest watch auction records.

Rare Watches : Explore the World's Most Exquisite Timepieces par Paul Miquel

Reissued for the fourth time in December 2022, this beautiful book once again offers a fine selection of exceptional timepieces. From their mechanical complexity and unique design to their astronomical price tag, all these watches bear witness to the genius of the high-precision art of fine watchmaking.

A must-have for getting to know these remarkable models down to the last detail. The little extra: auctioneer Aurel Bacs and the patriarch of Swiss watchmaking Jean-Claude Biver as prefacers.

Montres rares par Paul Miquel

A descendant of the Cartier brothers, the author traces the family saga from the humble Parisian jewelry shop founded in 1847 to the global luxury empire that is now Cartier.

Packed with never-before-seen archives, this book unveils the history of the brand's most emblematic jewels and those who have worn them. A book that delves into the roots of this family business, whose motto is: "Never copy, always create".

Les Cartier par Francesca Cartier Brickell

Designed by Louis Cartier in 1917, the watch Tank is today considered an icon of modern watchmaking. Writer, journalist and first president of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, Franco Cologni dedicates this 232-page book to her, revealing the most significant models, their technical characteristics and portraits of the famous customers the timepiece has seduced over the years.

A veritable ode to this timeless watch, featuring archive documents and partly unpublished photographs.

Cartier: The Tank

Chronicler, but above all "collector and enthusiast" of timepieces since his first Omega SeamasterIn this book, Clément Mazarian unveils a selection of 90 watches that he has carefully classified into dedicated chapters: mechanicals, chronos, divers... but also everything you need to know about the history of watchmaking and its iconic and lesser-known timepieces.

A comprehensive and relevant book with photographs by Henry Leutwyler.

Collection personnelle : De la Rolex Daytona à la Casio G-Shock, 90 montres racontées pour bien sortir accompagné par Clément Mazarian

Price summary of our watch selection

RéférencesPrix boutiquePrix Watch Interest
Citizen Platform Classic Elegant189€/
Citizen Tsuyosa Vintage299€/
Lip Rallye 41 mm Ninja Méca-Quartz299€/
Yema Superman Heritage349€/
Yema Rallygraf Panda399€/
Baltic Bicompax 003 et 002648€/
Baltic Hermétique Tourer660€/
Seiko Presage540€/
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer680€/
Seiko Presage Hemp Leaf990€/
Tissot T-Classic PRX Powermatic 80775€
Nivada Grenchen Pacman - Depthmaster1 100€/
Lip Nautic 3 39 mm1 199€/
Argon Watches SpaceOne1 500 à 1 900€/
Baltic Tricompax Panda et Reverse Panda1 902€/
Longines Heritage Skin Diver2 700€2 295€
Longines HydroConquest GMT3 050€2 592€
Pequignet Concorde3 800 à 4 000€3 230 à 3 400€
Tudor Black Bay 543 850€3 272€
Tudor Black Bay 583 950€3 357€
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M6 100 à 6 500€5 185 à 5 525€
Omega Speedmaster - Moonwatch Professional Chronographe Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42 mm8 800€7 480€
Cartier Santos7 650 à 8 350€6 502 à 7 097€
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 468 900 à 9 250€7 565 à 7 862€
Frédérique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture9 150€7 777€

Who is Watch Interest?


Watch Interest is a watch media founded in 2021 with a focus on quality in the service of watch passion. Our promise is to provide engaging and informative content that serves the needs of both the discerning watch enthusiast and the seasoned collector: a one-stop destination for information on watches, houses and market news.


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At what price can you indulge in watchmaking?


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