Updated September 2021
Sometimes it’s tough to find good gift ideas for your favorite man. We say, give him the gift of time with a fine watch this Christmas.
A man’s watch subtly marks his character and personality. It says something about him. We chose these as the best watches for men of taste, who appreciate fine engineering, craftsmanship, and quality. For men with a sense of style, who are beyond the latest trend or hype.
Try these handsome options on for size.
Cuervo y Sobrinos Watches
Make a big impression gifting their CyS watch. Each one comes in a Spanish cedar cigar humidor.
Today’s only Swiss-made watch with a Latin soul. Historically significant, Cuervo y Sobrinos (Cuervo & nephews) watches mark an unparalleled time in history.
The Cuervo y Sobrinos boutique was originally established in Havana, Cuba in 1882. During Havana’s heyday of the 1930s-50s CyS was Cuba’s Tiffany of the era. In fact, the brand was so highly respected that the boutique’s guest register boasts signatures of Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Clark Gable and many, many more.
Reflecting as many intangible components as they have physical pieces: artistry, history, engineering, revolution, and notoriety. Even Cartier envied Cuervo y Sobrinos during the years when Havana served as a playground for the rich and famous.
In addition, CyS is historically connected to the Grand Prix, and has been sponsoring vintage car racing through the European countryside for generations.
The Best Cuervo Y Sobrinos Luxury Watches to Gift This Christmas
Undeniable class is the main feature of this Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Retrogrado Argente with an automatic 30-jewel movement. Directly inspired by original, vintage drawings from the boutique’s safe, recently recovered in Havana, Cuba.
The CyS Historiador collection is characterized by its classic, timeless elegance, the simplicity of its form and its vintage style. Each watch in the Historiador collection are near replicas. Updated with a modern twist on the original, historical Cuervo y Sobrinos models. Every piece exudes the essence of a distant elegant past while telling you the story of its Latin soul.
The Retrogrado features:
- an unusual date indication with the capacity to go back in time
- central seconds, day of the week and a 42 hour power reserve with indicator
- the distinction of a double curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- 40mm stainless steel case with a screwed see-through back, also boasting a sapphire crystal
- dark blue Louisiana alligator strap with a stainless steel folding buckle with an engraved CyS emblem
Its silver dial features fabulous artisanal work with the central focal point in a finely executed “Clous de Paris” guilloche pattern. All hands display blue Superluminova glow.
Cuba has a rich maritime history, harking back to a time when pirates navigated the seas. The Cuervo y Sobrinos Pirata GMT has a distinctive modular case design. Its elaborate shape echoes the profile of a 17th century cannon. The bold 45mm stainless steel case allows for an expansive dial area. As a result, it displays every indication with notable clarity and style.
The Pirata GMT features:
- Hours, minutes, seconds, a second time zone, and a date display in window
- Automatic 25-jewel movement with a 40 hour power reserve
- 45mm stainless steel case AND a screwed see-through case back
- Sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating
- Water-resistant to 5 ATM
- Luminous hands for hours, minutes, central second, and GMT hands with rhodium finish
- Globe style crown
- Black dial with 24 hours display on center
- Black matte ostrich strap with a stainless steel pin buckle and engraved CyS emblem
Hamilton Watch is one of the oldest and most respected American watch lines. A very affordable watch line with incredible style and history. From timeless classics to diving and aviation watches to retro styles reviving some of their most historical pieces.
Elvis Presley is seen here wearing one of his Ventura watches in the movie, Blue Hawaii.
Noted Hamilton historian, Jarett Harkness was quoted as saying, “I’m not sure how Elvis Presley’s White Gold Ventura got onto Blue Hawaii, but I imagine it was just because Elvis was fascinated with the watch and owned one, and it looked good for the movie,”. As a matter of fact, Presley owned many Venturas and was known to give them as gifts.
In addition, the Ventura is the official timepiece of Men in Black agents all over the world. The watch appears in all four episodes of the MIB series and is as much a part of their uniform as the black suit and wraparound sunglasses. Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, and Tessa Thompson all wear the Hamilton Ventura.
The watches from the Khaki collection are Hamilton’s most popular watches. This is one of the favorites, the Khaki Field King Auto with a 40mm stainless steel case and a dark brown leather strap.
Its extended power reserve lasts up to 80 hours, almost double the industry standard. Therefore, when you take your watch off on Friday it’ll still be ticking on Monday.
An American classic, Hamilton’s Intra-Matic Auto with date. A 38mm stainless steel case with 20mm lugs and water resistance. A comfortable goat leather band with an 18mm pin buckle.
The Intra-Matic is a good example of how classic design never goes out of style. Verifying the magic of simplicity, well suited to everyone who appreciates classic American style.
Also includes a sapphire crystal with anti-reflection and a 50-hour power reserve.