Written By: Vahid Moradi
Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or just because—there are countless reasons to give a family member or loved one an unforgettable gift. And when that person has confessed their love of luxury watches to you, you’ll want to find a present that speaks to their passion.
In this gift guide, we’ve outlined eight fabulous gift ideas that will surprise and delight even the most discerning watch enthusiast.
Assorted Luxury Gifts for Watch Lovers
The obvious gift for a watch lover is a watch. But timepieces are often very personal; choosing the perfect watch for anyone in your life can be challenging. With that in mind, we’re beginning this list with five of the best gifts for watch lovers that aren’t watches.
1. A Montblanc Meisterstück Gold-Coated LeGrand Ballpoint Pen
The word Meisterstück means “masterpiece” in German, and Montblanc was right to bestow the name upon their line of pens. The design here is sublime: the richness of the deep black precious resin is punctuated by gold-coated accents, and the white star emblem crowns the cap in triumph.
A Montblanc Meisterstück LeGrand Ballpoint Pen makes a perfect gift for writers, artists, or lovers of the finer things in life—especially those who already own a Montblanc watch. Anytime the recipient signs a letter or a check with this magnificent pen, they’ll think of you.
2. A Baccarat Gingko Vase
Few earthly materials evoke elegance and grace like crystal. So, what better gift is there for the woman with exquisite taste than a large Baccarat Ginkgo Vase? Inspired by the Chinese Ginkgo Biloba leaf, this vase is more than a vessel for orchids and hydrangeas—it is an affirmation of greatness.
For something a touch easier to wrap, the Baccarat Ginkgo Vase is also available in a medium model.
3. A Watch Polishing or Watch Repair Service
Sometimes the best gift is showing you care. Watch care is not only useful but a considerate gift any watch lover would value. When you bring someone’s favorite watch in for polishing or offer to have it repaired at CJ Charles Jewelers, you revive a treasured piece of their history. New gifts are always appreciated, but the feeling of seeing an existing watch restored to its full glory is unrivaled.
4. A Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos Classic Clock
With a high-end watch on their wrist, a collector of timepieces can tell the time anywhere they roam. But what about in the comfort of their own home? An Atmos Classic clock from Jaeger LeCoultre takes the resplendence of a luxury wristwatch and turns it into a household centerpiece.
Enveloped in a gilt brass cabinet, the large white dial practically hovers in mid-air, its black poire recto hands revolving around a set of grand Roman numerals. With an Atmos Classic clock, you give the gift of sheer elegance.
Luxury Watches for the Watch Lover
Of course, a watch collector will be thrilled to receive a new timepiece. But how do you choose between so many different watches? If you’ve ever shopped for watches before, you know how much personal preference plays a role.
The key to giving a watch as a gift is to buy something timeless. Below are some of our suggestions for affordable, universally-adored watches that would make the perfect addition to any watch collection
5. The Tank Must de Cartier (WSTA0041)
A favorite watch worn by influential figures from Muhammad Ali to Princess Diana, the Cartier Tank is one of the defining styles of the last century.1 It’s a classic silhouette that every luxury watch connoisseur knows; any Tank timepiece would be a welcome addition to every watch fan’s collection.
The Tank Must de Cartier is one of the best entry-level priced watches while offering the highest legacy and quality to the consumer that makes the iconic look of the Cartier Tank more accessible. With a steel case, black calfskin strap, brilliant silvered dial, and the signature Cartier blue appointments, this automatic watch is a divine gift for anyone in your life.
6. The Panerai Luminor Base Logo (PAM01086)
Panerai has managed to find the balance between opulence and subtlety in the Luminor Base Logo PAM01086. Although the watch strap is rarely the focus of a timepiece, the Scamosciato brown strap on the PAM01086 is a significant component of this mechanical watch’s effortless charm, contrasting beautifully with the pitch-dark dial.
Panerai watches are especially ideal for a watch enthusiast with an equal passion for the open seas. The luminous hour markers and hands make the timepiece legible on moonless crossings, while the 44 mm polished steel case keeps the inner working dry up to 100 meters. For those looking for something a little more complex, Panerai also makes some of the best chronograph watches to date.
8. The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (IW327012)
Black Arabic numerals on a stark silver-plated dial—is there anything more iconic than that? One look at this IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII will convince you and your gift’s recipient that the answer is a resounding “no.”
With a 40 mm stainless steel case, an understated date window, and an instantly recognizable plane logo etched into the case back, this timepiece is a minimalist coup de maître; anyone who calls themselves a watch collector would be proud to wear it.
Give a Gift that Exceeds the Extraordinary with CJ Charles Jewelers
Whatever the occasion for your gift, it’s the thought behind it that matters most. When you take the time to hand-pick the perfect present, that thoughtfulness will shine through.
At CJ Charles Jewelers, our experienced staff is waiting to guide you through the entire process, so you can select a memorable gift that will last a lifetime. Tell us all about the watch lover in your life, and we’ll work to pair you with the right watch, piece of jewelry, or another luxury gift.
For any questions, get in touch today—we’d love to hear from you.
Written By: Vahid Morai
Vahid Moradi’s lifelong passion, dedication, and commitment for the jewelry industry led him to become the respected owner of CJ Charles Jewelers in 1988. From that moment, Moradi’s single focus in business was to become recognized as the pinnacle of value and world-class quality in the his Community. Over 34 years later, CJ Charles continues to grow and thrive as a successful, family-owned business that consistently provides exceptional service to all their clientele.
- The history of the iconic Cartier Tank, a Muhammad Ali favourite. https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/watches/article/cartier-tank-history