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Christmas gifts A selection of gents’ watches from 3,000 – 10,000 Swiss francs

For many brands this is the “mid range”, but for many customers it is more like “aspirational” territory.

The 3,000 – 10,000 Swiss franc retail price segment is where you will find the majority of fine mechanical timepieces, as is clear from the industry’s export statistics. This category covers a wide range of different watch styles. Apart from a handful of exceptions, however, you will still need to dig deeper into your pockets if you are looking for higher-end complications such as a perpetual calendar.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo: CHF 3,800

Few brands have done as much to own the square case as Bell & Ross. Its BR 01 model looks like it has been pulled straight out of an aircraft cockpit and has been a signature of the brand for 10 years now. The slightly smaller BR 03, with its more manageable 42mm case, has proved a versatile model, as is shown by the on-trend black camo model presented earlier this year. Black SuperLuminova hands and hour markers create the perfect stealth look, complemented by a black strap in rubber or durable textile. With its self-winding mechanical movement, the BR 03-92 Black Camo tips the scales just above our lower limit.

A selection of gents’ watches from 3,000 – 10,000 Swiss francs

BR 03-92 Black Camo © Bell & Ross

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral: CHF 6,500

Carl F. Bucherer was the first watch company to introduce large-scale production of an in-house movement with a peripheral winding rotor back in 2008 when it introduced the calibre CFB A1000. The latest iteration of the movement, the Calibre CFB A2050, was presented last year and is designed to fit in smaller cases such as the 40mm size of the Manero Peripheral. The fact that the winding rotor rotates around the edge of the movement, rather than on top of it, also allows for a much slimmer case design. The Manero Peripheral for men is available in six different versions. Here we have chosen the stainless-steel model with a classic black dial and black leather strap.

A selection of gents’ watches from 3,000 – 10,000 Swiss francs

Manero Peripheral © Carl F. Bucherer

Eberhard & Co. Chrono 4 Limited Edition 130 years: CHF 8,630

This limited-edition chronograph (130 watches to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Eberhard & Co.) has the brand’s four patented in-line counters and a skeletonised silvered or black dial with that shows off a sapphire crystal bridge that is unique to this model. It also has a circular winding rotor in sapphire crystal and comes with a carbon-wear strap.

A selection of gents’ watches from 3,000 – 10,000 Swiss francs

Chrono 4 Limited Edition 130 years © Eberhard & Co

 

IWC Ingenieur Automatic: CHF 4,900

IWC presented a revamped Aquatimer collection at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting earlier this year comprising automatic watches, chronographs, a sports chronograph and a top-end perpetual calendar digital date-month model. Our pick in this category is the 40mm automatic model in stainless steel with a silver-plated dial and a black alligator leather strap. Power is provided by the IWC 35111 calibre self-winding movement, which offers a power reserve of 42 hours. This Ingenieur is the epitome of a classic wristwatch and its price, which is almost at the mid-point of our range in this category, represents great value for money.

A selection of gents’ watches from 3,000 – 10,000 Swiss francs

Ingenieur Automatic © IWC

Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time: CHF 5,500

If the neo-retro style of watch is your thing, the Montblanc 1858 is a great choice. This version has small seconds, dual time and day/night indications on a black dial with vintage-style cathedral hands filled with beige SuperLuminova for optimum low-light readability. The two-tone case combines brushed stainless steel with a bronze bezel that is paired with a cognac leather strap to complete the vintage look. It is powered by the Montblanc calibre MB 29.19 self-winding movement, which offers a power reserve of 42 hours.

A selection of gents’ watches from 3,000 – 10,000 Swiss francs

1858 Automatic Dual Time © Montblanc

 

Tiffany & Co. CT60® Chronograph: USD 7,450

The otherwise classic CT60 model gets a new look with a DLC-coated stainless-steel case and bezel and a funky black and grey striped NATO strap to match the smoked black dial. A self-winding Swiss movement ensures a 42-hour power reserve and provides date and chronograph functions. The whole package is water resistant to 100 metres, making for an all-round sporty watch.

A selection of gents’ watches from 3,000 – 10,000 Swiss francs

CT60® Chronograph © Tiffany & Co

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For Bell & Ross, each detail has a specific meaning and function: functionality is key, and minimalism – dispensing with superfluous ornamental details in favour of essential aspects – is vital.

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For 130 years, Eberhard & Co. has been synonymous with passion, innovation and attention to detail and design. These values have defined the Maison ever since it was founded.

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With a clear emphasis on technology and development, IWC Schaffhausen has been manufacturing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. Its philosophy, based on a passion for watchmaking, aims to...

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Montblanc has always been committed to the same values: the pursuit of quality and craftsmanship.

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Known for its prowess in the world of jewellery, Tiffany has been a leading name in watchmaking throughout its history.

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