Our Expert's Wishlist - Lisa Broun, Senior Watch Buyer
By Lisa Broun | 4 minute read
This article is part of our series of wishlists for the festive season. We have selected a range of buying experts, journalists, and influencers to share with us their wishlist for themselves, as well as friends and family. This Christmas curate your own dream wishlist here to share with friends or family and be in with a chance of winning up to £1,500 towards it. The perfect gift, perfect time at Watches of Switzerland. Click here for more details.
When the streets are floodlit with a sea of colourful lights and festive décor adorns the windows of homes and stores, there’s something wonderful about the thought that the gift of giving is just around just the corner.
Christmas is a time to cherish our loved ones and spend quality time together, with celebratory food and drink and the sound of happiness ringing in our ears. The giving and receiving of gifts make this time of year all the more poignant as we search for that perfect gift to place under the tree or in a stocking for our friends, family and loved ones.
Here at Watches of Switzerland we invite you to make your wishlist with us and share it with your special someone. Make a wish, share it, and your dreams may just come true.
And if you’re seeking that perfect timeless gift, our wishlist series is here to inspire you. We invited our Senior Watch Buyer, Lisa Broun, to share her Christmas wishlist. Whether it’s a precious timepiece for a family member to treasure forever or a versatile piece that can take a loved one from day to night, be inspired by Lisa and find the perfect gift at this perfect time.
I find the versatility of the Endurance Pro really appealing – it would make the ideal lightweight companion for my sporty partner on his bike rides, whilst still looking great as an everyday watch.Lisa Broun, Senior Watch Buyer
The 44mm Breitling Endurance Pro is the ultimate athleisure watch. Its vibrant aesthetic is combined with high precision and innovative technology which meets the needs of those that enjoy a vigorous workout and active lifestyle yet seek a casual everyday sports chronograph. The ultra-light Breitlight® case is perfect for the sporty individual, being 3.3 times lighter than titanium, extremely robust and highly resistant to scratches and corrosion. Powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 82 and featuring the same SuperQuartz™ technology as the products within the Breitling Professional range, the Breitling Endurance Pro delivers superb precision for the active professional.
This is the perfect introduction to Swiss watches for my son. It has all the features of a smart watch that appeal to him and the generation of tech mad individuals.
Harnessing all the key features and values of Hublot’s flagship Big Bang collection, the Big Bang E embraces sophisticated technological excellence. A true representation of Hublot’s motto of “Art of Fusion”, the Hublot Big Bang E unites advanced technology with the latest innovations in Swiss horology. The sandwich construction titanium case, comprising of 42 components, is presented on a black rubber strap with its patented One-Click system that enables easy interchangeability. The rotary crown with integrated pusher activates the digital heart of the watch with its endless functionalities, including a digital Perpetual Calendar. Sophisticated and advanced, this timepiece will definitely appeal to the tech mad generation.
With its decisive silhouette that really stands out from the crowd, this would make the perfect addition to my Mum’s collection.
This graceful 29.5mm case Cartier Tank Must has a streamlined silhouette that gently caresses the wrists of its wearers. With all the emblematic features of Cartier including the beaded crown with synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel, silvered dial, and blued-steel sword shaped hands. This is a sophisticated and refined timepiece to treasure.
This timepiece is definitely something that my Dad would actively seek. Its classic look harnesses seamless functionality and it would make a great addition to his collection.
Renowned for their Pilot’s watches, IWC continue to exceed expectations. This 41mm Pilot’s Chronograph has a stainless-steel case and striking blue dial with rhodium-plated hands. The distinct instrument look of the dial with its Arabic numerals and counters epitomises that of the dials found in cockpits presenting ultimate clarity. The ease of use of the mechanical stopwatch makes it ideal for everyday life applications. Presented on a blue calfskin strap with its EasX-CHANGE system to enable the wearer to change straps with ease and Powered by the IWC-manufactured Calibre 69385 which can be viewed through the transparent caseback. This Pilot’s Watch Chronograph is a versatile companion for the cockpit or everyday life.
The Speedmaster Moonwatch is one of the world’s most revered timepieces. There’s no doubt that this striking 2021 edition timepiece is a great addition for anyone seeking to add to their existing collection or start their timepiece collection.
Inspired by the 4th generation Speedmaster style worn on the moon, this 42mm stainless steel Speedmaster Moonwatch has an asymmetrical case, black step dial with applied OMEGA logo and the famous dot over 90 on the anodised aluminium bezel ring. With sapphire crystal on both the front and caseback, the movement of the watch is revealed. Powered by the superb Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861, certified by METAS to meet the highest standards of precision, this timepiece has surpassed the most vigorous testing procedures known in the industry. With no compromise on function or form, this iconic timepiece is a fantastic representation of the pioneering spirit of OMEGA.
This iconic timepiece is unique. Certainly a guaranteed conversation starter for any recipient!
The TUDOR Pelagos has become symbolic of adventure. Renowned amongst the dive community for its incredible 500 metre water resistance and power reserve of approximately 70 hours, its functionality is almost unsurpassable and has led it to become known as an essential diver’s tool. The 42mm titanium case features a jet-black bezel with luminous markers for optimum visibility. This is enhanced by a black dial with its luminous batons and markers. Presented on a titanium bracelet, this timepiece combines mechanical excellence and flawless aesthetics.
The Duetto offers a seamless transition from day to night. From everyday practicality to diamond glitz for a glam night out, it will fit any occasion effortlessly.
As the result of a challenge to design a timepiece that could withstand the polo matches played by British Army officers in India, the JLC Reverso family was born. This Reverso Classic Small Duetto Ladies watch allows you to choose from two manual-winding dials. The elegant guilloche dial on the front face has a distinct Art Deco feel, with baton hands, pure lines, and Arabic numerals. For a more glamorous look, the watch’s second face features a black dial with iridescent reflections, slender lines, and 30 diamonds set within the case.
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