The realm of the sub-$50,000 watch market reveals an insane assortment of timepieces. We’re talking borderline grails. Watches you have to save for a very long time, or consolidate much of your collection for. We’re talking complications, precious metals and coveted limited editions. And we’re also talking about accessing brands like Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, as well as some very special pieces from Rolex. Christmas doesn’t get much better than this!
Christmas 2022 Watch Buying Guide: $10,000 – $20,000
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500ST
Respected and revered, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500ST is one of the ultimate stainless steel high-end sports watches money can buy.
Rolex Day-Date 40
For ultimate stealth, the white-gold Rolex Day-Date 40 will leave its lucky recipient absolutely enthralled come Christmas morning.
Patek Philippe 6119G Calatrava
The new Patek Philippe 6119G Calatrava is the ultimate expression of modernity meeting traditional watchmaking, and will serve as the perfect stocking stuffer for its lucky Christmas recipient.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Automatic
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Automatic is a beautiful combination of warm colours, meticulous finishings and asymmetry. Wouldn’t mind unwrapping on Christmas day!
Like the Rolex Day-Date 40, the white-gold Rolex Daytona has a very inconspicuous look, with the only thing giving it away is that deep blue dial.
Patek Philippe 5235R Annual Calendar Regulator
A Patek Philippe 5235R Annual Calendar Regulator for Christmas? Why not!
Ulysse Nardin Freak X
Ulysse Nardin’s Freak X is an awesome spectacle of some very complicated watchmaking encased in carbon fiber. The end result is a watch that will impress anyone this Christmas.
Breguet Tradition Skeleton 7027
Breguet’s prowess in openworking is evident here with the fantastic Tradition Skeleton 7027. A tried and true stocking filler for Christmas if there ever was one.
Rolex GMT-Master II
Or why not go all out for Christmas and gift the heavy-duty Everose gold Rolex GMT-Master II? Caution: Absolutely do not attempt to put this in a stocking, best to leave it under the tree!
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