Pushing the budget to between $5,000 and $10,000 means getting your hands on some very serious watches. In this Christmas 2022 Watch Buying Guide, I’ll be highlighting some amazing watches to gift some very lucky family members and friends, or yourself if you’re so inclined, including pieces from Rolex, Zenith, Glashütte Original and Omega.
Christmas 2022 Watch Buying Guide: $2,500 – $5,000
Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Open
Entering this market space opens the door to some incredible feats of horology, like the super significant and ultra iconic Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Open.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is a legend amongst legends, and represents some of the best watchmaking the maison produces. An exceptional Christmas gift for sure.
Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar
Glashütte Original’s PanoMaticLunar is a brilliant bit of kit that combines the efficacy of German engineering with the meticulous care attributed to the maison. The end result is an amazing stocking filler for your budding watch enthusiast friend or family member.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m is a deep, dark and ominous watch that sits in the brand’s upper echelons of watchmaking.
A Rolex for Christmas?! Not much else needs to be said, really.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
The Tudor Black Bay GMT was met with critical acclaim when it was released, and it continues to be one of the brand’s best modern watches. So yes, it will definitely impress its very lucky recipient.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional
Imagine unwrapping one of these for Christmas! The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional is one of the best watches money can buy at any time of the year, period. But getting it on Christmas makes it that much more special.
Breitling Navitimer 01
The legendary Breitling Navitimer 01 is an icon amongst icons, holding its own against far more expensive and more popular watches. It drips cool-factor and OG status, making it one of the best Christmas presents you can buy this year.
Omega Aqua Terra GMT Worldtimer
The Omega Aqua Terra GMT Worldtimer is one of the most beautiful GMT Worldtimers this side of $10,000. Coupled with the fact that it comes on a bracelet and is powered by a METAS certified Master Chronometer movement with a Co-Axial escapement makes for one damn good Christmas present.
Another tried-and-true legend, the Tudor Pelagos remains one of the world’s most capable diver’s watches in this price segment, and is indeed a very cool gift to give on Christmas.
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