12/19/2017 / In Timepieces
We are getting down to the wire - just 6 days until Christmas! If you are anything like me, then you still don’t have every gift bought, let alone wrapped. Maybe you have your mother, your sister, and your nieces covered but what about the dad, your brothers or your significant other?
Lucky for you, we at Schwarzschild Jewelers. are gifting experts. Seriously, every birthday, every holiday - we’ve got you covered. We’ll even coach you on how to present it to truly make the experience unforgettable. And since time is running out, I’ve compiled a list of sure-to-please, in-stock gifts to help you out now.
For the last 30 years, Frederique Constant has been known for pushing the boundaries of horological excellence in technology and value, so it should come as no surprise that their best selling watch is the industry’s first “Horological Smartwatch”.
Styled as a traditional wristwatch, even foregoing a digital display, the Horological Smartwatch features motion and sleep tracking functions and displays them via a secondary analog dial. Rather than a daily or weekly recharge, the Horological Smartwatch has a battery life of two years because of the lack of digital display. But for those of you looking for all the analytics and more, you can view them via Bluetooth and the company’s easy-to-use app.
Hamilton Watch Co. reached into its archives to create the Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman - a professional-grade divers’ watch that not only references the brand’s history as a provider of watches for the United States Navy but also its very first role in the movies. As seen in The Frogmen, this watch was the first Hamilton watch to be seen onscreen (since then, on the wrists of Elvis Presley in 1961’s Blue Hawaii; Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in 1997’s Men in Black and its sequels; Bruce Willis in two Die Hard films; and, most recently, Matthew McConaughey in 2014’s Interstellar).
While the Khaki Navy Frogman pays homage to its military-grade predecessor, it is also incredibly modern with a 42mm stainless steel case, striking blue dial and water resistance up to 300 meters. The movement inside the timepiece is a serious upgrade from the 1950s versions - the Caliber H-10 with a power reserve of 80 hours. This watch also sports a triple-row steel bracelet with a smart-adjustment clasp and divers’ extension.
The Raymond Weil Beatles “Abbey Road” Maestro timepiece is the perfect gift for the music man on your list. Raymond Weil has over 30 years of experience developing timepieces inspired by famous musicians and their instruments which is why their collaboration with the Beatles is ideal. This watch, in particular, was inspired by the engraved texture and musical experience of the Beatles' original recording medium - the vinyl record.
The Maestro’s dial is unique in that it showcases the iconic silhouettes of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr striding in sync across the infamous pedestrian walkway of the iconic Abbey Road cover. This timepiece also features a mechanical automatic winding RW4200 caliber movement, sapphire case back and a stainless steel case and bracelet.