Holiday Gift Guide: Ten Watches Under USD 5,000

Holiday Gift Guide: Ten Watches Under USD 5,000

It can be so difficult to find the perfect gift for someone who means the world to you. This year, we’ve compiled a list of 10 watches under $5,000 that are perfectly matched to the personalities of your loved ones. We have elegant watches that dress up the occasion, rugged tool watches ready to tackle the weekend, and a few selections off the beaten path for the friend who defies expectations. This festive season, enjoy the journey as you find the perfect gift for the ones you cherish.


Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze

The Vibe: The perfect watch for that upcoming holiday in the Caribbean. Dressed in trendy bronze, this is a stylish watch that transitions confidently from a day on the beach to a dinner at the resort. The compact size gives the watch a vintage appeal, and the satin-brushed bronze will establish a patina to mark the wearer’s journey.

Tech Specs: Ref M79012M-0001

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze

Movement: Self-winding COSC-certified caliber MT5400; 70-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and a unidirectional rotating bezel for timing dives
Case: 39mm; bronze; water resistant to 200m
Dial: Gradient matte brown-bronze; luminescent applied hour markers and Arabic numerals
Strap: Riveted bronze bracelet; complimentary brown- bronze fabric with bronze pin buckle
Price: USD 4,525
Availability: Available exclusively at Tudor boutiques


NORQAIN Adventure NEVEREST 40mm Limited Edition

NORQAIN Adventure NEVEREST 40mm Limited Edition

The Vibe: The Adventure NEVEREST 40mm Limited Edition is for the adventurous sportsman looking for a touch of sophistication. The black dial is accented beautifully with red gold for a watch that can truly go anywhere — from a mountain expedition to the boardroom. The NORQAIN Adventure NEVEREST collection also contributes to the worthy Butterfly Help Project that supports the children of Sherpas who lost their lives in the Himalayan mountains by giving them access to education.

Tech Specs: Ref NN1001SGC1CA/GB103

NORQAIN Adventure NEVEREST 40mm Limited Edition

Movement: Self-winding COSC-certified caliber NN20/1; 70-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
Case: 40mm; stainless steel with 18K 5N red gold bezel and black ceramic ring; water resistant to 200m
Dial: Gray with black lines; hand-applied polished faceted indexes with X1 Super-LumiNova coating
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, flex fabric or black rubber with steel pin buckle
Price: USD 4,680 on rubber or flex fabric, USD 4,890 on bracelet
Availability: Limited edition of 100 pieces


Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

The Vibe: A classic timepiece with an authentic vintage feel, this is an unpretentious masterpiece with extreme versatility for all occasions, from casual to dress. With its black dial and silver accents, it feels like it stepped right out of the 1940s. In short, a striking watch with a unique charm that will be an instant favorite for formal wear and a night out in the town.

Tech Specs: Ref L2.828.4.53.2

Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

Movement: Self-winding caliber L893; 72-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes and small seconds
Case: 38.5mm; stainless steel; water resistant to 30m
Dial: Black; painted Arabic numerals and indexes
Strap: Brown leather; stainless steel pin buckle
Price: USD 2,150


Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin

The Vibe: The Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin Automatic in stainless steel is a fresh take on a diver. This watch has all of the panache of a mid-century sport dive watch with the modern updates in innovation and reliability. Zodiac offers plenty of color options that are super fun and stand out in the crowd of dive watches and the deep black with fluorescent triangles of this reference is no exception.

Tech Specs: Ref ZO9213

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin

Movement: Self-winding caliber STP 1-11; 44-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
Case: 39mm; stainless steel; water resistant to 200m DIAL Black; luminescent hour markers with Arabic numerals
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
Price: USD 1,295
Availability: Limited edition of 500 pieces


Oris Propilot Rega Fleet Limited Edition

Oris Propilot Rega Fleet Limited Edition

The Vibe: The Oris ProPilot Rega Fleet LE is a tool watch with a capital T. This watch is the real deal that will appeal to hardworking people who need a dependable and tough watch to keep up with them. This watch is also a collaboration with some of the toughest pilots in the world, namely the men and women who pilot rescue helicopters through the Swiss Alps to help those in need of medical assistance with the Rega organization. With a purchase of a ProPilot Rega Fleet LE watch, the owner can choose a caseback featuring one of the 21 aircraft that Rega operates. This watch is limited to 100 pieces.

Tech Specs: Ref 01 798 7773 4284 HB-ZQG-Set

Oris Propilot Rega Fleet Limited Edition

Movement: Self-winding Oris caliber 798 (base caliber SW 330-1); 42-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, instantaneous date and pulsometer
Case: 41.5mm; gray PVD plated stainless steel; water resistant to 100m
Dial: Black; Arabic numerals with BGW9 Super-LumiNova coating
Strap: Black leather with gray PVD plated stainless steel folding clasp; additional orange rubber
Price: USD 3,400
Availability: Limited to 100 pieces with varying caseback engravings


Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia IV Chronograph

Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia IV Chronograph

The Vibe: The Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia IV Chronograph is a complex watch with an elegant dial and the polished finish of a dress watch. It’s a timepiece with an understated presence that fits a Phlegmatic personality. The ultra clean white dial with blue accents is minimalist, finely balanced and boasts the smallest chronograph function of the collection.

Tech Specs: Ref M1-44-35-LB

Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia IV Chronograph

Movement: Self-winding caliber MU 9419; 62-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph
Case: 39mm; stainless steel; water resistant to 100m
Dial: White; applied indexes
Strap: Leather; stainless steel double folding clasp
Price: EUR 3,200 (approx. USD 3,711)


Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B2000YBD

The Vibe: This watch is rugged, tough and suited for adventures that push the boundaries. Made with materials like metal, carbon and resin, it’s unexpectedly lightweight so it won’t slow down even the most intense of adrenaline junkies. It has radio controlled, time-calibration signal reception and mobile link pairing over Bluetooth with a smartphone for those technophiles in your life. Solar powered and super charged, this watch is perfect for high-energy personalities.

Tech Specs: Ref MTG-B2000YBD-1A

Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B2000YBD

Movement: Japanese solar quartz movement; rechargeable battery with five-month battery operating time (with normal use without exposure to light after charge); 29-month battery operating time (when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
Functions: Multiband 6 radio controlled, wireless mobile link using Bluetooth, analog timekeeping, dual time with 27 time zones, countdown timer, stopwatch, alarm, full auto calendar (to year 2039), date and day
Case: 55.1mm × 49.8mm × 15.9mm; Carbon Core Guard structure with stainless steel and carbon fiber reinforced resin, black ion plated bezel; water resistant to 200m
Dial: Black and red; LED Super Illuminator and Neobrite luminescent markers
Strap: Layered composite with hard coating; one-touch triple folding clasp
Price: USD 1,200


Junghans Meister Gangreserve Edition 160

Junghans Meister Gangreserve Edition 160

The Vibe: The Junghans Meister Gangreserve Edition 160 is one of those rare watches that is simultaneously understated and extraordinary. It’s a watch for someone who speaks rarely, but with great insight and wisdom. A beautiful watch with a minimal design on first inspection, there’s a dynamic aspect that surprises the viewer when the power reserve begins to drain and the indicator makes itself known. This is a watch that only speaks when there are important things to be said.

Tech Specs: Ref 27/4114.02

Junghans Meister Gangreserve Edition 160

Movement: Self-winding caliber J810.2; 42-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve with color indicator
Case: 40.4mm; stainless steel; water resistant to 50m
Dial: Sunburst blue; slim, elongated hour markers
Strap: Light brown leather; stainless steel pin buckle
Price: USD 1,700
Availability: Limited edition of 160 pieces


Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

The Vibe: The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 is a trip to funky town — an unmitigated throwback to the ’70s with all of the vintage credibility of the original Tissot timepiece from 1978. This is
a fun watch that has retro-cool charm and an accessible price range. The “tapisserie” pattern on the dial adds a bit of texture in a variety of colors to suit any taste. The integrated stainless steel bracelet elevates the watch for versatility in most casual situations.

Tech Specs: Ref T1374071104100

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Movement: Self-winding Powermatic caliber 80.111; 80-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date
Case: 40mm; stainless steel; water resistant to 100m
Dial: Blue “tapisserie” design; applied hour markers
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
Price: USD 650


Sinn U50 S Mother-of-Pearl S

Sinn U50 S Mother-of-Pearl S

The Vibe: This dive watch is a bit of a contradiction with the tough outer case of German submarine steel meant to withstand the toughest of situations and the dial of delicate mother-of- pearl that softens the watch with its iridescent shimmer. It calls to the individualist who doesn’t fit into easy labels, a rare departure from the usual no-nonsense tool watches of Sinn.

Tech Specs: Ref 1050.0201

Sinn U50 S Mother-of-Pearl S

Movement: Self-winding Sellita caliber SW300-1; 38-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date and diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key mark
Case: 41mm; German submarine steel; water resistant to 500m
Dial: Shimmering black mother-of-pearl; luminescent indexes
Strap: Choice of silicone, leather, or stainless steel bracelet
Price: USD 3,320 on silicone strap
Availability: Limited to 500 pieces

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