Five men’s watches under HK$5,000 – ideal Christmas gifts for the man in your life
If you’re still stuck for inspiration on what Christmas present to get your man, these five very attractively priced watches might fit the bill
A tribute to the brand founder’s hometown, the Void V03D-Stockholm is about as Swedish as a packet of Kottbullar from Ikea. The design is clean and simple but the real delight is the back of the watch that has been machine etched with a pattern that evokes Sergels Torg, Stockholm’s central square. If you’re wondering why at 8 o’clock it says 08 on the indicator, that’s another nod to Stockholm’s dialling code. The watch has a 38mm steel case and inside is a Japanese quartz movement. Limited to 300 pieces, the V03D-Stockholm is priced at HK$1,800 and available from voidwatches.com.
Designed in collaboration with Yves Behar – the chief designer of consumer technology company Jawbone – the Movado Edge is a design watch par excellence. Taking Movado’s iconic Museum dial as an inspiration, the Edge hurtles towards the future with a sandblasted midnight blue aluminium dial that’s concave. Priced at HK$3,900, the watch features a 40mm polished steel case and a black silicone strap and is available from City Chain, 9/F Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2704 9289.
Something very classic and yet at the same time thoroughly on-trend is the DuFa 9001-06 from the Gropius collection. DuFa, or Deutsche Uhrenfabrik to use its full name, is a revived German watch brand that has taken the best from its archive and matched it with what guys want now, such as Nato straps and interesting colour combinations, and all with the Made in Germany seal of approval. The 9001-06 (HK$2,400) features a neat leather Nato strap and a distinctive grey dial. Available from global.rakuten.com
James McCabe Heritage Automatic II 1022-01
A classy, but only occasionally worn, dress watch needn’t be expensive and the James McCabe Heritage Automatic II 1022-01 is a steal at only HK$2,400. Designed in the classic style, the watch features an on-trend midnight blue dial, leather strap and for the price a bonus of an automatic movement. Available from mccabewatches.com
Another design classic, the BN0032 is based on the legendary Braun alarm clock designs by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs and is a distillation of modernist design and simplicity. As well as looking great, the most attractive thing about the BN0032 is the price, a snip at HK$1,188. The case is sized at 45mm and the watch comes with mesh bracelet and is available from mrporter . com.