The Michel Herbelin Gift Guide: Christmas Watches Under £500

A beautiful watch is the perfect present which is not only practical but a long lasting possession to be admired for decades. A watch is an appropriate gift for all occasions from Christmas, to milestone birthdays and anniversaries and if chosen well, will never go out of style.

With an extensive range of styles, coming in all shapes and sizes and a wide variety in the choice of precious metals or stylish leather straps it can be difficult to make an informed decision. Where you may have a passion or interest in a distinct style or brand, it is always vital to consider the preferences of those receiving the gift. Remember that where men admire the intricacies of mechanical watches, many ladies would be happier with a no nonsense top quality quartz.

To make the process easier for you we’ve picked out a selection of watches suitable for everyone’s tastes, from simple and refined to bold and bright.

Men’s Watches for Christmas

For the classic gentleman

12243_t11ma-990Men’s Two Tone Metropole Strap Watch: £355.00

This classic timepiece takes old traditional elements and combines this with a slight touch of modernity.  The large striking face is beautifully finished with a double rimmed stainless steel case and a contrasting gold PVD bezel. This watch is perfect for men of all ages who like to look sophisticated and understated but require a high degree of practicality.

For the modern man

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Men’s Stainless Steel Bachelor Strap Watch: £339.00

Strong, classic with a modern twist. The cream lacquered dial is a fresh look for an active, busy man that needs a watch to keep up with his lifestyle. The watch is water resistant up to 10 Atmospheres and the fabric strap makes it an ideal watch for everyday wear. An update on a traditional choice, the watch incorporates the high standards of Michel Herbelin’s craftsman ship.

For the minimalist man

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Men’s Stainless Steel Slim Case Ikone Watch: £255.00

Bringing together a fusion of a classic strap with a minimalist face, this extra slim cased watch is modern simplicity. The strap is a joy to wear, made from sumptuous soft plain dark brown leather with stitched sides. Even better, the sapphire crystal is scratch resistant, meaning that the watch is as hard working as you are.

Women’s watches for Christmas

For the lady with elegance

17404_b59-541Women’s Stainless Steel Salambo Bangle Watch: £365.00

Pretty and elegant, this delicate yet eye catching watch is part of the Salambo collection complete with a bangle watch strap. This polished steel watch has a white genuine Mother of Pearl dial adorned with crystals, perfect for the lady who likes to indulge in the finer things in life. With removable links, the watch can be worn as close to the wrist or as loose as desired. So exquisitely made, this wrist watch doubles up as a fine piece of jewellery.

For the lady with sparkle

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Women’s Stainless Steel Perle Bracelet Watch: £495.00

If you know a lady that loves to shine in the spotlight then this stainless steel watch from the Perle collection is for you. The beautiful bracelet is made up of rows of beads, as pleasing on the eye as worn on the wrist. The Mother of Pearl dial and crystal hour markers make it a truly luxurious piece of wrist wear that is guaranteed to be admired.

 

For the coordinated lady

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Women’s Stainless Steel Antares Watch (with Interchangeable straps): £475.00

Do you have a lady in your life who always looks perfectly polished and coordinated from head to toe? Then this watch with interchangeable straps is the perfect solution for the more colourful amongst us. The invention of the ingenious click and lock system enables you to change the strap yourself, so why compromise on accessories? Michel Herbelin offers a complete colour palette of straps ensuring that there are colours suitable for all seasons, from light, bright colours suitable for spring, summer and warm rich tones such as chocolate brown and red making an obvious choice for autumn, winter.

The more thought and effort you put into the purchase of the watch, the more the recipient is likely to appreciate the gesture. Match up a watch with your loved one’s personality and see them cherish it for years to come.

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