Twelve Timepieces To Gift Your Significant Other This Eid

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Still searching for a gift for the watch collector in your life? We’ve got good news: the latest men’s timepieces are here, with fantastic designs, amazing technological complications and exquisite materials, that will please even the most discerning customers.

Ulysses Nardin Blast Moonstruck

For this 3D work of art for the wrist, Ulysse Nardin has repackaged its Moonstruck Worldtimer into one of its contemporary, lightweight Blast cases, and the results are truly mesmerising. On show is the Moon’s rotation, its effects on tides, the apparent movement of the Sun around the globe, as observed from Earth, plus world time and dual time. The visuals are incredible, with the 355-part UN-106 in-house automatic calibre keeping everything in check, housed inside a 45mm black ceramic and DLC titanium case. Price is around Dhs271,397, with numbers likely limited. Shop now

Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Complete Calendar Openface

When you create a technical masterpiece, as Vacheron Constantin clearly feels it did with the original Traditionelle Complete Calendar – showing the date, day, month and moonphase all at once – then why hide it all away? This is where the new Openface version comes in, with an open dial to let you see the inner workings. Housed in a 41mm case, you can choose either white or rose gold, presented on an alligator leather strap, with both models priced at Dhs173,709, and the Calibre 2460 QCL/2 visible through the sapphire caseback. Shop now

Hublot Big Bang Integral Time Only

Most Hublot watches are known for being big, brash, colourful and highly complicated, but this year the manufacturer is also looking to small and simple. For these Big Bang Integral models, the case is just 40mm wide and 9.25mm thick, water-resistant to 100m, and available in yellow gold, titanium or limited-edition ‘All Black’ ceramic (just 250 pieces). Plus you get ‘Time Only’, so just the hours, minutes, seconds and the date, presented with an openworked dial. Prices are Dhs65,370 for the titanium, Dhs181,400 for the yellow gold, and Dhs73,082 for the ceramic. Shop now

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-Winding 37mm

This year happens to be the 50th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s famed Royal Oak design, with its octagonal case and bold bezel screws. Naturally, the manufacturer is celebrating in style, unleashing a range of new models, offering different sizes, materials, colours and functionalities throughout the year. To begin with, 11 time and date models with 37mm cases have just been released, including this example in stainless steel, with an 18k rose gold bezel and studs on the strap. This version costs Dhs107,906, with steel-only and diamond-set also available. Shop now

Cartier Pascha de Cartier Chronograph

The original Pascha de Cartier was released in 1985, noted for its sporty design, and its round case and distinctive lugs. After a successful relaunch in 2020, Cartier has now introduced this 41mm chronograph model, with a rotating bezel, a sapphire caseback, plus an in-house movement offering 47 hours of power reserve. The metal bracelet or leather straps can also be swapped and adjusted easily thanks to Cartier’s QuickSwitch and SmartLink systems. How much? Try Dhs34,705 for the stainless steel, and Dhs85,000 for the yellow gold. Shop now

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture Blue-Grey

This is the flagship model of Frederique Constant’s Highlife sports watch collection, which the company is now offering with a fashionable blue-grey colour scheme. A subtle update of the perpetual calendar released in 2020, with interchangeable straps/bracelets and an in-house automatic FC-755 calibre, visible through the caseback, it features a 41mm stainless steel case, water-resistant to 50m, with a guilloché motif of the Earth on the dial, and the moonphase, day, date and month all shown. Expect it to cost around Dhs35,217. Shop now

Reservoir ‘The Maldives Edition’ Hydrosphere Bronze

French watchmaker Reservoir has often looked to the world of motoring for ideas, but with the opening of its first physical shop in The Maldives last year became inspired by water. This Hydrosphere Bronze watch resembles the pressure gauges of the first divers, with a single hand on the dial for a new way of reading the time. Limited to 100 pieces, it comes in a waterproof case, with alternative straps, and a print by French artist Alain Bouldouyre. With a 45mm bronze case and matching dial, it costs Dhs16,159. Shop now

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Lupin the Third – Final Edition

Who would have thought that simply splitting a dial into black and white could have such a dramatic effect? This Zenith timepiece is actually the third and final collaboration between the Swiss watch brand and popular Japanese manga Lupin the Third, effectively bringing the watches worn by the characters in the stories to life. This one has a 37mm A384 titanium case, a ladder-style bracelet, an El Primero calibre and sapphire caseback, plus the black- and-white face with black and grey dials. Limited to 250 pieces, expect it to cost Dhs36,725. Shop now

Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0

It’s rare to see a high-end digital watch these days, and perhaps even more surprising to see one from the likes of Girard-Perregaux. But this is a new version of its Casquette, produced from 1976-1978, with 8,200 made, and famous for its distinctive tubular LED display – still sought-after by collectors today. The Casquette 2.0 follows the same design, but uses modern materials, encased in ceramic, with a Grade 5 titanium caseback. There is also a new quartz movement with added functionality. Just 820 will be made, at Dhs17,260 each. Shop now

H Moser & Cie Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse

Inspired by a solar eclipse, and a collaboration with menswear brand The Armoury, this minimalist watch from H Moser & Cie features a black dial, surrounded by polished elements, to achieve its desired effect. There are two versions, both with 38mm steel cases, and the dial, hands and markers either matching or in contrasting rose gold. Vantablack is used for the dial – a fragile material, but one of the darkest available – and an HMC 327 in-house movement is found inside, visible through the caseback. Price for either version is Dhs95,561, with just 28 of each available. Shop now

Armin Strom Orbit First Edition

The big selling point for this latest from family-owned watch brand Armin Strom is that it displays the date along its bezel, with a large central hand pointing the way – a world-first, as the company makes clear. The Orbit also has a 43.4mm stainless steel case, with the time shown on a smaller dial to the left, housing a sub-dial for the seconds, and all of the inner workings of the movement to the right. Limited to just 25 pieces, you can expect the Orbit to cost around Dhs116,306. Shop now

Roger Dubuis Knights of the Round Table

This is actually the sixth Knights of the Round Table watch from Roger Dubuis, with each more exquisite than the last. The dial itself shows King Arthur’s Round Table, with a knight figure at each numeral. Here, the dial is black Murano glass, with touches of blood red Mura glass, and the knights painstakingly crafted from rose gold. Housed in a 45mm rose gold case, the self-winding D821 calibre is visible on the reverse, with a black calf leather strap, limited to 28 pieces. Price around Dhs1.3 million. Shop now

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Featured image photographed by Mox Santos for MOJEH Jewellery & Watches 07