Whether you are finishing your exams or eagerly awaiting your results (or not so eagerly, as the case may be), why not take a break from the stress and start looking for the perfect graduation present?
Watches have always been a great gift idea to mark an important occasion and one of those special moments in life is definitely graduating from college. Leaving education for the working world is a big step in the life of any young person and a fine timepiece is the perfect way to remember all the hard work you have put into your studies.
Now, obviously, you are not going to be buying yourself a watch as you are still a poor student, so you will need to forward your wish list to your parents — who may also be poor after paying for your studies — so feel free to link in godparents and grandparents too! We are sure they will appreciate a few tips about what to get you. Here are some ideas below, but do take a look at our Watch Search too, where you will find thousands of watches in every budget.
Bell & Ross
Best known for its timepieces that replicate the shape of airplane cockpit instruments, Bell & Ross has introduced a number of new designs to its collection over the last few years and some great timepieces for ladies too. Check out the Bell & Ross BR V294 Bellytanker at CHF 4,850 and the Bell & Ross BR S Grey Camouflage at CHF 2,450.
Nomos Glashütte was formed two months after the fall of the Berlin wall and is the largest producer of mechanical timepieces in Germany. They also produce their movements in house, which is nothing to be sniffed at, especially at these great prices. Photographed here: The Nomos Orion Neomatik at CHF 3,630 and the Nomos Club Campus Neomatik at CHF 2,780.
Another great brand from Germany is MeisterSinger, which is renowned for its one-handed watches that indicate the time to the nearest five-minutes. This unique way of reading the time is a great way to remember to appreciate the passing of time. MeisterSinger No. 01 is priced at CHF 1,564 and the MeisterSinger Neo is CHF 1,120.
Maurice Lacroix; based in Saignelégier, Switzerland; is a great choice for your first serious Swiss watch. The brand’s tagline is “Your time is now”, which really speaks to graduates about to embark on their journey into the professional world. See the Maurice Lacroix Aikon at CHF 1,590 and the Maurice Lacroix Fiaba at CHF 1,190.
One of the most respected Swiss watchmakers, Jaeger-LeCoultre was the timepiece of choice for Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation in 1953. So, if you like the idea of a royal seal of approval on your watch, you can’t go wrong with a Jaeger! Take a look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic at CHF 7,000 and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One at CHF 5,650.