The globe trotter loves traveling the world. But this passion goes way beyond the journey alone. It is a philosophy of curiosity that is deeply ingrained in the globe trotter's personality and that drives him to explore the world. People like this were the explorers of the past and even today strive to learn and experience new things wherever they go. In their timepieces, these men appreciate classic designs that go beyond conventional style as well as mechanical gadgets that ease their way. Even if modern technology has found other ways to navigate travels, many globe trotters deeply appreciate the nostalgia that comes with using a second time-zone or looking at a world-timer that moves diligently on their wrist.
This type of man appreciates action almost above all else. Be that when engaging in physical activities himself or following his favourite sports team or individual athlete. The world of haute horology is closely connected to sports with several brands having built their reputation on their association with one particular form. Some of the most prominent examples are Breitling, who is deeply connected with everything to do with aviation, Ulysse Nardin who is famous as the watchmaker for divers and sailors and Hublot who is best known for its association with soccer.
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Timepieces were born to tell us the time of day, making the organised lives we are all used to possible for the first time in history. But over the decades they began keeping time with the aid of chronographs, allowing for quick calculations with slide rules or became ever more stable, precise and versatile with complications like the tourbillon and the perpetual calendar function. It takes a true connoisseur to appreciate the hundreds of hours that go into building a watch that unites several of these so called complications. If the man of your heart is fascinated by craftsmanship, intricate mechanical systems and full of appreciation for pure artisanship, one of the precious timepieces below might be the perfect way to fill his heart with joy this festive season.
Not only deep-felt fascinations with certain elements that are connected to the workings of timepieces can inspire a man's choice of a preferred watch. It may very well be the visual allure of the wrist-worn treasure that impresses him and that suits his own, personal style. For men who appreciate class, a certain understated sense of style as well as pure elegance, the timepieces below might be the perfect match. They embody everything the modern gentleman can wish for and are often the finishing touch for a carefully nurtured look that makes a statement way beyond the visual.
Other men may appreciate timepieces that are in themselves statements of excellence, durability and energy. They expect from their watch the same things as they do from themselves. To be able to take being pushed to the limit and beyond, not to bow down to pressure and to endure whatever may come. Modern watchmaking has developed materials that go even beyond the durability of classically strong materials like steel and has produced timepieces that can defy even the harshest circumstances, be that temperatures, pressures or physical stress. Discover in our selection timepieces that are built to last, survive and do their duty no matter the circumstances.