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Your Gift Guide to Watches for Grads

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Your Gift Guide to Watches for Grads

Some of our most popular watches for your soon-to-be-grad

1. The Cartier Ballon Bleu

About this watch: For a girl who loves fashion and is always ahead of the trend, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch in steel is the ultimate gift. Complete with a fluted crown set with a synthetic spinel cabochon, sapphire crystal, 12 zones flinqué dial, silvered with sunray finish and lacquer, set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds, blued steel sword-shaped hands, and a steel bracelet. Mechanical movement with automatic winding caliber Cartier 076, water-resistant up to 100 feet. 33 mm diameter.

Price: $7,400

2. The Calibre de Cartier

cartier calibre

About this watch: Contemporary and refined, the Calibre de Cartier watch reinterprets the round form in watchmaking with character and style. Equipped with the new Manufacture Cartier movement, the 1904 MC, this new timepiece is a combination of sporty masculinity and exceptional expertise. It is 42 mm. Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding caliber 1904-PS MC. Steel case, faceted steel crown set with a faceted synthetic blue spinel, partially snailed silvered opaline dial with stamped XII numeral, hour markers, aperture and counter. Water resistant up to 100 feet.

Price: $7,150

3. The Cartier Tank Solo

cartier tank solo

About this watch: For the classic girl, the modest, modern design of the Tank Solo watch made it a classic from the moment it first appeared in the Tank collection. Tank Solo watch, large model, quartz movement. Steel case, beaded crown set with a synthetic spinel cabochon, clear silvered opaline dial, Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, steel bracelet. The case dimensions are: 34.8 mm x 27.4 mm, thickness: 5.55 mm. It is water-resistant to 100 feet.

Price: $2,780

4. The IWC Pilot Chronograph

IWC pilot

About this watch: This watch is will bring him from boyhood to manhood. It has a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a 44-hour power reserve when fully wound. It also has a date and day display with a stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds, small hacking seconds. A soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields with a screw-down crown. Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides which is secured against displacement by drop in air pressure. It is water-resistant to 300 feet and has a case diameter of 43 mm and comes on a calfskin strap.

Price: $4,950

5. The Movado Automatic 1881

About this watch: For your modern grad, the 1881 Automatic watch, is the ultimate choice. This watch is 39.5 mm, has a stainless steel case with an exhibition back, round bi-level black 3-hand dial with silver-toned dot and hands, stamped hour markers and minute index, silver-toned accents and round date display, black calfskin strap with stainless steel buckle.

Price: $1,095

6. The Oris Diver 65

oris divers 65

About this watch: Perfect for your retro-loving grad, a revival of an iconic diver’s watch that first appeared in the Oris collection 50 years ago. The new Oris Divers Sixty-Five shares the retro look of the 1960s original, but it’s been modernised using 21st century watchmaking techniques. The case is made of anti-corrosive stainless steel. The vintage-inspired bubble-curved glass is made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and comes with anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility underwater. Starting at 40 mm there is sure to be a perfect match here!

Price: $1,990

7. The Shinola Canfield

shinola canfield ladies

About this watch: At 38 mm, the Shinola Canfield is a perfect fit for any lovely lady. Complete with a sophisticated open dial viewing area showcasing a refined minute track and slim, diamond-cut hands. The Canfield includes signature coin edge detail on the case, wire lugs and swing lug construction on a thin strap with a vintage square buckle. These come in many other colors, so if blue isn’t her thing, don’t worry, there are always other choices!

Price: $850

Come on in to experience our other brands such as: Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, Panerai, IWC, Breguet, Monta, TAG Heuer, DeWitt, Jaquet Droz and Certified PreOwned and more!

All of these are available here at Royal Jewelers in Andover, MA