27 Men's Watches That Make an Extra-Special Groom's Gift
An elegant timepiece ticks off all the right boxes for a wedding present for the husband-to-be: It shows off his style and it lasts a lifetime. Then there's the added bonus that he won't be late for those very important dates, like an after-work movie night. Whether you're investing in your man's first designer staple, upgrading his go-to with newer features, designs, and bands, or considering gifting an alternative statement accessory, there's a watch out there that fits your (and his!) needs.
From fitness-tracking technology mavens to traditional (but non-boring) timekeepers, we've rounded up the best of the best when it comes to sleek, fashionable, and user-friendly devices. And we've been sure to include multiple price points, to accommodate every budget. If you're able and willing to make a major splurge, though, we've also added on those top-of-the-line options that many men only dream of wearing. From Cartier to Tiffany & Co., these state-of-the-art watches are more than time pieces—they're future heirlooms that will be passed down from generation to generation.
We're major fans of these legacy pieces, but we're also majorly impressed with our more affordable options, that look (and are!) just as effective, stylish, and impressive as their high-end counterparts. Whichever piece you decide upon, your groom will love this gift as much on your 25th anniversary as he does on the day of the "I do"s. Whether his style is classic, sporty, retro, or modern, one of these tickers will give him all the polish he needs.
This mod Hermes face is unforgettable—much like the love shared between you and your beau.
The Details: Hermes "Cape Cod TGM" Watch, $7,925, hermes.com.
The Hamilton "Intra-Matic Auto" is thin, understated, and undeniably retro.
The Details: Hamilton "Intra-Matic Auto" Watch, $845, shop.hamiltonwatch.com.
Rose Gold Watch
The alligator strap and rose gold indexes make this TAG Heuer watch a winner.
The Details: TAG Heuer "Carrera Calibre 5" Watch, $2,850, tagheuer.com.
Something Blue Watch
The Baume & Mercier "Classima" watch alligator strap? A classic. The bright blue dial? A statement-maker.
The Details: Baume & Mercier "Classima" Watch, $2,350, baume-et-mercier.com.
James Bond Watch
This "James Bond Limited Edition" Omega watch meshes a classy feel with an adventurous patterned face.
The Details: Omega "Seamaster" Watch, $7,350, omegawatches.com.
Patek Philippe's "Calatrava" mixes a traditional round shape and an alligator band with a contemporary rose-gold setting.
The Details: Patek Philippe "Calatrava" Watch, price upon request, patek.com.
David Yurman's stainless-steel chronograph comes with a dark brown strap that's gray-suit appropriate.
The Details: David Yurman "Classic" Watch, $4,800, davidyurman.com.
Shinola's Detroit-made "The Runwell" features a navy blue dial and tan strap that goes with everything in his closet.
The Details: Shinola "The Runwell" Watch, $550, shinola.com.
Baume & Mercier's "Clifton" easily transitions from big day to every day given its refined shape and steel chain-link band.
The Details: Baume & Mercier "Clifton" Watch, $2,900, baume-et-mercier.com.
Cartier's rose-gold "Calibre de Cartier" is a little bit sporty and a whole lot sophisticated.
The Details: Cartier "Calibre de Cartier" Watch, $19,900, cartier.us.
Timex for J.Crew's "1600 Watch" in stainless steel features a minimal design paired with a handsome brown leather strap that never goes out of style.
The Details: Timex for J.Crew "1600" Watch, $148, jcrew.com.
Frederique Constant's versatile "Classics Index" easily goes from board meetings to cocktail parties.
The Details: Frederique Constant "Classics Index" Watch, $1,250, frederique-constant.com.
88 Rue du Rhone's "Broadway" chronograph features bold red stitching and a large number 8 that references the countdown clocks in the beginning of old-Hollywood films.
The Details: 88 Rue du Rhone "Broadway" Watch, $590, 88rdr.com.
Raymond Weil's "Maestro" combines a stainless-steel face with bold blue details.
The Details: Raymond Weil "Maestro" Watch, $2,995, raymond-weil.com.
Roger Dubuis's "Hommage" adds a modern twist to a classic design with rose gold details, a guilloche dial, and a hand-stitched alligator band.
The Details: Roger Dubuis "Hommage" Watch, $30,800, rogerdubuis.com.
TAG Heuer's "Carrera" chronograph mixes silver and gold, a goes-with-everything combo that he'll wear 24/7.
The Details: TAG Heuer "Carrera" Watch, $5,600, tagheuer.com.
Omega's "De Ville Prestige" punctuates an all-black face with dapper rose-gold accents.
The Details: Omega "De Ville Prestige" Watch, $8,800, omegawatches.com.
IWC's self-winding "Portofino" boasts push-button timer knobs inspired by the cockpits of 1960s-era Italian sports cars.
The Details: IWC "Portofino" Watch, $14,900, iwc.com.
Cartier's "Tank MC" is wedding-suit-ready, thanks to its square shape and alligator-leather band.
The Details: Cartier "Tank MC" Watch, $6,750, cartier.us.
Tiffany & Co.'s "Atlas" chronograph has an attention-getting electric-blue second hand and a waterproof, stainless-steel body.
The Details: Tiffany & Co. "Atlas" Watch, $4,250, tiffany.com.
TAG Heuer's automatic "Carrera Calibre 6" showcases an engraved dial that makes watching time go by a real thrill.
The Details: TAG Heuer "Carrera Calibre 6" Watch, $3,150, tagheuer.com.
David Yurman's "Classic" chronograph pairs a maple alligator strap with a silver dial for a look befitting its name.
The Details: David Yurman "Classic" Watch, $4,600, davidyurman.com.