Gift Guide: Eight Holiday Gift Ideas For The Bold At Heart
“Bulova epitomizes radical authenticity, ingenuity, and a constant curiosity to pave the way for the future,” said Jeffrey Cohen, President of Citizen Watch America, when speaking about the brand’s newest campaign. “Our new Bold At Heart campaign captures this spirit that resonates amongst our multigenerational customer.”
Thus, we here at Watchonista wanted our latest gift guide to highlight several of Bulova’s beautiful timepieces, as well as some unique gifts that embrace this spirit too.
The Sutton is the perfect gift for mechanic and engineering buffs. It has a skeletonized dial and open caseback that reveal the movement. And every time they check the time, they’ll be mesmerized by the visible automatic movement.
This handsome 43mm watch also has a gold-tone stainless steel case and silvery dial, giving it a subtle dual-tone look.
Retailing for $575, this Sutton model is finished with a brown leather strap with a push-button deployant buckle.
Give her the gift of bling with the sparkling Rubaiyat, featuring 73 brilliant diamonds on the black ceramic and stainless steel case and lugs with three additional diamonds on the rich black dial at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.
The crown, tucked between the stainless steel lugs at 12 o’clock, gives this watch a sleek look, with uninterrupted lines along the side of the 35mm case. Plus, it comes on a black ceramic bracelet in several sizes – a modern choice for a gem-set timepiece.
Finally, at only $1,695, the Rubaiyat is a steal for a diamond-set watch and a gift she’ll cherish forever.
If you’re buying for the kind of person who must always have the latest technology, then they’ll certainly want the world’s first curved chronograph movement that contours to the wrist.
Named the CURV, this watch’s precise quartz movement powers a chronograph with three sub-dials that track seconds, hours, and minutes for up to 12 hours. Moreover, the large sub-dial at 6 o’clock shows both regular and chronograph seconds.
The collection includes classic men’s chronographs, as well as diamond-set versions for ladies. This men’s model is priced at $995 and features a black rubber strap.
Bulova Precisionist X
For the tenth anniversary of the Precisionist collection, Bulova released the Precisionist X, featuring a distinctive 44.5mm octagonal-shaped case, new dial treatments, and a proprietary eight-hand chronograph high-performance quartz movement.
Its designers also played with textural elements, like a gray Damascus steel top ring insert, adding depth and dimension to the watch. While all the collection’s models are certainly bold, few could argue the $1,295 Precisionist X in a rugged black stainless steel case wouldn’t look right at home on an adventurer’s wrist.
Brompton Electric E-Bike
Fans of Ted Lasso will instantly recognize the foldable bicycle from Brompton, which Doc pedaled through the show’s charming second season. And beginning at $3,499, these e-bikes are perfect for city commuters (or anyone who likes to arrive with a bit of flair).
They come in 2- or 6-speed models with three levels of pedal assist. The motor can power the ride to speeds of up to 15mph, making it easier than ever to zip around town. Once they arrive, it folds up and fits into a stowable bag, so they never have to worry about leaving their luxurious bike on the street.
Aperture Library Cabernet Sauvignon Gift Set
A vertical tasting is one of the best ways to learn about wines and to understand a vineyard, and you don’t have to be an expert to have one at home.
Aperture Cellars has made it easy with this fantastic $300 gift set, which features three different vintages – 2015, 2016, 2017 – of the Sonoma County winery’s famed Cabernet Sauvignon. This powerful wine changes with age, and they will love to taste the different vintages side by side.
Lapima Mafalda Sunglasses
Just in case you are unfamiliar with the Brazilian brand, Lapima offers statement-making sunglasses have chic vintage stylings. And while these modish $510 Mafalda sunglasses might have a retro vibe, their unique frame shape is actually inspired by ocean waves.
Lapima handcrafts all of its shades in Brazil using high-quality Italian acetate. They’re the perfect gift for the stylish fashionista (or Watchonista) in your life.