Giving A Watch As A Cool Gift - How To Choose

Struggling with gift ideas? Let’s learn why affordable luxury watches are the ultimate gift and check out some stunning examples by Filippo Loreti.

Gift-giving has to be one of the very best ways to show our love and appreciation to those close to us, but it’s not always easy! 

Ascari Tuscany Rubber Watch

That’s because giving a great gift is far more than simply throwing money at expensive and fancy things. It takes thought, empathy, and a real understanding of the recipient’s personality to find the perfect gift and for it to become something that they will appreciate cherish for years to come.

Luxury watches are the ultimate gifts for many reasons - probably the most important of which is that they are so personal. People wear their watches every day, it becomes a part of their lives and they are constantly reminded of the amazing gift that they’ve received. 

Watches also come in all kinds of types, models, and colors, making it easy to match a person’s unique style. And if you want to make your gift even more personal, you can opt for the addition of a tasteful engraving on the case back. 

The only reason watches haven’t been even more common as a thoughtful gift has been the often excessive prices - luxury watches usually cost at least $1000+ which is out of the price range of most ordinary people.

Luxury Watches for the Reasonable Price by Filippo Loreti

Happily, times have changed! Since Filippo Loreti entered the scene with its innovative direct-to-consumer business model, luxury watches have become far more accessible and realistic as thoughtful and personal gifts. 

Now, for under $500, you can select the ideal luxury watch for your loved one from a huge range of options, and give a beautiful and personal gift that will stay with them for years and years to come. 

Whether it’s a men's watch as a wedding gift, a watch as a graduation gift, or even a men's watch gift set, you’re sure to find something from Filippo Loreti’s collection that’s bound to make an impression!

6 Men’s Watch Gift Ideas

Not sure where to start? Let’s check out 6 beautiful men’s watches of various styles and colors, to help you find the right match for your perfect gift.

1. Ascari Monza Black Rose Blue Rubber Watch

Ascari Monza Black Rose Blue Rubber

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We begin with the sporty and masculine Ascari Monza Black Rose Blue Rubber.

Named after Alberto Ascari, the legendary Italian driver who became the first back-to-back Formula 1 World Champion in 1952 and 1953, the Ascari’s vintage style evokes a classic era of motorsport, when safety was an afterthought and fearless drivers risked their lives in classic machines and glamorous locations. 

Featuring an interesting hybrid build of retro chronograph looks and a reliable quartz movement, this special Monza edition (named after Ascari’s local track, near Milan) has a rugged rubber strap, engraved tachymeter bezel, and a sporty black, gold, and blue color scheme. A perfect gift for the active man who just loves his cars and racing.

2. Eterno Gilded Hazel Link Watch

Eterno Gilded Hazel Link

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From one legend to another, we turn to the Eterno Gilded Hazel Link. This classic dress watch was inspired by and pays homage to the Polerouter, one of the world’s most desirable and collectible pieces. 

The Polerouter was the first creation of the iconic Swiss watch designer Gérald Genta and was made in the early 1950s to honor the "Polar Route," a flight directly over the North Pole which cut the travel time between the US and Northern Europe by up to 14 hours. 

Filippo Loreti’s love letter to the Polerouter, the Eterno, comes with a state-of-the-art automatic watch movement, bringing modern convenience to a classic design. The Gilded Hazel Link maintains the simple, yet elegant design of the original, with a retro brown face supplemented by silver tones and a gilded golden sheen adding a touch of luxury. An ideal gift for the man of grace and style who’s often seen in his favorite suit and tie. 

3. Ascari Grand Prix GP 1953 Watch

Ascari Grand Prix GP 1953

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This special edition Ascari takes the classic, sporty racer mentioned above and turns it into a tasteful, dressier version.

With a simpler, more streamlined dial featuring only two chronograph hands instead of the usual three, the Grand Prix GP 1953 is more refined and bridges the gap between sports watch and dress watch. 

Featuring an incredibly detailed engraved artwork of Alberto Ascari’s legendary car on the case back, an elegant stainless steel link bracelet, and luxurious black, gold, and silver color scheme, this eye-catching design is the perfect gift for the stylish, yet masculine recipient who’s not afraid to stand out from the crowd.

4. Venice Moonphase Blue Gold Mesh Watch

Venice Moonphase Blue Gold Mesh

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The Venice is one of Filippo Loreti’s most famous designs, and for good reason. 

With an interesting, yet elegantly simple dial featuring day-of-the-week, date-of-the-month, and month-of-the-year wheels, the Venice is best known for its beautiful moonphase complication, a subtle but artistic feature that makes for an attractive conversation starter. 

This special Blue Gold Mesh edition brings the dial details to the fore with its eye-catching blue face, complemented by a luxurious Milanese gold mesh strap. It makes an ideal gift for the cultured, well-traveled man who has an appreciation for the science of horology and an interest in the finer things in life.

5. Odyssey Black & Red Racer Watch

Odyssey Black Amber Racer

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Continuing the racing theme, we have another classic motorsport-inspired timepiece that’s so automotive that you can almost smell the engine oil.

The Odyssey is a classic Filippo Loreti design that comes in a range of styles, all paying homage to that vintage Italian Riviera style. In this case, rather than conjuring images of ice-cold Martinis and glamorous cocktail parties, the Black & Red racer is all about Ferraris and Lamborghinis, and taking them for a wild ride on those tight and winding coastal roads. 

Featuring advanced chronograph functionality and a dashboard-themed dial, this Odyssey is for the authentic petrol-head in your life, a man who lives and breathes motorsport and wants the world to know it.

6. Okeanos Blue Steel Link Watch

Okeanos Blue Steel Link

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We finish with a dive watch of such sophistication that it could easily double as a dress or formal business watch when matched with the right outfit and personality. 

The Okeanos is another Filippo Loreti best-seller, known for its rugged simplicity and functional elegance. With a tough waterproof build and sporty rotating bezel, it is more than capable of accompanying you to the deepest depths of the ocean. 

The Okeanos Blue Steel Link eschews the complex features of many sports watches, however, and presents a clean, minimal face that makes it perfect for more dignified occasions too, with an on-trend blue face and smart stainless steel link bracelet finishing the refined look. Perfect for an active man who needs a watch for all situations, the Okeanos is Filippo Loreti’s true all-rounder. 

Wrap up 

Sure, gift-giving can be tricky, but we hope we’ve made the task a little easier with these watch gift ideas for him. 

Because now, thanks to Filippo Loreti, a luxury watch is a realistic and affordable gift for any occasion, with all of these stunning examples available for less than $300! 

Check out the entire men’s watches collection for all of these and many more gift ideas, and get the perfect gift for that special person in your life today! 

Danielius Jakutis