Buying someone their first luxury watch isn’t the most straightforward proposition in the world — there are more luxury watch brands than you can shake a stick at, and if you’re not a watch aficionado, the process can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, Gear Patrol and StockX, the foremost online marketplace for pre-owned luxury timepieces, has your back. What follows is a selection from among some of the best Swiss, German and Japanese brands out there. While some of these timepieces don’t come cheap, with regular service they should all just about last forever. And that’s a difficult thing to put a price on.
Rolex GMT-Master II
While the new GMT-Master II “Pepsi” model has stolen the hearts of collectors and newbies alike, the “Batman” version with its black and blue bezel is a striking alternative, and a beautiful watch in its own right. With its chronometer-certified 3186 movement that displays a second time zone, the “Batman” is the quintessential traveler’s watch.