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A watch is a constant reminder of the person who gifted it, and what can be better than a timepiece to accompany your loved ones on their daily adventures! With the Holidays around the corner, we present Watchdreamer’s top picks of timepieces for the adventure seekers in your life. The Adventurer enjoys and seeks new experiences and thrills that require courage, drive, athleticism and the best equipment. He is often a daredevil, but doesn’t leave things to chance, and a rugged and reliable watch is an essential must-have.
Breitling’s Emergency watch has saved numerous lives over the years with its dual-frequency beacon that can radio for help by emitting a distress signal that can be picked up by the world’s military bases. So, if you want your loved one to get back home from the Australian Outback after wandering off the beaten track, or after being windswept off the beach on the paddleboard without a cell signal, the Breitling Emergency could be the safest gift option you ever offered, literally.
The design also screams adventure with its large titanium case and black dial. It is powered by the brand’s rechargeable SuperQuartz chronograph (so the battery shouldn’t fail either), a miniaturized transmitter, and an original integrated antenna system. Just the perfect potentially lifesaving gadget for the tech-savvy!
There are hundreds of different divers’ watches on the market, and in terms of technology, they all have to conform to the International Standards Organization (ISO) criteria to keep divers safe while below the surface. Interesting fact: Brands can’t even legally use the term divers’ watch without the ISO 6245 certification.
The Doxa Sub 600T is a re-edition of a model from the 1980s. This new version comes with a titanium case with ceramic bezel inlay and the brightest blue dial and strap that matches the color of the Pacific Ocean. This watch is an excellent addition to the collection of water sports and watch enthusiasts alike.
If the skies are his playground, then look no further than the Oris ProPilot Altimeter Rega Limited Edition. This watch is the result of a partnership with Rega, a private, non-profit, Swiss air rescue service that provides emergency medical assistance.
With its highly legible altimeter, easy-to-read indications, grey-plated stainless-steel case, automatic movement, and high-tech textile strap, this watch will keep him on track with all his aviation calculations even if all the other instruments fail (heaven forbid!) Check out other models in Oris’s ProPilot collection too, as there is a myriad of aviation models to choose from.
1858 Geosphere - For the curious minded
Montblanc’s 1858 Geosphere was created with exploration in mind with its rugged good looks and in-house world time complication. There have been a number of different iterations over the last few years, the latest of which is this beautiful bronze and beige version which was designed as a tribute to explorer/alpinist Reinhold Messner and his 2,000 km, solo expedition across the Gobi Desert.
The timepiece reproduces the colors of the desert with its satin-finished bronze case, shiny brown bi-directional ceramic bezel, smoked brown and beige lacquered dial, and matching brown Sfumato calf strap. So, if you know someone who likes going off the beaten track, this is a solid contender for his wrist.
For those people who are passionate about adventure, but who also want a timepiece with an elegant design, Panerai could be the brand of choice. This Luminor Due 42 is housed in the brand’s 42mm titanium Luminor case with a crown protector. The blue luminous sun-brushed dial is adorned with large rose gold luminescent numerals, hands, and indexes, and is completed with a dark blue alligator strap with beige stitching. All the elements of this watch combine ruggedness, performance, and elegance for all those who like to look stylish on their adventures!