Christmas and New Years are a very romantic time to propose and plan a wedding.
In fact, every year when the Christmas lights come on there is a huge increase in romantic proposals. One of the reasons is of course also the Christmas bonus! What better way to spend an unexpected injection of cash than on a watch that will become a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation.
Before we go into our top picks of engagement watches. I'm sure you'll be interested to know the criteria we used for this list.
Dress watches are subtle, understated and charming. They are simple. No bells and whistles, just a classic design and a slim face. A high quality leather or alligator strap is also important. Stay away from metal bracelets as they can appear too brash.
As you can guess, an engagement watch is very different from an everyday watch. The only type of wristwatch you should buy for an engagement is a dress watch. It must be a classic. Timeless. A piece that you can pass on for generations.
Here are our top picks for Christmas!
Patek Philippe Gondolo
The yellow gold case and black leather strap create a striking and classic look. Patek Philippe is one of the most iconic Swiss brands and an ideal choice for an engagement watch. This watch will always have style.
Maurice Lacroix Eliros
This Maurice Lacroix in yellow gold is affordable and stylish. An engagement watch doesn't have to be overpriced or vintage. Modern style can also work well!
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of Rolex's most popular dress watches. This watch has a brown leather strap. It is made of steel with a silver face, this Rolex that can comfortably sit in your family for generations.
We also had to include the Rolex Cellini in this list. This one has a brown leather strap and gold Roman numerals spanning the face. A high quality vintage watch made in 1990.
This Maurice Lacroix cannot be considered a dress watch but we had to include it. If you like watches with technical appeal this is a great choice. The transparent case on the back lets you see the movement clearly