Holiday Gifts 2016: Four Watches for Holiday Times

December 7th, 2016


SECONDS OF PLEASURE: Give good times to everyone on your list.

CT Scuderia Master Time
After a while, chronographs can start to look alike. The same can’t be said of the Master Time. With the stem and pushers perched at the top, it has the unmistakable look of a vintage stopwatch. But instead of hanging around the neck, the 44mm steel case rests comfortably on the wrist thanks to a handsome leather strap marked with a fantastic patina.

final_nebula_ssArnold & Son Nebula
It’s not hard to imagine the Nebula turning up on its fair share of year-end watch roundups. The open-worked movement is the star attraction with a symmetrical arrangement that deftly offsets the dual winding barrels up top, with the balance wheel and small seconds below. The steel version offers great value for such an impressive movement.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Le Petite Prince”
Impeccable minimalist design never loses its appeal, which has been the secret to this model’s success since IWC introduced the legendary Mark 11 almost 70 years ago. The clean look intensifies the focus on the brushed-steel case and midnight-blue dial. Named for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved book, it features The Little Prince engraved on the back.

Giuliano Mazzuoli Trasmissione Meccanica Chronograph
If you fixate on the finer details of a mechanical watch movement, chances are good that your attraction to gears doesn’t end at your wrist. For those, there is the Trasmissione Meccanica Chronograph, an exuberate expression of love for all things automotive and horological. Black PVD coats the case and left-hand-side chrono pushers.

This is an excerpt from the November/December 2016 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine. For this story, plus features on actor Kiefer Sutherland and his debut country-rock album, Jerry Garcia’s famed Doug Irwin Tiger and its encore appearance with Warren Haynes and the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, Scott Tennant’s project that brings together Andrés Segovia’s guitar and the master’s unheard works, electric guitar pioneer Charlie Christian and his impact on the instrument’s importance, the annual Guitar Aficionado Holiday Gift Guide and much more, purchase this issue of Guitar Aficionado online by clicking anywhere in this text.