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Feldmar Gift Guide: Hottest Watches of 2019

Need the perfect gift for the watch enthusiast in your life? Deemed some of the “hottest watches of 2019,” these timepieces have generated major buzz in our store and within the watch community this year.

hot watches of 2019

Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition

Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition
Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition

Vintage allure with undeniable modernity, the re-edition of the Navitimer Ref. 806 watch features a dial protected by highly-domed Plexiglas, a rotating beaded bezel made of 94 beads and an all-black dial with tone-on-tone counters. An ode to the past, the re-edition is limited to 1959 pieces. As far as re-editions go, this one is uniquely impressive, as it was clearly designed with painstaking attention to every detail in order to genuinely match the design of the original.

Glashutte Original Sixties in Fiery Orange

Glashutte Original Vintage Sixties

If you know Glashutte Original, you certainly know the Sixties model, a legendary design now available for its annual edition in fiery orange. Starting from golden yellow at the center, the dial color changes to orange and red as it reaches the parameter. A brown Louisiana alligator leather strap completes the look, resulting in a design described as “retro-chic.” Though we’re looking forward to what Glashutte Original has in store for 2020, the beauty of this model will be hard to beat.

Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA211

Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA211G
Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA211G

Powered by Spring Drive, Grand Seiko’s unique caliber, the SBGA211 has been an extremely sought-after watch in 2019. The star here is clearly the snowflake dial in striking white, one we’ve heard referred to as the “most stunning watch dial” some of our customers (and staff!) have ever seen. It is that magnificent dial that has given the watch it’s nickname – the “snowflake.” The case and bracelet are made of titanium which is 30% lighter than stainless steel and provides scratch and corrosion resistance. Of course, this watch features Seiko’s Zaratsu polishing for a mirror finish.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph

IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC Portugieser Chronograph

A stainless steel case, silver-plated dial and blue alligator strap come together to make the Portugieser Chronograph by IWC one of the most coveted watches of the year. At 40.9mm, the timepiece stuns on more slender wrists and makes a statement with blue hands and appliques that add just the right amount of color.

Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope

Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope
Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope

As an architect, painter, sculptor and product designer, Max Bill was no stranger to good design, and that passion shines through in the Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope. A true work of art, the watch is designed to be wonderfully minimalistic, a style that those who respect the Junghans brand know well, with a black dial, convex hard plexiglass with SICRALAN coating for improved scratch and chemical resistance and a striking Milanese bracelet.

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonshine 50th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

50 years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. OMEGA fondly celebrated this golden anniversary in 2019 with the release of their 1,014-piece limited edition Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Moonshine™ gold watch, a modern take on the model released and presented to astronauts in 1969. In addition to touches of moon history, the timepiece features a burgundy ceramic bezel, see through case back and is presented in a commemorative crater box.

Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium

Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium
Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium

A “wear everywhere” watch retailing at $775, the Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium is the ideal gift. An exhibition case back allows the wearer to marvel at the Powermatic movement with a silicon spring, and the power reserve offers up to 80-hours of wearability. The stainless steel case and bracelet make this a classic watch for the modern gentleman.

Find a holiday gift for everyone on your list at Feldmar. Browse new releases, pre-owned timepieces and more at our stores or online.

About The Author: Scott Meller


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott joined Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. under the tutelage of his father, Sol. As a fourth generation family member, Scott’s forward-thinking business acumen has placed Feldmar on the cutting edge of the luxury timepiece market. Scott’s favorite part about working at Feldmar is being a part of his family’s multi-generational business and having worked alongside his father. His accomplishments are many, including the expansion and remodel of the Feldmar flagship store, as well as a second location inside The Beverly Hilton.

Since attending Santa Monica College, Scott has become an expert in the technical aspects of the timepieces sold at Feldmar. Each year, he travels to Switzerland—the watchmaking capital of the world—to attend the Baselword Watch & Jewelry Fair and build upon his extensive knowledge of this quickly-evolving industry.

Scott is very proud of the way Feldmar customers are put first: “We regularly go out of our way to meet the needs of our clients. A client once purchased a rather significant watch as a birthday gift for his brother who lived in New York. Our client asked how we were going to deliver the gift and we responded with the typical answer, we would ship it by FedEx. After we answered his question, we could tell that he wanted a more personalized experience for the delivery and offered to have it hand-delivered by one of our associates. He lit up at the thought, and so off went one of our associates to New York City for the day to hand-deliver the gift.”

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