For the Man Who Has Everything

Now that the holiday season is upon us and crunch time for shopping is fast approaching means you are stressing about finding gifts for those who have left you stumped. For instance, what do you get the man that seems to have everything? Ties with a funny design are out of the question. If they place heavy emphasis on style than clothing and accessories are your best bet. Here is out gift guide that will provide you with inspiration this holiday season.

Shopping Guide for the Stylish Man

Whether they already own one timepiece or a few, every guy will appreciate a beautiful piece to sport on their wrist. Do not settle for brands you can find at any store and opt for brands like Audemars, Cartier, or Rolex. These are not your average watches but hand-crafted timepieces that demand attention. For the man who is on-the-go with items to carry, consider a messenger bag. A fine leather satchel will allow a man to carry files, laptop, and various other items while sporting a bag that will complement their outfit. Shoes should never be forgotten. If they are athletic, look into a pair of running shoes or limited-edition sneakers for those sneaker-heads. Loafers or a pair of well-made dress shoes for everyday wear are also appreciated. Just be sure to find the right size. The moneymaker has to keep their cash somewhere, why not a new wallet that is monogrammed with their initials. Or for other accessories, think a bit smaller but stylish just the same. Such as a sterling silver money clip, cufflinks, or tie pin. It is in the little details when it comes to turning an outfit into an ensemble. Purchase a matching set or customize a piece with their initials monogrammed onto the cufflinks or money clip.

Audemar Watches

If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea but do not want to have it scream of a last-minute purchase, then refer to Finest Watches. We have the luxury watches you need to gift the stylish man in your life. To view our selection, peruse our site. Happy shopping and happy holidays!

The Jules Audemars collection pays tribute to one of the founders of Audemars Piguet, Jules Audemars. The collections simplicity and elegance are well represented in the newest 2011 edition to the line, the Jules Audemars Moon-Phase Calendar watch reference # 26385OR.OO.A088CR.01. This new timepiece has an elegant 39 millimeter x 8.8 millimeter thick round case crafted from 18 carat pink gold with a smooth polished bezel. The silver-toned dial is decorated with applied pink gold hour-markers and pink gold hour and minute hands. Pink gold hands also indicate the day sub-dial located at the 3 o'clock position and the day of-the-week sub-dial at 9 o'clock. The beautiful moon-phase window is located above the 6 o'clock.

The Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Moon-Phase Calendar timepiece is powered by the self-winding caliber 2324/2825 movement. The movement measures 26.60 millimeters (11_ lignes) in diameter, with a casing diameter of 26 millimeter by 4.60 millimeter thick. The movement contains 45 jewels and 215 parts and boasts a power reserve of up to 40 hours. All parts are finished and decorated by hand, the main-plate is beveled and circular-grained and the bridges are adorned with Côtes de Genève motif.

The watch is secured to the wearers wrist by a hand-sewn brown crocodile leather with large square scales and a pin buckle crafted in 18 carat pink gold.

Details of the new Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph are now being released with the live model to be introduced at the 2010 SIHH industry exhibition. The reference number for the Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph is 26152AU.OO.D002CR.01. Only a limited number of 120 pieces will be released of this watch. With a forged carbon case and black crocodile leather strap, this all black model is a nice looking piece.

And while the case shape and dial configuration is a dead giveaway, this watch is much different than the high polished extravagant versions of previous Millenary models. Powered by the hand-wound movement caliber 2884, it features a twin barrel and tourbillon. The total diameter of the movement is 38.40 x 33.40 mm with a thickness of 9.7 mm. The movement has a total of 336 parts which includes 30 jewels. Perhaps most impressive is the up to 240-hour power reserve, you just don't see a 10 day power reserve on many watches. The movement beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour and all the parts have been decorated by hand. The functions for the Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph are hours, minutes, chronograph, and power-reserve indicator.

While the 47 x 42 mm case is made from forged carbon the bezel, crown, and push-buttons are in black ceramic. The dial is open worked to reveal the movement and it has white hour-markers with luminescent coating for easy readability and blackened luminescent hands. The face is protected by cambered glare proofed sapphire crystal. The blackened titanium case-back has been fitted with a protective sapphire crystal. The watch is completed by a hand-sewn “large square scale” crocodile leather strap with AP folding clasp produced in blackened titanium. The Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph is water resistant to 20 meters.

Audemars Piguet has launched a new edition of it Royal Oak Offshore watch which is dedicated to Carlson Boutique in Hong Kong. The Queen’s Road Royal Oak Offshore is named after the first road in Hong Kong which was built by the government of Hong Kong in the mid 1800's. The Queen's Road is divided into four sections, Queen's Road West, Queen's Road Central, Queensway and Queen's Road East. The official Audemars Piguet Boutique, Carlson Boutique, is located at Queen’s Road Central.

The Queen’s Road Royal Oak Offshore is a limited edition watch of just 100 pieces. It is crafted from titanium, giving the watch a lightweight case which is an extremely durable metal. The titanium case-back has been engraved with with words Queen’s Road. The case features a black rubber crown and pushers and is water resistant to 100 meters. The black dial has a “Mega Tapisserie” pattern with red numerals, hands and dial surround. The case is complemented by a black Hornback crocodile strap with titanium AP folding clasp.

The Queen’s Road watch is powered by the self-winding chronograph movement caliber 3126/3840 which includes the functions hours and minutes, small seconds,chronograph with central seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counters, tachometric scale around the flange and date. This limited edition piece has the reference number 26198TI.OO.D101CR.01 and a retail price of HK$203,000.

Audemars Piguet created a very special watch to benefit the Abruzzo nel Cuore’ foundation. This year on April 6th, the people of L’Aquila were devastated by an earthquake measuring 6.3 Richter magnitude. 90% of buildings were destroyed which included close to 100 churches. The earthquake left more then 65,000 people homeless and injured and caused 307 fatalities. This was the deadliest earthquake to hit Italy since 1980. The Abruzzo foundation is helping to bring aid to the people effected by this tradgedy. The auction took place in Singapore where the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Abruzzo Tourbillon Chronograph watch, along with some items of Formula 1 racing memorabilia were sold at auction which raised $215,000.

The Royal Oak Abruzzo Tourbillon with Chronograph watch is a beautiful example of the style and technology that Audemars Piguet has displayed since the original Royal Oak watches from the 1970’s. The watch features a stunning “mega tapestry” pattern on its dial with a cutout at six o'clock revealing the tourbillon. The dial displays hours, minutes, and seconds as well as the 30 minute chronograph. The case is made from sandblasted titanium which is nicely matched with fine black strap with folding titanium buckle.

Audemars Piguet has added two new beautiful diamond-set watches to its Royal Oak collection. Called the Royal Oak Tuxedo, the it has been created in both female and masculine versions. They feature an 18 carat white gold case with the standard royal oak octagonal bezel and paved with round brilliant diamonds. They both have lacquered black dials with white gold baton-shaped hour markers and hands, set with a row of round brilliant diamonds. The men’s version has a total diamond carat weight of 4.65 carats, and the total diamond carat weight of the ladies watch is 3.80 carats.

The men's Tuxedo watch for features the AP Caliber 2120 movement that was first used way back in 1967, it is one of the slimmest self-winding calibers that have a central rotor. The balance frequency beats at 19,800 vibrations per hour and it has a 40-hour power reserve. The ladies Tuxedo watch features the self-winding Caliber 2140 which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 40-hour power reserve. Both movements are meticulously hand-finished and incorporate bridges with chamfered edges and Cotes-de-Geneve decorated surfaces. The screws of the movement have a finely polished finish.

The ladies Tuxedo version has an engraved white gold case-back, and the men's version has a see-through case-back with a sapphire crystal which reveals the movement. Both watches are presented on an elegant black leather strap fitted with a diamond-set folding clasp crafted in 18 carat white gold in the shape of brand’s initials. Both timepieces are water-resistant up to 50 meters.

Here we have the Audemars Piguet Tradition Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater watch created to commemorate a unique cushion-shaped pocket watch introduced way back in 1923. This impressive creation is one of the rare timepiece to house both a perpetual calendar and minute repeater. The case is available in 18 carat white gold or platinum and measures 39 mm in diameter. The bezel has a brushed finish while the case and lugs are polished.

The dial has a beautiful opaline vertical satin-brushed finish with "Cathedral" hands. The numeral hour markers are Breguet-style Arabic numerals crafted in pink gold while the pointers for small seconds, day, date, month, and leap year are crafted in blued steel. Located at the 9 o'clock position is the classical moon phase indicator. This indicates the motions of the Moon through a 29 1/2 day cycle. The watches minute repeater chimes the hours, quarter hours, and individual minutes on two gongs.

The see-through case-back is produced from sapphire crystal and allows for easier viewing of the hand-wound Caliber 2855, which is composed of 435 hand-finished parts. The movement has a balance frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour and features an advantage of 30-hour power-reserve. The bridges are decorated with Cotes de Geneve and anglage finishes. It also has beveled screws, jewels, and repeater hammers which feature a fine polish. The Audemars Piguet Tradition Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater watch is completed by a hand-sewn alligator leather strap which is fitted an 18 white carat gold or platinum buckle.

This year Audemars Piguet has launched a number of limited edition timepieces in honor of the Las Vegas Strip. The first of which is the blackened titanium Royal Oak Offshore Limited to just 300 pieces. It comes with a beautiful presentation box with a deck of cards and a royal flush design on top. The model number for the blackened Las Vegas watch is 26186SN.00.D101CR.01 and retail is $29,200.

Audemars Piguet has also released a very special set of his and her matching diamond set Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs, complete with a very impressive box with a complete set of clay poker chips. The model number for this set is 26191BC.ZZ.D002CR.01 and expected retail is $91,000. These watches will only sold as a set, with a total of 50 sets to be produced.

The newest version of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is the new chronograph create to commemorate the brand’s 2009 sponsorship of the Gstaad Classic rally. The classic rally which will feature 100 classic cars built prior to 1976 racing along three routes around the alpine village of Gstaad. The Gstaad Classic 2009 is a Limited Edition watch which will be produced in a limited number of just 50 pieces. The case is produced from titanium and measures 42 mm in diameter, the brushed titanium finish is nicely accented by the upper chronograph push-piece produced in red rubber. The engraved case-back of the Gstaad Classic Chronograph is engraved with the words "Gstaad Classic 2009".

The new Audemars Piguet watch also features the signature octagonal bezel and its distinctive hexagonal screws. The gray Mega Tapestry motif dial is highlighted by red accents and black sub-dials. The dial also features luminous Arabic hour markers, and a tachymeter scale. The baton-shaped hour and minute hands and crafted from white gold which are then coated with a luminous material for improved visibility. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The case is set on a perforated leather strap with contrasting red stitching. The watch also comes with an additional strap in rubber. The straps is fastened with a titanium deployant clasp in the shape of the brand’s initials, AP.

The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Gstaad Classic 2009 Limited Edition features the self-winding AP 2326/2840 caliber, which beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has up to a 38 hour power reserve. The movement is decorated with the Cotes-de-Geneve patterns on the bridges, finely chamfered edges, and circular-grained plates. The chronograph function includes central chronograph seconds hand, a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour hour counter. The Gstaad comes with a metal box resembling the fuel cap of a car.

This year Audemars Piguet is introducing a few new variations of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watch, with new dial designs and the exclusive self-winding Calibre 3126/3840. The case of the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph measures 42 mm in diameter and is available in both stainless steel and titanium. The signature octagonal bezel, inspired by the portholes of old ships is secured with hexagonal screws which helps insure its 100 meter water-resistant. The case is also provided with antimagnetic protection. The case-back of the new Royal Oak Offshore bares the traditional engraving of the Royal Oak Offshore logo.

New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Watches are available with a silvered dial, or with an anthracite dial which are both adorned with a Mega Tapestry motif. The watch features a chronograph function which is displayed by a red central seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counters. As well as a third counter for the small seconds and the large date aperture located at the 3 o'clock position. The stainless steel version of the Audemars Piguet watch is completed by a stainless steel bracelet with an AP triple-blade folding clasp or a black “Hornback” crocodile leather strap with a stainless steel AP folding clasp. The titanium version is completed with a titanium bracelet fitted with an AP triple-blade folding clasp.

Audemars Piguet has unveiled the next official watch of the 18th edition of the classic Tour Auto car rally, the Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2009 Chronograph marks the fourth time the brand has had the honor of acting as the Official Timekeeper of the Tour Auto. the Tour Auto was first launched in 1992 and is reminiscent of the “Tour de France Automobile”. The tour covers almost 2,000 kilometers and is divided into five stages beginning in Paris. The previous watches Audemars has created for the event are the Jules Audemars Tour Auto for 2006, the Royal Oak Tour Auto for 2007 and the Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto Chronograph for 2008. This year's Tour Auto 2009 Chronograph will be available in a limited edition of just 100 pieces.

The Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2009 Chronograph has a 42 millimeter titanium case with a rubber bezel. The Screw-lock crown and push pieces are produced in a beauitful red rubber which matches the chronograph sub dials. The case-back is engraved with the Tour Auto logo and bearing the inscription Royal Oak Offshore. The dial features an exclusive “Mega-Tapisserie” decorative motif in black and has the contrasting red chronograph counters with luminescent hour-markers as well as luminescent white gold hour and inute hands. The reference number is 26278IK.GG.D002CA.01 and it has a self-winding movement caliber 2326/2840 with a 38 hour power reserve. The case is placed on a black rubber strap with a AP folding clasp crafted from shot-peened titanium. The Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2009 Chronograph is water resistant to 100 meters.

Introduced at SIHH 2009, the new Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph watch retains all the beauty of former Millenary watches but with the added benefits of a chronograph. Since its revival in 2006 the Millenary collection has been sought after by collectors and watch connoisseurs alike. The new chronograph model is sure to inspire and excite, with its pleasing color palette and eye-catching finishes it is truly a stunning creation.

The new chronograph features the distinctive oval shaped case seen in all the Millenary watches. Crafted from 18 carat pink gold and measuring an impressive 47 by 42 mm the case has a satin-brushed finish - with polished sections on the bezel, oval chronograph pushers, and the tops of the strap lugs. The watch has a screw-down medallion case-back made from 18 karat pink gold which displays the Millen logo in relief. The case allows for a water resistance of up to 20 meters and has been fitted with a sapphire crystal to protect the dial.

The signature two-zone dial of the Millenary collection is well complimented by the chosen color scheme for the new chronograph watch. The outer section of the dial is a beautiful brown and is offset with the Arabic numerals markers for the tachymeter scale in a striking blue color. The black central section of the dial which features applied rose gold Roman hour markers and the white chronograph sub-dials (12-hour and 30-minute chronograph counters, seconds sub-dial) are all strecthed and distorted to better fit the oval shape of the watches design. There is also a small date window between 4 and 5 o'clock.

The Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph watch features a self-winding movement the Caliber 2385. It is made up of more than 300 hand-finished parts but still remains a remarkably slim movement. Capable of measuring time intervals within 1/6 second, the balance wheel operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The movement allows for a power reserve of up to 40 hours. The over-all look it completed with a brown hand-sewn crocodile leather strap with contrasting blue stitches. The 18 carat pink gold folding clasp has been shaped to resemble Audemars Piquets initials.

Audemars Piguet has had great success with the Royal Oak Pride of Russia timepiece, a beautiful 18-karat rose gold limited edition watch made as a tribute to Russia for for their remarkable contributions to the arts, culture and sciences. Now Audemars Piguet has released the Royal Oak Pride of China timepiece. The Pride of China is a stunning watch made in a combination of stainless steel and 18-karat pink gold, the design of the watch was inspired from China's Great Wall - one of the seven wonders of the world. An image of the Great Wall can be seen on the beautifully engraved case-back. This limited edition watch will be produced to only 250 pieces.

The stainless steel case measures 39mm in diameter. It stainless steel is accented with 18-karat pink gold which was used for the octagonal bezel, winding crown, and for two rows of vertical links in the bracelet. 18K white gold is also present as it was used for the hexagonal screws used to secure the bezel. The silver dial features a grand tapisserie motif in the center section. In addition to hour, minute, and second displays the dial also has moon phases and power reserve indicators as well as a circular counter for the date display at 6 o'clock. A sapphire crystal protects the dial from damage. The case-back includes the engraved scene of the Great Wall of China and the inscription “Royal Oak Pride Of China Limited Edition”.

The Royal Oak Pride of China watch features the 3123 caliber, a self-winding movement which is a variation of the 3120 caliber – a caliber used in many of the brands Royal Oak watches. The movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, has a 60-hour power reserve, and provides a sweep seconds function. The water resistance for the Pride of China is rated to 50 meters.

Audemars Piguet has created a new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, it is a titanium limited edition developed for a highly popular Paris-based retailer named Chronopassion located on the well known Rue St. Honoré. The beautiful titanium case has a microbille bead-blasted - or sand blasted as we call it here in the states - finish, which creates a look of frosted metal. The surface of the octagonal Royal Oak bezel has a microbille bead-blasted finish as well, though the beveled edge is a high polish which is matched nicely by the polishing on the eight hexagonal bezel screws. The standard Royal Oak "Grand Tapisserie" waffle pattern dial features white gold Arabic markers and hands with a luminous treatment for easy readability, and a large magnified date window at 3 o'clock. Each timepiece has a black rubber strap and a microbille bead-blasted titanium folding clasp. The case back is engraved with the limited edition number of the watch, as well as the words "Limited Edition Chronopassion". The Chronopassion Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph will be produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Chronopassion Limited Edition uses the 3126/3840 caliber movement, a movement used in several of AP's limited Edition creations as of late - such as the Survivor and the Grand Prix models. Comprised of 365 carefully finished parts, the 3126/3840 has a rapid-adjust date display, stop seconds, and a chronograph complication with 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers and a power reserve of approximately 60 hours. It has a variable-inertia balance with eight masselotte weights, a fast date correction and a highly stable balance cock, as well as the massive 22-karat gold rotor that winds the mainspring in both of its directions of rotation. An anti-magnetic strongbox cage protects the caliber's precision against the negative effects of magnetic fields. It also has finely polished screw and jewel settings, a perlage on the plate and undersides of the bridges, and Cotes de Geneve finishing on the bridges.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor Limited EditionAudemars Piguet has put together quite an impressive mini site dedicated their new limited edition watch to be released to the public early next year. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor is an impressive looking addition to the Royal Oak collection and features a unique set of hollowed push-piece guards that add to the already massive case size. The design is instantly recognizable as that of a Royal Oak but taken to the extreme. The Survivor was created to have excellent readability, functionality and precision to account for the most extreme of circumstances. It is composed of ultra-light yet high-resistance materials that will adjust to the body temperature of its wearer.

Audemars Piguet SurvivorThe high-tech case has a diameter of 42 mm and a thickness 1.565 mm, it is made of blackened titanium and features an anti-magnetic system. The perforated bezel made partially of titanium and partially of ceramics. The medallion back is made from blackened titanium and is engraved with the inscription Royal Oak Offshore Survivor – Limited Edition. The case has a water resistance of meters. The matt black dial has an exclusive “Mega Tapisserie” guilloché motif with luminescent open-worked hour and minute hands and luminescent applied hour-markers. The strap is made from vulcanized rubber and has a checkered design , the over sized buckle is also made from blackened titanium.

Survivor Limited EditionThe movement for the Survivor is the Calibre 3126/3840 is self-winding and has the diameter of 26 mm and a thickness of 7.16 mm. It has 365 parts and 59 jewels with a power reserve of up to 60-hour and a three-position winding crown. All the finishing on the parts has been decorated by hand. The watch displays hours, minutes, small seconds and date as well as a chronograph with central sweep seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counters. There is also a Tachometric scale around the flange. The reference number for the Survivor is 26165IO.OO.A002CA.01 and it will be produced in a limited series of 1000.

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