Upgrade: Timepieces

It’s the time of year when the discerning gent will have been rewarded handsomely for his continued hard work over the last fiscal year. But there’s no point in working that hard unless you can reward yourself at the end of it. After all, personal gifting is the best type of gifting, right…?


Elysium Magazine believes that one can never have too many timepieces to his collection (the same rings true for women and shoes apparently). As the discerning gent has a penchant for a slick timepiece to adorn his wrist real estate, Elysium Magazine picks out three exquisite examples to blow all, or part, of your hard earned bonus on.


Glycine Airman No.1

Reintroduced in its original dimensions, the Airman has caused excitement amongst timepiece aficionados. Rightly so, a compact automatic watch that includes a rotating bezel, double 24 hour display and powered by a Swiss automatic GL293 movement. It’ll get you as excited as US Air Force pilots on first seeing this beauty.

  • Size: 36mm diameter
  • Case: stainless steel
  • Strap: calf leather
  • Price: £1,495.00

Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope

Inspired by renowned architect, painter and product designer Max Bill, this automatic timepiece has all the makings of a watch collection favourite amongst discerning gents. It has a simplistic design on first look which unravels with detail the more time you invest in it. It’s a perfect watch for the more casual look.

  • Size: 40mm diameter
  • Case: stainless steel
  • Strap: calfskin strap
  • Price: £1,500.00

Raymond Weil Nabucco Rivoluzione II Chronograph

This is a masterpiece of Swiss mechanics that is packed full of functionality and serious levels of slickness. This nabucco model combines titanium, steel and carbon fibre in a perfectly fused design. The black coating on the case along with black ceramic bezel exudes classy panache that will appeal to sports and style enthusiasts in equal volume.

  • Size: 46mm diameter
  • Case: titanium and stainless steel
  • Strap: rubber
  • Price: £3,995.00

All timepieces available from www.watchshop.com

Amit Chakravarty

Amit Chakravarty

Amit has a refined taste for all things luxury lifestyle, with a particular penchant for men’s style. He’s keen on the latest watches – especially classic timepieces, new drinks, luxury travel, fine dining, executive technology, new gadgets and sports for the discerning gent.