Yes, watches are not really a ‘gift of time’. If you offer to do the dishes and laundry for your birthday guy or gal while they’re wearing their new watch though, you’ll be able to combine both real, physical and metaphorical time into their birthday present! Besides, whether they actually create time or just monitor it, the new and classic watch models within our range are too perfect a birthday gift to pass up, combining style and functionality as they do. Here are our some top Gilletts’ picks – our favourite watches for men and watches for women born in August.
The newest range added to our collection of men’s watches at Gilletts is Zoppini watches, and their ‘Avatar’ range of futuristic yet elegant timepieces. The Zoppini black face watch at the beginning of the article is exemplary of the range, and if you’re buying a birthday gift for men born at the beginning of August, is even more appropriate! The zodiac sign Leo takes up the start of August, from the 1st to the 23rd, and the ruling planet for these fiery guys is the sun. The rose gold frame around the face, coupled with the ‘haloed’ accents at the attachment to the band, look eerily like the sun framed against the blackness of space … very special! The planetary-inspired chronograph functions on the face complete the look – a luxury watch that will be very much loved by Leos!
Virgos take up the last little part of August, from the 24th to the 30th of the month. Blue is the signature colour for guys born after the 24th, and while it is rare to find a wholly blue-coloured men’s watch, the Citizen watch Aqualand piece at right incorporates those sky-blue accents beautifully! It is water resistant to 200m and made of tough stainless steel with an anti-reflective coating that comes in very handy underwater. This watch incorporates functions like depth display to 50m, stopwatch function running up to 50 minutes … and best of all, Citizen’s patented Eco-Drive technology! The long-life solar cells mean that the watch never needs a battery – this particular model will work for 60 days without any light once fully charged. Artifical light will charge the cell just as well as the sun itself, too. Do note, it is a dive watch, but is not made for deep diving with scuba gear.
At the other end of the spectrum from the ocean free-diving Virgos are the ‘Commando Cities’ … and this Wenger watch named ‘Commando City’ seems made just for them! It has a whole raft of adventure-man functions, like a second time zone, date indicator, luminous markers and hands for visibility at night time, and tough mineral crystal glass and stainless stele construction. The makers of the Swiss Army knife have excelled in watch construction as well … this model is unbreakable, sleek and very functional!
Leo guys born at the beginning of August have the warm, passionate tones of yellow gold as the signature metal for their birthday … and as far as gold watches go, we love the mix of modern and traditional sensibilities in this gold Citizen watch. Where many gold watches utilise roman numerals, this one incorporates standard numbers, as well as a date indicator and a square face that makes it suitable for casual weekends as well as formal functions. It is splash resistant (though definitely not meant for doing the dishes in … what a pity!). It is also on a fabulous special at the moment, and even in normal months is one of our most affordable Citizen models.
The flow and sway of the DKNY watch at right is enough to make any woman feel like an absolute goddess! It is especially suitable for Virgo gals, whose signature metal is mercury – while the watch itself is made of silver tone stainless steel, as all good watches are, the slip and slide of the multiple chains over her wrist gives it a definite mercurial feel! It is a simple, beautifully made model with a low price tag for all that style and sensuality.
For golden Leo ladies, there are a couple of other options within the DKNY watch range … which has gotten a lot of attention this month! The rectangular faced DKNY gold model at right is the perfect female complement to the men’s gold Citizen watch above – mixing the traditionalism of an all-gold tone look with the modernity of a rectangular face with minimalist markers. The crystal-set watch below it is another great option for Leo lionesses, with a slightly chunkier feel and plenty of glam factor, the crystal encrusted band is different but never gaudy. Both of these watches come with a 2-year DKNY manufacturer’s warranty.
While the main traditional birthstone for the month of August is the peridot, if you look a little beyond the ordinary jeweller’s favourites you’ll find that diamonds are the ‘Mystical’, or Tibetan, birthstone for the month of August. We love the Citizen Eco-Drive slimline ladies watch at right, with its subtle diamond accents along the edges. The mother of pearl dial draws attention to all that gorgeous shimmer … and the very simple face lets the diamond luxury shine! This watch is also powered with Eco-Drive technology, with a massive 240 days of operation once fully charged, even without exposure to any sort of light.
Watches really are the ultimate jewellery gift … your loved one has a reason to wear them every day, and so many models are both beautiful, personal and functional. Keep browsing the range of men’s watches and women’s watches on site … we haven’t even scratched the surface here, and there really is something for everybody on site. Explore the new range of Zoppini watches especially! And if you need any help on watches technical specs, just click the Live Help link at the right of screen in the shop for instant and friendly assistance.