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In a young adult’s life, few milestones are as important as graduation. As one chapter closes, another one begins into adulthood. And there’s no better way to celebrate this significant event than with a luxury watch that’ll last a lifetime. Plus, each time the new graduate glances at their new timepiece, they’ll think of you! Luxurious, emotional, and made with incredible quality, a high-end watch is just the right gift to mark such a special occasion. So if you have a future graduate in your family, consider any of these luxury watches from Rolex, OMEGA, and Breitling for a great graduation gift. And there’s no better person to give them their first serious watch than you.

Rolex as a Graduation Gift

Quite literally the king of fine timepieces, a Rolex would make for an exceptional graduation gift indeed. What’s more, it doesn’t get more classic than a Rolex Datejust. The quintessential everyday luxury watch, a stainless steel 36mm Datejust can be worn by just about anyone in just about any situation. While the Datejust 36 was originally made as a man’s watch, it can certainly be worn by a woman too. In fact, 36mm is considered a unisex watch size by today’s standards.

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Rolex Datejust ref. 16220 flanked by Breitling and OMEGA

The Datejust is, of course, available in a variety of dial options. However, it’s hard to beat the classic combination of a white background and Roman numerals. Furthermore, not only will the Rolex watch keep the recent grad on time at the new job, the date window should help with calendar appointments too!

OMEGA as a Graduation Gift

For a sportier luxury watch, an OMEGA is a solid choice. The Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial GMT is a diver’s watch that can plunge as deep as 1,000 feet but can hold its own in a boardroom too. The 41mm case size is a generous one while the stainless steel keeps the watch understated. Yet, the vibrant blue bezel adds a fresh touch.

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The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial GMT

In addition to the time and date, this particular OMEGA Seamaster GMT can also keep track of a second time zone due to the extra GMT hand pointing to the 24-hour markings on the dial. Perfect to keep track of home time should the fresh grad be working his first job in a different time zone.

Breitling as a Graduation Gift

Every watch enthusiast should have at least one chronograph in their collection and Breitling are known to make some of the best out there. Breitling Avenger chronographs are especially popular and this model sports a 44mm titanium case.

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Breitling Avenger

To match its technical blue dial, this Breitling Avenger comes equipped with a blue rubber strap, which is robust enough to keep up with even the most active of lifestyles. Like every Breitling watch, this Avenger is chronometer-certified, thus boasting optimal reliability and accuracy for a mechanical movement. Light to wear, yet tough enough for daily wear and tear, the Avenger is a fantastic everyday companion.

Bonus Graduation Gift

Along with the excellent luxury watches listed above, a premium pen would also be a wonderful graduation gift to give. Take for instance the Tibaldi for Bentley Continental Slimline fountain pen. This limited edition beauty crafted in Italy is numbered #148/999. Complete with a presentation box, a fountain pen is not only an attractive graduation gift but a practical one too.

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Tibaldi for Bentley Continental Slimline fountain pen

So if there’s a soon-to-be grad in your life, browse our catalog of luxury watches, fine jewelry, and premium pens to search for that perfect graduation gift. A momentous moment deserves an exceptional present.

 

Written by

Celine Simon

Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home.