December 4th, 2023

Your Guide to Choosing Unforgettable Luxury Christmas Gifts

With Christmas right around the corner, it is time to get your festive shopping done. With wish lists in tow, you may be scrolling through endless websites of gift ideas or trudging around the shops trying to find the perfect present. It can all get a little bit too much, but Banks Lyon is here to make the process much simpler.

Here, we are providing a guide on presenting your loved ones with truly unforgettable gifts this December 25th. From elegant watches to dazzling jewellery, this is your ultimate guide to choosing luxury gifts for those who matter to you.

Timeless Elegance: Luxury Watches as Christmas Gifts

Luxury watches present a timeless Christmas gift option as they embody devotion, signifying the time spent in relationships. More than an accessory, each timepiece exemplifies artisanal craftsmanship and commitment to precision. These gifts last generations, a truly evergreen present that mirrors refinement and sophistication. The ultimate personal gesture, luxury watches speak volumes, reinforcing your appreciation and consideration. So treat your loved ones with luxury watches this Christmas for a memorable, enduring gift.

For example, pictured below left is the Bremont Supernova Pitch Black 40mm Steel Watch. This timepiece is a refined expression of modern design and precision. It is Bremont’s inaugural timepiece with an integrated bracelet, harmonising ergonomics and durability. This watch is a perfect blend of the brand’s signature style with innovative detailing, making it a true collector’s piece.

Alternatively, for the special lady in your life, we have the Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium 38mm, pictured below right. This sleek and sophisticated timepiece features a titanium case, a black dial, and a black crocodile strap. It’s part of Hublot’s Classic Fusion collection, which reinterprets classic elegance with Hublot’s unique touch, making it the perfect present for those who appreciate the craftsmanship of this luxury brand.

Bremont Supernova Pitch Black 40mm Steel WatchHublot Classic Fusion Titanium 38mm

Exquisite Jewellery: Making Christmas Sparkle

Luxury jewellery serves as an exquisite Christmas present. It signifies love, attention and appreciation, traits suited to festive sentiments. Each piece preserves an element of artistry, mirroring the craftsmanship besides the material worth. Also, prestigious jewellery transcends time and is often held as family heirlooms, making it not only a Christmas gift, but an enduring legacy. This season, choose luxury jewellery and bestow the gift of timeless elegance.

If you are unsure of what to choose for your loved one, Banks Lyon is one of the leading jewellery shops in Lancaster and Kendal, and we have a wide selection of bracelets, rings, necklaces, and more to suit your recipient regardless of their style.

For example, our Fope jewellery originated from a small goldsmith’s workshop in Vicenza, Italy, in 1929, symbolising craftsmanship and creativity with a rich heritage that reflects through each piece. These luxurious and aesthetically unique pieces make excellent Christmas gifts as they are not only a representation of exquisite taste but also a testament to the brand’s longstanding tradition of quality and innovation.

Below, you can find a handpicked selection of our Fope jewellery here at Banks Lyon, with fantastic finance options for those looking to spread the cost this Christmas.

fope bracelet fope earrings fope necklace fope ring

Tips for Finding the Perfect Gift

To understand an individual’s style and select the ideal watch or jewellery piece for Christmas, there are several things you can do. Timepieces and accessories can be incredibly personal items, so you must know your recipient well before purchasing. Here are a few of our top tips for finding the perfect gift for your loved one this festive season:

  • Observe their basics and gauge their everyday attire. For example, classic and minimalist items indicate a preference for an understated, elegant style. Thus, choose slender timepieces or delicate jewellery items emphasising simplicity and refinement.
  • Review their existing jewellery collection. Examine their current selection, offering insight into their tastes. Each piece signifies a facet of their personality, so complementing this collection maximises your gift’s success.
  • Consider personal attributes. Factor in physical features like wrist size and skin tone. For instance, large watches suit broad wrists, whilst petite bracelets pair well with slender wrists. Similarly, silver flatters cool skin tones, whereas gold complements warm tones.
  • Book a professional consultation. Utilise experts at high-end boutiques such as ourselves at Banks Lyon. Our advice and Personal Shopper service streamlines the decision-making process, reinforcing an informed purchase.

Inside Banks Lyon showroom

Personalisation: Adding a Touch of Sentimentality

Personalisation in jewellery and watches transforms a luxury item into an even more thoughtful Christmas gift. A custom detail, like an engraved name or date, adds an intimate touch reflecting the giver’s knowledge and consideration. Likewise, a curated design, matched to the recipient’s preferences, showcases attentiveness and validation. Personalised pieces transcend material value, becoming cherished tokens of a shared bond.

If this is something you are considering for a special person in your life, Banks Lyon is here to help with our bespoke jewellery design service. This process starts with a consultation where our jewellery experts attentively listen to your vision, provide advice, and explore all possible design options to meet the intended wearer’s taste best. The team then comes up with illustrated concepts based on your ideas and a detailed visualisation of the design. Skilled goldsmiths then handcraft the piece once you are satisfied with the design. The resulting customised piece of jewellery captures not just the aesthetic preference but also the heart of the receiver, making it a truly special Christmas present.

So, whether you have found inspiration in a watch or jewellery piece presented here or you wish to book a consultation for a bespoke piece, our team would love to hear from you. We encourage you to visit our stores to speak with our team in person and allow us to find your recipient the perfect gift. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

The December birthstone is the beautiful tanzanite, an exclusive gem found only in one place on Earth, a region near the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. The unique conditions for the formation of tanzanite have made this gemstone rarer than diamonds. Tanzanite offers gorgeous shades of vibrant blue and luxurious violet due to its vanadium content, and these wintry hues make it a perfect gemstone for December.

Adored by personalities worldwide, the sparkling blue tanzanite is often referred to as the ‘gemstone of a generation’ and is considered an exceptional stone by many.


For years, the beautiful properties of tanzanite have made it a sought-after gemstone, chosen by many silver screen personalities. Some of the stone’s most popular features include:

Rarity – Because tanzanite is only found in one small location, its value is likely to soar over time, especially as mines become emptier and fewer stones enter theStunning Platinum 3.18ct Tanzanite and Diamond Double Halo Pendant market.

Colour – One of the main characteristics of tanzanite is its vibrant colour. The gemstone is known for its deeply saturated violet-blue hues, which are rarer than its paler ones. Due to the stone’s pleochroism, or the ability to absorb different light wavelengths depending on the direction of the rays, tanzanite presents blue, violet and burgundy colours as its viewing angle changes. Jewel cutters can fashion stones ranging from violet-blue to bluish-violet, depending on how much weight they want to retain from the uncut stone.

Clarity – Inclusions visible to the naked eye decrease the value of tanzanite, especially in lighter-coloured gems.

Cut – While cushion and oval cuts are more commonly found, this stone is also available in many other shapes.

Carat – Usually, tanzanite gems that weigh more than five carats have finer hues, as its colours become less saturated in smaller sizes.

Hardness – With a 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, tanzanite is durable but can be vulnerable to scratches and chipping. This means the stone is best-suited for special occasions; however, if you wish to wear tanzanite in an everyday piece of jewellery, earrings and pendants are a great option.

ImagePlatinum 3.18ct Tanzanite and Diamond Double Halo Pendant


Tanzanite jewellery is not just stunning in its vibrancy; it’s also incredibly special; the formation of tanzanite requires a unique event that is often described as18ct White Gold Tanzanite and Pink Sapphire Diamond Ring a geological phenomenon. Inimitable and unrivalled in beauty, this gem is also the 24th anniversary traditional stone, making it a perfect gift for your beloved. The December birthstone is an incredible jewel that can transform any wardrobe by adding a touch of sophistication, elegance and luxury – ideal for the modern woman passionate about style and timeless beauty.

Image: 18ct White Gold Tanzanite and Pink Sapphire Diamond Ring


Despite the fact that tanzanite is a relatively newly-found gemstone, it has quickly become one of the most popular, with high-profile figures such as Beyoncé, Cate Blanchett and Sarah Jessica Parker wearing this glittering stone on the red carpet. In addition, there are many tanzanite gems that have become world-famous over the years, such as:

Rough Tanzanite – Earth’s largest uncut tanzanite gem weighs a staggering 16,839 carats (the equivalent of 3.38 kg or 7.46 lb) and was mined in 2005.

Queen of Kilimanjaro Tiara – This is one of the largest faceted tanzanite stones ever found. It weighs 242 carats and is the focal piece of a tiara created using 803 tsavorite garnets and 913 diamonds. The tiara is reminiscent of a sinuous hooded king cobra and belongs to Michael Scott’s collection.

Peterson Tanzanite Brooch – This striking piece of jewellery includes a pair of matched tanzanite gems weighing 30 carats. Their modified triangular cut showcases the gemstones’ intense blue colour with violet hues. This brooch was designed in 1991 by Harry Winston, Inc., and it’s extremely versatile, as the tanzanite ‘flowers’ can be detached and worn as earrings.

Sea Urchin – Rodney Rayner, a British couture jewellery designer who has exhibited at Baselworld for over three decades, created a beautiful ring he called ‘Sea Urchin’ and features tanzanite and diamonds surrounded by 18k pink gold.

We have a vast range of tanzanite jewellery and other birthstone jewellery waiting for you at our Lancaster and Kendal stores. Whatever it is you’re looking for, whether a stunning piece to gift a loved one, or a special addition to your own wardrobe, our jewellery and birthstone experts can help you choose the best items for you.

Visit our showrooms or get in touch today to discover how we can help.

In the ever-evolving landscape of the luxury goods industry, sustainability has become integral to responsible manufacturing. This commitment to sustainable practices has reached even the esteemed realm of watchmaking, with brands like OMEGA and TAG Heuer leading the charge. By embracing sustainability, these top brands are minimising their environmental footprint and setting an example for the entire industry.

At Banks Lyon, we’re proud to offer an extensive range of watches from these luxury watch brands, providing sustainable solutions for those seeking an eco-friendly watch option. So here, we’re exploring how these pioneers are making waves regarding timepiece sustainability and how you can ensure you make eco-conscious decisions when selecting your next watch.

OMEGA: Pioneering Sustainable Luxury

OMEGA is actively embracing sustainability initiatives in various aspects of its business. For example, the brand has implemented measures to raise awareness for the environment and has taken steps towards space sustainability. They collaborate with Privateer to map space objects in orbit and manage space debris. By supporting this critical mission, OMEGA contributes to reducing hazards to human activity in space.

In terms of raising awareness for the environment, OMEGA has created the “Our Planet” initiative. As part of this initiative, they support the GoodPlanet Foundation and have set up projects for the restoration and conservation of the Indonesian coast. These projects aim to maintain the region’s natural heritage and preserve local economic activities.

Good planet OMEGA

In addition to their sustainability efforts, OMEGA has also introduced sustainable practices in their watches. For example, the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m Nekton Edition (pictured below) is a sustainable watch that pairs steel with a rotating bezel in grade-5 titanium. The watch has a durable, long-lasting, polished-brushed stainless steel case, black ceramic dial, black rubber strap, and a secure and eco-friendly NAIAD LOCK caseback. Its high-precision and reliable Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 reduces environmental waste by minimising the need for frequent servicing or replacements.

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m Nekton Edition

Overall, it’s clear that OMEGA is committed to embracing sustainability through initiatives that raise environmental awareness and contribute to space sustainability. We’re proud to offer eco-conscious OMEGA watches, such as the Nekton edition of the Seamaster Diver explored above, here at Banks Lyon, available for £6,300.00 or just £52.50 per month on 0% finance.

TAG Heuer: Innovating Responsibly

Another brand at the forefront of sustainable watchmaking is TAG Heuer. TAG Heuer has taken significant steps towards sustainability and eco-consciousness, reflecting its commitment to reducing environmental impact and promoting social responsibility. Through the use of eco-friendly materials like recycled carbon fibre and the installation of solar panels on their facility, TAG Heuer aims to minimise CO2 emissions and promote green energy. The brand also encourages “exo-consciousness” among its customers, promoting awareness and engagement in protecting the planet. Initiatives such as supporting wildlife conservation and promoting sustainable fishing showcase their commitment to environmental and social causes. Additionally, TAG Heuer emphasises recycling efforts through programs like the Formula E battery recycling program, aiming to extract metals and minimise waste. They also provide repair and refurbishment services, promoting the idea of longevity and reducing the need for new purchases.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph blue dial TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph siler case black dial TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph black TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph grey and black

As pictured above, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph is a sustainable watch powered by solar energy, eliminating the need for disposable batteries and reducing its carbon footprint. The watch is also made with durable materials such as titanium, which ensures longevity and reduces waste associated with frequent replacements. We’re proud to offer this range here at Banks Lyon, starting from just £17 per month on 0% finance.

The Significance of Sustainability in Luxury Watchmaking

The importance of sustainability in luxury watchmaking extends beyond the immediate environmental benefits. By embracing sustainable practices, brands like OMEGA and TAG Heuer have the opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors. As consumer demand for environmentally responsible options grows, luxury watchmakers can align themselves with the values of their target audience and appeal to those who prioritise sustainability.

In addition, sustainability initiatives can have positive financial implications for brands. Luxury watchmakers can optimise their production processes while lessening their environmental impact by reducing waste, recycling materials, and operating more efficiently. This dual benefit allows brands to improve their bottom line while also gaining recognition as leaders in sustainable luxury.

Ethical Considerations in Watchmaking

In addition to environmental impact, ethical considerations are crucial to sustainable luxury watchmaking. Many brands have taken steps to ensure that their products are manufactured responsibly and ethically. OMEGA, for instance, is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, an international organisation committed to promoting responsible practices throughout the supply chain.

By prioritising sustainability and ethical practices, luxury watchmakers can create products that consumers can truly feel good about purchasing. For many individuals, acquiring a luxury watch extends beyond the value of the timepiece itself; it also is an endorsement of the brand’s values and commitment to responsible manufacturing. Therefore, a sustainably and ethically made watch carries an added layer of significance and meaning.

Tag Heuer sustainable watch

Choose Sustainability: Your Contribution Matters

The trend towards sustainability in watchmaking is undeniable, and luxury watch brands like OMEGA and TAG Heuer exemplify this shift. At Banks Lyon, we are committed to supporting brands that prioritise sustainability and ethical practices, which is why we are proud to offer both OMEGA and TAG Heuer watches in-store and online. We believe that by making conscious choices when purchasing luxury watches, we can collectively create a more sustainable, responsible, and ethical luxury goods industry.

Researching and selecting from brands that align with your values will ensure that your next luxury watch is not only a reflection of your personal style but also an endorsement of sustainability. So, the next time you find yourself in search of a luxury watch, consider the brands that are paving the way towards sustainability. By doing so, you can make a statement and contribute to the movement for a more sustainable future in luxury watchmaking. And, if you need assistance selecting a timepiece, we would love to help.

Please don’t hesitate to visit our stores to speak with our team in person. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

The holiday season is slowly creeping up on us, so now is the best time to start thinking about that perfect gift for your loved ones. Or, more importantly, what you’ll be adding to your Christmas list. Whether you’re looking for something timeless and elegant or seeking a unique and personalised present, Banks Lyon has you covered.

As a distinguished jeweller and watch shop with a heritage dating back over a century, we understand the importance of finding that special gift that will truly be treasured. So here, we will explore our selection of watches and jewellery for him and her, as well as our Personal Shopper services that ensure you find the perfect present.

Luxury Watches: A Timeless Gift

A watch is not just a timekeeping device; it is a symbol of style, sophistication, and status, and for men, a luxury timepiece can make a statement and elevate their everyday look. At Banks Lyon, we have a timepiece to suit every gent from a range of luxury brands, such as IWC, which will certainly put a smile on his face this Christmas.

IWC Portofino Automatic Watch

For example, pictured above is the IWC Portofino Automatic Watch, which is a perfect addition to any Christmas list. The classic design features a stunning deep blue dial that perfectly complements the gold-plated hands and appliqués, creating a visually striking contrast. To add an extra touch of sophistication, the watch comes with a hand-painted black alligator leather strap, showcasing attention to detail and craftsmanship. This piece is available for £4,650.00 at Banks Lyon, or just £38.75 per month, subject to status if you’re looking to spread the cost.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz 43mm

Alternatively, pictured above is the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz 43mm, available for £1,450 or £12.08 per month on 0% finance. This watch would make an excellent Christmas present for men due to its sporty yet sophisticated design featuring a striking blue dial. The brand’s reputation for precision engineering and high-quality craftsmanship ensures that it will be a timeless and reliable timepiece that the recipient can enjoy for years to come.

But let’s not forget about the ladies. Banks Lyon also offers a stunning collection of luxury timepieces for her. From the elegant OMEGA De Ville Prestige Quartz (below, left) to the sophisticated TAG Heuer Carrera Quartz (below, right), these watches are not only exquisite but also make a statement about her unique sense of style. A luxury timepiece is a gift she can cherish for a lifetime and pass down as a symbol of love and appreciation.

OMEGA De Ville Prestige Quartz TAG Heuer Carrera Quartz

Exquisite Jewellery: Adorning Your Story

Jewellery is the perfect gift, symbolising love, commitment, and individual stories. Meticulously designed and crafted to meet the highest standards of quality, our pieces available here at Banks Lyon are an embodiment of beauty and elegance.

For her, a piece of jewellery can be a reflection of her personality and style. From classic designs to contemporary styles, Banks Lyon has a wide variety of options to choose from to suit her taste (or yours, if you’re looking to treat yourself this Christmas).

For example, we’re proud to offer luxury diamond jewellery, such as the 18ct Yellow Gold 0.43ct Brilliant Cut Diamond Bubble Ring (below, left), guaranteed to please your loved one on December 25th. This ring would make an exceptional Christmas present due to its stunning design adorned with sparkling brilliant cut diamonds, exuding instant glamour.

Alternatively, we have the 18ct White Gold Brilliant Cut Diamond ‘Invisible’ Cluster Earrings (below, right), which would make the perfect gift due to its timeless, elegant design and exquisite craftsmanship.

18ct Yellow Gold 0.43ct Brilliant Cut Diamond Bubble Ring 18ct White Gold Brilliant Cut Diamond ‘Invisible’ Cluster Earring

For him, jewellery can be more than just an accessory; it can be a statement piece that reflects his unique sense of style. For instance, Deakin & Francis Cufflinks make the ideal Christmas present for men who like to express their personality through their accessories. Whatever sport your recipient is interested in, there are cufflinks to match; just take a look at the selection below for some inspiration.

Personal Shopper Services: Ensuring You Find the Perfect Present

Finding the perfect gift can sometimes feel like a daunting task; that’s where Banks Lyon’s Personal Shopper services come in. Our team of skilled watch and jewellery experts are dedicated to bringing your vision to life and helping you find a gift you love. Whether it’s designing a bespoke ring or finding the perfect watch, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure you get that perfect present.

When it comes to selecting a watch or a piece of jewellery, our experienced staff will guide you through the collection, taking into consideration your preferences and budget. They understand that every individual is unique, and by offering personalised consultations, they ensure that you find the gift that speaks directly to your loved one’s heart.

Explore Banks Lyon’s Collections and Find Your Perfect Gift

This holiday season, let Banks Lyon guide you in finding the perfect gift for your loved ones. From luxury timepieces to exquisite jewellery, our carefully curated collections cater to every taste and style. And, as mentioned, our Personal Shopper services ensure that you find a present you love, offering your recipient an unrivalled level of luxury and sophistication.

So, don’t wait around; get started on your Christmas list and celebrate this holiday season with a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. Please don’t hesitate to visit our stores to speak with our team in person. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

Gifting a watch at Christmas symbolises time, longevity, and thoughtfulness. These luxury accessories act as a constant reminder of the giver, as they are often worn daily. This gift demonstrates your investment, both financially and emotionally, showcasing your effort to find a design specifically tailored to the recipient’s taste.

However, when it comes to selecting a watch, the options are almost endless. You can become overwhelmed by choice, especially if you have not decided on a brand or style, so instead of exciting, the process becomes a challenge. At Banks Lyon, our team understands this, which is why we have helped ease the process of picking the best watch by breaking down our favourites into budgets. Whether you are looking to spit the cost to save on the initial payout or you have a high-end budget to treat a lucky person in your life, we have the timepiece for you.

Budget-Friendly Buys: Memorable Gifts for Under £1000

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Rose Gold Bezel 40mm Watch

Experience the brilliance of Banks Lyon, even on a budget. We have handpicked our favourite budget-friendly watches, each under £1000, representing style, functionality, and distinct craftsmanship. These memorable gifts, simultaneously affordable and elegant, await your discovery.

Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar Edition 47mm Watch

First, we have the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Rose Gold Bezel 40mm Watch. This watch is a blend of classic design and modern technology, capturing the ’70s spirit in a 21st-century timepiece. Equipped with the self-winding Powermatic 80 movement, it offers high precision with an 80-hour power reserve, ideal for a busy lifestyle. Its silver honeycomb dial and rose gold PVD bezel convey a trendy yet classy aesthetic, so this timeless piece, costing under £1000, makes a magnificent Christmas gift. The recipient will appreciate the watch’s unique style, high-end functionality, and the message it conveys of lasting commitment, a perfect metaphor for the enduring spirit of Christmas.

Alternatively, we have the Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar Edition 47mm Watch. This is a top-of-the-line multisport GPS watch designed for those with an active lifestyle. It is highly resilient with a scratch-resistant Power Sapphire solar charging lens, extending its battery life while also powering advanced training features and wellness monitoring sensors. This makes it an ideal Christmas gift for someone who appreciates a fusion of style, durability, and advanced technology, all for less than £1000.

Affordable Elegance: Watches that Impress for Under £5000

 Breitling Endurance Pro – Rubber & Tang-Type Buckle

Moving up to the next budget bracket featuring a stunning range of timepieces that impress, without exceeding £5000. Here, you will find stylish, high-quality watches from renowned brands embodying luxury and sophistication, all wrapped within an accessible budget.

IWC Portofino Automatic 34

For example, pictured right is the Breitling Endurance Pro – Rubber & Tang-type Buckle, which is a masterpiece of innovation and design. It combines an ultra-lightweight 44mm Breitlight case with a thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement that is ten times more accurate than conventional quartz. Justifying its name, the Endurance Pro caters to athletes and sports enthusiasts alike with its high-performance accuracy and functionality. As a Christmas gift under £5000, this watch is perfect for someone who appreciates durability, precision, and the marriage of professional utility and standout style.


However, if your recipient prefers things a little more elegant, consider the IWC Portofino Automatic 34, pictured left. This watch is an embodiment of elegance and refinement, featuring a rich green dial adorned with twelve sparkling white diamonds, marking the hours. This exquisite timepiece has a stainless steel case, rhodium-plated hour markers, and comes with a matching green calfskin strap. As a Christmas gift under £5000, it’s perfect for the discerning woman who values sophistication and timeless style.

Mid-Range Marvels: Timepieces with Style for Under £10,000

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “007 Edition”

Doubling the previous budget, we now move onto watches for under £10,000. For this price, you can expect that each timepiece is a testament to superior craftsmanship and luxury, promising an enriching horological experience.

Cartier Ballon Bleu 33mm Watch

Take the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “007 Edition”, for example. This exquisite timepiece has been crafted for sophistication and performance and can be seen in the James Bond film “No Time To Die”. It features a sturdy yet lightweight Grade 2 Titanium case and a brown tropical aluminium bezel ring designed to endure high-intensity activities, making it a fitting choice for individuals who enjoy an adventurous lifestyle. This watch is a spectacular gift for the James Bond fan or anyone who appreciates the blend of cinematic history with superior watchmaking.

Alternatively, we have the Cartier Ballon Bleu 33mm Watch, pictured left, which is an epitome of Cartier’s storied tradition of elegance and fine craftsmanship. The watch features a round 33mm stainless steel case, an exquisite silvered guilloché dial set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds as hour markers, and a fluted crown set with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel. As a Christmas gift under £10,000, this watch is perfect for the woman who values classic luxury, elegance, and the timeless Cartier aesthetic.

Luxury Watches for the High-End Budget

OMEGA Speedmaster MoonWatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42mm

If budget is not your concern, or you have decided to treat someone incredibly special to you this Christmas, we have plenty of luxury timepieces that exemplify superior craftsmanship, aesthetic beauty, and cutting-edge technological innovation. Each watch stands as a paramount gift for those seeking to astound this Christmas season.

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph King Gold Blue 45MM

For example, the beautiful OMEGA Speedmaster MoonWatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42mm would make the perfect present for a loved one. Inspired by the 4th generation Speedmaster and crafted in luxurious 18K Moonshine Gold, this piece is truly outstanding. A sun-brushed green PVD step dial, green ceramic bezel ring with Omega Ceragold tachymeter scale, and a green leather strap make it an exceptional Christmas present for those with a luxury budget. The watch exemplifies the brand’s pioneering spirit, as it has been a part of all six moon landings, making it a perfect gift for space enthusiasts and those who appreciate masterful craftsmanship.

Another perfect gift would be the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph King Gold Blue 45MM. This watch is a symbol of elegance and innovation, featuring a remarkable fusion of an 18ct rose gold case with a stunning blue sunray satin-finished dial. As a luxury Christmas present, this watch exudes sophistication and finesse, making it an ideal gift for those who appreciate a captivating blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design.

With Banks Lyon’s range of luxury timepieces in a range of budgets, you are certain to find the perfect gift for your lucky recipient this Christmas. Whether you wish to spread the cost with our watches on 0% finance or you are treating someone special with a high-end timepiece, we have what you need for a magical December 25th.

So, we encourage you to visit our stores to speak with our team in person and allow us to find you the perfect watch for your loved one. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

At Banks Lyon, we love putting the spotlight on watch ranges and brands to showcase their impressive design and innovation, and this blog is no different.

Today, we’re thrilled to highlight our incredible range of Hublot women’s watches. Whether you’re seeking delicate and dainty designs or dramatic glamour, we’re certain you’ll find the perfect timepiece to express your unique style. Join us as we explore the detailed features, alluring design, and captivating history of Hublot’s watches for women.

Hublot: Setting New Standards in Watchmaking for Women

Hublot, the luxury watch brand, was founded in 1980 by Italian watchmaker Carlo Crocco. The company blended Swiss craftsmanship with Italian design to create unconventional and innovative timepieces. Despite initial challenges, Hublot’s history evolved into a remarkable success story with clever marketing strategies and unique concepts. In 2005, the introduction of the groundbreaking Big Bang chronograph brought further recognition to the brand, winning awards for its daring material combinations. Hublot’s reputation is further enhanced through its role as an official timekeeper for FIFA and major sporting events, which we will delve into later on.

Since the beginning, Hublot has been dedicated to setting new standards in watchmaking for women. Their commitment to excellence and innovation drives them to design exceptional timepieces that combine beauty with functionality.

Take the Hublot Big Bang One Click King Gold White Diamonds 33mm, pictured below. This stunning piece is a perfect example of the beauty and sophistication of the innovative Big Bang collection and can be purchased for £21,700 from Banks Lyon.

Hublot Big Bang One Click King Gold White Diamonds 33mm

Elegant Hublot Women’s Watches

For those who appreciate elegance and finesse, our collection of Hublot women’s watches is sure to captivate. These timepieces feature exquisite designs with refined details and intricate craftsmanship, effortlessly enhancing your wrist and adding a touch of sophistication to any ensemble.

Each watch is created with the utmost care and attention to detail, thoughtfully designed to embrace femininity and grace while maintaining the Swiss watchmaking traditions that Hublot is renowned for. For example, pictured below, the Hublot Classic Fusion Automatic 33mm exudes elegance and delicacy through its polished 18ct King Gold case and diamond-set bezel. The purple sunray dial with diamond hour markers adds a touch of luxury, making it a truly refined timepiece.

Hublot Classic Fusion Automatic 33mm

From Casual to Dressy

Because Hublot believes a watch should elevate every moment, their women’s watches seamlessly transition from casual to dressy. These versatile timepieces embody the perfect fusion of style and functionality.

Whether heading to a casual coffee meet-up or attending an elegant evening event, there is a Hublot women’s watch to adapt to every occasion effortlessly. Pictured below left is the Hublot Classic Fusion Original Black Magic Ceramic 33mm, a perfect example of the casual side of this collection of timepieces. Whereas to its right is the Hublot Big Bang Unico King Gold Rainbow 44mm Watch, which is the antithesis of casual, exuding extravagance.

If casual is your style, you can purchase the Classic Fusion Original Black Magic Ceramic watch for £6,300 or just £52.50 per month on 0% finance. However, if you want a piece of dramatic glamour on your wrist, we offer the Big Bang Unico King Gold Rainbow watch at Banks Lyon for £81,700.

Luxury and Durability Combined

At Banks Lyon, we know true luxury lies in the fusion of fine materials and impeccable craftsmanship. Because of this, we’re proud to be an official stockist of Hublot watches, which are crafted using only the finest materials, ensuring the perfect blend of luxury and durability.

From the sleek stainless steel to the lustrous gold, these timepieces are a testament to the exceptional quality we strive to deliver for our customers. The combination of these fine materials with the Swiss expertise results in timepieces that withstand the test of time, both in style and durability.

Hublot’s Commitment to Women’s Football at FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Hublot served as the Official Timekeeper for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, held in Australia and New Zealand. The luxury watch brand timed every minute of every game and provided various timekeeping elements such as LED boards, the Big Bang-shaped fourth official boards, and the Hublot Big Bang e smartwatch. All 107 match officials wore a special edition Hublot Big Bang e-watch, equipped with exclusive features to aid with officiating.

Hublot’s involvement in the tournament exemplifies their dedication to football and commitment to support and grow the women’s game. They continue to be prominent in football timekeeping, also serving as the Official Timekeeper for other prestigious events like the UEFA European Women’s Championship and UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Explore Hublot’s Iconic Collections for Women at Banks Lyon

Now, let us dive deeper into Hublot’s iconic collections for women:

  • Hublot Classic Fusion is a collection renowned for its timeless elegance, with its sleek designs and refined aesthetics capturing the essence of sophistication.
  • Hublot Big Bang is the epitome of modern luxury. With its distinctive design elements and striking details, it embodies the spirit of innovation and pushes the boundaries of traditional watchmaking.
  • Hublot Spirit of Big Bang is a range of avant-garde timepieces characterised by barrel-shaped cases and innovative design, making them ideal for individuals seeking bold and distinctive luxury watches.

Pictured above is the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Steel & Diamonds 32MM, with its iconic barrel case. You can purchase this timepiece from Banks Lyon for £13,500 or just £112.50 per month on 0% finance.

With Hublot women’s watches, you can make a statement and embrace the ideal fusion of luxury and functionality. So, we encourage you to visit our stores to speak with our team in person and allow us to find you the perfect Hublot watch for you. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

The November birthstone is the topaz, a beautiful gem that can be found in all the colours of the rainbow. However, this stone is typically associated with either a vibrant yellow colour or with striking shades of blue. Topaz is one of the hardest naturally-occurring materials and has been desired and worn by royalty for centuries. Topaz is an alluring gem that presents a wide range of lovely rich colours that have ignited imaginations for centuries.

Here at Banks Lyon, we offer an extensive range of topez jewellery for those born in November, and those who just appreaciate the beauty of this stone. Today, we’re exploring the fascinating properties of the topaz as well as some of the stunning jewellery available online and in our Lancaster and Kendal showrooms.


The properties of the topaz make it an incredibly popular gemstone for jewellery; let’s take a look at some of them so you can understand more about what makes the topaz so sought-after.

Colour – Pure topaz is transparent and colourless. The vast rainbow of colours this stone is known for is due to natural impurities in its structure, such as iron and chromium content. There are also several treatments and enhancements available that can alter or improve the properties of topaz, including its colour. Less than 1% of all gem-grade topaz exhibits shades of red, the rarest hue. Topaz also presents pleochroism, an optical effect where a stone shows different colours depending on the angle of observation.

Stunning topez stones

Hardness – Topaz is an 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it a durable gemstone, perfect for pieces of jewellery that can be worn every day.

Lustre – This precious gem is well-known – and highly regarded – for its brilliance and lustre, possessing an almost velvety and glassy appearance.


Topaz comes in many different colours, but the popular wintry blue hues most commonly associated with this gemstone make it the perfect November birthstone.

At Banks Lyon, we offer topaz jewellery that adds a classy and stylish aesthetic to any wardrobe, be it in the form of a ring, pendant or pair of earrings. As such, this precious stone is suited for a modern woman who adores timeless luxury, sophistication and elegance.

Topaz is also a wonderful gift to commemorate the 4th and the 23rd wedding anniversary. What better present for a loved-one either born in November, whom you share an anniversary with, or both! Take these stunning blue topaz stud earrings for example, with 9ct yellow gold, two rich 7x5mm blue topaz stones, they are sure to put a smile on her face this November.

Image: 9ct White Gold Topaz Stud Earrings


Since its discovery, topaz has been cherished by many cultures around the world and remains one of the most sought-after gems today. There are a variety of topez stones from all over the world; let’s take a look at some of the most popular topaz stones globally:

  • American Golden Topaz– Originating in Brazil, this is the largest cut topaz in the world. This stunning cushion-cut gem weighs a massive 22,892.5 carats, possesses a light golden-brown colour and is almost flawless in clarity. This topaz took two whole years to cut and is now at the Natural History Museum in Washington DC.
  • Ostro Stone– Three decades ago, this vivid blue topaz was found by Max Ostro, a man considered to be a ‘real-life Indiana Jones’. It measures 15 cm in length, weighs 9,381 carats (almost two kilos) and is considered priceless.
  • Bragança Diamond– The Bragança Diamond was initially believed to be a diamond and later found to be a topaz. This stone was discovered in Minas Gerais in Brazil, in the late 18th It got its name from the ruling dynasty of Portugal at the time, the House of Bragança. Boasting 1,680 carats, this colourless gem is one of the most well-known topaz gems ever found and adorns the Portuguese Crown. Colourless topaz is also known as crystal or silver topaz.

As mentioned, topaz jewellery is the best present for those born in November as it not only looks beautiful, but represents a part of them that they can carry around with them in the form of a stunning accessory. However, your birthday doesn’t have to be in November for you to appreciate and wear topaz jewellery with pride. We still have a fantastic range of options for everyone, whether you wish to wear your birthstone or not.

Explore our extensive range of birthstone jewellery online today, or visit our showrooms in Lancaster and Kendal to speak with our jewellery experts in person. We are always more than happy to showcase our range of options available to help you find the best fit for yourself or your gift recipient.

Watches have long been symbols of status, craftsmanship, and personal style. Whether you’re a budding horology enthusiast or an experienced collector, the world of watches offers something for everyone, regardless of their budget. And, at Banks Lyon, we proudly showcase a diverse range of timepieces to suit any budget.

Our vast watch catalogue caters to everyone, regardless of the price you are willing to pay for your timepiece, and today, we are thrilled to be exploring this. Here, we’ll explore renowned watch brands such as Tissot, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Cartier, IWC, Omega, and Hublot, covering entry-level options, upgrading your timepiece, and indulging in the world of limited-edition luxury watches. We want to help you explore our extensive stocklist and find your ideal watch, regardless of the price you are willing to pay. Our team understand that the world of watches can be overwhelming, and you may be under the impression that all watches are a hefty investment, but that is simply not the case.

So, let’s dive in and uncover your new favourite timepiece.

Tissot: Swiss Excellence from £230

Tissot is a Swiss brand known for offering exceptional value for money. An excellent entry-level option is the Tissot Everytime Big Gents Watch (below, left), which is a staggeringly low £260. Despite its low price tag, the watch looks sleek and simple, perfect for anyone wanting to purchase their first timepiece or looking for an everyday piece they can add to their ever-growing collection.

Upgrade Path: If you want to elevate your collection and upgrade to a different model from Tissot, try the PRX range. Drawing inspiration from a 1978 model, the collection features slim and sleek designs that embody a timeless ’70s aesthetic, which can be seen in the Tissot PRX Chronograph Automatic 42mm Watch (below, right).

Tissot Everytime Big Gents Watch
Tissot PRX Chronograph Automatic 42mm Watch

TAG Heuer: Racing Watches from £1,250

TAG Heuer is famous for its connections to motorsports and a commitment to precision. So, if you’re looking for an entry point into the world of racing watches, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz 41mm – Rubber & Pin Buckle (below, left) is an excellent choice. These watches are sporty, elegant, and boast Swiss craftsmanship while remaining relevantly low in terms of price tag.

Upgrade Path: TAG Heuer offers an excellent range of watches with unique designs, iconic collaborations, and intricate functionality, allowing you to move up their ladder with ease. Take the TAG Heuer Monaco x Gulf Automatic Chronograph 39mm – Leather & Folding Clasp (below, right), for example. This stunning piece incorporates Gulf stripes with its vintage TAG Heuer logo to create a truly remarkable watch.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz 41mm – Rubber & Pin Buckle
TAG Heuer Monaco x Gulf Automatic Chronograph 39mm – Leather & Folding Clasp

Breitling: Aviator’s Choice from £2,800

Breitling watches are renowned for aviation-inspired timepieces and endurance watches such as the Breitling Endurance Pro – Rubber & Tang-type Buckle (below, left). This watch is perfect for those starting their collection, as its sturdy build and striking design make it an ideal entry-level choice.

Upgrade Path: If you fall in love with the lower-priced Breitling watches, you’ll fall harder for their other, more expensive models, such as the Breitling Chronomat 32 (below, right). This piece oozes elegance and is a stylish option for those looking to expand their watch collection from practical to sophisticated.

Cartier: Elegance Redefined from Less Than £3,000

Cartier is the epitome of timeless luxury and elegance. So, if you’re looking for a timepiece for under £3,000, this may be the brand for you. Take the Cartier Tank Must De Cartier Watch (below, left), for instance. This model carries the iconic history of the Tank Must De Cartier collection yet still falls low in terms of luxury watch budgets.

Upgrade Path: It’s easy to climb the Cartier ladder if you lean toward this watch brand. So, as you progress in your watch journey, you’ll find Cartier offers a range of stunning timepieces like the Cartier Santos De Cartier Large Watch (below, right), with refined design and exceptional functionality for a higher price.

Cartier Tank Must De Cartier Watch
Cartier Santos De Cartier Large Watch

IWC: Swiss Brilliance Starting from Just Over £4,000

IWC Schaffhausen is celebrated for its Swiss precision and distinctive design, which can be purchased for just over £4,000. For example, at Banks Lyon, we’re proud to offer a wide range of their watches, such as the IWC Pilot’s Mark XVIII Watch. This is a stripped-back, simple version of some of their other designs, created for those looking to start their IWC journey at a lower price.

Upgrade Path: IWC has several collections like the Portugieser and the Big Pilot’s Watch, which offer a more lavish experience. Take the IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 Watch, for example. This sleek timepiece has a Pellaton winding system and a timelessly elegant design for those looking to elevate their watch collection.

Omega: The Iconic Seamaster 300M Collection Starting at Just Over £5,000

Omega Seamaster is famous for its connection to James Bond, and the Seamaster Diver 300M is an ideal starting point. This watch showcases Omega’s excellence in diving timepieces; take the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Watch (below, left), for instance. This durable yet aesthetically pleasing timepiece would make an excellent first Omega timepiece for those looking for an entry point into the luxury watch collection.

Upgrade Path: When ready to take the next step, consider exploring the OMEGA Seamaster Diver Chronograph 300M 44mm Watch (below, right). This impressive timepiece is crafted from 18K Sedna™ gold, giving it the WOW factor that Omega enthusiasts love.

Hublot: The Art of Fusion from Around £6,000

Hublot stands out for its bold, innovative designs – take the Hublot Classic Fusion Original Black Magic Ceramic 33mm (below, left), for example. This refined yet sporty timepiece is a great entry point to Hublot.

Upgrade Path: As you progress in your watch journey, explore Hublot’s Big Bang collection, which exudes dramatic luxury and suits a higher budget. For instance, at Banks Lyon, we’re proud to offer a range of Big Bang watches, such as the Hublot Big Bang One Click Pink Sapphire Diamonds 39MM (below, right).

Luxury and Limited Editions

If budget is not a concern and you’re looking to treat yourself with a truly exclusive timepiece or make a long-term investment, here are some of the most luxurious watches from the brands mentioned:

Financing Options: Making Your Dream Watch More Accessible

We acknowledge that your dream watch may sometimes seem out of reach due to financial constraints. That’s why Banks Lyon offers various financing options to make your ideal timepiece more accessible. Our watch finance options with 0% interest are designed to accommodate your budget and make your dream a reality because owning the perfect watch should never be just a dream.

So, whether you are looking for OMEGA watches on finance, or you would prefer to buy one of our budget timepieces outright, we can help. We are committed to ensuring your watch-buying experience remains fulfilling and hassle-free.

With this in mind, please don’t hesitate to visit our stores or get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website. Alternatively, contact us via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team. Let us help you find the perfect watch, regardless of your budget.

In the world of luxury timepieces, limited edition watches are highly coveted for their exclusivity and unique design features. So here, Banks Lyon is proud to showcase some of the finest limited edition watches from leading brands, including Hublot, Bremont, OMEGA, TAG Heuer, and Breitling. Each watch captures the essence of its respective brands and offers a standout statement piece for any watch enthusiast or collector.

Join us as we delve into the distinctive features that make these limited edition watches highly sought after and take a closer look at these exceptional timepieces, their fascinating stories, and what to consider before selecting which timepiece to purchase.

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Limited Edition Watch

Purchasing a limited edition watch should be a thought-out process, as they usually come with a high price tag. You need to consider several factors before making the decision to buy the limited edition watch you’ve had your eye on to ensure it’s the right choice for you; for example:

  • Rarity and Exclusivity. Consider the scarcity and exclusivity of the edition: the more exclusive the edition, the more desirable and potentially valuable the watch.
  • Design and Aesthetics. Choose a watch that aligns with your personal style and preferences. Pay attention to the design elements and make sure the watch reflects your individuality.
  • Brand Reputation. Consider the reputation and heritage of the brand producing the limited edition watch. Research the brand’s craftsmanship, innovation, and commitment to excellence.
  • Movement and Complications. Evaluate the movement of the watch and consider any added complications or features. This will determine its accuracy, functionality, and potential resale value.
  • Collectible Value. Research the long-term value and potential resale market for the specific watch you’re considering. Limited editions with unique features or collaborations may have higher collectibility and investment potential.

Remember to take your time, do thorough research, and choose a limited edition watch that meets your requirements and brings you joy and value for years to come. These timepieces aren’t your everyday watch; they are a serious investment and commitment to your love of the watchmaking world, so take your time to consider which piece speaks to you.

Breitling watch

Elevate Your Style With a Limited Edition Watch

Limited edition watches have the power to elevate your style to new heights. These exclusive timepieces offer a unique and coveted allure that sets them apart from regular models.

At Banks Lyon, we understand the importance of owning a watch that reflects your individuality and taste, which is why we proudly offer a curated selection of limited edition watches from prestigious brands like Hublot, Bremont, OMEGA, TAG Heuer, and Breitling, which we’re excited to showcase today. These timepieces combine exceptional craftsmanship with artistic design, making them true collector’s items. Whether it’s a distinctive dial, a rare colourway, or intricate details, limited edition watches allow you to express your personal style and make a statement. Let us help you find the perfect limited edition watch that will enhance your style and become a cherished piece in your collection.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Magic

The limited edition Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Magic 42mm watch is an innovative and stylish timepiece that combines cutting-edge technology with a distinctive design. With a polished yellow ceramic case and a microblasted polished ceramic bezel, this watch features a HUB4700 self-winding movement with a power reserve of approximately 50 hours. The movement’s skeletonised design is beautifully finished with polished bevelled angles and circular-grained bridges. With only 200 pieces available, this highly sought-after watch is perfect for collectors and watch enthusiasts who appreciate Hublot’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and exclusive design.

Banks Lyon is proud to present this watch for £29,900.00.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Magic 42mm

Bremont Williams Racing Limited Edition Box Set

The Bremont Williams Racing Limited Edition Box Set is a special collaboration between Bremont and Williams Racing that includes two timepieces: the FW44 Chrono and the FW44 Classic. The Chrono has a sporty design, while the Classic is inspired by Williams Racing’s heritage, with an Oxford Blue dial and nubuck leather strap. This box set also offers an exciting “Race Day” experience, consisting of a guided tour of the Williams Racing headquarters and Museum, witnessing the UK-based technical team in action, and more. If you’re a watch collector and motorsport enthusiast looking for a unique opportunity to own exceptional timepieces and experience the world of Formula One first-hand, you can purchase this Box Set from Banks Lyon for £14,995.00 or £124.95 per month on 0% finance.

Limited Edition OMEGA De Ville Tresor “125th Anniversary” Co-Axial Master Chronometer Watch

The Limited Edition OMEGA De Ville Tresor “125th Anniversary” Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm Watch beautifully commemorates OMEGA’s 125th anniversary. With an 18K yellow gold case, rare red enamel dial, and 18K yellow gold domed indexes, it exudes luxury. The watch features an 18K yellow gold anniversary medallion on the caseback, surrounded by damaskeeing engraving. Powered by the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8929, it offers exceptional accuracy with sophistication thanks to the burgundy leather strap. This timepiece blends traditional craftsmanship and innovative design, celebrating OMEGA’s rich heritage and commitment to excellence in watchmaking and would make the perfect addition to any luxury watch enthusiast’s collection.

Purchase this limited edition piece from Banks Lyon today for £21,200.00.

Limited Edition OMEGA De Ville Tresor “125th Anniversary” Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm Watch

TAG Heuer Special Edition Carrera Porsche Orange Racing Chronograph Ceramic 44mm

The TAG Heuer Special Edition Carrera Porsche Orange Racing Chronograph Ceramic 44mm is a striking timepiece that pays tribute to the shared passion for racing between TAG Heuer and Porsche. With its vibrant orange colour and 44mm ceramic case, it exudes energy and durability. The watch features a chronograph function and intricate dial design, showcasing its impressive functionality. This collector’s item captures the essence of speed and celebrates the collaboration between two iconic brands, making it a must-have for watch collectors and racing enthusiasts.

Purchase this limited edition piece today from Banks Lyon for £6,150.00 or just £51.25 per month on 0% finance.

TAG Heuer Special Edition Carrera Porsche Orange Racing Chronograph Ceramic 44mm

Breitling Super Avi B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vaught F4U Corsair

The Breitling Super Avi B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vaught F4U Corsair is a limited edition watch that pays tribute to the legendary WWII naval aircraft, the Vought F4U Corsair. The spirit of early aircraft inspires its design and features large, highly legible Arabic numerals, knurled bezels for optimal grip, and top-stitched calfskin straps reminiscent of classic flight gear. This limited edition timepiece also offers the ability to track a second time zone using the 24-hour marking on the inner bezel and a red-tipped GMT hand.

You can get your hands on this impressive special edition timepiece for £8,600.00 from Banks Lyon or just £71.66 per month, subject to status with 0% finance.

Breitling Super Avi B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vaught F4U Corsair

So, whether you’re interested in our limited edition OMEGA watches or our collector’s edition TAG Heuer watches, we’re here to help you find your perfect timepiece. If you’d like to learn more or purchase one of the timepieces in this blog, or you’ve seen another on our website that’s caught your eye, we’d love to hear from you.

Please don’t hesitate to visit our stores to speak with our team in person. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

Luxury watches are not just timepieces; they are a testament to craftsmanship, precision, and elegance. Starting a luxury watch collection is an exciting and rewarding journey, but it’s understandable if you fear you don’t know where to start. So, to help you embark on this adventure, we will guide you through building a collection featuring some renowned brands, from the more affordable to the top-tier options.

Our watch experts at Banks Lyon will explore how to begin your collection with Tissot and progress through TAG Heuer, Breitling, Cartier, IWC, and Omega. Join us as we delve into each brand and explore how you can build a watch collection that will suit your style regardless of the occasion.

Begin With Tissot – The Affordable LuxuryTissot T-Classic Everytime 38mm Quartz Watch

Tissot is a superb choice for those entering the world of luxury watches. With Swiss craftsmanship and affordable prices, this brand offers a wide array of top-quality timepieces. Tissot watches combine elegance and functionality, providing the perfect blend without a hefty price tag. And, with their reputation for excellence and attention to detail, they are sure to make a lasting impression. Whether for a special occasion or everyday wear, Tissot offers a range of styles to suit any taste.

Take the Tissot T-Classic Everytime 38mm Quartz Watch, pictured right, for example. At only £245, you can enjoy the perfect balance of quality and affordability as you start your journey.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Date 40mmElevate Your Collection with TAG Heuer

When it comes to elevating your watch collection, TAG Heuer is the ideal choice. Renowned for its sporty and stylish designs, a TAG Heuer watch like the Carrera or Aquaracer is a perfect addition as you progress in your collection. These timepieces exude a sporty and sophisticated charm, adding a touch of diversity to your collection. With their exceptional craftsmanship and renowned reputation, owning a TAG Heuer watch is a statement of both style and quality. So, take your collection to the next level with a TAG Heuer watch and experience the perfect blend of sportiness and sophistication.

Pictured left is the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Date 40mm, available at Banks Lyon for £2,500 or just £20.83 per month on 0% finance.

Explore Breitling – A Pilot’s DreamBreitling Top Time B01 Triumph

Breitling is an exceptional brand to enhance your watch collection. Renowned for their pilot and aviation-themed timepieces, consider adding a Breitling Navitimer or Avenger as you advance your range of watches. These timepieces not only provide unrivalled precision, but they also exude a robust and masculine allure. With Breitling, you can embrace the spirit of aviation and enjoy the perfect blend of functionality and style. Adding Breitling watches to your collection showcases your appreciation for remarkable craftsmanship and a passion for the world of aviation.

Elevate your watch collection with iconic and reliable timepieces from Breitling, such as the Breitling Top Time B01 Triumph, pictured right. This vintage-inspired watch is available from Banks Lyon for £6,250 or just £52.08 per month on 0% finance.

Panthère de Cartier Small WatchIndulge in Cartier’s Elegance

Cartier is the epitome of timeless elegance and sophistication. Adding a Cartier Tank or Santos to your watch collection will elevate it with sheer luxury and refinement. This is because these watches symbolise sophistication and are perfect for formal occasions, highlighting your exquisite taste in design. With Cartier watches, you’ll possess a timepiece that exudes class and elegance, making it a must-have for watch enthusiasts seeking to elevate their collection with a touch of luxury.

Take the stunning Panthère de Cartier Small Watch, pictured left, for example. This is one of Cartier’s most distinctive designs and can be purchased from Banks Lyon for £12,100 or just £100.83 on 0% finance.

IWC – The Watchmaker’s ChoiceIWC Portugieser Automatic Watch

IWC Schaffhausen is renowned for its craftsmanship and technical innovation, making it an excellent addition to any watch collection. The IWC Portuguese and Pilot’s watches, particularly, bring Swiss precision and excellence to your collection. These timepieces are admired for their robust build, ensuring durability and reliability, and with their timeless aesthetics, an IWC watch will stand the test of time and remain a classic choice for discerning watch enthusiasts.

Experience the perfect blend of technical innovation and exquisite design with an IWC watch, such as the IWC Portugieser Automatic Watch, pictured right. This piece has become one of Schaffhausen’s most successful Portugieser models ever produced and could be yours for £21,600.

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT Worldtimer 43MMCrown Your Collection with Omega

Omega is the ultimate brand to crown your watch collection. With its renowned history involving NASA and James Bond, Omega has established itself as the pinnacle. A serious watch collector cannot overlook the significance of owning an Omega Seamaster or Speedmaster, as these iconic timepieces embody a rich heritage, unparalleled innovation, and a profound connection to the stars. By adding an Omega watch to your collection, you acquire a symbol of prestige and secure a piece of horological history that will captivate and inspire for generations to come.

Pictured left is the OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT Worldtimer 43MM, available at Banks Lyon for £43,900. This outstanding watch features a 43mm polished 18k Sedna gold case and bracelet. The opaline silvery dial is divided into two sections: the exterior showcases a GMT ring with a circle of global destinations printed in red, blue, and gold, while the centre has a 24-hour glass ring to indicate daytime and nighttime. If you’re looking for a piece to bring your watch collection to life, this is it.

Hublot – Fusion of Innovation and Boldness

Hublot is a relatively young brand founded in 1980, and has significantly impacted the luxury watch industry with its bold and innovative designs. Hublot stands out with its distinctive fusion of materials, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern aesthetics. The Big Bang collection, Hublot’s flagship line, showcases the brand’s penchant for avant-garde designs and exceptional engineering. The watches from this collection feature bold, oversized cases, striking dials, and various materials such as carbon fibre, ceramic, and colourful gemstones. In addition to the Big Bang collection, Hublot’s Classic Fusion range, such as the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium 45mm (pictured right), exemplifies the brand’s dedication to striking design and exceptional craftsmanship. With its sleek and refined aesthetic, the Classic Fusion retains the brand’s boldness while offering a more understated and versatile option for those seeking a luxury timepiece.

Starting a luxury watch collection with brands like Tissot, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Cartier, IWC, Omega, and Hublot can be a rewarding endeavour, but you need a reliable watch stockist to help you get the best for your budget and start a collection that you will treasure. Each watch you add to your collection tells a unique story and represents a milestone in your journey as a watch enthusiast, so allow Banks Lyon to guide you through.

Please don’t hesitate to visit our stores to speak with our team in person. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

Step into the captivating world of birthstone jewellery through our collection of enlightening infographics. Each infographic unveils fascinating details about the gemstone, from its unique properties to its historical significance. Immerse yourself in beauty as we showcase exquisite examples of birthstone jewellery available at Banks Lyon.

Discover the allure of vibrant emeralds, dazzling aquamarines, and mesmerising sapphires, among others. Learn more about the perfect piece that encapsulates the essence of your birth month, expertly crafted with unrivalled precision and attention to detail below and experience the magic and elegance of birthstone jewellery at Banks Lyon, where timeless beauty meets exceptional quality.

Jewellery is a personal accessory, often gifted to show love and appreciation or purchased for yourself as a special treat. Because of this, finding the best jewellery brands that help you showcase your personal style and feel special is crucial.

At Banks Lyon, we’re proud to offer an exquisite and diverse range of luxury jewellery brands, including Shaun Leane jewellery. So, to help you decide whether this brand is one you’d like to add to your jewellery collection, we’re putting it in the spotlight in today’s blog.

Discover the Beauty of Shaun Leane Jewellery at Banks LyonShaun Leane Sabre Deco Yellow Gold Vermeil Ceramic Diamond Necklace

As proud partners of Shaun Leane, we offer you an exclusive opportunity to explore the exceptional craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty of his jewellery. Each piece is meticulously crafted, reflecting Shaun Leane’s dedication to creating timeless designs that transcend trends. From breathtaking necklaces to dazzling earrings and stunning rings, our collection showcases the epitome of elegance and luxury.

Take the Shaun Leane Sabre Deco Yellow Gold Vermeil Ceramic Diamond Necklace pictured right, for example. This stunning piece is truly unique and can be purchased from Banks Lyon for £895 or just £7.45 per month on 0% finance.

The choice of materials is equally as important, with Shaun Leane jewellery often incorporating the use of precious metals such as gold and silver combined with exquisite gemstones. These carefully selected materials ensure each piece’s longevity and exceptional quality, making them true heirloom treasures to be cherished for generations.

The Visionary Designer Behind Shaun Leane Jewellery

Shaun Leane Cherry Blossom Silver & Diamond Flower RingShaun Leane is a designer celebrated for his unique approach to jewellery design. With a rich background of collaborating with fashion houses, such as Alexander McQueen and Givenchy, and celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Rihanna, Shaun Leane is renowned for pushing boundaries and creating truly innovative designs.

Drawing inspiration from nature and architecture, his creations are an enchanting fusion of organic forms and contemporary aesthetics. The designs capture the delicate beauty of flowers, the gracefulness of leaves, and the allure of animals, inviting wearers to embrace the artistry found in the natural world.

For example, the Shaun Leane Cherry Blossom Collection is a tribute to Japanese culture and cherry blossom season, featuring delicate pink petals. The collection includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, such as the Shaun Leane Cherry Blossom Silver & Diamond Flower Ring pictured left. This beautiful ring is available for just £350.

The Nature-Inspired Aesthetic: A Closer Look at Shaun Leane Jewellery

Shaun Leane jewellery is linked to the wonders of nature. Explore the hypnotic charm of nature-inspired designs, where every intricate detail tells a story. From leaf motifs to floral arrangements, each piece transports you to a realm where elegance and beauty intertwine.

Using advanced techniques, Shaun Leane brings textured surfaces and lifelike elements to his jewellery. The careful application of texture creates a tactile experience, evoking the sensation of running your fingers over the petals of a flower or feeling the gentle breeze rustle through leaves. Such attention to detail ensures that every piece is a testament to Shaun Leane’s dedication to capturing the essence of nature.

The Signature Tusk Collection: Contemporary and Edgy Designs

One of Shaun Leane’s most iconic and recognisable collections is the Tusk Collection. Inspired by the slender elegance of tusks, these contemporary designs embody a sense ofShaun Leane Yellow Gold Vermeil Diamond Tusk Bangle edginess and sophistication. The Tusk Collection celebrates individuality and the desire to make a bold statement, so a piece from this range is the perfect choice if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd.

Crafted with precision, these distinctive pieces showcase the versatility of Shaun Leane’s design aesthetic. From sleek rings to daring bracelets and captivating earrings, the Tusk Collection perfectly embodies modernity and cutting-edge design. With options in silver, gold, and diamonds, this collection offers a diverse range that caters to different tastes and preferences.

We’re pleased to offer a wide range of Tusk pieces, including the Shaun Leane Yellow Gold Vermeil Diamond Tusk Bangle, pictured right. You can purchase this edgy yet sophisticated bracelet for £1,200 or just £10 per month with 0% finance.

The Quill Collection: Organic and Textured Pieces

Shaun Leane Silver Quill Multi ChokerExplore the artistry of the Quill Collection, where creativity sees a fusion of organic forms and textured surfaces. Inspired by the elegance and grace of quills, these pieces offer a captivating glimpse into nature’s harmony.

The Shaun Leane Quill Collection captures the essence of Shaun Leane’s innovative approach, transforming organic elements into wearable sculptures. The intricate detailing and interplay of textures create a mesmerising effect, portraying nature’s beauty in every stroke. From necklaces that cascade gracefully to cuffs that embrace the wrist, each piece is a testament to Shaun Leane’s impeccable artistry.

For example, pictured left is the Shaun Leane Silver Quill Multi Choker, available at Banks Lyon for £2,200 or just £18.33 per month on 0% finance.

Whether you’re drawn to the contemporary allure of the Tusk Collection, the organic grace of the Quill Collection, or the timeless elegance of the Cherry Blossom Collection, let our extensive range become a source of inspiration as you embark on your own personal journey of self-expression. Our team at Banks Lyon takes pride in our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, ensuring that your journey with Shaun Leane jewellery is nothing short of exceptional.

So, please don’t hesitate to visit our stores to speak with our team in person. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

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