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Banks Lyon’s Top 2019 Christmas Picks

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The festive season is one of our favourite times of the year at Banks Lyon. With Christmas Day quickly approaching, there is no better time to start thinking about a gift for a special someone – or to treat yourself.

We offer a vast selection of watches and jewellery at our Lancaster and Kendal stores, so we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect gift with us. Our pieces have been designed with different personalities, styles and tastes in mind, and also make excellent lifelong investments.

So, make an impression with our top jewellery and watch picks for ladies and gents this Christmas.

Top Banks Lyon’s Watch Picks

 

Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Watch

This sophisticated stainless steel and rose gold watch with black dial is a wonderful gift for the gentleman with a strong spirit of adventure.

By merging high-tech design with a vintage aesthetic, the Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 watch is a striking piece that embodies Breitling watches passion for performance. The blue or black dial has tone-on-tone counters, and the model also comes with steel and steel & gold display numbers on the unidirectional bezel.

The 44mm case houses a self-winding automatic COSC-certified chronometer, which is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

These features, combined with a chronograph and day-date complications, as well as water resistance of up to 200m, make this bold timepiece perfect for the gent seeking an everyday companion for the great outdoors.

 

The Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 watch is available for £6,140 at Banks Lyon, or from £102.33 per month at 0% finance.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 Watch

TAG Heuer watches are famous for their high-tech and stylish watches, and the Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 model for gents is no exception.

Suitable as a gift for men who like to live the most extreme of adventures, this reliable watch appeals to both sportsmen and luxury watch aficionados. With the ability to withstand diving depths of up to 300m, as well as resistance to water, sweat and humidity, the timepiece performs under pressure no matter what.

This stunning TAG Heuer comes with a fine-brushed and polished 41mm steel case and a unidirectional bezel perfect for exploring the depths of the ocean; the rhodium-plated luminescent indexes offer great visibility even in the darkest of diving conditions.

The self-winding automatic Calibre 5 movement has a power reserve of 38 hours, which further adds to the performance of the piece. Despite the sporty aesthetics, this Aquaracer watch is also ideal for everyday wear.

 

You can purchase this TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 watch for £1,195 or from £19.92 per month at 0% finance.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Diamond Watch

A beautiful watch that complements any wardrobe choice, the sporty Aquaracer Diamond has a stunning mother-of-pearl dial and is both elegant and robust, making it perfect for all occasions, from a day at the office to an evening out. What better gift for that special lady in your life?

This gorgeous piece has a water resistance of up to 300m, is powered by a quartz movement, which is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and comes with a stainless-steel bracelet and a 27mm stainless-steel case – designed to last a lifetime.

The diamond-set numerals and bezel are the perfect finishing touch on such a beautiful watch.

 

You can buy this TAG Heuer Aquaracer Diamond watch at Banks Lyon for only £3,150 or from £52.50 per month on 0% finance.

Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium King Gold 42mm Watch

Hublot watches pride themselves on creating innovative timepieces that combine a long and rich watchmaking tradition with modern elements.

The brand is also known for producing fusions of unexpected high-performance elements, such as carbon, zirconium, tantalum, tungsten, ceramic and aluminium with more conventional materials, like gold and stainless steel.

This couldn’t be more obvious in the stunning Classic Fusion Titanium King Gold 42mm watch, which is the perfect gift for the gent who admires innovation, sophistication, and a style that is uniquely Hublot. The chronograph complication also makes this piece a fantastic choice for anyone who loves sports or has a sense of adventure.

The 42mm titanium case is durable and reliable, and the sapphire crystal ensures the powerful self-winding movement remains safe at all times. The 18ct rose gold bezel provides a beautiful contrast to the black dial.

 

The stylish Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium King Gold 42mm watch is available at Banks Lyon for £11,200 or from £186.67 per month at 0% finance.

Bremont Supermarine S2000 Yellow Watch

If you’re searching for a Christmas gift for a commercial diver or someone who takes diving seriously as a hobby – or even for someone who enjoys spending time in nature and needs a reliable companion – the sophisticated Bremont Supermarine S2000 watch is for you.

Stylish, sturdy, durable and highly functional, this piece comes with a 45mm case, ideal for maximum visibility while diving. Capable of withstanding impressive depths of up to 2000m, the watch has a unidirectional rotating bezel with a 20-minute red marker and comes with a uniquely-designed stainless-steel bracelet which offers a divers’ extension and a micro-adjustable clasp for comfort.

In addition, the powerful BE-36AE automatic chronometer movement has 38 hours of power reserve, and the Trip-Tick® case features anti-shock capabilities and a Faraday Cage.

Modern, yet timeless, Bremont watches appeal to sports enthusiasts who wish to own a piece that can be worn on any occasion.

 

At Banks Lyon, you can purchase the Bremont Supermarine S2000 Yellow watch for £4,595 or from £76.58 per month at 0% finance.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Co-Axial 43.5mm Watch

The Omega Seamaster Diver 300m collection is not just legendary but also has a heritage rich in adventure; the new models, like the Seamaster Diver 300m Co-Axial model, have been updated with a new look, features and technology, although it still pays homage to the Swiss brand’s maritime legacy.

This 43.5mm watch is crafted from ceramic and grade 5 titanium and comes with a black ceramic bezel and white enamel diving scale. The skeleton hands and raised indexes in PVD titanium are filled with white Super-LumiNova, ensuring visibility underwater.

The 5-stripe black and grey NATO strap with brushed buckle is not just fashionable but dependable as well, suitable for an active lifestyle. The superb Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 can be glimpsed through the sapphire-crystal on the caseback.

Omega watches provide a great Christmas gift for the gent who enjoys a reliable and high-performance timepiece doesn’t wish to compromise on style.

 

The Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Co-Axial 43.5mm watch can be purchased for £6,520 or from £108.67 per month at 0% finance.

Omega Constellation Manhattan Quartz 25mm Watch

Another fantastic Omega timepiece. The dramatic Omega Constellation Manhattan Quartz 25mm model makes a wonderful Christmas gift for the lady who seeks a fashionable, statement piece that is also reliable for everyday wear.

One of the most striking features of this bold 25mm 18K SednaTM gold and stainless-steel watch is its face. The blue aventurine (also known as goldstone) glass dial with diamond hour markers are reminiscent of stars in the sky, beautifully evoking the collection’s name, Constellation.

The dial is framed by a stunning diamond-pavéd bezel, and the hands, as well as the Omega logo, Constellation star and diamond holders are also in 18K SednaTM gold.

Powered by the Calibre 4061, this model is also water-resistant up to 30m and comes with a caseback stamped with the Constellation Observatory medallion.

 

The beautiful Omega Constellation Manhattan Quartz 25mm watch for ladies is available for £6,870 or from £114.50 per month at 0% finance.

Cartier Santos de Cartier XL Chronograph Watch

From one of the most popular Cartier watches ranges comes the Santos de Cartier XL Chronograph watch – the design of this sophisticated piece epitomises Cartier with its geometric lines and a style reminiscent of Art Deco.

This chronograph is the perfect Christmas gift for the gentleman who is passionate about a watch that combines fashion with performance and technology. This model is powered by a self-winding automatic movement, the calibre 1904 CH MC, which is protected by sapphire crystal.

The steel 43.5mm case, ADLC bezel, 7-sided crown with faceted black synthetic spinel and satin-brushed silvered dial further add to the elegance of the piece. The dial also features black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material, as well as water resistance of up to 100m, suitable for the sportier gent.

 

You can find the Cartier Santos de Cartier XL Chronograph watch at Banks Lyon for £7,700 or from £128.33 per month at 0% finance.

Cartier Panthère de Cartier Small Watch

One of the most distinctive Cartier collections, the Panthère de Cartier is truly a fashion icon with its contemporary, but still classic and timeless, appeal. This small model with Swiss quartz movement is the gift of choice for the woman who values style and sophistication and never wishes to go unnoticed.

The stainless steel bracelet and 22mm case make this a sturdy watch that will last a lifetime, but the bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds – and the crown set with a synthetic blue spinel – allow it to be a delicate and feminine piece at the same time.

This model also offers a stunning contrast between the silvered dial and the blued-steel sword-shaped hands, another touch that Cartier knows adds to the overall elegance of this Panthère watch.

 

The beautiful Cartier Panthère de Cartier Small watch can be purchased for £6,850 or from £114.17 per month on 0% finance.

Longines Conquest V.H.P. 44m Watch

The quintessential expression of sporting elegance, the Longines Conquest V.H.P. model is a beautiful blend of performance and style, as well as technical features which meet the high standards of even the most demanding sportsmen.

With a stainless-steel bracelet and 44m case, this watch is water-resistant up to 50m and powered by a quartz movement protected by sapphire crystal.

Suitable for everyday wear as well as for special occasions, the sleek and modern aesthetic of this Longines watch makes it a fantastic gift for the gent who appreciates subtlety and sophistication, but who also wants a piece capable of drawing attention at the most fashionable soirées.

 

This Longines Conquest V.H.P. 44m watch is available at Banks Lyon for £1,270 or form just £21.17 per month at 0% finance.

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘Expedition Charles Darwin’ Watch

This fantastic IWC watch – and, specifically, the beautiful bronze accents – pays homage to the HMS Beagle, the famous ship that carried Charles Darwin on his expedition to the Galápagos Islands. Bronze, a non-corrosive material, was the material of choice for portholes, fittings and nautical instruments.

As bronze ages, it develops a patina and darkens in colour, which means the owner of this IWC Aquatimer Chronograph would possess a watch with its own unmistakable character. The warm bronze tone can also be found in the luminescent material on the hands, indices and quarter-hour scale on the internal rotating bezel. You can find a portrait of Darwin engraved on the back as well.

Adding to the heritage appeal of the piece, the in-house 89365 movement, rubber-coated push-buttons, SafeDive system and water resistance up to 30 bar, make this special edition watch is truly a superb choice to explore both land and water.

This chronograph is perfect for anyone who loves history and spending time in nature, so it will be a wonderful Christmas gift.

 

This IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘Expedition Charles Darwin’ watch can be yours for £8,850 or from £147.50 per month at 0% finance.

Top Banks Lyon’s Jewellery Picks

 

Platinum 0.27ct Pear Cut Diamond Skye Halo Ring

What better Christmas gift could you give than this beautiful platinum and diamond halo ring? The 0.27-carat pear cut diamond is certified by IGI (International Gemological Institute) as E colour and VVS1 clarity and has been chosen to ensure the maximum amount of sparkle and fire.

The brilliant-cut diamonds which frame the central stone and adorn the shoulders of the ring further add to the sparkling nature of this piece – and will draw the eye even in a crowd.

 

The Platinum 0.27ct Pear Cut Diamond Skye Halo Ring is available for £1,650 or from £27.50 per month at 0% finance.

Fope Yellow Gold Maori Diamond Set Necklace

Fope know how to craft beautiful jewellery that stands for all the right reasons. This gorgeous Fope Maori necklace combines tradition with contemporary style to create a unique piece that will delight a modern woman with a taste for bold design and exquisite craftsmanship.

Created in Italy, this rich and luxurious 18ct yellow gold necklace is the perfect companion to any wardrobe and skin tone and will always create a beautiful neckline no matter what.

The two rondels of diamonds are a striking contrast to their white gold settings.

 

The Fope Yellow Gold Maori Diamond Set Necklace can be yours for £3,650 or from £60.83 per month at 0% finance.

18ct White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Set Circle Pendant

A beautiful gift for the lady who appreciates the uniqueness in her jewellery pieces, but who still wishes to own a pendant that can be worn every day and for every occasion.

The 18ct white gold pendant comes with five brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 0.25 carats; each stone is mounted in a rub-over setting and surrounded by two polished 18ct white gold circles. The delicate chain is also made from 18ct white gold.

 

You can purchase this stunning 18ct White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Set Circle Pendant for £1,695 or from £28.25 per month at 0% finance.

Yoko 18ct White Gold South Sea Pearl and Pear Cut Diamond Necklace

A beautiful necklace with a contemporary aesthetic, this piece makes for a superb staple in any woman’s jewellery box. Perfect for both daytime and evening wear, this sophisticated layered necklace comes with a South Sea pearl and a constellation of diamonds reminiscent of the night sky.

Part of the Yoko London’s Starlight collection, you can be confident that this piece will be a success when it’s time to unwrap it on Christmas Day.

 

The YOKO 18ct White Gold South Sea Pearl and Pear Cut Diamond Necklace is available for purchase for £5,000 or from £83.33 per month at 0% finance.

Shaun Leane Silver Diamond Long Earrings

The No. 1 earrings were the first piece that Shaun Leane created for McQueen’s show ‘The Hunger’. Reimagined as diamond earrings, these iconic pieces have moved from the catwalk to the wearer and are a bold choice for the modern woman who simply loves being fashionable.

The signature design frames the face with an elegant curve, offering a quiet sophistication that is as subtle as it is daring. Created in sterling silver and featuring a shepherd’s hook fastening, these earrings also have a pavé diamond touch for the ultimate couture silhouette.

 

These Shaun Leane Silver Diamond Long Earrings can be purchased for £775 or from £12.92 per month at 0% finance.

Marco Bicego Goa 18ct Yellow Gold Diamond & Pavé Ring

A dramatic ring that playfully combines different shades of gold with brilliant-cut diamonds, this Marco Becego Goa ring is truly a one-of-a-kind creation – and ideal to both make a statement and to elevate any outfit to new heights.

The 18ct yellow gold five-row piece is handmade with Bicego’s signature ‘corda di chitarra’ technique, a unique touch to an already beautiful ring. The total weight of the brilliant-cut diamonds is 0.48ct.

 

At Banks Lyon, you can find this Marco Bicego Goa 18ct Yellow Gold Diamond & Pavé Ring for £3,980 or from £66.33 per month at 0% finance.

Top Banks Lyon’s Stocking Fillers

 

Deakin & Francis RAF Jet Turbine Engine Cufflinks

These cufflinks were created to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force and are superb stocking fillers for the upcoming holiday season.

Specially designed for the RAF Appeal 100, a joint venture between the RAF and four major RAF charities, these pieces are made from aircraft-grade aluminium and have a realistic nose cone, and double stamped blades sitting on micro-bearings which move when blown on.

The red and blue heritage colours add a touch of sophistication and colour to any wardrobe choice. Perfect for a man who enjoys heritage as well as style.

 

These stunning Deakin & Francis RAF Jet Turbine Engine Cufflinks are available for £245 at Banks Lyon.

VIXI Sunbeam Silver Statement Pendant

Wonderfully feminine, the design of this stunning pendant was inspired by shards of light piercing through the clouds. Angular but with a beautiful elegance that is difficult to match, this VIXI creation is not just trendsetting but will also never go out of style either.

This pendant is excellent for daywear, as it can easily complement any fashion choice, but it’s also great as a statement piece as it draws the eye immediately.

 

This delicate VIXI Sunbeam Silver Statement Pendant can be purchased for only £145 at Banks Lyon.

Christmas is almost here, and, at Banks Lyon, we couldn’t be more thrilled that another festive season has come around. We love this time of year and are happy to help all of our customers to find that perfect gift for a special person in their lives.

Whether you’re looking for watches or jewellery, our personal shopping team will be delighted to discuss your needs with you and assist you with anything you require when you visit us in Lancaster or Kendal.