2016 was a very busy year for the watch industry. It was challenging as many markers like Asia registered a drop in sales in the luxury segment.

I was also challenging because of a new competition for mechanical watches: the Apple Watch. While it could be argued (and we can't agree more) than a mechanical watch cannot be compared to an electronic one, Apple is now one of the biggest player in the wristwatch market just behind Rolex.

So here is our selection of the Best Christmas Watches of 2016. As always our reviews are unbiased as we do not have any advertisers or sponsors and no relationship with the manufacturers.

Best Christmas Watch 2016

Rolex Submariner

Few watches are as versatile, reliable and great looking as the Rolex Submariner. Launched originally in 1953 it has been updated several times. One of the latest version is the green (which, due to its color has the nickname of "hulk") that you can see in the live picture here:

in 2008 Rolex also launched a white gold version distinguished by the matt blue dial and bezel that lead to the nickname of "smurf" here you can see it in Venice, Italy very much comfortable with water

The most traditional version is the black one that is very versatile. It works well with a casual or formal outfit and is extremely precise thanks to the Rolex engineering and the official chronometer certification.

Regardless of the model and color the Rolex submariner present excellent value (is one of the few watches that, thanks to its popularity,retains its value throughout the years) and one of the best.christmas watches of 2016.

You can find more information at the Rolex official Website as always we recommend buying only from an authorised retailer.