This Timex x Finisterre watch collab is the ideal Christmas gift for stylish surfers

The Tide Watch combines cool styling with outdoor-friendly features, including a tide tracker

Surfer wearing Timex x Finisterre Tide Watch
(Image credit: Finisterre )

One of our favourite outdoor brands, Finisterre, has partnered up with American watchmaker Timex to bring us a cool-yet-functional watch just in time for Christmas. The Timex x Finisterre Tide Watch combines bold styling (complete with life ring-orange accents), rugged build quality and surf-specific features, making it perfect for surfers or indeed anyone who likes to spend their spare time in, on or beside the sea. 

It's not as feature-heavy as the hi-tech entries in our best outdoor watch guide, but what it does include is a host of useful features; chief amongst which is a tide tracking function. Finisterre has swapped the second hand for a blue hand that shows at a glance how close to low or high tide it is. 

Behind that scratch-resistant mineral glass watch face, you'll also find a date window with magnifier, and hands and hour markers that are designed to shine brightly in low-light conditions. The robust, solid stainless steel body is water resistant to 200m down. 

Timex x Finisterre Tide Watch close up

(Image credit: Finisterre )

Finisterre is the brand behind some of the best waterproof jackets we've tested. This is its first watch, and as you'd expect from a brand with strong eco principles, it's been designed with sustainability in mind. The two-tone strap is made from an innovative yarn created by #tide, fashioned entirely from upcycled plastics that would have otherwise ended up in the ocean.

The Timex x Finisterre Tide Watch is available to buy now from Finisterre for £195/$264, and comes in a limited edition run of 400 pieces. Each watch arrives in custom packaging, with a design based around the Cornish coastline from which the Finisterre hails.

Ruth is currently on secondment as Sleep Editor for Tom's Guide and TechRadar. The role is an extension of her work on T3, where she ran the site's Wellness channel, which includes sleep, relaxation, yoga and general wellbeing. She was also Outdoors editor, reviewing and writing about everything from camping gear and hiking boots to mountain bikes, drones and paddle boards. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy, for fear of getting smothered in the night.