Discerning gift-givers looking to spoil the nature lover, woodland walker or stay-at-home birder in their life can choose from a range of visionary presents from Swarovski Optik, a world-leading manufacturer of long-range optics.
Founded in 1949, the Austrian company specialises in the development and manufacturing of long-range optical instruments of the highest precision in the premium segment of the market. The appreciation of nature is an essential part of its company philosophy and is reflected commendably in its environment-friendly production and its long-term commitment to selected nature conservation projects.
Handcrafted in Austria, Swarovski Optik's range includes the recently launched dG (digital guide), the first long-range optical device that allows wildlife enthusiasts to observe, identify and share their sightings through its ground-breaking technology. For those who are keen to see more during a daily walk immersed in nature, the compact CL Pocket binoculars and the stylish CL Companion binoculars are sure to delight. And for those who enjoy spending afternoons hidden away in their study, the elegantly designed ATX Interior spotting scope is the company’s first telescope designed specifically for indoor use.
For The Technology Trailblazer: Swarovski Optik's dG
For those who pride themselves on their collection of swanky gadgets and who like to stay ahead of technology trends, Swarovski Optik has recently announced the launch of the dG (digital guide), the first long-range optical device that allows nature enthusiasts to easily observe, identify and share sightings of birds. After utilising the 8x magnification power of the dG to locate wildlife, users can digitally document images and videos of their spot via the integrated, high-resolution camera. With the simple push of a button, these are then transferred to a smartphone and identified by the Merlin Bird ID app or the dG Mammals app, which instantly provide information about the species spotted. Social birders can share their discoveries using the device’s integrated Wi-Fi hotspot which allows up to five other users within a five-metre range to live stream sightings using the Swarovski Optik dG app. From £1,650
For The Style Maven: Swarovski Optik's CL Companion Binoculars
Ideal for those who take their style seriously, Swarovski Optik's CL Companion binoculars fit perfectly in the hand and are available in either 8x or 10x magnification, ensuring viewing is smooth and jitter-free. Their light weight of 490g and compact size ensures they are the perfect gift for those with exquisite taste. For stylish yet practical protection, the elegantly designed binoculars also come with a bespoke accessory package, which consists of a field bag plus a carrying strap and is available in three designs inspired by nature: NORTHERN LIGHTS, URBAN JUNGLE and WILD NATURE. From £970
For Outdoor Explorers: Swarovski Optik's CL Pocket Binoculars
The perfect gift for those who are keen to spot wildlife during their daily walks and in their back gardens, Swarovski Optik's CL Pocket binoculars fit into even the smallest of pockets thanks to their robust aluminium housing and conveniently designed foldable bridge. Along with an impressive 119-metre field of view, the binoculars are well-suited for those who wear glasses, thanks to the individually adjustable twist-in eyecups. Although small in size, the ergonomic binoculars don’t compromise on quality and offer unique optical excellence of the highest order in the compact range. From £590
For Stay-At-Home Birders: Swarovski Optik's ATX Interior Spotting Scope
The ATX Interior spotting scope, which is Swarovski Optik's first telescope designed specifically for indoor use, is perfect for stay-at-home birders. Complete with a gracefully crafted wooden tripod and elegant terra brown coloured armouring, the ATX Interior perfectly complements any home study and can be enjoyed comfortably for hours thanks to its angled view. The scope, which can also be used outside, allows individuals to detect even the smallest details from the comfort of their home thanks to its state-of-the-art SWAROVISION technology, a remarkable 25-60x magnification and a field-of-view of 41–23 metres (m/1,000m). From £3,800