Celebrate the Holiday Season in Style With These 9 Watches
Written by Andy Green
With the holiday’s just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the year that was and treat your loved ones (or perhaps yourself) with a new watch? From dependable divers to delicate dress pieces, we’ve curated nine of the best suggestions for this festive season- with gift-giving in mind. With a range of budgets, materials, and sizes to choose from, a special timepiece awaits. From Panerai to Piaget, we’re sure there’s a watch here worth celebrating.
First up, the Ulysse Nardin Diver with gorgeous navy blue dial – complemented by a clean retro touches, and date window neatly tucked at the bottom. This versatile dive watch is water-resistant to 300 meters, built with summer in mind. The unidirectional diver’s bezel is navy blue to match the dial and offers extra function in that it lets the wearer measure elapsed dive time effortlessly.
With summer front of mind, the comfortable Milanese mesh bracelet is breathable, and pairs wonderfully with the sleek 42mm case, and overall vintage-dive watch inspired aesthetic. Each piece features a unique number on the side of the case for that individual touch.
The Altiplano is an icon from Piaget and an elegant choice, offered in the classic 34mm size with an 18-karat rose gold case with white dial. A sophisticated watch with extra sparkle thanks to the brilliant-cut diamond-set bezel, it’s a treat every time you glance down to check the time. This Altiplano is an understated time-only wristwatch, with small seconds displayed neatly at nine o’clock.
Proudly displayed through the sapphire crystal caseback is the Manufacture 450P ultra-thin hand-wound movement, impressively thin at just 2.1mm with 43 hours of power reserve. The case itself is extremely thin, at only 6.3mm – perfect for delicate wrists, and special occasions.
Make a statement this season with the iconic Panerai Submersible with shark grey dial, complemented by a vibrant blue ceramic unidirectional divers bezel. Built for adventure, crisp white luminous hour markers and hands ensure visibility from dusk until dawn. The 42mm brushed steel case sits comfortably on the wrist, secured by the dark blue Caoutchouc strap. Featuring Panerai’s iconic crown guard, and a date window at 3 o’clock, this Submersible combines sporty looks with reliable functionality. With 3 days of power reserve and water resistance of 300 metres, this is the ultimate companion for your summer adventures.
With an impactful and vibrant blue guillocheé dial, the Piaget Polo S is the perfect holiday accessory. Crafted from stainless steel, the 42mm case is comfortable on the wrist, and water resistant to 100 metres. Complementing the stunning dial, a combination of brushed and polished surfaces on the case and bracelet, adding exquisite detail and texture to this sporty timepiece.
The Piaget Polo S is powered by the Manufacture Piaget 1110P automatic movement, boasting 50 hours of power reserve, to last all weekend long. The movement itself is viewable through the sapphire crystal caseback and has been beautifully finished with circular Côtes de Genève engraving.
An icon from IWC Schaffhausen, the Portugieser has a history dating back to 1939. This modern offering, the Portugieser Automatic Boutique Edition, is a sophisticated and striking watch. The tastefully sized 42.3mm 18-carat 5N gold case with elegant blue dial pairs beautifully with the luxurious blue leather strap.
Featuring a stunning automatic movement, the IWC Manufacture 52010 calibre, the Portugieser Automatic offers a remarkable 7 days of power reserve, and the decorated movement can be viewed through crystal caseback. The beautifully balanced blue dial features the seconds display at 9 o’clock and power display at 3 o’clock, with the date window tucked at the bottom.
This remarkable timepiece is exclusively at IWC Schaffhausen boutiques.
Unmistakable Panerai, this Luminor GMT in black ceramic is a stealthy take on an icon. In addition to being lightweight, the ceramic case offers extreme hardness, as well as scratch and impact resistance.
With a strong presence on the wrist thanks to the larger 44mm case, the blue small second’s hand offers a pop of contrast. Perfect for keeping track of dual time zones, the automatic movement features three days power reserve and 100 meters water resistance. A black ‘sandwich’ dial matches the case, with beige Arabic numerals complementing the dark brown leather strap. The hour markers and hands are luminous, for legibility day and night.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day in rose gold is elegant, with eye-catching detail throughout the dial, and ample sparkle thanks to the diamond-set bezel. The silvered grey dial is full of beautiful texture, with rose gold touches matching the hands and case, and a day and night indicator at the bottom.
The flattering 29mm case is just 4.05mm thick, and houses the Manufacture Calibre 976a, an automatic movement with 38-hour power reserve. Equally lovely, the movement is viewable through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Matched by a black leather strap with double folding buckle, it’s refined, luxurious – and perfect for special occasions.
The Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph has a vibrant blue dial contrasted by the white subdials and luminescent hour markers and hands, to provide legibility in the dark. With a flyback function, the striking red second hand stands out as time flies by. The stainless steel case comes in at 43.5mm diameter, with finely polished surfaces, and is water-resistant to 60 meters. On the wrist, it sits snug thanks to ergonomically curved lugs and the soft blue rubber strap, matching the dial and the watch’s nautical theme. The IWC-Manufactured automatic movement with stunning Côtes de Genève perlage is a treat to look at through the clear caseback and features 68-hours of power reserve.
Sporty by looks and by nature, the IWC Yacht Club Chronograph is the ultimate companion this summer.
First released in 1931, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is a respected icon, and this modern iteration is no different. Available in stainless steel, the Reverso’s case measurements align with the ‘Golden Ratio Theory’ giving the watch – arguably perfect – proportions and symmetry. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute Moon features two dials and an array of complications.
On the front side, an elegant silvered grey dial with grained finish, complemented by blue hands and applied hour markers, with a moon phase at the bottom. On the reverse, a second dial in blue with smooth Clous de Paris guilloche finishing, and a highly detailed day and night indicator at 6 o’clock. Powered by a manual wind movement with 42-hours power reserve, this classic design also boasts an 8-year manufacturer warranty.
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