In search of the perfect wristwatch to go with a Christmas jumper for a Christmas party? You have come to the right place.
It is that joyous time of the year again where merrymaking is in full swing as Santa Claus glides into town on his reindeer-powered sledge. What makes a better gift in this cherished season of gifting to mark the end of the year – and the beginning of a new one – than a gorgeous timepiece? We can’t think of anything else. Here’s how we would get the snowball rolling.
From Dean Martin, to Elvis Presley, to Michael Bublé, the greatest voices of any generation have all performed the carol reverberating throughout Christmas, Silver Bells. Capturing the essence of the warming lyrics, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 in the latest generation possesses just the right aesthetics and palette in a combination of a bold silver dial with white Super-LumiNova for peerless luminosity. The reworked collection is exemplified by a slimmer profile without compromising on style, robustness and performance. We just love the striking dodecagonal ceramic bezel symbolising every month of the year.
In the Nordic region, mulled wine is specifically prepared every Christmas as the beverage of choice to warm up the body in the face of the frigid winter. You too can stay cosy with the H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Dual Time thanks to the luscious Burgundy fumé dial that looks and feels like the rich pigment of mulled wine. Uncompromisingly minimalist like all Moser timepieces yet deceptively bold, the GMT indicator is the ultimate expression of insatiable wanderlust. With international travel set to resume in 2022, you will be firmly equipped to take off at a moment’s notice with this pilot’s style timepiece.
In Chinese euphemism, the pistachio is known as the happy nut thanks to its split shell, akin to flashing a grin. And so, it is unsurprising that the seed – botanically speaking – makes an auspicious snack every festive season. Breitling must have taken heed. The Premier B09 Chronograph is tastefully introduced in pistachio green. A unique yet delicious interpretation of the green dial, the chronograph is a faithful nod to the pioneering spirit of Breitling as a chronograph maker and the classic elegance of the Premier collection. Feast your eyes.
Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar
The centrepiece of every home, the Christmas tree lights up the living room with its piney fragrance, shiny baubles and twinkling bulbs in a rainbow of colours. Recreate that excitement and make your next timepiece the statement piece of your outfit with the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar. Offered in a gradient forest green dial, the stunning timepiece is bound to be a conversation starter among the like-minded. Upholding German horological traditions, the timepiece is a personification of the golden ratio. This can be discerned from the ingenious deployment of off-centre aesthetics accentuating asymmetry. The gradual, seamless transition from green to black lacquer evokes the vigour of pine leaves.
A symbol of longevity, the olive whether it is pickled, stuffed and mixed into an assortment of pasta is ubiquitous in an Italian Christmas dinner. In the right condition, an olive tree is capable of living for several hundred years. On that front, we are certain the Black Bay Fifty-Eight can match that impressive feat thanks to Tudor’s industry-leading build quality. Better yet, the 18k yellow gold variant of the timepiece comes in an olive-evocative green dial. Tudor is so confident of its quality assurance that the manufacture is offering a 5-year transferable guarantee with no registration or periodic maintenance checks required.
Speckled with spices, nuts and candied fruits, stollen is a traditional sweet cake coated in icing sugar baked especially for Christmas in Germany. The dessert is notable for its appetising golden colour. Fortunately for the gourmand/watch connoisseur, there is just the timepiece presented in 2021 that looks exactly like stollen. The Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Revival A385 is a reinterpretation of El Primero A385 issued in 1969. Courtesy of the gradient brown dial, the remake classic feels as though it is freshly fetched from the oven while intoxicating every curious patron with delicious whiffs. This chronograph is unequivocally Christmas ready.
Red and green are colours synonymous with Christmas. Together they form the palette favoured by Cartier. An examination of the maison’s archives, you will discover innumerous creations in seductive burgundy and sumptuous emerald. Adding to the list is the Tank Must available in lacquered dials indicative of Cartier’s affinity for both colours. Remarkably simple and clean, the quartz-powered timepiece radiates opulence and feels as though it belongs to a romantic era forgotten by time. Bereft of hour markers, the dial is festooned with a crisply printed, stylised Cartier to accentuate the classy, monochrome appearance.
A confection unmistakably Christmas, gingerbread finds its way into every baking class leading up to the festive season. Occasionally in the shape of a house and more frequently in the form of a humanoid, the cookie has been referenced time and again in popular culture, including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. With the addition of the gradient brown dial, the Longines Legend Diver will not look incongruous on the wrist of the gingerbread man. Not a mere homage, this compressor-style diver is upgraded with modern anti-magnetic components and an extended power reserve. Correspondingly, Longines is stretching the warranty of this timepiece into 5 years.
A Christmas tree bearing countless red berries is a propitious sign. After all, it signifies abundance. No Christmas is complete without a profusion of red. It is evident on Santa’s costume, cranberry sauce and gingham tablecloth. To blend in, naturally, you would require a floriferous timepiece. That’s what the Franck Muller Vanguard Rose Skeleton is destined for. An artistic marvel, the mechanical timepiece is the result of countless hours of craftsmanship where petals, leaves and stems are orchestrated from removing the excess from bridges and the bottom plate binding the movement together.
End the savoury Christmas dinner with something exceedingly sweet. The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy is fun, gratifying and indulgent. Let the party be a convivial affair by wearing a timepiece equally jovial. While the customary Divers Sixty-Five line-up comprises vintage-inspired timepieces that are decidedly diving-oriented, the Cotton Candy series presented in a trio of pastel hues – mint green, baby blue and candy pink – is a goofy companion for weekends, parties and loafing. Despite looking carefree, the timepiece epitomises Oris’ relentless pursuit of quality assurance and value proposition.