Christmas Gift Guide 2020: The Best Luxury Watches For That Special Someone
Star Legacy Full Calendar by Montblanc
Extremely elegant, the Star Legacy Full Calendar’s date is indicated by a wafer-thin hand, which culminates in a little red crescent that sweeps along 31 digits that line the dial's periphery. This watch design undoubtedly draws upon Montblanc's 160 years of Minerva heritage, with the brand’s iconic exploding star guilloché pattern elevating this watch’s silver-white dial to aspirational heights. Wear yours with a blue alligator strap for added refinement.
LUC XP Il Sarto Kiton by Chopard
Chopard has partnered with the luxury Italian tailoring firm, Kiton Ateliers, and the result is a limited edition timpiece with a fabric strap that's lined with red alligator leather. The LUC XP Il Sarto Kiton has a houndstooth patterned-dial and only 100 pieces are available worldwide. Act fast and get yours for Christmas, quick!
Grand Bal Plume by Dior
Clutches of feathers and swathes of silk evoke scenes of voluminous gowns and twists of gold lamé. The Dior Grand Bal collection is iconic and comes set with a surprising mix of precious and natural materials. If that weren't tempting enough, Dior is taking personalisation to a new level with a made-to-measure service that allows you to customise your Grand Bal so it's extra special. This will undoubtedly make it the perfect present for that important person in your life.
Diver X Antarctica by Ulysse Nardin
Inspired by the world's most fearless explorers and adventurers, Ulysse Nardin has unveiled a series of watches to pay tribute to the Vendée Globe, which is one of the most challenging sailing races around. The Diver X Antarctica comes with a matte white rubber bracelet, which is paired with a titanium case that houses the brand's UN 118 movement. Ice-blue detailing is added to represent icebergs floating in the sea. Wintery and flat out cool as hell, who wouldn't want a timepiece as fierce as this strapped to their wrist?
Santos de Cartier by Cartier
Designed with both men and women in mind, you can't go wrong with a Santos de Cartier timepiece. The world's first true pilot's watch, the collection has over 100 years of history to look back on and comes in numerous variants depending on the personality and style of the giftee. Here we've got a modern-looking stainless steel version, which fits seamlessly on any wrist––big or small.
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Aluminium Chronograph by Bulgari
Over the years, Bulgari has established itself as a watchmaking pioneer. The ultra-slim Octo Finissimo is one of the most iconic new watches of the past decade, while the arrival of the new Serpenti Seduttori earlier this year saw the world’s smallest tourbillon movement. Not one to disappoint, the brand continues to experiment with its most recent releases, which include the super-sporty Aluminium Chronograph. Modern, fun and playful, this lightweight timepiece has a cool Nineties feel to it. It was also recently awarded the Iconic Watch Prize at this month’s 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. “It's the must-have luxury timepiece of both Millennials and Generation Xers looking for contemporary yet refined, high-quality, timeless and cool luxury,” says CEO Jean-Christophe Babin.
Cintrée Curvex Ladies Automatic by Franck Muller
Immediately identifiable, the Cintrée Curvex Ladies Automatic by Franck Muller features the watchmaker’s distinctive tonneau silhouette. The curved case and bezel are set with rows of sparkling sapphire crystals, and a colourful set of elongated numerals prove playful as well as decadent.
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Seamaster Diver 300M "James Bond" Limited Edition by Omega
Omega's unveiling of the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition earlier this year got us even more excited for the upcoming release of No Time To Die, the latest James Bond film that’s set to hit cinemas next year. Bond has worn an Omega since 2006 when, in Casino Royale, his soon-to-be-girlfriend Vesper asks about his choice of wrist candy. "Rolex?" She inquires. "Omega," he replies. The new non-limited Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition is the latest in an Omega collection that dates back to 1993. It comes with a titanium mesh bracelet, or a striped NATO strap in dark brown, grey and beige with 007 engraved on the loop.