Go glam this festive season with help from these dazzling options
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Then complement it with these festive-looking wristwatches that up the glam factor for this most wonderful time of the year. The selections are quite sumptuous this year, ranging from high jewellery to pieces packed with whimsy and charm.
Vacheron Constantin's diamond-paved Traditionelle, for instance, marries the Swiss manufacture's two millennia worth of skill and knowledge in fine watchmaking with a modern aesthetic. If you're going for something a little more subtle, Montblanc's latest Bohème possesses a fairy tale-like quality guaranteed to make the coming festivities even more magical.
Chopard Red Carpet Jewellery Watch
Nothing says Christmas like a jolly combination of white and green. This Chopard Red Carpet jewellery watch in Fairmined 18k white gold is set entirely in diamonds and emeralds.
MB&F x Emmanuel Tarpin Legacy Machine FlyingT "Blizzard"
Limited to eight pieces, the swirling snow effect is replicated by jewellery designer Emmanuel Tarpin with brilliant-cut diamonds set under the sapphire crystal dome and closed-set diamonds set on the matt lapis lazuli dial. Diamonds also surround the white gold case, terrifically complementing the decadence of the highly complicated flying tourbillon.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Moon Phase
Snow-set with 548 round-cut diamonds, including on the dial right down to the buckle, the watch also features a moon phase indicator that requires no correction for 122 years.
Available in 30mm or 34mm, the new Bohème in rose gold is an absolute delight thanks the day/night disc depicting the sun and the moon coming in and out of the clouds. The clouds are crafted in mother-of-pearl outlined with gold threads. The date aperture adds to the feminine appeal with its cat's eye shape.
Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageu
The Arceau Le Temps Voyageu displays the time of 24 cities including London, Bangkok and Sydney on a rhodium-plated dial displaying the fantasy map created by Jérôme Colliard for Hermès' Planisphere d’un monde équestre silk scarf. The sub-dial in mother-of-pearl displays local time while home time can be read through the aperture at 12 o'clock.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Shooting Star
To achieve a dreamy night sky scene, the dial is composed of three layers, two of them in sapphire glasses and one in titanium. The sapphire glasses are sprinkled with transferred stars while the clouds and crescent are hand-painted. A cutout of the shooting star is made on the titanium disc—when activated, the star journeys across the upper dial. The watch is in white gold set with diamonds.
Indomptables de Cartier
Wild and wonderful, the tiger and the panther comes face-to-face in this Cartier Indomptables yellow gold watch set with black spinels, spessartites, emeralds, sapphires and, of course, diamonds.