There’s a lot to love about Christmas, but a great gift can add heaps of joy to the festivities. GMT India has therefore curated a list of stunning watches and related accessories that will make for timeless gifts this season.
Best Watches to Gift this Christmas
Panerai Piccolo Due Madreperla (PAM01280)
Encapsulating the versatility of the brand, the elegant Panerai Piccolo Due Madreperla is crafted from advanced materials. The dial looks resplendent, thanks to the iridescent mother-of-pearl, a lustrous material that lends each watch a unique look. The pink gold case and hands also add to the dial’s charm. The pink gold applied numerals and date window seem infused with a warm glow; the numerals and indices are filled with white SuperLumiNovaTM that shows off green luminescence in the dark. The white mother-of-pearl dial is paired with a bright red alligator strap ― a classic Christmas colour combination.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Jewellery
A timeless classic, the Reverso has been reinvented by Jaeger-LeCoultre in two new expressions that blend fine watchmaking with high jewellery. The pink gold case of the Reverso One Duetto Jewellery is bedecked with diamonds. While one model is finished on a shiny black leather strap, the other dazzles us with a pink gold bracelet, entirely set with diamonds. The silvered sunray dial on the front side shines with its guilloché decoration. The reverse dial presents a striking contrast in glossy black lacquer. Adding a dramatic effect, the Art Deco-style gold hour markers and tiny gold flakes sprinkled across the background reflect the brilliance of the diamonds.
The watches are powered by hand-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844, which is developed and produced within the Manufacture. Each timepiece promises 50 hours of power reserve.
Hublot Square Bang Unico Sapphire
If you’re a fan of white Christmas aesthetics, the Hublot Square Bang Unico Sapphire can be a perfect choice. The case’s multi-layered sapphire construction is a thing to marvel at, especially with its water resistance measuring 50 metres. The watch runs on the reputed Caliber HUB1280 with Unico movement, manufactured in-house by Hublot. The prestigious automatic column-wheel flyback chronograph calibre is set at 4 Hz (28,800 vib/h) and boasts a 72-hour power reserve.
The rubber strap has a titanium deployant buckle clasp and the One Click interchangeable system, developed exclusively by Hublot. These make it easy to personalise the watch with an extensive range of optional straps.
Cartier Tank Américaine
An effortless classic, the Tank Américaine is crafted in 18 ct rose gold and set with 33 brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling 0.96 carats. Adding to the festive flair, the shiny red alligator strap is matched with an 18 ct rose gold ardillon buckle. The look of the silvered satin-brushed dial is accentuated by blued-steel sword-shaped hands. The sleek case dimensions (35.4 mm x 19.4 mm) make it an impeccable option for formal evenings. The timepiece runs on a quartz movement and offers water resistance of up to 30 metres.
Chopard L’heure Du Diamant
Chopard’s L'Heure du Diamant revives 1960s glamour even as it retains contemporary aesthetic codes. The brand showcases its expertise through a jewellery watch, featuring modern lines and proportions, testifying to the extraordinary vitality of its workshops. The oval-shaped case has been revisited in sleeker dimensions, enhancing its beauty. Presented on a red unique bark-textured strap, the watch makes for an unforgettable Christmas gift.
Franck Muller The Curvex CX Lady
With a gorgeous red strap and matching numerals, the Lady Curvex CX Red watch in stainless steel can be a striking Christmas gift. The sapphire crystal covers the whole length of the case, allowing for better visibility of the dial. The guilloché dial was specially developed for the Curvex CX and inspired by Clous de Paris with a twist, mimicking the movement on the dial. The 30 mm watch boasts an elegant finish with a thin bezel under the sapphire crystal that highlights the beauty of the dial.
Montblanc Meisterstück Wallet 6cc
The Meisterstück Wallet 6cc looks enchanting in a deep burgundy colour. The leather is adorned with a sfumato effect, recalling the moment when ink spreads on paper. This can be an offbeat gift for a watch lover with an eclectic taste.
Leather Men Triple Watch Cases
Available in six colourways – red, green, coffee, wine, white, and blue – these cases, entirely crafted from finest-quality full-grain leather, are simply meant for watch lovers. More significantly, these cases are homegrown since expert artisans of India have handcrafted them. The compact design makes them reliable travel companions. They are offered in two sizes – one for a wrist circumference of 17-19 cm and the other for 20-22 cm. These are available on the Chrono Seconds website.