Model wearing the Twenty-4 timepiece from Patek Philippe
Find the perfect timepiece to match your year-end party outfit
It’s the end of the year, which means there are parties to attend and fetes to indulge in all things luxurious. Get ready to dust off that sequinned dress, four-inch stilettos, and whip out those glittering accessories you’ve never had the chance to wear. To top it all off? Get a matching luxury timepiece worthy of any holiday party.
Patek Philippe’s Twenty~4 collection is timeless, feminine, and elegant, created for the active modern woman. This new automatic model maintains this stylish aesthetic, but now features a 36mm round case instead of the traditional rectangular one. The bezel features two rows of diamonds in a “dentelle” lacework setting, while the dial has an easily legible face accentuated with applied Arabic numerals and baton-style hands with luminous coating. It is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, and comes in stainless steel or rose gold with a variety of dials.
A bright lime green strapped watch might not be every lady’s cup of tea, but it suits the Ladybird Ultraplate perfectly. It is an uplifting timepiece that adds a pop of colour to your outfit, no matter the occasion. The mother-of-pearl dial is decorated with tall leaves and sprinkled with sapphires and diamonds. The white gold case with diamond bezel is small, measuring only 21.5mm in diameter, but it is equally thin at 8.7mm. This is because it houses an ultra-slim automatic movement, an embodiment of Blancpain’s technical expertise, which one can admire through the sapphire case back.
The Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit, with its distinctive signature egg-shaped case in white gold, features a complication showing the day and night in the upper half, with the sun represented by the Breguet balance-wheel and a hand-engraved titanium moon, together rotating in 24 hours. The lower half shows the hours and minutes with Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel. The bezel and case band are adorned with baguette diamonds, and the dial and flange are set with brilliant-cut diamonds. It is powered by a self-winding movement with 57 hours power reserve, and comes with a black satin strap.
Franck Muller’s Long Island Peony is available in six fun colours in either stainless steel or rose gold with diamonds, and adorned with an assortment of alligator strap colours. Each has a rectangular case that frames the timeless blooms, which are studded with 1.92cts of diamonds. The eight peonies are meticulously hand-painted by a master dial painter and applied onto a mother of pearl dial, which is spray-painted on the underside. This leads to a coloured pattern visible on the top of the dial and further accentuated by the brand’s trademark bold Arabic indices.
Inspired by the hypnotic appearance of snow as it softly falls to the ground, the Graff Snowfall watch is more than just a collection of gems on the wrist. To help designers and craftsmen foresee the final piece, the brand employed the latest digital creative technology to complement its traditional craftsmanship. A detailed hand-painted gouache is 3D-scanned, analysed, and divided into individual sections to ensure that the diamonds in the design move with effortless fluidity. The result? A stunning work of art that features 14.05cts of diamonds and 9.46cts of sapphires.
The Premier Precious Moon Phase Automatic 36mm timepiece is presented in an 18K white gold and diamond case with a glittering blue aventurine dial. The moon phase complication at 6 o’clock features not one but two moons rotating under a diaphanous, domed diamond cage. The 3D aspect of the timepiece is further achieved by elevating the aventurine disc framing the off-centred hours and minutes counter. The eight diamonds set on this elevated platform get larger as they reach the moon phase complication. Fitted with a blue alligator strap, the automatic movement and openworked rotor can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.
The Possession watch by Piaget strikes a fine balance between bright pops of jewel colours and elegant simplicity that will suit all occasions. The vibrant red, bright green, and blue hues of each watch convey playfulness and youthful energy. The green model features a malachite stone dial, rotating pink gold bezel set with diamonds, and matching interchangeable alligator strap with a pink gold-plated ardillon buckle. It is a boutique exclusive model.
The Heure Romantique is a refined and romantic interpretation of the Art Nouveau period defined by flowing curves, distinctive shapes and arabesques. The 18K white gold case frames the mother-of-pearl dial, along with four diamond-set attachments and a diamond-set crown that accentuate the flowing curves of a lightly cambered case. Powered by the mechanical hand-wound Calibre 1055, it is fitted with a black satin strap and fastened with a diamond-set white gold folding clasp.
The Chanel Code Coco is easily one of the ‘it’ watches of the season, inspired by the clasp of the brand’s iconic 2.55 purse. The sleek, statement-making ceramic version, which measures 38.1mm by 21.5mm, will easily take you from desk to dinner to decadent parties. It has a rectangular 52-diamond bezel and black quilted ceramic and steel bracelet, reminiscent of the brand’s signature quilt pattern. The minimalist lacquered dial is decorated with a princess-cut diamond and features a bar that can be rotated to expose or conceal the time.