Hublot Classic Fusion Racing Grey 45 511.NX.7071.LR
Do you choose your watch according to your outfit, your state of mind? Today, Watchdreamer takes you one step further: choose your watch... according to the occasion! And that's not what will be missing between Christmas and New Year's Day...
Christmas: a classic!
Christmas is a time of reunion, of returning to one's closest circle, that of one's family. In a word: a time of tradition. The watch to be chosen for the occasion will therefore be perfect if it follows the same logic: a traditional, intergenerational timepiece that transcends the ages just as the Christmas holiday transcends lives, moments, rites and customs.
At Blancpain, it is still possible to get your hands on rare models that offer all the useful information for daily life (day, date, month), with a necessary supplement for travel (GMT), all in a very traditional design that will blend perfectly under a shirt at Christmas...as well as under a suit the rest of the year. The rare Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT is not the most popular Blancpain, despite the accuracy of its dial, its proportions, the intelligence of its movement. There are almost none left on the market. An opportunity not to be missed, ideal to celebrate the Christmas tradition... while treating oneself to an unusual piece that will be worn all year round.
End of December: by the fire...or in the open air!
Everyone will use the end of year vacations according to their own needs. Some will most probably recharge their batteries by sitting by the fire with all the books they bought during the last 11 months and didn't have time to read! Others will take the opportunity to get away and recharge their batteries in nature. It will be difficult to find a unique watch for both occasions. So, for the resting option, the Classima from Baume & Mercier is the best option. Simple, casual but perfectly balanced and finished, always at a very good price, it can be worn with jeans as well as with more formal clothes and, if you prefer a 40 mm model, it will fit the wrist of both men and women. And whether you like gold or steel, there are references that combine the two. Its Baumatic movement is incidentally one of the most efficient and precise in contemporary Swiss Made watchmaking: why miss out?
In terms of nature, we will appreciate a legible, reliable and robust timepiece, obviously made of steel. Today's watches have demonstrated a remarkable ability to combine the best of modernity with a sporty/vintage spirit, inspired in particular by aviation. In this respect, IWC is a reference and, in the virile tool watch category (46.2 mm!), the Big Pilot's Watch is a must. Black dial, three hands and date on a sturdy leather strap: it is foolproof! And as you should always ask for the "plus" that makes the difference: this one offers 7 days of power reserve.
New Year's Day: time to shine!
Strass, glitter and champagne bubbles: on December 31st, it's no longer a time for sobriety! To shine at dinner, but especially on the dance floor, you have to look your best. For him, the stunning Octo Finissimo in gold is a must: it offers the best of Swiss watchmaking rigor with the mastered exuberance of the Italian jeweler. Unusual shape, striking contrast, "world record" finesse, manufacture movement, for a rare piece: the star is her!
For her, one would be tempted to go and find a Serpenti from the same watchmaker, in order to display a beautiful unity of the couple. But why not play the difference and show her singularity, her identity? More joyful, full of good omens for a good (but especially better!) year 2022, which we hope will be free of Covid: this is the ideal time to choose a Happy Sport by Chopard. The piece exists in an oval shape, rarer, more atypical, more personal. A small diameter, a small price, and guaranteed brilliance on the wrist to usher in the new year!