Tis the Season: Our Holiday Party Watch Picks
Around the country, the first snow is falling and turkeys are flying off the shelves. Since the holiday season is upon us, that means the annual holiday parties are just around the corner. Your tradition might involve an ugly holiday sweater or sophisticated cocktail attire. You may celebrate with friends, family, or coworkers. No matter how you ring in the season, you want to dress to impress. Whether your look is festive or fashionable, the perfect way to punctuate a holiday ensemble is with a fabulous watch. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite models for every type of guest at your holiday party.
The Trend Setter
Each year, you have to deck the halls while decked out in the latest styles. At a casual family get together, you’re the one cracking jokes in a reindeer onesie. And, at the office party, you’re the one tearing up the dance floor in a pair of sleek leather boots. No matter the occasion, you have to be on trend, and you need your watch to be equally on point. Reach for the Tudor Black Bay Red. Tudor is the younger, hipper version of their parent brand, Rolex. They released the Black Bay just a few years ago in 2012. It combines the best of dive watches past with a modern, oversized 41mm case design. Additionally, the pop of red on this particular variation is the perfect touch of holiday cheer for the season.
The Best Dressed
As your holiday calendar fills up, it’s stacked with cocktail parties and black tie fundraisers. Your style is timeless, and you never miss an opportunity to get dressed to the nines. Therefore, a solid dress watch is a staple in your collection each holiday season. To us, one of the kings of all dress watches is the IWC Portuguese. The model’s iconic vertical subdials and elegant case design are hard to beat. Additionally, the Portuguese’s classic lines perfectly balance with its contemporary, oversized case. It’s a stunning dress watch for any holiday festivity or event throughout the year.
By the end of the night, each party guest will know you by name. You’re the one who makes the rounds, chatting up old and new faces at every holiday gathering. Every good conversationalist needs a conversation piece to break the ice. Nothing gets a dynamic dialogue rolling quite like a statement timepiece. Likewise, the Nomos Tangente is sure to spark some lively banter at your next holiday party. For starters, there’s Nomos’ fascinating history as the brand established in 1990 months after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. The design of the Tangente reflects the minimalist German design principles that Nomos has worked tirelessly to revive and celebrate. This model will certainly intrigue even the coyest party guest at your soiree.
The Rolex Lover
There’s one in every office and at every party. The Rolex lover is a tried and true watch aficionado, even if particularly partial to one brand. The holidays don’t just call for any Rolex model. Tis the season to unabashedly sport your Rolex pride. To us, there’s simply one Rolex model that rules them all: the President. This is a power watch, worn by some of the most influential leaders of our time. Everything about its 18-karat yellow gold case perfectly reflects the spirit of the holiday season. Plus, we also love the rich brown dial of this particular version for the cold, winter months.
Whether you’re celebrating at the country club or black tie affair, you wouldn’t dare leave the house without a watch. Your collection is your pride and joy, and you love showing it off wherever you go. This holiday season, you need a watch with wow factor, like the Patek Philippe Nautilus. We don’t need to tell you how awesome this watch is. While it features a stunning 18-karat white gold construction and sleek leather strap, inside it’s equipped with the brand’s Caliber 240 PS IRM C LU self-winding mechanical movement. You can see it in all its glory showcased through the sapphire case back. In addition to its striking design, the model comes equipped with a number of features. It boasts a power reserve indicator, combined date and moonphase display, and small seconds subdial displayed on a gray dial.
We certainly can’t forget about the ladies this holiday season. Every woman needs a little sparkle and shine on her wrist to complete her party-ready look. We think the Cartier Panthere is a particularly spectacular and festive choice for your upcoming soiree. The Panthere’s design draws inspiration from Parisian style icon Jeanne Toussaint, whose affectionate nickname was “La Panthere.” She later became one of Cartier’s most famous creative directors. Thus, she embodies the ultimate spirit of femininity and power. That’s precisely why this model is a stunning accessory to compliment any holiday look. It features a beautiful 18-karat yellow gold design with Cartier’s signature touches. It’s sure to dazzle at your holiday party.