‘Tis the season for glamorous evening soirees and indulgent feasts, and whilst we know the best accessory to wear is a glass of champagne in one hand and a loved one in the other, there’s nothing quite like a sparkling timepiece to truly bring your look together.

Making a list (and checking it twice), we’ve collected some of the most wonderfully festive watches of the minute. As our event calendars fill themselves to the brim with beautiful excuses to celebrate, these will make for stunning statement pieces to accompany you, or serve as tempting inspiration for a special last-minute gift – even if that gift is labelled ‘From Me to Me’.

Be they adorned with seasonal hues of red, green, or gold, or simply dazzling with diamonds like sparkles in a flute of champers, these will guarantee you end the year with a sublime horological bang.

Featured and Hero image credits: Bulgari

 

Festive Watches for Women: Bulgari

Bulgari Serpenti Watch

For the glamorous lady who loves a seductive timepiece, this Bulgari Serpenti Watch (approx. THB 446,000) is an iridescent fit. Its 18k rose gold case is set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, adorning a striking black lacquered dial. Sensual and contemporary, the interchangeable double spiral bracelet wraps around the wrist as a reinterpretation of Bulgari’s beloved snake motif, in an elegantly festive green karung leather. A pink cabochon-cut rubellite is set on the 18k rose gold crown, making for the eye-catching Christmas-y cherry on top. Exotic and exciting; ideal for evening drinks and parties this season.

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Festive Watches for Women: Ateliers deMonaco

Ateliers deMonaco La Sirène Champagne

Created in honour of Princess Charlene of Monaco, the stunning Ateliers deMonaco La Sirène Champagne (approx. THB 4,049,910) comes in a limited edition of just eight sparkling pieces. The 39mm timepiece glitters and glistens from all angles, featuring an 18k rose gold case set with 297 diamonds, a bezel set with 300 diamonds, and a crown set with 20 diamonds on an ultralight titanium core. A further 120 lozenge cut diamonds are set into the floral dial design, with a white mother-of-pearl centre giving the watch its ultra-glam aura of celebration. The watch name literally also has the word ‘champagne’ in it. Need we really say more?

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Festive Watches for Women: Cartier

Cartier Tank Anglaise Watch

You can never go wrong with a classic Cartier Tank Anglaise, reinterpreting the original Tank models with a streamlined design and a perfected alignment. This large model (approx. THB 1,086,690) features an 18k 39.2mm pink gold case set with 89 brilliant-cut diamonds, and a 9-sided crown set with a further brilliant-cut diamond too. The shiny claret alligator-skin strap gives this watch its festive flair, for a timepiece that razzles as much as it dazzles in a truly classic and timeless design.

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Festive Watches for Women: Hublot

Hublot Big Bang One Click Italia Independent Dark Green Velvet

Is there anything more graceful than velvet for a winter evening? Hublot truly embraces the spirit with its latest 39mm Big Bang One Click Italia Independent Dark Green Velvet (approx. THB 652,370), featuring a green and genuine green velvet dial and black rubber and genuine green velvet straps. The case too shines in a polished green ceramic, whilst the bezel is adorned with 42 diamonds for a sweet sprinkling of sparkles, and a contrasting accent to the other Christmas-tree-green parts. Wonderfully wintery without being overwhelming, here’s a limited edition piece that would actually pair quite sweetly with a Christmas jumper, too.

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Festive Watches for Women: Rolex

Rolex Day-Date 40

For the lady who wants to twinkle all the way, this incredible Rolex Day-Date 40 (price on request) is a must-wear. The 40mm timepiece is made with rare and precious platinum, granting the watch its silvery whiteness and vibrant luminosity. This is further enhanced by the meteorite dial, as well as the 18k gold hour markers and specially created President bracelet. The Day-Date function displays the day of the week spelled out in full, which was a world first for its original conception at Rolex in 1956. In this model, the Day-Date is also available with a bespoke display, whereby wearers can pick from a wide choice of languages to show the date. Feliz Navidad!

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Festive Watches for Women: Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding

Twinkles and sparkles need not be confined to silvers, diamonds and white golds. Proving that pink gold scintillates in just as much brilliance, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding timepiece (approx. THB 1,625,890) is a warm and wonderful fit for those who love a strong yet celebratory watch, with greetings from Le Brassus. The frosted gold finishing or ‘diamond dust’ allows the iconic 37mm Royal Oak model to sparkle, whilst the pink gold-toned dial and its Grande Tapisserie pattern complete the glittering glow and beautifully matching elements of the watch. It has something of a smart three-piece suit – and fits just as well for all of the year’s end Christmas gala dinners.

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Festive Watches for Women: OMEGA

OMEGA De Ville Trésor Quartz

Bringing a dreamy night sky to the wrist, the OMEGA De Ville Trésor Quartz (THB 846,000) features a bold blue Aventurine dial with diamond-polished 18k white gold hands, and a border of curved baguette-cut diamond paving. Each of the 18k white gold Roman numerals within the dial have also been covered with diamonds, bringing together a vision of the stars in the skies during winter time. The Grand Feu enamelling process has been used to give the timepiece its beautiful shimmer, whilst the Canopus Gold case is OMEGA’s very own patent-pending material. Wish upon a star, and then wear this watch.

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Festive Watches for Women: Chanel

Chanel Première Rock Watch

Do you know what your plans for New Year’s Eve are yet? Perfect for an extravagant party, the Chanel Première Rock Watch (approx. THB 216,350) features a steel and golden fabric interwoven triple row bracelet in a sparkling champagne shade. A limited edition of 1000 pieces, the watch boasts a sleek and simple mirrored dial and steel case and a steel cabochon crown. The Première Rock draws its inspiration from the world of fashion, with the chain charmingly reminiscent of the French luxury brand’s iconic handbags. Modern, fun, and feminine, it’s the perfect way to welcome the new year in true style.

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Lisa Gries
Managing Editor, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.