Christmas is a great opportunity to let the woman in your life know how special she is, and gifting her any of these timepieces will let her know that she is REALLY special. For optimum reaction, the high jewelry watches of Vacheron Constantin and Cartier represent the ultimate, with Vacheron adding a high complication to the mix. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic is equally dazzling but takes one of the world’s most iconic timepieces and transforms it into a piece of jewelry with inherent status. The Harry Winston feather marquetry piece is linked to the haute couture world and thus perfect for fashionistas who enjoy making unique style statements. And the Hublot Caviar lady 305 – the Miami watch (area code 305) – is just plain fun and glamorous. Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon High Jewelry, set with 418 invisibly set baguette diamonds for just under 20 carats, in 18k white gold. It is Geneva Hallmark certified, with hand-wound Caliber 2795, a tonneau shaped movement with a two-day power reserve.
Cartier Fabuleux Tortoises, a “secret” watch, with the dial hidden under a tortoise in two manifestations: one with a gemstone shell set with brilliant-cut diamonds and emerald eyes; and one with a shell made of a faceted morganite surrounded by diamonds. The movement is quartz.
Harry Winston Premier Feathers, with a dial of feather marquetry, made by plumassière Nelly Saunier, whose Paris atelier collaborates with top couture fashion brands. The case is set with 66 diamonds and the buckle is set with 29 diamonds.
Hublot Caviar Lady 305, a limited edition made especially for the brand’s Miami boutique, with an ocean-blue strap and set with 36 blue topaz gems to match. The caseback is engraved with “Lady 305” referring to Miami’s area code, and a depiction of the Miami skyline.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic, set with 152 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.46 carats, in an 18k white gold case. The watch is 37 mm, with the self-winding caliber 3120, with a 22k gold rotor. The strap is blue alligator. There is also a pink gold version.