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Christmas gifts - The CEO’s choice

Christmas gifts The CEO’s choice

WorldTempus asked the CEOs of some of its partner brands for their suggestions for Christmas gifts. Suggesting a specific watch from one’s own brand is not always as easy as you think.

Daniel Alioth, Ball Watch Co.

Gents: Magneto
“The most interesting model for me would be the Magneto. If you buy one of these you become a precursor because you have something totally different. You can show it to your friends and the price is unbeatable at 2,700 Swiss francs for a certified chronometer. We have a waiting list for it, though, so you might need to be quick.”

 

Ball Watch - Magneto S

 

Guido Terreni, Bulgari

Ladies: Lucea
“For a lady I would definitely suggest the Lucea. It’s a very cool and fresh way of having an everyday watch on the wrist with a touch of jewellery inside.”

 

Bulgari  - Lucea

 

Gents: Octo Finissimo Small Seconds
“For men it depends on your purchasing power. But the Octo Finissimo Small Seconds is a great choice. It’s the most elegant watch that we have in the collection and it’s very sexy. And if you go with that you should get the cufflinks, too.”

 

Octo Finissimo Small Seconds

 

Pierre Jacques, De Bethune

Ladies: DB25 Ciel Etoilé
“With its baguette diamond-set bezel and 44 diamonds and 44 sapphires with a titanium diamond dial with some diamonds in the constellations, which consist of 100 individual stars you cannot go wrong… And if you’re offering it as a gift, why not personalise it, for example, with the night sky as it was on the date of her marriage or the birth of her children. [Editor’s note: You need to allow at least two months for such personalisation options.]

 

De Bethune - DB25 Ciel Etoilé

 

Gents: DB28 Digital
“This is my personal choice because it has a very elegant quality with its barley grain guilloche pattern on the dial, but it is also highly contemporary with its articulated lugs that offer unparalleled comfort on the wrist. It’s an awe-inspiring timepiece that I would love to receive as a Christmas gift.”

 

De Bethune - DB28 Digital

 

Peter Stas, Frédérique Constant

Gents: Manufacture Slimline Moonphase
“It’s an elegant watch that everybody loves and that you can wear regularly. It has a beautiful manufacture movement and a date indicator by a hand, which borrows back from the 1930s. It’s exemplary of our accessible luxury positioning (it costs 2,600 Swiss francs for the steel model) and it has some beautiful dials. It’s a gift that would certainly be appreciated.”

 

Frédérique Constant Manufacture Slimline Moonphase

 

Ladies’: Double Heartbeat
“It’s a mechanical ladies’ watch, which is still not that common. More and more women are starting to understand that a mechanical watch has an inherent value because of its movement. Plus it’s our heartbeat, which has been our signature since 1994 and on top of that it is a luxury for yourself that allows you to do something good indirectly as well.”

 

Frédérique Constant - Double Heartbeat

 

Jérôme Lambert, Montblanc

Gents: Heritage Perpetual Calendar
“I’ve been wearing it all year and I think it’s beautiful. I’m subjective, of course, but I put it down next to me the other day and I couldn’t help admiring the dial. And that’s a good thing after a year. I’m going to buy one for myself.

 

Montblanc - Heritage Perpetual Calendar

 

Ladies’: Bohème with blue lacquer dial
“My wife has already asked me to buy her a Bohème in blue. We didn’t produce many of them, so I hope there are some left.”

 

Montblanc - Bohème with blue lacquer dial.

 

Richard Mille

Ladies: RM 07-01
“The white ceramic model for ladies has great sweeping lines and is very ergonomic.”

 

Richard Mille - RM 07-01

 

Gents: RM 052 Sapphire Tourbillon
“For men I would suggest the sapphire case but they are already sold out! There are plenty of alternatives, though, such as the Yohann Blake, Bubba Watson or the Lotus F1 models.”

 

Richard Mille - RM 052 Sapphire Tourbillon


 

 

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