A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia : CHF 16,800
Are you a white gold or a rose gold kind of person? With the new Saxonia model, you can be either. If you have trouble deciding, sorry: the price is no help, since both models cost exactly the same.
The model we have chosen comes in either white gold, for those who favour discretion, or rose gold, for the woman who’s not afraid to draw attention. It is driven by a hand-wound manufacture movement which can be viewed through the sapphire caseback. The watch face features a mother-of-pearl dial with baton indices, and hour, minute and small second hands in gold to match the case. The watch comes with a snow-white alligator strap to go with any outfit.
Saxonia © A. Lange & Söhne
Audemars Piguet Millenary : CHF 27,800 (rose gold) or CHF 30,000 (white gold)
Rather than buying a different watch to suit every occasion, why not choose one that will fit in anywhere? The Millenary collection has followed the fashion for interchangeable bracelets, offering a plethora of different colours and materials.
From flexible rubber to tactile velvet, from cool textile to comfortable alligator, from light colours to dark… There’s something for everyone. The oval 39.5 mm case in white or pink gold has an openworked dial that shows the manual winding mechanism, plus a small seconds register, and an off-centre mother-of-pearl disc displaying the hours and minutes.
Millenary © Audemars Piguet
Parmigiani Fleurier Kalparisma Calendar : CHF 34,500
The Kalparisma collection is the women’s version of the Kalpa. This women’s A. Lange & Söhne Watches Replica is not just a smaller-sized version of the men’s – the collection has been completely redesigned for women. A full-gold model caught our eye.
Faithful to the iconic Parmigiani shape, this A Lange & Sohne Watch Bands Replica has a tonneau-shaped 18K rose gold case (37.5 mm x 31.2 mm), with an automatic movement. From the diamond-set bezel to the crown, not forgetting the bracelet, everything is made of rose gold. Only the dial contrasts, with its ivory hue and sunray guilloché motif. This eminently feminine watch shows not only hours, minutes and seconds, but also the date, via a window at 6 o’clock.
Kalparisma Calendar © Parmigiani Fleurier
Piaget Altiplano : CHF 18,800 or CHF 26,800 (diamond-set bezel)
This year, the Altiplano collection celebrates its 60th birthday. In honour of the occasion, Piaget has brought out a selection of new models in different colours. In keeping with their heritage, the new timepieces have the distinctive extra-thin profile and minimalist dial.
We have selected a pink Altiplano, to bring a touch of colour to the festive season. The watch comes in a polished white gold 34 mm case, and is driven by the 430P hand-wound movement, the descendant of the ultra-thin calibre 9P. The radiant pink dial gives this elegant and luminous piece a decidedly feminine allure. The slender shape of the baton indices is echoed in the hour and minute hands. The watch comes complete with matching pink alligator strap.
Some Lange watches put me in real pain, I need them so much. To produce this problem sound more serious than it really is, I’ll call it Futile Unattainable Watch Acquisition Syndrome (FUWAS, for short). If someone has copyrighted that previously, have his lawyer contact mine. Weirdly, the heavyweight horological muscle-flexer A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual ‘Pour Le Mérite’ isn’t such a Lange, and I have even managed to finally determine why.Why? Just because it’s a heavy weight horological muscle-flexer of a watch, a A.Lange & Sohne Glashutte I/Sa Doppelfederhaus Replica that’s so overdone, its own doping has enabled but a couple of little segments in the Lange DNA to survive such abusive treatment. In fact, we’ve observed the mix of a round case, perpetual calendar and moon phase in sub-dials, along with a chronograph many times earlier. Many, many times, because that is how really spoiled we are. The Tourbograph even reveals some skin (beautiful skin, actually) at 6 o’clock to allow you to know not only using its own font selection and ever-so-slightly unique lugs that it’s a Lange.I fully understand the value and the amazing goodness in the bespoke, not-copied-from-anyone-else engineering that is under the hood of this Tourbograph Perpetual, but we aren’t speaking about an uncased motion here, however a complete watch. On that note, anyone who doesn’t tingle at the sight of this motion should seek medical care, quick! To take a more positive approach to what unquestionably is a watchmaking masterpiece, then we must look at the myriads of nice details the Tourbograph offers.
Altiplano © Piaget
Ulysse Nardin Classic Lady Dual Time : CHF 13,500
Thanks to a ground-breaking mechanism created by Ulysse Nardin, you no longer need to fear for your manicure. The second time zone is adjusted by simply pressing one of the two pushers between 8 and 10 o’clock.
To complement the winter season, we have chosen a midnight blue model whose dial is scattered with diamonds, like snowflakes falling from the sky. This stunningly elegant Lange & Sohne Watches Australia Replica comes in a steel 37.5 mm case, and is driven by an automatic movement with silicon escapement. As its name suggests, it displays two time zones – one on the hands, and the other in a kind of rotating bubble at 9 o’clock. The date is displayed in a window at 2 o’clock, and there’s a small seconds register at 6 o’clock.
Classic Lady Dual Time © Ulysse Nardin
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony small model : CHF 26,700
The Patrimony collection is recognisable by its minimalist style and traditional case shape. We have chosen a small and simple model that comes with an eye-catching strap.
The soft hue of the 36 mm rose gold case, the slender and discreet hands (hour, minute, seconds) and indices, plus the beige metallic dial contrast with the vivid purple alligator strap. This Geneva Hallmark certified timepiece also helps its owner to keep track of the passing days thanks to the date at 6 o’clock.
Patrimony small model © Vacheron Constantin
The Grande Complication is currently on loan to the Mathematics and Physics Salon, a museum in Dresden dedicated to historical timepieces and scientific instruments.In 1990, right after German reunification, the German automotive company VDO bought the name “A. Lange & Söhne” and established a brand new A. Lange & Söhne, based, like the first firm, in Glashütte. Among the new firm’s first watches, the Lange 1, launched in 1994, became Lange’s trademark design, exactly what the company refers to as its “face.” The Lange 1, which looks the same as it did 20 years back, has a distinctive, conversational dial using a big-date display and “Auf/Ab” power-reserve index. It comprised the hand-wound Caliber L901.0, with 2 barrels, a three-day power reserve, nine screwed gold chatons, Glashütte three-quarter plate, a hand-engraved equilibrium penis and elegant swan’s-neck fine adjustment mechanism. (Earlier this year, the company replaced that caliber using a brand new one, additionally hand-wound.)