Cheerful times make for cheerful gifts. Hiren Kumar Bose recommends watches for the joyous occasion of Christmas to gift the woman in your life
ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
Price on request
A beautiful mother-of-pearl dial, the diamonds on the hour markers and bezel, and the Rolex signature Cyclops lens on the sapphire crystal this updated Oyster case design in 31mm is in gold or platinum. The beauty even translates to the mechanical timekeeping, as this new edition comes equipped with the new automatic Rolex calibre 2236, which is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring that makes the superlative chronometer even more accurate, with greater resistance to temperature variation, shocks, and magnetic fields.
BULGARI Serpenti Tubogas
Crafted in 18-ct rose gold, this 35mm watch is held together by a bracelet that coils seductively around the wrist. The newest version of the Serpenti Tubogas is a veritable fusion of three shades of gold that make it an eternal symbol of sensuality. Fitted with an efficient quartz movement, the Serpenti Tubogas makes a lasting impact with the quintessential Bulgari touch and makes for a perfect dress watch to don from day to evening.
RADO True ThinLine
Rs 1, 23,100
The collection comprising of three models that are themed on the many elements of the natural world, a by-product of Rado’s partnership with Grandi Giardini Italiani—an organisation that serves as a vast network of the major gardens in Italy and Malta. A beautiful amalgamation of design and nature, this collection of super-slim case timepieces, flaunting 39mm textured dials, are a visual treat. One can choose from the rich, taupe brown of earth, the deep, midnight blue of water or the verdant green of leaves. These cutting-edge products carry the theme of nature through a pleasurable experience and a strong visual appeal.
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture
This 38.8mm watch in either steel with a black dial and strap, or in rose gold-plated steel paired with blue delights with a gorgeous moon phase indicator, doing justice to the visually splendid complication that it is, with a scattering of stars to complement the moon phase window at 12. Designed by the co-founder and co-president of the brand, Aletta Stas-Bax herself, it makes a statement that women may like pretty things, but not without substance. The substantial mechanism beating within is an in-house automatic movement offering a 42-hour power reserve.
ULYSSE NARDIN Classico Jade
Making its debut in a round case for the first time it’s fitted with an in-house automatic movement and offers a 42-hour power reserve. Its 37mm steel case houses a mother-of-pearl dial with six, seven and eight o’clock differentiated in colour, demarcated by a diamond-encrusted swirl pattern. The hour markers from nine to five kept separate is possibly a reference to the timepiece being suitable for nine-to-five. Considering its jewels it’s still good for the evening too.