Top 10 dress watches for the upcoming 2017 holidays

With just a few weeks to go before Christmas let’s have a look at our top rated dress watches. For those whohave that nice outfit ready,  but are still in doubt what to strap to their wrists. For us the perfect dress watch has that nice and clean look which is both beautiful to look and while not being in your face too much. So check out our top 10 dress watches for the upcoming holidays. Watches wich you will get to enjoy for many years after also. As it’s hard to present our favourite watch we decided to publish them in alphabetical order.

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815

The number 1815 stands for the birth year of Ferdinand A. Lange. The man who established Germany’s precision watchmaking industry in Glashütte. The design of the 1815 is characterised by traditional style elements with blued hands, Arabic numerals and the railway-track minute scale. All together a timeless design with a modern twist and simply stunning looks.

Precious metal case of 38.5mm with a handwound in-house movement with at least 55 hours of power reserve. Priced around 20.000 Euro

More info on the A. Lange & Söhne website

Girard-Perregaux 1966

A model following the design spirit of the watches of the 1960s and a tribute to Girard-Perregaux’s technical advances in the field of chronometry, crowned by the Neuchâtel Observatory Centenary Prize. Well-balanced design, slightly curved dial to align with the shape of the case. Clean and stylish with perfect readability. Polished leaf-shaped hands and contrasting seconds hand. With alternating “baton-type” applied and painted hour-markers on an alligator strap.

Precious metal case of 38mm with an automatic in-house movement with at least 46 hours of power reserve. Priced at 10.900 Euro.

More info on the Girard-Perregaux Website

Glashutte Original Senator Sixties

Re-interpretation of an icon from the 1960’s where the state-owned VEB “Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe” launched a wristwatch that was to become a true icon: the Spezimatic. It can still be admired today in a variety of colours and variations at the German Watch Museum Glashütte. It was the inspiration for the Glashütte Original Senator Sixties model.

Precious metal case of 39mm with a handwound in-house movement with 40 hours of power reserve. Priced at 12.600 Euro

More info on the Glashütte Original website

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Small Seconds

Inspired by traditional pocket watches, the Endeavour Small Seconds features a small seconds at 6 o’clock. Mixed combination of applied markers, a 12 at the top and minimalistic printed indexes. Located off-centre in the sunburst dial the small seconds comes with a different finish for extra contrast.

Precious metal case of 38.8mm with a handwound in-house movement with at least 71 hours of power reserve. 

More info on the H. Moser & Cie website

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Small Second 14000

With its classical, refined beauty, the Master Ultra Thin luxury watch in pink gold combines the charm of tradition with the precision of its automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre movement. The movement is revealed by a sapphire crystal case-back.

Precious metal case of 38.5mm with an automatic in-house movement with at least 71 hours of power reserve. Price: 15.000 Euro.

More info on the Jaeger-LeCoultre website

Omega De Ville Trésor

Characterised by its thin and classic gold case, the Trésor line was first launched by OMEGA in 1949 and housed the legendary 30mm calibre. More than half a century later, the De Ville Trésor has been reintroduced, equipped with one of the most advanced mechanical movements the brand has ever unveiled.

This model has a silvery opaline dial with a domed vintage “clous de Paris” structure and a date window at 6 o’clock. The 40 mm 18K Sedna™ gold case is presented on a brown leather strap with an 18K Sedna™ gold buckle. This De Ville Trésor is powered by the anti-magnetic OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8511 – a unique manual winding movement.

Precious metal case of 40mm with an automatic in-house movement with at least 71 hours of power reserve. Price: 11.600 Euro.

More info on the Omega website

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1966

Parmigiani Fleurier’s iconic style can be seen in every aspect of this watch’s profile. The Tonda 1950 takes the four round, ergonomic lugs and streamlines their design to add an even more elegant touch.

Driven by an extra-thin automatic movement dedicated to the fundamentals of time display – hours, minutes and small seconds. With an power reserve of 42 hours, the movement has an off-centre micro-oscillating weight in 950 platinum. It lends itself to a wide range of aesthetic variations and boasts Haute Horlogerie finishes which only a few manufactures would apply to such a mechanism: the nickel silver main plate is sand-blasted, circular-grained then rhodium-plated, the bridges are sand-blasted, drawn out or “Côte de Genève” decorated, then hand-bevelled and rhodium-plated. Also note the attractive finish of each wheel, bevelled, sunk, circular-grained on both faces, then gilded before cutting.

Precious metal case of 38.5mm with an automatic in-house movement with at least 71 hours of power reserve. 

More info on the Parmigiani Fleurier website

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196J

With its pure lines, the calatrava is recognized as the very essence of the round wristwatch and one of the finest symbols of the Patek Philippe style. Supremely elegant, it charms each new generation of watch lovers by its timeless understated perfection. With the ultimate classic mechanical manually wound movement with small seconds.

Precious metal case of 37mm with a handwound in-house movement with at least 44 hours of power reserve. Priced at 17.700 CHF

More info on the Patek Philippe website

Rolex Cellini 50505

The Rolex Cellini has been around for some time and completely revamped in 2014. This watch makes a well mix between classic watches and modern watchmaking, combining that impeccable Rolex quality and it’s high standards of perfection.

Precious metal case of 39mm with an automatic in-house movement with 48 hours of power reserve. Priced at 14.050 Euro. More info on the Rolex website

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 1110U

As Vacheron likes to call it “Circular perfection, a quest for essentials and harmonious proportions” the Patrimony sure has what it takes to be a classic dress watch. Great style which is clearly inspired by the Vacheron Constantin watches from the 1950’s. Clean look with a small seconds at 6 o’clock.

Precious metal case of 42mm with an automatic in-house movement with at least 65 hours of power reserve. Priced at 22.100 Euro

More info on the Vacheron Constantin website

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  • I am not at all a muscular person and these watches would be perfect for my wrists.

    I already have a couple of Rolex Cellinis plus 3 more Rolex references and I love my Rolexes as well as other watches in my modest collection.

    Moreover, as I am not ultra-wealthy, I shall not be able to buy rest of these lovely timepieces simultaneously. But I can acquire some of these.

    Anyway, this is a very nice selection.

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