Festive Moments

Fine watchmaking combines with the exquisite flourishes of high-jewellery design in these timepieces. Their artistic designs take us from a 1920s jazz club, to the constellations, to a ball in Marie Antoinette’s court.

At Van Cleef & Arpels Vancouver Boutique (604) 699-9354, vancleefarpels.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

Lady Arpels Zodiac Lumineux Sagittarius Watch

December is the month of Sagittarius, and Van Cleef & Arpels maps this constellation with a special lighting system that makes the stars sparkle against a glittering blue enamel background. Bright, warm yellow sapphires and orange garnets flash across the inky dial, a tribute to the fire sign characterized by boldness. Power reserve 36 hours. Each watch is individually numbered.

At Lugaro Jewellers, (604) 925-2043, chopard.com


Happy Sport Automatic Watch
Ref.: 274891-5007

Chopard’s iconic Happy Diamond collection comes alive in this bright and colourful sports watch. An 18k rose-gold case is set with rainbow-coloured sapphires on the bezel, echoing the pastel shades of a mother-of-pearl dial. Chopard’s signature moving gems dance in a playful celebration of colour and light. Waterproof to 30 metres.

At breguet.com


Marie-Antoinette Dentelle Watch

Inspired by the famous painting “Marie-Antoinette with a Rose,” this watch commemorates the famous queen, who was one of Breguet’s most distinguished customers. It draws on elements from the queen’s dress, including bows and lace. The dramatic white-gold case is set with 245 diamonds. The watch also features a mother-of-pearl dial, and a sparkling bow inlaid with 89 diamonds and a ruby.

At ulysse-nardin.com


Classico Minute Repeater Watch Ref.: 749-88

Celebrating the legacy of jazz music over the last century, this watch displays an embossed silhouette of a jazz band on a black onyx dial. Upon activation of the minute repeater, a soft chime sounds, and the 18-karat-gold musicians move in a playful performance. Limited edition, 18 pieces worldwide. Power reserve 50 hours. Waterproof to 30 metres.