December 20th, 2023

Luxury Watches to Complement Your Festive Style

For many, as the festive season dawns, the desire to add a new timepiece to their luxury watch collection grows. With so many events to go to, keeping track of time around the Christmas period is crucial, as is creating the perfect holiday-inspired look. And, of course, a brand new watch is a great solution to both of these problems.

At Banks Lyon, we want to help you find the perfect timepiece and celebrate this exciting season with a handpicked collection of watches expertly curated for the holiday period. Whether it’s a time-honoured tradition or a contemporary treasure, our festive assortment showcases world-renowned brands such as Breitling, OMEGA, and TAG Heuer. Each piece exudes unmatched style and sophistication, offering a desirable accessory for any watch collector. So, immerse yourself in the festive spirit as we explore Christmas-inspired collections. The following are certain to delight even the most discerning watch enthusiasts among us.

What Makes a Watch Festive-Inspired?

Cartier Tank Louis Large Manual Winding Watch

A festive-inspired watch encapsulates the joy and spirit of the holiday season, often represented through certain distinct characteristics. It may incorporate traditional colour palettes, such as reds, golds, and greens, as well as use enchanting design elements, such as snowflake motifs or winter-themed patterns. For example, pictured right is the Cartier Tank Louis Large Manual Winding Watch. This stunning watch is an elegant timepiece with a vibrant red dial, golden-finish steel sword-shaped hands, and a semi-matte red alligator-skin strap. Embodying festive vibes, its luxurious combination of red and gold hues adds a touch of holiday cheer, while the yellow gold 750/1000 case with sapphire cabochon finish creates a sophisticated seasonal look.

The concept of festive-inspired watches often extends to the reinterpretation of classic designs. Retro-style watches, for instance, dating back to as far back as the 1920s and 1930s, evoke nostalgia, an emotion closely associated with holiday seasons, through their designs. So what really makes a watch festive-inspired? Well, it is the blend of traditional holiday aesthetics, the touch of nostalgic designs, and the timeless craftsmanship of watchmaking.

Icy Whites: A Timeless Touch of Elegance for Winter

Longines Elegant Ladies Diamond Watch

Icy white watches epitomise winter elegance through their minimalist aesthetic, which exudes a crisp, clean charm reflecting the serenity of a winter landscape. Whether encrusted with diamonds or styled with a plain white dial, these pieces stand out with understated sophistication. Paired with a contrasting metal bracelet, they perfectly match winter wardrobes.

Breitling Chronomat 32 Watch

For example, pictured left, we have the Longines Elegant Ladies Diamond Watch – a perfect example of a luxury timepiece that complements your festive style with both icy white and diamond elements. Boasting a snowy-white dial with sparkling diamonds, this sophisticated timepiece perfectly blends elegance and functionality, making it a stunning addition to any watch collection during the winter season.

Alternatively, the Breitling Chronomat 32 combines style and elegance with a modern-retro-inspired design, making it a versatile timepiece for any occasion. The availability of cool stainless steel or sparkling diamond-set bezels and icy indices offers a festive and chic touch, perfectly embodying the icy white aesthetic for the winter season.

Bold Seasonal Reds: A Pop of Colour for Festivities

OMEGA De Ville Tresor Co-Axial Master Chronometer Small Seconds 40mm

If you are looking for something with more of a bold, festive glamour, then a deep red watch may be the best choice for you. Seasonal red watches bring a vibrant pop of colour to festivities, encapsulating the warmth and excitement of holiday celebrations with their fiery hues. Whether paired with a sleek black suit or a festive party dress, these watches lend an energetic touch to any outfit.

Bremont Supermarine S2000 Red Watch

There are many options to choose from, but OMEGA watches are an excellent place to start. Offering an extensive range of red and maroon timepieces, this brand knows exactly what it is doing when it comes to this festive shade. For instance, pictured left is the beautiful OMEGA De Ville Tresor Co-Axial Master Chronometer Small Seconds 40mm. This model’s festive red hues pop when paired with the warm 18ct rose gold watch case, making it an exceptional choice for those looking for a festive addition to their collection.

However, if you want something a little more subtle, then perhaps the Bremont Supermarine S2000 Red Watch is for you. With a distinctive look, this watch may be less bold in terms of festivity, but the small pop of red is enough for it to tie into your Christmas style this December.

Glittery Golds: Celebrate in Style

Cartier Panthere watch

Gold watches exemplify festive elegance, perfectly complementing the seasonal atmosphere. Their radiant hue mirrors the warmth and opulence of the holidays. Timeless and classic, gold transcends passing trends, offering enduring sophistication for all occasions. Although there are plenty of brands, models, and various designs to go for, if you are looking for the perfect choice for the festive season, it has to be a Cartier Panthere watch. To make your choice easier this Christmas, we have handpicked a selection of our favourite pieces.

Cartier Panthere Yellow Gold Small Watch

First, pictured left, is the Cartier Panthere 18ct Rose Gold Diamond Watch. This elegant timepiece features an 18K rose gold case and bracelet set with brilliant-cut diamonds. With its stunning design and warm hue, along with water-resistant properties, this timepiece is the perfect blend of functionality and opulence, making it the ideal gold watch to adorn during the festive season.

Alternatively, we recommend the Cartier Panthere Yellow Gold Small Watch, which simply oozes luxury. This is a striking timepiece featuring a stunning yellow gold case and bracelet, complemented by an elegant, silvered dial and a striking blue sapphire set into the crown. With its rich gold tones, luxurious design, and water resistance of up to 30 metres, it is not only a fashionable option but a practical choice for the festive period, striking the perfect balance between functionality and seasonal style.

So, whether you prefer traditional reds, icy whites, or glamorous golds, there are plenty of choices when it comes to selecting a luxury watch that complements your festive style. If you are interested in purchasing one of the timepieces detailed above or want to explore our other options, we encourage you to visit our stores to speak with our team. Alternatively, get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website, or via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team.


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