Diwali gifting: Eight watches that will make this festive season more special

Here are eight of the finest timepieces for Diwali gifting this year

With Diwali just around the corner, if you’re looking to gift something truly special to your loved ones then look no further. WatchTime India has handpicked eight of the finest timepieces that are bound to take this festive season a notch higher.

Bovet Miss Audrey Sweet Art

Introduced in 2021, the Miss Audrey Sweet Art by Bovet presents a unique and disarmingly charming dial as it’s made from pure sugar crystals — this was the first time that a brand used sugar crystals in watchmaking. The display, which allows the sugar crystals to take centre stage, is bereft of any complication or branding and only features a two-hand timekeeping system. The 36mm timepiece is housed in a round steel case and equipped with the automatic Calibre 11BA15 that offers a power reserve of up to 42 hours. 

Price: Rs 25,90,000

Grand Seiko Taisetsu Spring Drive

Part of the Four Seasons collection by Grand Seiko, the Taisetsu (winter) model comes with a dial crafted to represent the deep winter snow that glistens against the sunlight while covering the towering mountains of Japan. Owing to its subtle greyish tone, the display exudes an understated elegance and makes for a visual treat. The timepiece is presented in a 40mm titanium case and powered by the Spring Drive movement 9RA2 which is the epitome of precision and high performance.

Price: Rs 5,80,000

Cartier Tank Must XL

The iconic design of the Cartier Tank — originally unveiled in 1917 — has stood the test of time and still enjoys a huge following of watch enthusiasts. Here is one of the latest iterations of the watch, the Tank Must XL, which retains the design cues of the original model and comes with an off-white dial. It features blue sword-shaped hands, a minute track, a date window at six, and black, oversized Roman numerals. Under the hood, there is the in-house Calibre 1847 MC that has a power reserve of 42 hours.

Price: Rs 3,41,000

Rolex Submariner 

Even after almost seven decades since its first release, the popularity of Rolex Submariner is far from fading away. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the timepiece is a crucial part of the brand’s offerings. Here is one of the latest iterations of the Submariner — housed in a 41mm Oystersteel case, the watch stays true to the original and features a unidirectional bezel with a 60-minute diving scale. The biggest update here is the new Calibre 3230 — launched in 2020 — that has an optimised version of the Rolex Parachrom hairspring and offers a power reserve of 70 hours. On top of this, the movement is also COSC-certified. 

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Chopard Imperiale 36mm

The Chopard Imperiale 36mm is a no-fuss timepiece that is synonymous with elegance and charm. Housed in a stainless steel case, the watch’s ​​sophisticated design represents the beauty and majesty of empires that once ruled the world. The timepiece consists of a clean and well-balanced dial that features a three-hand timekeeping system and a date window at the three o’clock position. The display also comprises imperial Roman numerals at 12, three, six, and nine o’clock. The Chopard Imperiale runs on a quartz movement. 

Price: Rs 5,70,000

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual is a sight to behold. The 39mm timepiece is housed in an alluring rose gold case and comes with a dial that features the perpetual calendar complication. Although the display has sub-dials at three, six, and nine, it remains perfectly legible and aesthetically pleasing to see. There is also the moonphase display at the 12 o’clock position. The timepiece is equipped with the automatic Calibre 868/1 that runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and has a power reserve of 38 hours.

Price: Rs 33,70,000

Longines Master Collection

Featuring a mother-of-pearl dial in addition to the diamond hour markers, this iteration of the Longines Master Collection exemplifies the brand’s exceptional quality and watchmaking expertise. Offered in a 34mm case, the timepiece is ergonomically designed and sits comfortably even on petite wrists. Another notable attribute of the watch is the beloved moonphase complication which is neatly placed at the six o’clock position. The watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.

Price: Rs 2,33,000

Tissot PRX

Inspired by the sporty designs of the 1970s, the Tissot PRX is an ideal choice for those who are looking for a budget sports watch. The timepiece is presented in a barrel-shaped case that is attached to an integrated bracelet. Despite its low price tag, the watch has been flawlessly executed and offers peerless accuracy. Here is the quartz version of the PRX that comes with a green-coloured dial, which features a central, three-hand timekeeping system and a date window at three. 

Price: Rs 30,000

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