BAUSELE - Terra Australis
Swiss Made, Australian Designed and totally awesome. You can't tell me you would not be pumped to get this baby for Christmas! The Bausele Terra Australis gives you the chance to take a little bit of Oz with you wherever you go. With it's Kangaroo leather strap and hollow crown featuring Red Earth from the Outback, Sand from one of the beautiful beaches, or Opal from under this ancient land, it is created to suit the modern Australian way of life. With a key focus on craftsmanship and unmistakably unique design aesthetic, BAUSELE is paving a path to success with the launch of the collection in David Jones this month! The Bausele collection starts at $490 with the Terra Australis retailing for $5800 visit https://www.bausele.com/ehome/ to view their amazing range.
If you don't have a white watch in your collection, then summer is the perfect time to add one. It is a versatile fashion piece that works with all your summer wardrobe, trust me on this one! I have found the ultimate summer watch in the RADO True Collection. We have talked about RADO'S amazing ceramic technology before (http://www.chronographcouture.com/home/luxurious-practicality) and this watch is another example of their fabulous craftsmanship. Available in Thinline, limited edition True Match (above) Diamonds and Automatic ranges it is a legacy piece that will quickly become your summer staple timepiece. The True collection starts $1750 and goes up to $2775 for the simply divine RADO True Diamonds High Tech Ceramic featuring 12 luscious diamonds, perfect for some extra Christmas sparkle! For more information and stockist please visit http://www.rado.com/en/
Can't decide between jewellery or a watch? Here is your solution, the Longines Mini. This delicate jewellery watch adorned with diamonds and set on bright straps will seduce women for whom elegance is in the details. Featuring a choice of both colourful and luxurious leather straps in black, red, lavender or beige it is a piece that can be worn anytime of the day. This is a perfect watch for those girls who love a fine and refined style and it's Longines, I need say no more. RRP $1875 for more info visit http://www.longines.com/
BELL & ROSS - BR 01 10th Anniversary
This is the watch for your Top Gun kinda guy! From the cockpit to the wrist the BR 01 10th Anniversary limited edition aviator watch embodies Bell & Ross’ defining values: legibility, performance, resistance and precision. This military inspired Aviator sporting its high-tech ceramic uniform pushes back the boundaries of time and reinterprets the original values of the BR 01. If you are a Bell & Ross fan you will instantly recognise the utilitarian square case and the functional original styling this French brand brings to its luxury pieces. This is a watch designed for the most extreme situations including the office Christmas party!
Engraved and numbered, this limited edition of 500 watches is the ultimate expression of the evolution that has transformed a cutting-edge watch into this now iconic model. Gents - BR01-92 - 10th Anniversary on Rubber Strap, rrp $6,950 for more info visit http://www.bellross.com/ww/ and for stockists, Lion Brands Australia (03) 9572 9820.
MICHEL HERBELIN: New Port Yacht Club Limited Series
Inspired by the portholes of transatlantic sailing ships the French branded Michel Herbelin brings us the Newport Yacht Club collection. If I didn't get so sea sick and end up passed out on Kwells I could imagine myself draped over the bow of a yacht looking like anyone of Simon Cowels latest pop star investments instead of the child of Keith Richards and Courtney Love. Only a watch like this could lure me into open water.
It features a steel case of 40.3 mm in diameter surrounded by a bezel coated with charcoal grey PVD and a transparent dial offering a view into the skeletonized movement. The industrial appearance, shapely strap in alligator-stamped calfskin and Swiss-made self winding mechanical movement reinforces the stylish sportswear look of the watch. This new limited series model is water-resistant to 100 metres so hoist the sails! RRP $3400 http://www.michelherbelin.com.au/
CALVIN KLEIN- Alliance
The Alliance range from Calivn Klein is your go to for his and hers this Christmas. It's matching but not matchy matchy, perfect for the contemporary couple. It's graphic look inspired by urban architecture combines sapphire glass, polished metals and mother of pearl marrying quality with that CK modern minimalist look. Starting from RRP $395 visit http://explore.calvinklein.com/en_ROW/
Who is the modern woman? She is not one easy to define. Is she a Mother with three kids under five, a corporate board member, a Doctor, or a girl just trying to make a difference in the world? Whoever she is she deserves timepieces from a company who has truly thought about her wants and needs and crafted a luxury watch to suit her lifestyle. She deserves the best.
Linking high-tech innovation and traditional Swiss watch craftsmanship is not an easy feat but has been achieved in the ALPINA Swiss Horological Smartwatch. What I love the most about this watch is that when you first look at it you would see a beautifully crafted Swiss timepiece. It's what's under the skin that makes it a luxury. There is no digital screen on the ALPINA Swiss Horological Smartwatch it is analogue in essence, this is something I have not seen before. This is a smartwatch that links to your IOS or Android relaying all the smart info you would ever need. Activity Tracking, Sleep Patterns, Active and Coaching Alerts with a two year battery life are all packaged into a stainless steel case with Saphine Crystal glass and 11 hand set diamonds. Cue desirous sigh.
The goal of this watch is to assist users to better understand themselves, and along with appropriate goal setting and intelligent coaching to improve their well being. Better sleep and a more active lifestyle are widely recognized as simple, but effective, positive behavioral changes, changes a lot of us need to make. We constantly push ourselves to the limit in both motherhood or career or both and forget that sometimes someone or in this case something giving us a gently prod can make us reassess our daily schedules and remind us to take a breath. This watch may be the start of your New Years resolution, the one thing you trust to tell you more about you, something that only a bestie combined with bottle of Moet and a pack of salted caramel lint balls can usually do. If you are looking for the watch to motivate change for 2016 I think we may have found it. RRP $3850 for stockist contact Lion Brands Australia (03) 9572 9820.
Christian Paul is the Australian 'Daniel Wellington' there you go I said it. This home grown brand has got edge, a brilliant social media partner (http://www.thesocialagency.com/) and a hot look for 2016. You know when you get that feeling that brand might just do good, really good? Well Christian Paul gives me that edge of your seat sit up and take notice feeling. The watches are nothing like DW but they have that same 'fashionably sensitive but too cool to care' (thanks Jewel) look and feel that has made DW the Pandora of the watch world. I think Christian Paul has potential. Founder and owner, Timothy Vincent Caruana, has a long history of watch collecting. Family tradition and a love of quality and luxury timepieces inspired him to create the Christian Paul brand.
This is a minimalist watch (oversized is soooo 2015) that while traditional, still incorporates modern designs and trends. It's signature marble face design is it's calling card, its red sole Louboutin. The four collections Marble, Grid, Luxe and Original all carry the same feel with a look of cool conventional luxe.
Kate Waterhouse is the girl screaming Christian Paul from the fashion bleachers and with this brand about to be (scoop) picked up in Myer, Glue, and The ICONIC all I can say is stay tuned, we are about to witness something amazing. Christian Paul Watches start at $199 and is available from leading fashion and jewellery retailers. Visit http://www.christianpaul.com.au/