When food starts to sizzle on the raclette grill, champagne bottle corks pop and rockets light up the night sky, another year has passed. New Year's Eve has arrived!
DIOR LA D DE DIOR CD042111M002
Apart from the question of what outfit to wear on New Year's Eve, the choice of the fitting watch often depends on the type of event. For this reason, we have envisioned five typical New Year's Eve scenarios that may seem familiar and have selected a few suitable watches for the occasion.
Exotic: New Year's Eve under palms
Many people like to spend New Year's Eve in warmer and more exotic areas in order to escape the cold in the winter months and recharge their batteries with vitamin D instead. Apart from New Year's Eve planning, which usually begins several months in advance and the local pressure to dress up, which often is associated with a New Year's Eve party, people like to dress a little more casually on holiday and leave their cocktail dresses and suits at home.
For him, we therefore recommend the GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO, so that you can also keep an eye on your time at home and know when to wish your friends and relatives at home a Happy New Year. For her, we also suggest something more sporty, but at the same time elegant: the Rolex Oyster Perpetual (ref. 114200) with white dial and robust steel case as well as a water resistance of up to 100 meters – the ideal companion for your holiday.
ROLEX GMT-MASTER II 126710BLRO
Casual: Party with friends
New Year's Eve often also means seeing good friends again. Of course, you want to cut a fine figure, but you don't want to look too pretentious. That's why you have to find the perfect balance between restraint and status. It's a good thing that this balancing act has become Cartier's trademark. For example, he can wear the Santos 100 (ref. W20073X8 2656) with an angular steel housing. She can choose the classic Tank Francaise (ref. W51008Q3 2384) with blue Breguet hands and a striking square case.
Classic: A family event
It's perfectly fine to wear your last raise on your arm and show what you have accomplished at the family gathering on New Year's Eve. Gold is, therefore, an appropriate choice, but as long as it stays within reason and doesn't seem overly decadent. After all, you don't want to get jealous looks, but rather plainly impressed looks. For example, she can choose a Rolex Lady-Datejust (ref. 69173) with a two-tone Jubilee bracelet, a yellow gold bezel, and an enchanting sunburst-effect dial. He can wear a two-tone Rolex Daytona (ref. 16523) with a yellow-gold case and gold-rimmed totalizers paired with a dress shirt.
Elegant: New Year’s dinner
You have reserved a highly sought-after table in one of the best restaurants in town with the most beautiful view for December 31st. Of course, you will want to dress accordingly and not attract attention with an inadequate outfit. But especially when it comes to watches, one can quickly become overzealous. Diamonds are always appropriate, but too much of a good thing can also quickly appear gaudy. So why not opt for silver-colored watches like the TAG Heuer Aquaracer ref. CAF2015.BA0815 for him or the Dior La D De Dior ref. CD042111M002 for her, which masterfully play with understatement and discreetly set the diamonds along the bezel. That way you will never be too casual or overdressed.
TAG HEUER AQUARACER CAF2015.BA0815
The indecisive: Plan A, B or maybe C?
Perhaps you are more spontaneous and don't yet know how your New Year's Eve should unfold or maybe even have to manage several events at once? Don't worry, with the following classic timepieces you can handle every scenario and dance at any party. In order to avoid being over or underdressed at an event, it is best to rely on an all-rounder: a classic dress watch with a modest case in silver, rose or gold. For all three colors, we would like to suggest the following appropriate watches for him and her.
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