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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! 


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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 Pepsi with black backgroundROLEX 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 watch with black backgroundTAG 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.


Silver Glashütte Original Senator, rose gold Longines Elegant and golden A. Lange & Söhne Kleine Lange 1 with black backgroundGLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL SENATOR CHRONOGRAPH | LONGINES ELEGANT | A. LANGE & SÖHNE KLEINE LANGE 1


Stylish in silver

The fact that Germany also masters the high art of watchmaking is shown by the Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph ref. 39-32-11-13-04 men's watch with its high-quality workmanship and pointed date window. The silver-colored case and the dark brown crocodile leather strap cut a fine figure for both sophisticated and casual events. The same goes for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin (ref. 145.8.79 S) ladies' watch, which is not from a German manufacturer but also impresses with its simplicity, elegance and slim design.


Dressed to the gold standard

If you prefer gold, A. Lange und Söhne's Kleine Lange 1 ref. 111.021 is the perfect choice for men. This watch manufacturer has made an international name for itself for its minimalist engineering. This also is the case with the Kleine Lange 1 and stands out with its simple elegance. With a 36 mm yellow gold case, this model is not only suitable for men but can also be worn by women who like slightly larger watches on their wrists. But with the Chopard Classics (ref. 127387-0001), there is also a more discreet model for the lady with a 26 mm wide yellow-gold case and black leather strap that can be paired with many outfits.


Charming rose gold

As the name implies, the rose gold Longines Elegant ref. L4.378.8.12.0 is an elegant watch with an understated dial featuring a black crocodile leather strap for the lady. The choice watch for him is the Omega De Ville Prestige (ref. 4678.31.02) with a dark brown leather strap. With its subtle design, this timepiece is suitable for any New Year's Eve event.