If there was any doubt that we needed to take a pause from our fast-paced daily lives; this current situation has reminded us of the joy in a simple moment. Some days fly by, whereas some days unfold too slowly. More than ever, time is dancing to the beat of its own drum. Although our new pace is temporary, the importance of honouring life’s milestones remains. There is wealth in taking pleasure in being present and wholeheartedly appreciating all moments near and far with those we hold special. Whether it be Father’s day. A graduation. A friend’s 50th birthday. A personal achievement. These moments deserve every bit of attention and warrant a celebration. A luxury watch, time’s most notorious hallmark, is the perfect present to make life’s treasured stamps even more one-of-a-kind. It’s to be given and cherished, just like the memories it will forever evoke.
A BIRTHDAY LIKE NONE OTHER
No matter the year, a birthday is always momentous. Even more so when it’s accompanied by a watch as exceptional as the person being celebrated. A real wonder of watchmaking, Cartier Ballon Bleu women’s luxury watch dazzles with its multitude of precious details. Its crown set with a blue synthetic spinel points to a bezel shimmering bright with 50 diamonds. This bejewelled dance lands on blued steel hands spinning at the center of waltzing formation of roman numerals. Just as grand, the Santos edition, a men’s luxury watch also by Cartier, is an instant eye catcher because of its peculiar curved square shape. The watch created in 1904 for aviator Alberto Santos Dumont has been revisited many times since, now with a 18K gold bezel. The 7-sided crown is perched on a blue synthetic spinel, along with its interchangeable straps; this watch is almost as special as the wearer.
A GRADUATION TO REMEMBER
Whether it’s high school or University, a graduation marks the end and beginning of a chapter worth a notable celebration. With its 12 diamond clock, exponentially dazzling juxtaposed to its white mat dial, the Longines Flagship timepiece is an understated showstopper. With its timeless lines and robust design—the glass is scratch-resistant and the bracelet is equipped with a triple safety folding clasp—, it’s the ideal complement to a future filled with endless possibilities. The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition – 1858 pieces watch, a tribute to Minerva’s timepieces specifically engineered for exploration in the early 20th century, makes it the perfect nod to post-school adventures lying ahead. Dedicated to the Seven Summits, the ultimate challenge for mountaineers, it boasts a world-time complication and a scale with all 24 time zones.
FROM ME TO ME
Why not use the Frederique Constant Slimline watch as a daily reminder to celebrate our small and not-so-small feats. Its minimalist design, enhanced with its two-tone bracelet and a dial adorned with 8 diamonds, proves once again that beauty stems in the simplest things. For a timepiece inviting excellence in our everyday lives, nothing compares to Breitling Navitimer luxury leather watch, inspired by the De Havilland Mosquito, a British aircraft known for being one of the fastest planes during WWII. The rich black dial, shiny silver counters, and striking orange accents is a daring reminder to never stop being fearless.
TO ALL THE DADS
Breitling Superocean Heritage classic luxury watch, a new iteration of the 1957 iconic piece, establishes itself as the best companion for adventure seekers. Its sturdy steel mesh bracelet sets the tone to an almost indestructible ceramic bezel which pairs nicely with a water-resistant case, reaching 200m deep. Gifting a sports enthusiast? Tag Heuer’s smart watch, Connected, has a built-in touch screen and syncs with the company’s exclusive app to analyze and catalog athletic performances. What’s more: it transitions swiftly from the gym to the office, thanks to its interchangeable strap.