Top Watches for the 2018 Holidays

1.   Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

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Oftentimes, watchmakers get caught up in the past. It becomes all about heritage and traditions. Of course there is nothing wrong with this. We love watches with history as well. Breguet manages to create a timeless masterpiece with this new version of the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367, which, for the first time, has a grand feu enamel dial with black numerals and markers, set just off-center; a contemporary tourbillon cuts through the glossy dial.

There is also a peripheral rotor that winds the movement without obscuring the ornately decorated plates and bridges. All of this is housed within an incredibly thin profile, meaning you get an extremely precise watch that also wears elegantly on the wrist. If you want a thoroughly new-school watch with a bit of old-school charm, it doesn’t get better than this. $147,500 in rose gold, $161,800 in platinum.

 

2.   Cartier Révélation d’Une Panthère

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Rarely is there a timepiece that can literally take someone’s breath away, but at last year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, you could tell exactly where the Cartier Révélation d’Une Panthère was at any given time by the audible gasps and burgeoning crowds. Each watch’s jewel-tone dial is ringed by 45 brilliant-cut diamonds, but it’s the 900 tiny gold balls swishing around inside that are the real surprise: When you turn the watch over to check the time, hidden architecture and a patented liquid allow them to flow in the shape of a panther’s face. Watching it in action is mesmerizing and a good reminder of the black magic that can be worked with thoughtful design and a little imagination. $112,000

 

3.   Patek Philippe Calatrava

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The Patek Philippe Calatrava is the epitome of a classic dress watch. Known for its round case shape and smooth bezel, it is often considered to be understated and an underdog in fine dress watch alternatives. However, you can, from time to time, find examples featuring a little bit of extra oomph. Cue the Azulejos—an enamel-dialed wristwatch with a blue-and-white trompe l’oeil pattern inspired by the iconic Iberian tiles. It’s for the Patek Philippe collector who wants simple elegance and allure at the same time.

 

4.   Rolex Rainbow Daytona

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You might be looking for something light and fun to wear on your wrist. With that in mind, Rolex has created the Rainbow Daytona, the ultimate watch for those who love color, fun—and, well, gold! It is the third installment in the series of Rainbow Daytona’s and the first to be featured in rose gold. Flawless baguette-cut sapphires radiate around the bezel with matching indexes mirroring the flashes of color on the dial at each hour. Flurries of diamonds envelop each of the lugs and the space around the crown, too. Rainbow Daytona’s are crafted in very small quantities, making them instantly a highly sought-after collector’s watch.

 

5.   Hermes Carré H

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In the world of mechanical timepieces, a little whimsy can go a great distance, and the reimagined Carré H, the latest collaboration between Hermès and furniture designer and architect Marc Berthier, is the perfect example. While the original Carré H, was released in 2010. It was a monochromatic and minimalist design, the newest models are playful, juxtaposing hard and soft geometries to dramatic effect. The steel case looks square from the top, but actually tapers and curves to better fit the wrist. Likewise, the square dial contains a circular track of numerals, which in turn houses a pattern of crossing lines placed to maximize reflected light from all angles. $7,725

 

About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry

Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951.  The very first watch repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, watchmaker, pioneered watch repair and services in Colorado.  Today, Scott Matheu is at the helm steering Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With his vision, Scott opened a watch store in Highland Ranch and has made Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry not only one of the largest watch stores to provide watch repair in Englewood, CO but also the entire state.

Whether you need watch repair in Englewood, CO, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every single time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and we have CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) on site. This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With one of the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO we are not only able to provide watch repair in Englewood, CO but to the entire 50 states as well.

Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Cartier, Tag Heuer, Philip Stein, Swiss Army and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair in Englewood, CO, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive our (2) two-year warranty on major watch repairs that we provide. If you are looking for the best watch repair service center throughout the United States, you cannot go wrong when you choose Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With certifications from not only AWCI but SAWTA too, we not only stand out from the pact; we lead it.”

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