Perfect rare watches for Christmas 2014

Rare watches, on the market for Christmas 2014, caters to modern women with a taste for sophistication.

by 10 October 2014

Jaeger-LeCoultre's Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater is the maison's first women's watch to be equipped with this melodic horlogical complication. 10 years in the making, the brand new automatic movement Calibre 942A boasts unprecedented accuracy, a patented trebuchet hammer and gong system, as well as a user-friendly push button.

The Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater is as beautiful outside as it is sophisticated on the inside. The white gold dial features a delicate blue sunburst guilloché motif, where snow-set diamond ivy leaves and the hours Arabic numerals are entwined in the harmonious design. The 18-carat white gold case, with a diameter of 39 mm, features diamond-set bezel, lugs and crown.

Vacheron Constantin is dedicating a unique timepiece to ladies who love complications...in time measurement! The new Traditionnelle Moon Phase and Power Reserve bears all the trademarks that distinguish the Genevan manufacture.

Requiring an adjustment 122 years from now, the hand-wound calibre 1410 entirely researched and developed in house powers the astronomical moon phase. Like all Vacheron Constantin movements, this calibre has the Hallmark of Geneva. Hour, minute, small seconds, moon phase and power reserve are clearly displayed on the white mother-of-pearl dial. Available in white and pink gold, the 36 mm case has a gem-set bezel, crown and lugs, and is beautifully complemented by an alligator strap in gray.

A. Lange & Söhne celebrates the 20th anniversary of its iconic collection, Lange 1, with five sets of Lange 1 in 38 mm and Little Lange 1 in 36.1 mm, a dainty size catered to the ladies. With each set limited to 20 pairs, the watches feature a guillochéd gold dial, and the ladies' model stands out with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel.

The German watchmaker's famous in-house L901.0 Calibre, which powers an asymmetrical display of a large date at the one o'clock position, power reserve at three, small seconds at five, hour and minute at nine o' clock, is now that much more precious in the anniversary collection.