New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
From sleek timepieces and delicate baubles to ultra-luxe accents and onboard playthings, these stocking-stuffers guarantee a very merry Christmas.
1 TravelTec FourX, Carl F. Bucherer’s latest addition to its Patravi collection, is a nod to frequent fliers in search of a watch that can keep time with their globetrotting schedules. The timepiece—a sleek amalgam of 18K rose gold, titanium, ceramic and rubber—has integrated the movement and case for the first time to feature three time zones simultaneously. Jetsetters can select their direction of travel with a press of the monopusher, which causes a jump to the next time zone ($52,900). Contact: Carlos Fernandez at H&H Jewels in Miami, (305) 442-9760; www.carl-f-bucherer.com
2 With the recent launch of Vertu’s new Constellation Smile, fans of the luxury mobile manufacturer can stay connected and support an important cause in the process. For every smart phone sold, Vertu will donate $250 to Smile Train, an organization that provides life-changing cleft surgeries for children in need—while maintaining the same bespoke services (including Vertu Concierge and City Brief) users have come to love ($5,000). Contact: Zorana Fabre at Vertu in New York, (212) 371-8701; www.vertu.com
3 Ulysse Nardin pays homage to North America’s premier yachting destinations with its newly unveiled Boutique Freak Diavolo. Limited to ten pieces and available only at the Swiss watchmaker’s two flagship south Florida boutiques, this timepiece comes with a “black horn” power reserve housed in an 18K platinum case etched with “Miami” or “Boca Raton.” Like the cities that inspired it, the Boutique Freak Diavolo’s charm is more than skin deep. Beneath the crystal whirs a flying tourbillon—doubling as the seconds indicator—and another tourbillon carousel churns behind it, counting off the hours ($175,000). Contact: Josh Wolf at Ulysse Nardin in Miami, (305) 830-1786; www.ulysse-nardin.com
4 Montblanc has added a pair of precious pens to its StarWalker Collection. Resin and Metal, both constructed in elegant red gold with 14K gold nibs, are studies in the intricate art of pen making. Metal features diamond-cut markings on a black-lacquered surface while its partner is fashioned from a rich dark resin set with gold fittings (Metal: from $900; Resin: from $445). Contact: Kevin Mantell at Montblanc in New York, (212) 223-8888; www.montblanc.com
5 Formula One driver David Coulthard, a TW Steel brand ambassador, has been honored by the watchmaker with an eponymous timepiece inspired by his feats on the racecourse. The CEO Diver David Coulthard Swiss Automatic Limited Edition is the first model to be unveiled in the new CEO Diver Collection and is available in only 492 pieces, marking the sum of Coulthard’s Formula One accomplishments. Its black dial features raised steel indexes with red highlights and an arrow-tipped seconds hand that speak to the sportsmanship of the watch’s namesake ($1,595). Contact: Managers Michael and Richard Finn at EB Horn in Boston, (617) 542-3902; www.twsteel.com