If you haven’t yet got the special lady in your life a gift for Christmas yet, don’t panic, you’ve still got time. Yes, time. A watch is a wonderful present that’s sure to bring a smile. Here are some options in a range of prices, from a stocking stuffer to the star of the show under the tree.
In an array of combinations and colors worthy of your favorite ice cream parlor, these fun arm accessories can complement any outfit from the de rigueur office party to the razzle dazzle of a New Year’s celebration—and even your own private soiree. Price: Starting at $175
Marvin 111 Ladies
Independent Swiss company Marvin offers smart design and a mechanical movement for a price that won’t make Santa choke on his milk and cookies. Festive for the season, the red strap segues smoothly into 2011. Price: $810
Frederique Constant Maxime Manufacture Automatic
A classic layout with a twist, the Maxime Manufacture Automatic locates a circular date indicator at 6 o’clock and gets its juice from an in-house produced movement. Diamond indices on the dial provide a touch of glam apropos for any season. Price: $3250
Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver
For the woman who likes a timepiece that is as durable as it is attractive, the Lady Diver fits the bill. Dressed in a white, blue or black on a rubber strap and resistant to 100 meters, it can weather a trip under the mistletoe by land or sea. Price: $5900
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Lady
While it comes on a stylish articulated rubber strap or stainless bracelet, you can refashion the look of your Squadra with interchangeable straps more quickly than you can mix up a batch of spiked eggnog. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you’ll “flip” over this updated classic in a square case. Price: $7950
Meehna Goldsmith, the Watch Matchmaker, matches people with timepieces that reflect their personality, lifestyle and image. She keeps her finger on the pulse of the watch industry, giving her clients unique access to the most exciting and innovative timepieces available. Follow her on Twitter here.