The Wish-List

Bazaar’s editors select the watches they dream of unwrapping this Christmas.

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“I have a lot of admiration for TAG Heuer’s racing heritage: it’s a world I knew nothing about before I became interested in watches, and the Carrera is a sporting icon. Cara Delevingne’s edition shows how a serious sport-inspired watch can still look fun, with its quilted strap and rose gold hands.”

TAG Heuer, £1,800

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“Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak adds a touch of understated, authoritative glamour to smart tailoring for the office, but looks just as chic when worn with a simple black cocktail dress for parties. It has a sprinkle of diamonds that catch the eye, but they don’t vie for attention with your evening jewels. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is iconic not just because of its art deco elegance, but also because it allows an engraved message from a loved one to sit perfectly hidden on the back, carried close to your skin.”

Jaeger-LeCoultre, £14,300

03

“The Chanel Boyfriend is my dream watch: it’s inconspicuously chic. It has a minimalist, refined design with just a delicate row of diamonds.”

Chanel, £5,700

04

“The cool mix of rose gold, titanium and rubber on the Hublot Fusion feels ultra-modern; it’s the sort of watch I would be excited about wearing every day.”

Hublot, £5,700

05

“The Longines Dolce Vita is the sort of watch that works so seamlessly with your entire wardrobe that you never need to think about taking it off to wear something else instead. The mother-of-pearl dial is distinctly feminine, but the rectangular face and clean lines stop it from straying into “girlie” territory.”

Longines, £1,800

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“For me, it’s the Cartier Tank in stainless steel – my first serious watch and my last. It is the most perfect piece of design, a harmonious marriage of form and function. I couldn’t love wearing it any more.”

Cartier, £3,800

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“The IWC Portofino is an extremely sophisticated watch. I like the combination of rose gold case and black croc strap, and the grey anthracite dial gives this very traditional design a contemporary feel.”

IWC, £14,500

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“You can just as easily wear a Hublot Big Bang with a summer dress, a tuxedo or at the weekend with denim. It’s a satisfyingly large ladies’ watch that sits comfortably on the wrist – it makes me feel polished.”

Hubolt, £14,700

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“I would love to wear Gucci’s G Timeless watch – I’m attracted by its subtly hippie, Seventies vibe. The gold hearts, stars and bees around the dial make what would otherwise be a classic timepiece feel frivolous and irreverent”

Gucci, £1,120

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