New timepieces add panache to men’s holiday best in the District.
Clockwise from bottom left: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Calendar watch ($24,300) is crafted in 18k white gold. The automatic caliber 891/2-448 provides the hour, minute, and seconds, as well as the day, date, month, and phase of the moon. Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-393-2747
Part of an all-new collection from Cartier, the Clé de Cartier watch ($20,200) is fashioned from 18k white gold and features a new round look, with an elongated outer case and a shaped crown with a sapphire baguette. Tysons Galleria, 1739 International Dr., McLean, 703-749-4664
This Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Nuit Boréale watch ($83,000) is a stunning statement of artistry and individuality. Fashioned from 18k white gold, this 42mm timepiece features a hand-painted enamel depiction of the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere. Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, 2255 International Dr., McLean, 703-761-1600
From A. Lange & Söhne, the Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite watch ($212,900) is one of the world’s most sophisticated timepieces, thanks in part to a moving dial that allows the tourbillon escapement to be seen either fully or partially, depending on the time. Crafted in platinum, it is powered by a manually wound movement with a patented stop-seconds mechanism and a chain and fuse transmission system. Liljenquist & Beckstead, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703-448-6731
Accessories: Gloves ($1,000), wallet ($1,950), and bow tie ($420), Hermès. CityCenterDC, 202-789-4341. Scarf, John Varvatos ($398). Nordstrom, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 703-415-1121. Ticket holder, Brioni ($1,225). Cuff links, Perry Ellis ($40). Macy’s, Downtown Metro Center, 202-628-6661. Cummerbund, Hugo Boss ($165). 1517 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-625-2677
Donning one’s finest during the holiday season is a cherished ritual, and for Washington gents, that means formal-wear with fair. Each of these exquisite watches is a perfect accessory for a man of style who is dressing to impress, taking him from the boardroom to the ballroom without missing a beat.