After a somewhat controversial Saratoga Alarm Chronograph (0320219) that was released about two months ago during the last Baselworld 2013 show, Concord has issued yet another quartz-powered timekeeper. The new Concord Saratoga Lady White (ref. SKU 0320214), too, pays homage to the legendary Saratoga Race Course, a thoroughbred horse racing track which is located in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States.
Bulgari is known for its extensive collection of snake-style “bracelet watches.” Usually comprising no less than two “coils” that gently embrace a lady’s petit wrist, the bracelets are crowned with a snakehead-shaped case that usually houses a compact quartz movement. This new Bvlgari Catene (refs. 102038 BBCP31WGGD1.2T/12 & 102052 BBCP31WGG.2T/12) (“catene” means “a chain” in Italian, if I understand it correctly), however, features a slightly less radical styling that may be especially appreciated by persons suffering from ophidiophobia: an irrational fear of snakes.
Browsing Seiko’s Japan site, I stumbled upon this beautiful Credor Node J (Ref. GTWE896). Although powered by a quartz movement (albeit a very good one) and possibly offered only as a JDM model, the new timepiece teaches the major Swiss-based watchmakers a lesson or two about creating a watch, which is both elegant and discrete.
Still searching for that perfect gift for Christmas? Considering a luxury watch for the love of your life? Then you should take a closer look at the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Lady 31 mm collection. Not terribly expensive, the collection offers you a nice choice of finishes, color combinations, and materials, those including Everose Rolesor (rose gold and stainless steel alloy, ref. 178341); Yellow Rolesor (yellow gold and stainless steel, ref. 178383) and White Rolesor (white gold and stainless steel, ref. 178274). Perhaps, there are enough cocktails of textures and colors to satisfy any taste.