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The Click Tempus Christmas Wish List

by Michael Weare
8 December, 2011
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

Christmas-gift

I make no secret of the fact, I want these watches. I need them and I deserve them. But am I going to get them? Not unless a pig flies past my window, a cow jumps over the moon and four and twenty blackbirds are baked in a pie. In other words, it’s a no.

But a little under two weeks from now, someone out there may well rip open the Christmas wrapping paper and discover to their unbridled joy and my indecent jealousy, one of these little stunners. All of them have been featured on Click Tempus during the year, and each of them are certified highly desirable.

Omega Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial ‘London 2012’

Omega Seamaster 1948 LE watch

With 2012 being the year of the Olympics and the fact they will be held in London, this is a must have Omega Limited Edition. It’s based on the original Seamaster design. The Seamaster 1948 has an opaline silver dial with a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. It has an applied 18 Ct white gold vintage OMEGA logo and name as well as 18 Ct white gold Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and hour markers at the other positions. The dial is simple and stunning. Only 1,948 (1948) of these watches are available, and they are no doubt long since snapped up, probably by the members of the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.

Robert & Fils 1630, ‘The Brigand’s Rest’

Robert & Fils 1630 The Brigand's Rest

The sheer time and talent it must have taken to make this remarkable time piece makes it an instant wish list favourite. The evocative painting, by Swiss painter Leopold Robert, has been rendered with feu enamelling. Only a small elite circle of artisans have the skills to create work of this quality and it is a highly intricate process. The case and dial are in gold, the caseback is meticulously hand engraved. This is truly top of the premier league Swiss watchmaking.

Ebel Classic 100

Ebel Classic 100

Ebel celebrated their hundredth anniversary with a disarmingly simple and charming retro style watch, complete with retro style Ebel logo. The classic round shape of the case is matched by a face distinguished by its elegant restraint. The leaf-shaped hour and minute hands glide over a pure silvered backdrop, with a distinctive blue sweep-seconds hand. The watch is limited to 1911 pieces, marking the year the company was founded.

Ralf Tech WRX ‘A’ Series Hybrid II Limited Edition

Ralf Tech WRX ‘A’ Series Hybrid II Limited Edition

This macho timepiece attracted a lot of attention when we featured it a couple of months ago. The Ralf Tech WRX ‘A’ Series was developed in collaboration with the French Special Forces combat divers. The Hybrid II is available in two models “day” and “night”. Both are equipped with the exclusive hybrid RTE001 movement and a strengthened crown. The watches are water resistant to 500 metres and equipped with real NATO straps reinforced with leather and a hypoallergenic silicone bracelet. Rugged and authentic with a genuine military pedigree, I want one.

Jean Richard Highlands LE watch

Jean Richard Highlands LE watch

From Jean Richard’s Highlands series, comes this superb limited edition watch of just 100 pieces, so you’ll have more luck tracking down a white rhino than you will one of these watches. The numerals on the black dial are coated with ivory-coloured luminescent material, and the “ Big Life ” signature in red makes the model’s purpose clear: to support the Big Life foundation. The reverse of the watch features a depiction of one of wildlife photographer Nick Brandt’s awesome photographs.

Breitling for Bentley Supersports ISR LE watch

Breitling for Bentley Supersports ISR LE watch

Now we enter the David Beckham league of watch owning, for the only way you will get your hands on one of these lustrous beauties this Christmas is to actually buy a Bentley Convertible Supersports ISR. Just 100 of these watches have been made. This high-performance chronograph is distinguished by its light and sturdy titanium chassis, its red-accented dashboard-style carbon fibre dial and its raised knurled bezel reflecting the style of Bentley control buttons. Highly desirable, yet until my new year bonus rolls in, unattainable.

Which one do you want for Christmas?

Michael Weare | Website

Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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