It’s that time of year again. As the gifting season has officially started, let us share with you the special Christmas wish list of our team members. Feel free to use it as your gift guide!
Our Team’s Christmas Wish List
1. Our Founder’s Choice: Rolex Daytona 116598 Rainbow in Yellow Gold
“The timepiece that I desire the most and definitely would like to add to my collection is, hands down, the Rolex Daytona 116598 Rainbow in yellow gold. This piece is arguably one of the most sought after and difficult Rolex timepieces to get out there—one that is probably in every watch aficionado’s own personal wish list. I must admit that before the release of the Daytona rainbow, I was never a fan of watches that were blinged out, but the Rolex Daytona Rainbow is just truly something else!
My obsession with this piece started when I first saw pictures of it shortly after its release. Then, many years later, a salesperson from a Rolex authorized dealer told me that to be added to the waitlist and even be considered for this piece, a customer would need to have spent at least a million dollars with them on less desirable brands and models—watches that industry insiders call bundling pieces or, simply put, models that multi-brand authorized dealers have difficulty finding buyers for.
What this salesperson said really stuck with me. I guess it further added my infatuation for this special piece. It is one of those pieces that you would keep and pass down for generations to come as somewhat of a family heirloom. It is certainly a timepiece that I am confident may one day set price records at auctions.
Hopefully someday, I can count myself as a proud owner of one!”
2. Richard Mille RM 07-01
“I want Richard Mille RM 07-01, especially RM 07-01 White Gold Snow Set Diamonds (Red Lips). RM 07-01 is the most popular Richard Mille model among the ladies. The model I want just shines. It shines with its extreme mechanical perfection, and it also shines with the sensual and curvaceous lines of its tonneau shaped case design and its dial with a gemstone set center field. Beautiful!”
The RM 07-01 is a way of Richard Mille to appeal to female watch enthusiasts around the world. The goal of this model was to offer a feminine watch collection with a touch of color, while retaining the elegance of its slender shape and its incredible ergonomics. The collection uses ceramic, gold, carbon TPT®, and various gemstones to make it possible to add a variety of different shades.
3. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
“I think the whole collection, especially the 50th Anniversary Edition, is an embodiment of luxury. All of them are super classy and elegant, but I especially like the models in gold. I like gold.”
“I want an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Edition timepiece with a silver dial. Why? So, I can wear a matching watch with Suga BTS of course!”
When we talk about iconic collections, we will definitely talk about the Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet. The Royal Oak has gone through a process of evolution since 1972, but each model ever released never failed to captivate the hearts of many watch enthusiasts across the globe. In 2022, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Audemars Piguet released a special collection of its Royal Oak line.
4. Patek Philippe Aquanaut 38.8 5267/200A Green
“I want Patek Philippe Aquanaut 38.8 5267/200A Green because it has a simple yet elegant design. I also think the green dial and strap plus the diamonds around the bezel give a major Christmas vibe. It will be a nice piece to wear to a Christmas celebration.”
In this model, Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce is reinterpreted in stainless steel with a larger diameter (38.8 mm) and a new integrated composite strap. This piece is really an embodiment of contemporary casual chic style with its gorgeous bold khaki-green color adorning the dial and matching strap. Moreover, the bezel is lit up by a row of 48 diamonds (~1.11 ct).
5. Rolex Lady Datejust
“I really want a Rolex Lady Datejust because I have a small wrist, so I need a watch with a smaller case. For the color and bracelet design, I like the Wimbledon Jubilee because of its gorgeous green color. It’s definitely to die for!”
Quoting Rolex, every piece of Lady Datejust is “a classic timepiece, designed for a lady.” Did you know? The smaller the watch, the more difficult it is to make it accurate. However, we know that Rolex never disappoints. In 1957, The Lady Datejust was launched by Rolex as a tribute to the mission of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, to provide ladies with the best of two worlds: a tiny watch and an accurate movement.
6. Hermès Birkin 25 Vert Gris Epsom
“I think Birkin 25 Vert Gris Epsom comes in a very intriguing color and type of stitching style. Not a lot of people have it. It’s such a niche model.”
Hermès Birkin bags are one of the most sought after models in the high-end fashion industry. Their iconic look and shape, the skins and leathers that they’re made with, and the amount of time and skill that goes into crafting one are all combined to create a luxurious item that millions would love to get their hands on. This special piece comes in the most sought-after size of 25 and one of Hermès’ special colors, Vert Gris.
7. Hermès Birkin 25 Black Togo GHW
“I want something timeless I can wear for a very long time, so I really want an Hermes Birkin 25 in black. I think the Birkin is one of the most versatile types of bags available now. I can wear it to various occasions, it will look good.”
This piece is definitely one of the most sought-after Birkin bags. Besides coming in the most sought-after size of 25, this piece also comes in the classic color of black. If you’re looking for a timeless bag that will never go out-of-date, this is definitely it.
8. Hermès Mini Roulis Menthe Lizard PHW
“I really want Hermes Mini Roulis Menthe Lizard PHW because it’s compact, not too big and not too small. Also, it comes in a gorgeous green shade that is very suitable for Christmas.”
The Roulis is a fun and playful model from Hermès. With this model, Hermès replaces its good behavior and stately demeanor with mischievous strolls and boat trips. Its jewel clasp revisits the “Chaîne d’ancre” link. This laid-back, practical, chic piece, in its mini-size version or big day bag version, crosses oceans and decades at full speed. It’s certainly an exciting piece to have.
What about you? What’s on your Christmas wish list? Get yourself the best Christmas gift you deserve at Luxehouze!