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Choosing the Right Watch for Santa

Jorg Weppelink
Dec 06, 2018
Choosing the Right Watch for Santa


With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start making your Christmas list. If you have a watch on yours, let’s hope Santa is generous and will bring you that watch you’ve been dreaming of. Speaking of Santa: What watch would he want? Obviously, it’d need to be something that fits the jolly man’s style. Considering all the travel he does, Santa might also benefit from a watch with some practical functions. We’ve put together a list of watches that will help Santa stay on time under different conditions.


The Cold


Perhaps the most obvious choice would be a watch that can endure the extreme environment of the North Pole and also work perfectly on Christmas. The German brand Sinn are masters of making highly functional watches capable of surviving the most extreme conditions. A great watch Santa could use both at home and on his travels is the Sinn EZM 7. This technological marvel is able to withstand temperatures ranging from –49 to +176°F (-45 – +80°C) and features both a second time zone and a mission timer to help keep him on track. To top it all off, this timepiece has a colorful bezel and can even match Santa’s outfit when paired with a bright red rubber strap. All in all, this may just be the perfect watch to accompany Santa on his adventures.


The Travel


Santa travels a lot, so he needs to have an eye on multiple time zones. That’s why a watch that displays every time zone at once would be perfect for this jolly old traveler. While there are plenty of world time watches on the market, Santa is deserving of only the most famous and well-respected model: the Patek Philippe 5230. This incredibly popular watch shows 24 different time zones simultaneously and even has a day/night indicator so Santa always knows where to be and when. When it comes to the exact edition, the 5230R in rose gold on a brown alligator strap would best suit Santa’s extravagant yet classy style.


The Adventure


The Greubel Forsey GMT takes world time watches to the next level. This haute horlogerie brand has put their own twist on the GMT complication by integrating an actual rotating globe into the watch. The globe offers a truly unique view of the time all over the world. It makes one full rotation per day, while a disc around the globe displays the time. A day-night indicator rounds off this authentic world time experience. Another disc on the case back shows 24 time zones and indicates whether it’s summer or winter there. Finally, this timepiece also comes with a Tourbillon 24 Secondes at 5 o’clock. The Greubel Forsey GMT is available in platinum or titanium, but it’s the red gold version of this incredible masterpiece that Santa would appreciate most.


The Style


The final watch Santa might enjoy is all about style, namely the Richard Mille RM 35-02 in red. This watch is made of bright red quartz TPT and is extremely light thanks to its materials and skeletonized movement. Professional tennis player Rafael Nadal has tested this timepiece and its shock resistance to the max on the tennis court, so we know it can stand up to the challenges Santa encounters on his travels. However, most of all, it’s the watch’s color and design that fits perfectly with Santa’s bright red ensemble.

There you have it—4 different watches that would make the perfect gift for Santa. Obviously, this list is not exhaustive. Perhaps you think there are other watches that would suit him better, but be careful to judge. This man still has to deliver your Christmas gifts!


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Jorg Weppelink
By Jorg Weppelink
Dec 06, 2018
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