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Aristo Dessau Automatic Schwarz Edition 7H109 - Sapphire

The Best New Year Watches to Wear in 2023 [UPDATED]

Stunning watches for New Year to stay stylish

Date Published
December 12, 2022
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New year is around the corner and we soon will welcome the year of 2023 with some hope of happiness, health, and prosperity. Each of us might have different ways of welcoming the new year. Some might head to a formal black-tie affair while others prefer to stay in an intimate family gathering. Otherwise, we all are welcoming 2023 in our style. In that sense, having watches for New Year would also be a nice way to bring the countdown in a stylish way. 

In a New Year, time is something everyone waits for the change to another page in life. Many consider the change of the year as an important milestone to start or embark on a new thing. That said, to make the moment more meaningful, an invaluable timepiece would elevate everything. Well, it’s never a bad idea to grab a new timepiece for the upcoming year. As a bonus, the watch can be a reliable companion for the rest of the year and years to come.

It’s not too late yet to look up some enchanting watches for New Year to accompany you at that moment. In this article, we’re going to explore watches that might suit your New Year’s agenda, be it a family party or an elegant New Year’s dinner. Let’s dive into it!

Best Watches to Wear for New Year’s Eve

There are various ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve. With that said, there are different options of watches that you can also choose to match the occasion. Among many, we’ve gathered typical events that most people do on New Year’s Eve paired with watches that suit the moment. Check this out!

Formal and Elegant

Let’s start with the classic dinner party among office colleagues or gentlemen. At this moment, a bulky tool watch with a crowded dial might not be the best option. You want to complete the tuxedo look with a simple and nice watch on the wrist. That said, a fancy or luxury dress watch would be an ideal choice.

At a formal dinner party, all you need from a timepiece might be the basic function which is telling the time. Therefore, a clean and crisp dial will allow for a stunning appearance. As a disclaimer, this doesn’t define a general rule as some of you might still want a chronograph on your wrist. 

But for a dress watch that elevates this occasion, we recommend Aristo Dessau Automatic Schwarz Edition 7H109 which flaunts minimalism and elegance at its finest. The watch exhibits a new Dessau collection, inspired by their Bauhaus Dessau architecture from the early 90s.

Aristo Dessau Automatic Schwarz Edition 7H109 - Sapphire
Aristo Dessau Automatic Schwarz Edition 7H109 – Sapphire

Defining ‘Bauhaus’, it was founded by Architect Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany in the early 1920s. The design itself presents its true spirit of minimalism, simplicity, and elegance in art and architecture. These elements inspired Aristo to represent them in a timepiece.

As can be seen from the watch, it flaunts a simple and minimalist design with a clean dial. Further, the watch is full of heritage with some modern attitude that you can delightfully tell others. To complete the black dial housed in a stainless steel case, the watch is paired with a mocha calf leather with a steel buckle – further elevating the elegance.

Seiko Presage Automatic Ladies Craftsmanship Enamel Cherry Blossom Pink Ref. SRRX001
Seiko Presage Automatic Ladies Craftsmanship Enamel Cherry Blossom Pink Ref. SRRX001

This Aristo Dessau Schwarz Edition could be one of many other options. In fact, there are lots of options to choose from with minimalist designs as your New Year watches. Seiko Presage Automatic Ladies Craftsmanship Enamel Cherry Blossom Pink is another choice we recommend for ladies.

Read also: Top 5 Minimalist Watches That are Perfect for Every Outfit

Family Gathering and Barbeque Party

Spending New Year’s Eve at home with family is never an old and boring idea. Besides, it’s quite hard to finally gather all members of families to celebrate an occasion. Therefore, New Year could be a great moment to bond with families. There might be no need to wear a certain timepiece to suit this moment but having one would definitely bring a different charm.

Let me show you an example of why timepieces are helpful. While everyone else relies on their smartphone during the countdown, you just need to look at your watch on the wrist – that will be more convenient and stylish. In another case, you might also need a stopwatch function, especially if you have a roasted turkey. With that in mind, a chronograph – that isn’t too bulky – would be a nice option.

We recommend Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Chronograph Blue Ref. SBDL087 to seize your moment spending New Year’s Eve with the family. Although the watch is a performance-oriented chronograph, it still maintains a dressy appearance with a good-looking dial and a stainless steel bracelet. 

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Chronograph Blue Ref. SBDL087
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Chronograph Blue Ref. SBDL087

The watch features three navy subdials at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. The 3 o’clock subdial displays the 24-hour time, the 9 o’clock subdial shows the running seconds, and the 6 o’clock subdial allows for two functions: a 60-minute elapsed time counter and a power reserve indicator.

When it comes to accuracy, you can rely on Seiko with its Cal. V192 solar-powered quartz chronograph movement powering the watch. It boasts a power reserve of about 6 months on a full charge and an accuracy rating of approximately ±15 seconds a month. Seiko definitely hits a home run with this watch!

Fun Trip with Friends

For a fun trip with friends to celebrate New Year’s Eve, we believe you need a specific watch that shows more than just a time zone. It refers to a GMT watch complication that presents a dual time zone in one timepiece – or if you want to get more complete, a world time watch is a great option.

New Year’s trip is one of the most common things to do in which people travel and decide to celebrate the upcoming year in different parts of the world, such as at Times Square NYE or the Eiffel Tower. That said, you might encounter a different time zone. Besides, it’s much more exciting to do the countdown using a timepiece on the wrist than a smartphone.

With that being said, we have some options of GMT watches to choose from that offers accuracy, durability, and stylish appearance. The watches include Norqain Adventure Neverest GMT Blue, Steinhart Traveler GMT Green, and Ball Watch Co. Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime Black as the world-time watch.

Among the three, we are particularly impressed with the Norqain Adventure which comes in a pleasing size that truly fits a modern sports watch. The 24-hour GMT scale is placed at the outer ring of the dial, designed in white on the bottom half, indicating nighttime hours, and a deep royal blue on the upper half, indicating daytime hours. 

Norqain Adventure Neverest GMT Blue - Blue Rubber Nato Ref. NN1100SC1CG/BA111
Norqain Adventure Neverest GMT Blue – Blue Rubber Nato Ref. NN1100SC1CG/BA111

Driven by the chronometer-certified Norqain manufacturer Caliber NN20/2 automatic GMT movement, the watch offers 70 hours of power reserve that runs at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). Paired with a black and blue vegan-certified rubber NATO strap, the watch definitely speaks for a fun trip.

Read also: Travel at Ease with These Reliable World Time Watches

A Cozy Movie Date

Going on a movie date in celebrating New Year’s Eve? Well, you might want to wear a matching watch that flaunts good-looking and accuracy. For this occasion, we recommend Mido Ocean Star GMT Blue/Red for the man and Mido Ocean Star GMT Rose Gold for the woman. 

Mido Ocean Star GMT Blue/Red Ref. M026.629.11.041.00
Mido Ocean Star GMT Blue/Red Ref. M026.629.11.041.00
Mido Ocean Star GMT Rose Gold Ref. M026.629.22.051.00
Mido Ocean Star GMT Rose Gold Ref. M026.629.22.051.00

We believe that wearing a couple-thing is not everyone’s taste but these timepieces radiate a stunning beauty and coolness – as the watch isn’t truly intended to be a couple. For the man, the watch exhibits a Pepsi bezel that creates a chic and unique appearance. Meanwhile, the other one unveils a stunning design with rose gold elements. 

The Versatile and All-for-One Version

Above all options, you might prefer doing a spontaneous occasion. That said, you still don’t know exactly what to do to celebrate New Year’s Ever or you want to join several events during that day. Well, if that’s the case, you might need a versatile timepiece that can handle every occasion and perfectly match your style.

Things to consider for this case is a timepiece that helps avoid looking over or underdressed on a certain occasion. Therefore, a combination of a simple dress watch and a splash of tool watch would make a great option. For that reason, we recommend two watches that include Seiko Presage “Style60’s” Series Open-Heart White Ref. SARY189 and Norqain Freedom 60 Chrono Creme – Bracelet.

Seiko Presage “Style60’s” Series Open-Heart White Ref. SARY189
Seiko Presage “Style60’s” Series Open-Heart White Ref. SARY189
Norqain Freedom 60 Chrono Creme - Bracelet Ref. NN2200S22C/C221
Norqain Freedom 60 Chrono Creme – Bracelet Ref. NN2200S22C/C221

The first one is very much a dress watch with its simple and stunning appearance. It further enhances the simplicity by featuring a chronograph and an open dial to showcase the working movement inside. As for the latter, the watch allows for a full package of chronographs but is still dressy enough to accompany you to a formal dinner party.

Final Thought

New Year is such a joyful celebration to recap, contemplate, and encourage oneself to do better in the upcoming year. In doing so, having a nice watch on the wrist would be a remarkable momentum to remark the day. 

No matter what occasion you are up to on New Year’s Eve, a timepiece would be a great thing to have on your wrist – it keeps you in style and in time, especially during the countdown. So, which one is your favorite from the list above?

To further encourage you to purchase new watches for New Year, Gnomon Watches offers a fantastic offer. The Christmas Sale is now available with 10% off storewide. Visit our website now and grab your favorite timepiece as the offer only lasts from 8th to 25th December 2022.

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