With the release of our new advert, we have been thinking about some of the aspirational purchases we’re dreaming of. Christmas is a time for gifting to your loved ones, but we also believe in self-gifting and that you deserve to treat yourself this holiday season, too. After a year of working hard, a self-gift is well-earned in our books.
We have chosen a selection of items from some of our favourite brands, with backstories that will remind you that anything is possible if you are dedicated and truly believe.
In case you have yet to have seen the short video we have attached it below.
“Like the last letter of the Greek alphabet, the ‘OMEGA’ name symbolised ultimate accomplishment.”
Omega is a brand that is synonymous with excellence an innovation, founded in 1848 in Switzerland, this brand is known for being the first watch brand worn on the moon. With a wide range of Collections that are highly coveted around the world, Omega is truly a brand that we admire. The brand is also the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games.
Omega has an expansive and well-loved range of collections but the one that currently has caught our eye is the Omega De Ville Trésor. This watch is available in both a ladies and a gents version and we love it. The blue version was chosen by Kaia Gerber when she became the brand ambassador and we can see why.
Founded in 1921 in Florence by Guccio Gucci, this brand originally started specialising in leather with the majority of customers looking for saddle and riding accessories. Guccio had been enamoured with glamourous suitcases when he had previously worked in London at the Savoy Hotel, this inspired him to make lovely leather creations. Over the years this brand has grown to an iconic scale, and Guccio Gucci has had his initials immortalised in the designs of many of their products.
The Gucci Icon Stardust ring below has 55 diamonds set into its band with the iconic GG also adorning the ring. To us, we think that this ring would be a classic staple piece. It could be worn with anything to give that extra special touch to your outfit.
Fabergé is one of the most well known artistic jewellers in the world. Founded in 1842, it gained prominence when Peter Carl Fabergé became the official goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court. Over the years his creations became a fascination that attracted attention worldwide with royalty, nobility and many more. The skill demonstrated with vibrant colour enamelling on the Fabergé eggs is something that today is still well-loved and appreciated around the world.
The below Fabergé egg features a golden pug within, the perfect gift to aspire to. In the same way a puppy isn’t just for Christmas, neither is this intricate Fabergé locket. The 18k yellow gold puppy can be kept and admired for years to come housed in a treasured hand enamelled Fabergé egg case. The brand also offers other options of locket styles and can be ordered with bespoke customisations ( Please enquire for details on bespoke Fabergé pieces).
“ Montblanc, synonymous with exquisite writing culture for the past 100 years, follows lasting values such as quality and traditional craftsmanship. Its uncompromising demands on shape, style, materials and workmanship are reflected in all its products.”
Montblanc was founded in 1906, the company was cemented its success however in 1924 with the creation of the Meisterstuck. The Meisterstuck became the worlds most celebrated writing instrument, their fountain pens are also regarded as the ultimate writing symbols. Today the brand has expanded into watchmaking along with select leather goods. Having gone from strength to strength and imbuing a quality of excellence in all their products we believe this is a brand worth our aspirations.
If you are someone who takes pride in writing, this would be a piece that we would recommend as a self-gift. Having one pen which is of high quality is sometimes taken for granted. We believe that even though something as simple as a pen can be overlooked, this is a pen well worth the wait.
Breguet was founded by 1775, during the reign of King Louis XVI, by Abraham-Louis Breguet had studied the fine art of horology for over ten years as an apprentice in Paris and Versailles. After the French Revolution, during which he returned to Switzerland to seek refuge, he returned to France to rebuild his business and establish a new clientele. Breguet is one of the world’s oldest watchmaking houses and is admired around the world because of the dedication to horology demonstrated by its founder who invented the world’s first self-winding watch, travel clock and wristwatch.
We have added Breguet as a watch brand to our aspirational list because of the quality and beauty of these watches. The time and dedication that has been spent on these watches make them some of the finest in the world.
“My dream is to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” – The founder, Kokichi Mikimoto
Kokichi Mikimoto started the Mikimoto brand in 1893, he was the first person to successfully produce a cultured pearl. Before Mikimoto, there were only naturally found pearls. Today his pearls are sold around the world and are known to be some of the best in the world. With only the top 5% of the pearls which they collect being deemed of a high enough standard to be used in their jewellery. These pearls are graded and have a lustre with ethereal beauty.
Pearls come in a range of colours but the classic white pearl is never to be underestimated for its beauty. Pearls may not be for everyone but they are certainly beautiful and timeless which is why they have made it to our aspirational list.
No matter which brand you aspire to we hope that we can be there for the moment when you reach your goals. Have a browse of what is on offer at Weir & Sons >