Spring Forward: A gift of time
Most of us in the U.S. turn our clocks forward at 2 a.m. Sunday. For the next few days we're offering up some gift ideas inspired by the switch to daylight saving time.
Talk about watching the clock…We’ve obsessively had our eyes fixed on this chic new Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière cuff watch — the fashion house’s first-ever timepiece. Like most things Ghesquière does, it’s just so right. It comes with a black calfskin band, but python and lizard swap-ins can be purchased separately for $365 each. What better way to remind someone you love to reset the time than to add this to his or her wrist? And we think the “one for you, one for me” adage should apply in this case. But it’s a limited edition — there are only 1,500 worldwide—so don’t dawdle. ($1,375 at Balenciaga; Call  854-0557).
Another timely one-of-a-kind gift idea — Charmco’s too-cute custom bracelets with a personalized combination of new and vintage charms. Shown here, the Diana bracelet ($1,995) is decked out with a cuckoo clock featuring a movable pendulum ($240), a Parisian clock that can be engraved on the back ($165), an hourglass filled with crystals ($240), a sun with face detailing ($110) and Big Ben’s famous clock tower ($210). All pieces are 14-karat gold. (Bracelets from $250 and charms from $65 at charmco.com )
-- Ingrid Schmidt
Photos: Top, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière watch. Courtesy of Balenciaga. Left, Charmco bracelet. Courtesy of Charmco.
Saturday: The gift of sleep