Object of desire

The five most luxurious Advent calendars

Dior, Guerlain, Chanel, Tiffany & Co and Chronext have mastered the art of transforming this must-have Christmas gift and are now revealing their prestigious Advent calendars. Instead of the traditional chocolates, these luxurious creations are true works-of-art.

By Chloé Redler

Dior, the luxuriant garden

Le calendrier de l'Avent de Dior
Among the Advent calendars presented, the one by Dior features twenty-four miniatures of icons from the Maison. 

The emblematic Parisian address of Maison Dior, 30 avenue Montaigne, is prepared to enter the fantastic and fairy world of Alice Shirley. The talented artist has already worked for several luxury brands and has now created a luxuriant garden, with multiple flowers and foliage of a beautiful midnight blue and a festive luminous golden. Perfumes, make-up, and cosmetic care… 24 surprises are waiting to be revealed in miniature!

Le calendrier de l'Avent Dior
Behind the doors of 30 avenue Montaigne, Dior’s dream atelier creates this Advent calendar imagined by the artist Alice Shirley.

Price: € 410

www.dior.com

Guerlain, the hive’s efferversance

Guerlain’s bees have prepared not 24 but 25 gifts for us! Perfumes from the latest Art et la Matière collection, candles and ceramics, KissKiss lipsticks, Abeille Royale cosmetic care… all the miniatures that will help you wait for Christmas like a queen. You will need to be patient to collect all of the nectar from this calendar that tickles our curiosity.

Le calendrier de l'Avent de Guerlain
To wait until Christmas, Guerlain has unveiled its first Advent calendar, called “The beehive”, featuring 25 little wonders.

Limited edition of 1500 calendars.

Price: € 590

www.guerlain.com

Chanel, a perfect match

Le calendrier de l'Avent de Chanel
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its No 5, Chanel reveals an exclusive calendar inspired by the shape of the characteristic bottle.

Instead of an Advent calendar, Chanel plays mischief with this “end-of-year” calendar. Perfectly in phase with its iconic numbers, the calendar presents 27 boxes, from No 5 to 31. 5 for the perfume, 31 for the emblematic address. Inspired by the shape of the famous bottle, it holds numerous products that represent the Maison: Rouge Allure lipstick, red polish, No 5 Eau de Parfum, a snow globe, etc. A beautiful way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the mythical bottle created by Mademoiselle Chanel.

Price: € 700 euros

www.chanel.com

Tiffany & Co, the artistic one

Le Calendrier de l'Avent de Tiffany & Co
Tiffany & Co reveals the most artistic of Advent calendars, decorated with a painting by Basquiat “Equals Pi”.

More than an Advent calendar, this one is a work-of-art. And for good reason! Inspired by a Basquiat painting from 1982 “Equals Pi”, featured in Tiffany & Co “About love” latest campaign with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the calendar reveals many curiosities. Nestled inside of a 120 cm white oak cabinet with motifs that pay homage to the artist’s work (mathematical equations, texts, sketches, etc.), the 24 boxes are filled with jewellery and objects from the luxury Maison. In addition, in partnership with the association Free Arts NYC, Tiffany will make a donation of $ 250,000 with the sales of the calendar. A great initiative that will be used to set up projects to give access to creative art for children from underrepresented communities of New York.

Le calendrier de l'Avent de Tiffany & Co
Featuring The Carters, the “About Love” campaign marks the appearance of the “Equals Pi” painting, which inspired the Advent calendar.

Price on request

www.tiffany.fr

Chronext, a collector’s dream

Chronext Calendrier de l'avent 2021
This one is, without a doubt, the most prestigious of Advent calendars. Chronext offers an exclusive selection of 24 luxury watches, new or vintage.

We talked about it yesterday in our article “Chronext, a grand entrance in Paris” and Frank Sans C did it too in his video: this Advent calendar wins first place in terms of luxury… and excessiveness. Firstly because of its price, but also for its exceptional pieces. It might be just a dream for the common man but it is a reality for his or her future owner who will be lucky to read the time on a different watch every day. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Black Panther, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Leopard, A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk, or Patek Philippe are hidden inside the 24 boxes of this big and unique piece made with high quality wood. It would be hard to compete against it…

Price: € 2.300,000 

www.chronext.fr

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