1) Hunter – he wanted a baby by 30. He got one 😛
2) Family keychain – a little memento of the 3 of us for him to carry around in his pocket
The 3rd present (watch) was almost as painful as the 1st one 😉 I could’ve spent the same money on a car, or on 2 (!) Hermes birkin bags, but nooooo… got a watch instead! LOL. After much deliberation and shopping around together many months ago when I was still pregnant, we decided on the limited edition Jaeger LeCoultre Master Memovox International.
750 were made and his is number #24. We particularly liked it because of the sleek black alligator leather band and shiny watch face. The central disc has names and timezones of 24 cities, which we thought is a nice touch because he’ll always know what time it is for Hunter and myself when he’s travelling on business. And frankly, it was the only watch that I thought was drop-dead SEXY.
It was THE most expensive thing I have ever purchased in my life. To be honest, I never knew how $$ watches could be?! Even if I combined ALL my bags and shoes, it doesn’t even make up the value of the watch.. cripes. But I justified it because Chris never buys anything from himself, yet always encourages me to spend money on myself every time I want something. I reckon he fully deserves it and it was well worth it, Plus, a watch can last a lifetime.
What makes this particularly special for us is that we’re going to engrave it with “BURGESS, 2011”… because 2011 is the year Chris turned 30, AND the same year Hunter was born. So the watch will be passed down to Hunter when he’s older. I think it’s a nice touch and makes the gift even more meaningful 🙂
Inside the watch boutique
A pregnant me, about to bite the bullet and buy the watch!
Jaeger LeCoultre Master Memovox International