DALLAS – Neiman Marcus rolled out its annual Christmas catalog Tuesday, offering a set of his and hers watches paired with a trip to Paris and Geneva for just over $1 million to shoppers who aren’t worried about a holiday budget.
The Dallas-based luxury retailer is known for featuring expensive and often outrageous fantasy gifts in its Christmas Book. The 86th edition also includes a $354,000 red, special edition McLaren 12C Spider sports car, a $250,000 dinner for 10 featuring four famous chefs and a $100,000 hen house inspired by a French chateau.
Those looking for something a little less pricey might be interested in a walk-on role in Broadway’s Annie: The Musical, which goes for $30,000.
The watches from Van Cleef & Arpels are the most expensive item in the catalog and depict scenes from a love story. Figures on both watches move, and the faces are surrounded by diamonds. The woman’s watch strap is silk, the men’s is alligator.
Each watch is a little work of art, Neiman Marcus spokeswoman Ginger Reeder said.
The other fantasy gifts include a $150,000 wood-paneled trailer designed for tailgating with a sound system and bar stocked with bourbon and rye; a $99,500 water-propelled jetpack; a $90,000 gaming machine; and a $70,000 video portrait of an owl by artist Robert Wilson.
All are paired with a charity that will benefit from their sale.