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The Great Holiday Wishlist: Luxury watches for some festive arm candy

Introduce some festive arm candy to your collection with these luxury watches.

It’s that time of the year again where we tell you how you should treat yourself this festive season. By now, you would have seen our many other articles, including for gourmet foods and luxury home scents.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of disruption and delays worldwide, even the luxury watch industry wasn’t spared with most of its trade shows and exhibitions being put on hold. For watch enthusiasts and collectors alike, this was a huge blow to the industry. But of course, it was able to somewhat bounce back with Geneva Watch Days 2020.

It has been a rough year for us all. And because of that, we’d like to invite you to treat yourself to something nice, shiny, and probably expensive. With that said, scroll on down to check out this list of luxury watches to check out for the holiday season.

Audemars Piguet

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is arguably its most popular timepiece to date. For the holiday season, AP is introducing its first-ever Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. There are three 41mm references in stainless steel, titanium and 18-carat pink gold, all complemented with a refined dial design. It’s powered by the Calibre 2950 alongside its selfwinding flying tourbillon with a central rotor, giving you a minimum power reserve of 65 hours.

(Image credit: Audemars Piguet)

Franck Muller

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Franck Muller Vanguard series.

This holiday season, Franck Muller is bringing back not one, not two, but five of its iconic timepieces. This curated selection of timeless watches features pieces for both men and women. The Franck Muller Vanguard makes an appearance in three different iterations — the Lady Crazy Hours Asia Exclusive, Stainless Steel with Diamonds, and the 7-day Power Reserve Skeleton. The iconic Cintrée Curvex Color Dreams also makes an appearance alongside the Double Mystery.

(Image credit: Franck Muller)

Gucci

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Gucci Grip.

For the second time, Gucci is bringing back its genderless Grip watch, a collaborative project that brings together the passion and skill of a variety of street sports enthusiasts. The design of the Gucci Grip centres around its distinctively rounded square dial with windows featuring rotating discs to showcase the date and time. Seven variations of the Gucci Grip will be available on the Gucci app, allowing users to “try on” the watch with the help of augmented reality (AR).

(Image credit: Gucci)

Hermès

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Hermès Arceau Petite Lune.

A brand like Hermès is known for more than just one thing. While Birkins will always be the go-to luxury item fro the House, its luxury watches are also heavily sought after. The Arceau Petite Lune is a 38mm stainless steel watch that is adorned with a plethora of diamonds and sapphires — 67 and 87 respectively, to be exact. It also features a mother-of-pearl dial, a moon phase, and the Hermès H1837 movement for good measure.

(Image credit: Hermès)

Richard Mille

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After being in development for four years, Richard Mille is finally introducing its latest material, the Gold Carbon TPT. An exclusive combination of carbon and gold leaf, this new material can be found on two iconic women’s’ models: the RM 07-01 and the RM 037. Each watch will feature black sapphires circling around a large piece of onyx while its case and bezel feature heavy usage of carbon fibre, giving it a rugged look without being hefty.

(Image credit: Richard Mille)

For more holiday gift guides, check them out here.

Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.