How to get your hands on these limited time watches
Waste no time in securing one of these timepieces.
01: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Collection Excellence Platine
Since 2006, Vacheron Constantin has offered collectors exceptional watches - in limited editions and from the simplest to the most complex - through its Collection Excellence Platine concept.
The aesthetic trademarks of this range are the 950 platinum case, the sand-blasted dial bearing the discrete "Pt950" inscription between 4 and 5 o'clock, the folding clasp, and the topstitching on the dark blue alligator leather strap.
As a teaser for next year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Vacheron Constantin has put the complete calendar complication on the Traditionnelle.
The look of this 41-mm diameter-case timepiece is kept clean and elegant for legibility, with the platinum moon disc taking centre stage on the dial.
It runs on the Calibre 2460 QCL, a mechanical self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, and the moon-phase indication requires just one adjustment every 122 years (compared with three years for a simple moon phase).
Only 100 numbered pieces are manufactured.
02: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 25th Anniversary
First launched in 1993, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak has become a signature range for the Le Brassus manufacture. To date, there are more than 120 references in various materials including stainless steel, titanium, gold and platinum.
Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the collection and, in the lead-up to SIHH, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is presenting three new versions of the iconic sports watch: a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph, and two versions of a brand-new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph.
The latter comes updated with a more contemporary and bolder dial design, and is available in either stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold - each limited to 50 pieces.
Inspired by the previous Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, the new versions also come with an entirely redesigned movement, developed exclusively to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore collection, and the crown and push-pieces are now crafted in ceramic instead of metal and rubber.
03: Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art
Graham celebrates the festive season by adding a bit of Christmas cheer to its popular Chronofighter watch.
This Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art festive special features a 1940s-inspired "Santa Babe" nicknamed Merry hand-painted on the dial, and is powered by an automatic chronograph G1747 movement, which can be admired through a transparent caseback.
It also has a day-date window at the nine o'clock position and each piece comes with a hand-sewn blue calf-leather strap, plus a red canvas alternative (to match your own Santa outfit).
Only 25 pieces of this "naughty" watch have been produced so here's hoping you are on the nice list if you want one!
04: Richard Mille RM 07-01 Gem Set Black Ceramic
In the lead-up to next year's SIHH, Richard Mille has unveiled a ladies' gem set piece that marries diamonds with ceramic.
It's the first time both have been used together in a watch. The contrast is striking with the velvety black of the ceramic and red gold case bringing out the bling and sparkle of the diamonds.
The movement is Richard Mille's in-house Calibre CRMA2, assembled on a baseplate and bridges crafted in grade 5 titanium, and its variable-geometry rotor in 18-carat 5N red gold makes it possible to adjust the automatic winding to the activity levels of its wearer.
To complete the luxe aesthetic, the dial in 5N red gold is set with black onyx and diamonds.
05: Girard-Perregaux Laureato 34mm Royalty
The Laureato made a comeback last year in the form of a limited edition that was timed to celebrate the 225th anniversary of Girard-Perregaux. It was so well-received that a full range has now been introduced with the ladies getting the extra special treatment.
The Laureato 34 mm Royalty is exactly what it sounds like with the watch's octagonal bezel set with 56 diamonds for those who want to bring on the bling.
Its lacquered blue dial adorned with a "clous de Paris" hobnail guilloché motif gives the timepiece a classic look and the fuss-free quartz movement is visible through the caseback.
First launched in 1975, the Laureato has turned into an icon for the brand, thanks to its distinctive and timeless design codes.
The Laureato 34 mm Royalty comes in two limited editions: 200 in steel and 100 in pink gold.
06: Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1. 4
With its all-titanium case, the Chronometre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.4 might be a lighter version of the FB 1 but it's the same powerhouse watch as its three predecessors.
The entirely rhodium-plated movement boasts horological complications inspired by its namesake founder's 18th century marine clocks that guided the vessels of the King of France towards new horizons.
Unlike previous versions, the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.4 doesn't have the portholes on the sides of the case which allow you to view the tourbillon movement.
Instead, the focus is now shifted to the front and back of the case, with the sapphire crystal bridges allowing you to discover details like the fusee-and-chain transmission system and the polished power-reserve cone.
Only 20 pieces each in black or silver dial have been produced.