The Gift Guide: Limited Editions

GIFT GUIDE: LIMITED EDITIONS

Owning a Swiss timepiece is an achievement in itself, but what do you give the man who has everything? A limited edition Swiss timepiece, obviously. With a restricted production run, deviations from regular styles and usually a collaboration with a major brand or personality, let a limited edition take the Christmas spotlight.

BREITLING PROFESSIONAL QUARTZ

There’s nothing unassuming about a Breitling Professional. As the unofficial cousin of the Emergency family, this limited edition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Aerospace collection and draws upon numerous of the brand’s lines. Big, bold, beautiful – good old Breitling does it again.

Key Features:
Swiss made, 43mm diameter, digital screen facility, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, water resistant to 100m.

Perfect For: An ardent follower of Breitling (or a more function-led watch).

Price: £4,220

 

TAG HEUER CR7 CRISTIANO RONALDO

Designed in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo, one of TAG Heuer’s leading ambassadors, the CR7 reflects the player’s premier characteristics in sheer performance and craftsmanship. Pair that with a bright green aesthetic and you’ve got a watch almost as wonderfully outlandish as the player himself.

Key Features:
Swiss-made, 42mm diameter, 3 black chronograpsh, 1/10th of a second and hour chronograph counter at the 6 o’clock, minute chronograph at the 9 o’clock, running second counter at the 3 o’clock, angled date window at the 4 o’clock.

Perfect For: A sportswatch fan that commands a shade of difference.

Price: £1,200

 

IWC PORTUGIESER HAND WOUND 8 DAYS BFI

Fancy translating celluloid style to the wrist? The IWC Portugieser Hand Wound 8 Days celebrates the brand’s long and illustrious partnership with the BFI and the result is simply tremendous – classic navy colouring and available only at The Watch Gallery and IWC boutiques.

Key Features:
Swiss made, 43mm dial, manual movement, 8 day power reserve, hand wound, folding clasp, date display at 3 o’clock, open caseback.

Perfect For: A classic watch collector with a focus on covetability.

Price: £8,250

 

HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION MICHAEL CLARKE

Hublot’s new Limited Edition Classic Fusion piece has been released in honor of their brand ambassado: Michael Clarke. As a rather good cricketer, this spotlight piece fuses the iconic red of the game’s ball with Hublot’s signature style.

Key Features:
Limited edition, 350 pieces worldwide, Swiss made, 45mm diameter, automatic movement, chronograph mechanism, HUB1155 self-winding movement, skeleton dial.

Perfect For: A keen cricket fan that wants to celebrate the sport on his wrist.

Price: £12,600

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