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These wristwatches will make the perfect gift this holiday season

Good things come in small packages, and these luxury wristwatches are no exception. Read on for our picks for the best gifts for watch lovers this holiday season.

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Rolex

A classically beautiful and feminine watch, the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust is a glamorous blend of robustness and elegance. Studded with diamonds on every surface, this watch's yellow-gold bracelet is stunningly dramatic and shimmers with gemstones, making it the ideal gift for that special someone.

Chopard

One of the dressiest sports watches you can buy, Chopard's Alpine Eagle has been updated just in time for the holiday season. The watchmaker's newest edition, Cadence 8HF, comes with a high frequency movement for additional time-telling accuracy and a case made of titanium, which makes this ticker even lighter and tougher.

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IWC Schaffhausen

Limited to just 750 pieces worldwide, you'll have to act fast if you want the Pilot's Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” in your stocking. This watch is the first of its kind to feature a blue ceramic case, and it additionally comes with a blue-coloured strap complete with textile inlay. If that weren't enough, collectors can rest easy knowing their purchase is for a good cause: IWC supports the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people.

Bulgari

Black is back, and Bulgari's Bulgari Bulgari Black timepiece beautifully combines the finest Italian design with sophisticated watchmaking mechanisms. The hyper-masculine monochromatic look of this watch is both bold and modern, making it perfect for a collector who wants something playful and easy to style.

Audemars Piguet

Baby, it's cold outside. And Audemars Piguet's craftspeople know the cooler weather will warmly welcome their frosted white-gold Royal Oak wristwatches. This selfwinding model comes with a stunning ice-blue dial that equally suits both male and female wrists.

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Cartier

Cartier's Tank, which was first unveiled in 1917, is a must-have timepiece for most watch enthusiasts, and earlier this year the watchmaker mixed things up by launching the brand-new Tank Must. Rounded and with slightly revamped dial proportions, the Tank Must comes in a variety colours but, here at Tatler, we think the pictured burgundy model makes for an especially winter-worthy treat.

Omega

The Speedmaster Chronoscope collection is a new take on Omega's iconic Speedmaster, which was the first watch worn on the moon and is one of the most well-known chronographs around. A revamped design, case size and movement gives the well-worn design a new lease of life and, thanks to this Chronoscope's complex dial design and architecture, it'll certainly turn heads.

Richard Mille

The Richard Mille RM 07-01 collection makes headlines with every new iteration, and this year three editions have been rendered in a unique combination of colours. Here at Tatler, we love the pictured Pastel Blue model, which combines light blue with turquoise accents. It'll sure set you back a pretty penny, thanks to a hefty price tag of US$163,000.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre

From the modern and minimal to the smart and sophisticated, Jaeger-LeCoultre has a lot to offer women watch collectors, and the brand's Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery timepiece doesn't disappoint. Jaeger-LeCoultre's artisans have transformed the simple cord bracelet into a diamond-drenched braid of gold and the resulting art deco-inspired timepiece is truly mesmerising.

Tudor

This boutique special edition in 39mm comes with a bronze bracelet that's fitted with a new clasp with rapid adjustment system. The choice of bronze is interesting too as the material takes on the patina of the owner over time, making it uniquely his or hers. 

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Franck Muller

With its exquisite combination of beautiful roses and sparkling diamonds, the Franck Muller Vanguard Rose Skeleton is a horological masterpiece that will not fail to delight. The timeless rose motif is set off by sparkling diamonds that are sure to make a statement and the gorgeously crafted red alligator strap for an additional touch of class.