Apart from the Chinese New Year celebrations, the other global event that occurs in February is Valentine’s Day. It is the time of the year where lovers gather to shower their significant others with gifts and flowers; a day when love reigns supreme.
One way to really get the most out of your Valentine’s Day gift is with luxury watches because only time will tell how much someone loves you. The past few years have seen the rise of luxury watches as gifts for both men and women, steadily surpassing jewelleries. There are luxury watch brands with his and her timepieces of the same variations.
Scroll through the list below to check out some new luxury timepieces as well as old classics that would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for couples.
The French luxury goods conglomerate known as Cartier is famous for a variety of jewellery and watches. One of its most popular pieces is of course, the Santos De Cartier series of watches. If you’re looking for something a little more subtle but still keeping with Cartier’s signature design language, you can check out The Cartier Tank collection, which allows the both of you to match your watches together. It is one of the more understated luxury watches to come out from Cartier with plenty of options for you to choose from. This ranges from the Tank MC, the Tank Louis Cartier, as well as the Tank Solo. All in all, the Cartier Tank series of luxury watches is a great way to match your preferred watch with your significant other.
Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) is another brand known for its tank-styled watches. For obvious reasons, JLC is one of the visionaries when it comes to the design of rectangular watches through its iconic Reverso collection. It’s one of the most sought-after collections from JLC and rightfully so. The Reverso collection is also available for both men and women, making it a great timepiece to have on your wrist on a daily basis. There are also many variations of the Reverso series, some of which are much rarer than others. This makes the Reverso a worthwhile collection because no two models are ever truly the same.
Swiss luxury watch brands have a legacy to uphold. For years it has revolutionised on what it can do with its classic timepieces, one of which is Audemars Piguet, who are constantly reinventing the way we view its Royal Oak collection. The original Royal Oak collection still has the same octagonal steel case while the Royal Oak offshore has a much sportier outlook to it while still keeping the core elements. This makes a perfect gift for both men and women as the Royal Oak Offshore does not view gender; it is made for all. However, if the Royal Oak Offshore is a bit too loud for you, the Code 11.59 by Audemarts Piguet is its latest series of luxury timepieces, which comes with a much more subtle octagonal shape to its case.
IWC is known as the International Watch Company based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. What makes IWC a well-rounded Swiss-made luxury watch brand is its wide array of collections for one to choose from. Its more popular series like the Portugieser, the Portofino, as well as its Pilot’s Watches have a long-standing history within the world of haute horlogerie. To pick out the perfect collection for you and your partner, here are some steps to help you with that. The Portofino features a much more classic look and feel; the Portugieser is designed with a much more modern appeal with two smaller faces; and the Pilot’s Watches are the epitome of the lot, aimed towards pilots with three smaller faces on its dial.
Italian luxury brands have always been well known in the world of haute couture but rarely ever when it considers haute horlogerie. Officine Panerai is one such brand, bridging the gap between the Swiss and Italians in terms of luxury watchmaking. Its watches only come in two sizes — 42mm and 47mm, which make it great for matching, whether it’s with the Luminor or the Sumersible. Officine Panerai also remains one of the few luxury watch brands to not have multiple collections at one’s disposal; rather, it has only four mainstay collections and various special edition pieces.