Watches

Great watches to gift or be gifted this Valentine’s Day

By Kristian Haagen

Show your loved ones that they're on your mind 24/7 this Valentine's Day with one of these romantic timepieces

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Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love with that special someone, the family you hold near and dear, or the friendships that lasts. You can argue that the holiday – originating in the United States – is all about hollow declarations and consumerism, but while flowers wilt and chocolates go bad, there are some gifts that are arguably timeless. This February 14, show your loved ones you will always have the time of day for them, any day, with a wristwatch.

Below, we've gathered the most romantic timepieces to spoil yourself or a loved one with this Valentine's Day.

1

Olivia Burton's Meant to Bee watch

This timepiece was truly 'Meant to Bee'. Inspired by vintage styles, the miniature heart-silhouette case houses a radiant mother of pearl dial (with a teeny bee motif) and is finished in a blushing rose gold-tone. Whether it’s a gift for that special someone, this year’s Galentine or a little pick me up - the receiver of this watch will have no doubts about the giver's feelings.

€169 on Olivia Burton

2

Tag Heuer's Link

Photo: Tag Hauer Link

Being one of the sportiest watch manufacturers, TAG Heuer is also a respected contender in the love game. The 32 millimetres Link with the grey-brown sunburst dial oozes romance with the 12 diamond-set hour markers and sophisticated bracelet. But being a TAG Heuer, the 32 millimetres Link model could also be seen deep diving when visiting the Maldives on Valentine’s Day as it is water-resistant to 100 metres.

€1,920 on Tag Heuer Link

3

Cartier's Pasha de Cartier

Cartier means love. For centuries already, anything Cartier has favoured I-Love-You gift for all genders. The 30 millimetres Pasha de Cartier with its legendary fluted crown cap and crown set with synthetic spinels offers an opaline flinqué dial, blued steel diamond-shaped hands and an interchangeable steel bracelet. This model offers a second strap in fuchsia alligator skin, also fitted with the acclaimed QuickSwitch interchangeable system.

€3.770 on Cartier

4

Omega's Constellation 29 mm

Photo: Omega

Swiss watchmaking darling Omega knows Valentine’s Day well. Year after year the manufacture offers several watches from their contemporary collection that makes hearts melt. Not least this gorgeous Constellation with an attractive diameter of only 29 millimetres. The dial, made from natural red Aventurine stone, is a stand-out feature of this legendary watch that is famed for its “claws” on each side of the case. Offering an automatic Master Chronometer Co-Axial movement, the Constellation 29 millimetres offers a diamond-set bezel of Sedna gold which completes this luxurious watch.

€14,210 on Omega

5

Rolex's DateJust 31

Photo: Rolex

No-one would ever turn down a Rolex. And no partner would do anything wrong, offering their loved one a 31 millimetres DateJust any day of the year. Especially this version with a romantic pink dial. Praised as one of the best watches one can own, the Rolex DateJust 31 is also one of the most recognisable watches that look great on any wrist.

€6,970 on Rolex

6

Zenith's Defy Midnight Sunset

The first look of the Zenith Defy Midnight Sunset leaves no doubt of it’s inspiration. This colourful model in steel with a diamond-set bezel, featuring a guilloché engraved dial with a vertical colour gradient shifting from red to yellow, is a beauty. Suppose the bracelet is not enough to seduce you. In that case, several coloured straps are offered, adding to the attractive look of this 36 millimetres automatic watch from one of the finest Swiss manufacturers.

Available in store

7

Panerai's Luminor Due Piccolo

Photo: Panerai

Originally produced for Italian military divers in the 1930s, Italian watchmaker Panerai also speaks to the female wrist. The Due collection offers slender models that fit the city slicker better than the underwater fighter. With a diameter of 38 millimetres and a height of only 11 millimetres, the Due Piccolo reflects its Italian name of something of discrete size. The beauty of the watch is not discreet, though, offering an automatic movement with three days of power reserve and a stunning Ivory sun-brushed dial with gold hands.

€6,100 on Panerai


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