There are few gifts you can give this Valentine’s Day that are more thoughtful and enduring than the perfectly chosen luxury watch. Everywhere he goes, he will carry with him a beautifully crafted reminder of the love you share. One, that if cared for correctly, will last him a lifetime and then some. But with so many different options to choose from, finding the right watch can feel a little overwhelming. Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of our Valentine’s Day gift guide, designed to introduce you to some of the most popular collections for him. Have a read through and then, when you’re ready, head in store where our friendly and professional staff will be happy to assist you with selecting the perfect model. And make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
If that special someone in your life is a true watch connoisseur, then you best start with A. Lange & Söhne and the Saxonia Collection. Imbued with the company founder’s relentless pursuit of mechanical ingenuity, the models of this watch family are characterised by simplicity, symmetry, and meticulous attention to detail. Their minimalist designs often belying their incredible mechanical complexity. Perennial favourites include the Saxonia Automatic and Saxonia Outsize Date. Masterpieces that exhibit exceptional attention to detail. These classically-styled watches can be worn for just about any occasion and are available exclusively in round cases crafted from precious metals. Inside each one is a superbly executed manufacture movement, finished to an exacting standard. View our A. Lange & Söhne collection here.
This refined collection takes its name from Villeret, the village of Blancpain’s birth in Switzerland. As the oldest watchmaking brand in the world today, Blancpain is anchored in tradition. Sleek lines, refined dials and impressive double-stepped cases imbue this contemporary collection with a sense of timeless elegance. At the same time, they incorporate many of the latest technological developments from Blancpain, including correctors situated beneath the horns, protected calendar and moon-phase mechanisms, and prodigious power reserves. From the visually refined Ultraplate, to the exquisitely complex Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel, the Villeret collection offers a range of choices to the discerning gentleman who values tradition and craftmanship. Find out more about Blancpain here.
As one of the world’s most beloved mechanical chronograph watches, the design of the Breitling Navitimer is nothing short of iconic. Created for professional pilots more than 65 years ago, it continues to be the watch of choice for aviators and aviation enthusiasts alike. The flagship model of the collection is the 43mm B01 Chronograph, available in a generous array of case and colour schemes that include: steel with mercury silver dial (available with matching bracelet), steel and red gold with stratos gray dial (on a black leather strap), 18k red gold with black dial (on a brown leather strap), and 18k red gold with blue dial (on either a black or brown leather strap). The dual-coloured dials are framed by the signature white of the circular slide rule – operated by a bidirectional, ratcheted, rotating bezel. View our Breitling collection here.
It’s all in the name. The Classic Fusion is Hublot’s most subtle and elegant collection, featuring designs inspired by the very first Hublot timepieces created in the early 1980s. These early models featured a rounded case with a bezel fastened by visible screws, and the signature rubber strap. Adding a touch of modern sophistication, the Classic Fusion line incorporates contemporary materials such as ceramic and titanium as well as traditional metals like gold and steel, resulting in timepieces that are both avant-garde and inherently classical. Choose from something as simple as a three-hand automatic or go for something a little edgier with one of the special Orlinksi editions. To enquire about Hublot, contact your nearest boutique here.
In the 1950s, the picturesque coastal town of Portofino was a romantic resort that became a favourite spot for the rich and famous, radiating the charm of “la dolce vita”. Today, IWC continues to channel that sense of good-living and understated style with its aptly named Portofino collection. Available in stainless steel or red gold, the discreet and evenly rounded cases cut a classic figure on the wrist. The Automatic series displays three elegant hands at its centre and surrounding baton-shaped hour markers, all of which match the watch’s case material. A subtle date window sits at 3 o’clock, along with the Roman numerals marking 12 and 6 o’clock. For added complexity, look to the Chronograph series. Incorporating a chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds and a practical day and date display, it still retains the collections trademark minimalist appeal. Discover IWC at Watches of Switzerland here.
Now that you’ve got a good idea of what you’re looking for, head to the Watches of Switzerland Boutique in your city to find the perfect model to gift to your beloved this Valentine’s Day. Our highly trained staff are ready to help and will be pleased to give their personal recommendations for your consideration.