Hear-shaped postcards, sweets, perfume and jewelery are the most popular presents for Valentine’s Day. Watches are not among favorite options, though some people use to present them as a lovely accessory for a girl or a necessary thing for a man. Roberta Naas did a great job on analyzing watches presents and picked up seven of them as the most appropriate idea for Valentine’s day presents. She called them “From Diamonds to Plastic”.
Time takes on new meaning this Valentine’s Day, as people search for the perfect gift for the woman in their life. Chocolate is nice, flowers are lovely, but giving the gift of time is a truly timeless gift.
There are a host of great watches on the market in all price ranges from under $100 to under $100,000. All of them make a great statement of love – and will have the woman in your life thinking of you every time she glances at her wrist.
Mind you, some brands still like to wrap flowers into love, so there is a touch of nature playing cupid. Nevertheless, here we bring you seven sensational watches with flower or heart motifs that are perfect on Valentine’s Day and always.
Every year, Blancpain creates a special limited edition watch in honor of Saint Valentine. This year the Blancpain Saint Valentine’s Day 2015 version features a delicately inlaid mother-of-pearl rose on the dial. The rose itself is a work of art and technical mastery, as each petal is delicately sculpted into the mother of pearl by hand to achieve depth and dimension. The white mother of pearl rose I then dyed in soft pink hue to achieve its color. The 36.8mm white gold case is outlined with 121 diamonds. The back of the watch features a transparent caseback to view the mechanical movement, complete with a pink mother-of-pearl inlay on the oscillating weight. Just 14 pieces will be made in honor of February 14—making this one very rare timepiece. It retails for $50,360.
Want to surprise her with a watch that is one of kind? Chopard offers customization of its My Happy Sport watch. Your design is limited only by your imagination (and your wallet). You can choose the size of the case, the number of gems and the color of gems and straps. One simply works with Chopard to design the My Happy Sport watch of choice and then it is crafted in the Manufacture in Geneva. This version is a poetic recital of love. Price varies depending on gems and materials and can range from $5,000 to $50,000. This version retails for $30,130.
Another option to keep the price under $50,000 is Franck Muller. These Heart watches offer a larger take on love. The curved Cintree Curvex case gives a grand appearance. Both 18-karat rose gold watches house Swiss quartz movements, red numerals and a red leather strap. The heart motif can be direct, as in the model with the diamond heart in the center of the dial, or a bit more discreet, as in the other model. These watches retail from $26,900 to $42,00 depending on the size and version.
Want to stay in the under $5,000 price range? Take a look at Frederique Constant’s Ladies Automatic Double Heart Beat watch. The elegant timepiece is powered by an automatic movement – a glimpse of which can be seen via heart-shaped apertures on the dial. This version is set in steel with diamonds on the bezel and case, but the brand makes a host of models. Depending on the version expect to pay about $2,500- $3,500.
Additionally, Louis Vuitton comes in at an under $5,000 price with its Tambour Bijoux watch with opaline dial and transluscent red lacquer. THe dial features a heart motif. A nice piece for the couture lover, this watch retails for about $3,700.
Need to come in at the under $500 price range? Consider Swarovski’s Lovely Crystals Heart watch, crafted in stainless steel with a playful, romantic theme. The moving elements on the dial are all pink and clear crystals. The heart is also made of crystals. The watch houses a Swiss quartz movement and is accented with calfskin leather strap. It retails for $475.
And then there is Swatch. Always affordable and always on trend, this brand release the Lock of Love watch — reminiscent of all the locks on bridges put there by adoring couples swearing their love and commitment to one another. The white plastic watch features a fuchsia pink heart-shaped lock in the center, and love- and lock-inspired motifs adorn the strap keepers. It is sold in a two-part cube with heart motif. $70.