If you’re looking to treat your partner to something special this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together this list of luxury watches from our Men’s range which are perfect for the occasion.
From classic Rolex models, to those from the likes of Audemars Piguet, there’s something on offer for all types of gentlemen. What’s more, we’ve broken the timepieces down into top end, mid-range and entry levels, to help you choose something that’s perfect for whoever you’re buying for.
Stylish, sporty and bold but produced in understated yet luxurious platinum - the pinnacle of precious metals. The bold presence of the 44mm range of Royal Oak Offshore watches from Audemars Piguet bring with them the unspoken refinement of a man with style and ambition. The blue dial and leather strap are the silent signifier of the enhanced platinum case ensuring that those who know will understand the true depth and importance of the timepiece in attendance.
A recent addition to the Rolex Daytona stable the full yellow gold model now bears a striking green dial. A powerful watch enhanced further by this stand out dial rivals any Rolex for its ability to turn heads and create a presence on any entrance. Is your man looking to make a bold statement with his wristwear? Then look no further, the green dial gold Daytona is here!
The year of the Royal Oak is here, triggered in part by Audemars Piguet’s launch of a selection brand new models for 2018. Our clear favourite amongst the stainless-steel collection is the silver & black chronograph commonly known as the ‘Panda’ dial. The contrast of black sub dials against the silver dial is further enhanced by a black seconds ring at the edge of the dial providing a perfectly detailed finish and making this timepiece the no.1 choice amid its peers.
Year after year the ‘blue kit’ Submariner remains one of the most in-demand models of all the Rolex collections. A divers’ watch which is water resistant up to 300 metres, this model updates the range with a luxurious steel and yellow gold case and bracelet, blue ‘Sunburst’ textured dial, and striking blue ceramic bezel which really sets this watch apart. An ever-popular watch with an updated look, this would make an excellent Valentine’s Day present for lovers of the classic Rolex style.
When Rolex decided to discontinue the Datejust II and introduce the Datejust 41 as it’s replacement, we all thought we’d seen the end of the most sought-after timepiece in the collection. It appears we were wrong, and more than happy to be! Like the grand master of men’s tennis that this timepiece is named after, the victor returned to take his title yet again. The Rolex Datejust 41 ‘Federer’ dial is back, and as popular as ever. The distinctive black Roman numerals with a green outline set on a grey background are here for now at least and will always remain a favourite part of the Datejust collection.
One for the real watchmaking enthusiast. Panerai brings the perfect fusion of Italian style and Swiss horological excellence. A larger watch than is standard amongst most brands, this 44mm Panerai Luminor features a 2nd time zone feature, as well as a date and power reserve indicator on its face. The model is water resistant to an impressive 300 meters and - despite its wide range of features - retains an uncomplicated style, in part due to its clear hour markers and classic brown leather strap.
Famously nicknamed the ‘Batman’ due to its two-colour black and blue bezel, this was a watch heralded as a technological breakthrough upon its release at Baselworld in 2013. Prior to the release of the new GMT Master II models, two tone bezels were routinely created out of two separate pieces, whereas these are crafted from just one solid piece. What’s more, the bezel is made from Rolex’s celebrated Cerachrom material, making it virtually scratch and fade-free. A highly sought-after watch, for which demand always outstrips supply.
Arguably the most iconic design of all Rolex collections, the Rolex Submariner was originally introduced over 60 years ago, and for many years has been the timepiece of choice for everyone from sportspeople, to film stars and musicians. A black ceramic bezel gives this piece a sleek look, whilst a 300 meter water resistance means that it more than lives up to its name in terms of functionality. The 40mm case and bracelet are both formed from stainless steel, resulting in a watch that is sturdy, without being bulky.
Whether you go for a high-performing Rolex, classic Panerai, rugged Audemars Piguet or otherwise, we hope that you’ve found something in this list that’s perfect for someone special this Valentine’s Day. If not, feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to offer up some more advice to help you make your choice.