Happy Hallmark Holiday to those who celebrate, and even for those who don’t, we’re using this Valentine’s Day as an excuse to put together an array of love-inspired timepieces for all. From red and pink hues to tourbillons beating like a mechanical heart, we’ve assembled a list of five watches that follow the theme criteria of Valentine’s Day in one way or another.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Red Dial Limited Edition
With deep crimson hue to fit our theme today, TAG Heuer’s Carrera Chronograph Red Dial Limited Edition is sure sure to catch your eye. On the exterior, the watch makes use of a 39mm polished steel case, with its finishing and silhouette present a particularly sleek appearance. The red dial is rather dramatic and sultry, grounded by the sporty Carrera design that makes it versatile and approachable. The hue of the display is enhanced by a sunray finishing and contrasting cool-toned rhodium-plated indices. The tri-compax dial layout is expected from the Carrera, and here the sub-dials maintain the dial’s rich red coloring. Powering the model is the brand’s in-house chronograph movement, the caliber Heuer 02, which amasses a power reserve of 80 hours.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition was released in August of 2022 in a limited edition of 600 pieces with pricing then marked at $6,750.
To learn more, visit TAG Heuer, here.
Bulgari Divas’ Dream Mosaica Pink Sapphire
Our next watch, the Bulgari Divas’ Dream Mosaica Pink Sapphire, is one that debuted at this year’s LVMH Watch Week alongside of a host of other novelties from the brand with a “Time is a Jewel” motif. Fitting the bill, the 37mm rose gold watch is a masterpiece of diamonds and pink sapphires, creating a shimmering and delicate piece. In function and style, the bezel is entirely set with diamonds aside from twelve pink sapphire stones that double as hour markers, while two sword hands at the center of the dial indicate the passing time. Beneath the pair, a diamond and sapphire-set display features a fan-like pattern with gems ranging in hue from pale pink to magenta creating a color gradient.
The Bulgari Divas’ Dream Mosaica Pink Sapphire is presented on a deep magenta alligator leather strap with pricing available upon request.
To learn more, visit Bulgari here.
Rado True Square Open Heart
Embracing Valentine’s Day with a new release this year is Rado, with the True Square Open Heart. With two contrasting, yet complementary models in white and black, Rado designed the watch in celebration of the precious moments that make up every relationship. The True Square Open Heart has a soft appearance on the wrist, featuring a square case with rounded corners and softened edges. With dimensions of 38mm wide by 44.2mm long, and sitting at 9.7mm high on the wrist, it is a versatile and comfortable-wearing watch for a variety of wrist sizes. Each of the two colorways uses a high-tech ceramic case with monobloc construction in its respective color. The centerpiece of this design is a romantic skeletonized dial that reveals the beating heart of the watch, the R734 automatic caliber.
The Rado True Square Open Heart with a polished white case (ref. R27073702) retails for $3,050 while the version with a polished black case (ref. R27086162) retails for $2,550.
To learn more, visit Rado here.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
The next item on our list is a sleek and straightforward Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra with a warm-toned pink dial. Though delicate in its appearance, the Aqua Terra is in-part a tribute to Omega’s rich maritime heritage, bringing an ocean-inspired look to a modern, daily-wearing format. On the exterior, the polished steel case has a 34mm diameter, making it a versatile option for all wrist sizes. The sun-brushed “shell pink” dial has a round date aperture at 6 o’clock which is diamond-polished 18K white gold, along with the hands, indices, and Omega logo. Powering the watch is OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8800.
Pricing for the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra with a shell pink dial (ref. 18.104.22.168.10.003) is marked at $6,300.
To learn more, visit Omega here.
G-Shock Full Metal Red Ion GMWB5000RD-4
Closing out our list of watches that fit the Valentine’s Day theme is the G-Shock Full Metal Red Ion (ref. GMWB5000RD-4). This watch has been around for a few years now, perhaps an indication of its desirability, both because of its robust nature and because of its unique magenta-red hue.
Dubbed by the brand as ‘red ion,’ the lush color covers the entirety of the 49.3 x 43.2mm steel case and integrated metal bracelet. The design is familiar, with a flat bezel adorned with G-Shock’s signature engravings surrounding a digital display. The ref. GMWB5000RD-4 includes all of the expected features of a G-Shock, including Bluetooth connectivity, a 1/100-second stopwatch, an LED light for nighttime legibility, world-time indications, four daily alarms, and a countdown timer. Water resistant to 200 meters, the watch is powered by “Tough Solar” technology, which allows it to run regularly with light exposure.
The G-Shock Full Metal Red Ion (ref. GMWB5000RD-4) is available via the brand’s website with pricing marked at $600.
To learn more, visit G-Shock here.