Valentine’s Day is dedicated to spending time with your loved one — and can also present an opportunity to share your particular passion for watches. Why not surprise your wife or girlfriend this year with a well-chosen timepiece? They’ll appreciate the thought, and the next time you start talking with fellow aficionados about watches, she just may just want to join the conversation. Here are three watches on the market now that allow you to express your affection better than the compulsory bouquet of red roses ever could.
1. Blancpain St. Valentin
The newest watch in the Blancpain St. Valentin collection is limited to 99 pieces. It has a 29.9-mm steel case whose bezel and lugs are set with diamonds. Powering the watch is the ultra-thin automatic Blancpain in-house Caliber 913. The mother-of-pearl dial is set with rubies and diamonds. At 12 o’clock you’ll find a heart adorned with 19 buff-top rubies. The watch comes with two 15-mm-wide, interchangeable alligator leather straps, a red and a white one. The price of the Blancpain St. Valentin is $14,900.
2. Harry Winston Premier Precious Love
Harry Winston’s Premier Precious Love is powered by the automatic Harry Winston Caliber HW 2014, which provides a power reserve of 72 hours. Its white gold case measures 36 mm in diameter. The dial features hearts coming from a floral motif located at 12 o’clock.
Through the clear caseback, you can see the movement’s white gold rotor, with engraved hearts in pink mother-of-pearl. The movement also has a flat silicon balance spring and features circular Côtes de Genève decoration. The Premier Precious Love is limited to 14 pieces and comes with either an alligator leather strap or a pink satin strap. This watch is priced at $48,500.
3. Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Astorite
The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Astorite has a 35-mm red gold case. It’s water resistant to 30 meters and contains the automatic in-house Jaquet Droz Caliber 2653.P, which has an 18k rose gold rotor and whose double barrel holds a power reserve of 68 hours. The watch has an Astorite dial with a white mother-of-pearl center. The Petite Heuer Minute Astorite comes with a hand-made gray satin strap, with a rose gold buckle, and is limited to 28 pieces. Its price is $32,600.