It’s almost here, again. Valentine’s Day. Declared around the world as the day of love, it is sometimes also the day of fear for some. What do you get for your beloved? Will they like it? Is it enough? Candy and flowers are nice gestures, but if you are looking to make a splash, giving the gift of time is even better. Especially when it’s in the form of a wristwatch that you spent time and effort looking for. While there are many great red watches that will suffice and may even be more her (or his) style, here we take a closer look here at eight whimsical and wonderful heart-inspired Valentine’s Day watches.
Breguet Reine de Naples 8905
Swiss watch brand Breguet is all about the concept of love and regularly releases specially designed watches for Valentine’s Day. This Reine de Naples 8905 watch – named for Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples (for whom Breguet created the first wristwatch) – is crafted in 18-karat gold in a stunning oval shape. The bezel is meticulously set with 128 diamonds weighing just under half a carat. The crown, at 4:00 on the case, is set with a ruby cabochon weighing 0.32 carats. The mother-of-pearl background encircles an upper moon-phase and power reserve indicator and a time-indication dial on the lower portion. Set within the hour/minute dial is a subsidiary seconds dial in the shape of a stylized heart. The watch is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement with a high-tech silicon balance spring, lever, and escape wheel. Just 28 pieces will be made.
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Chopard Happy Sport Happy Heart
Not just for Valentine’s Day, but for any day, Chopard offers a deft combination of whimsy and love with its Happy Sport Happy Hearts watch. The Happy Sport watches offer free-floating diamonds between the dial and the crystal, often in whimsical shapes. The Happy Hearts boasts two hearts – one red and one diamond set – amongst a few round brilliant floaters stones. The 36mm watch is crafted in stainless steel and is powered by a quartz movement.
Available in three different red/white colorways, the newest Swatch watches for Valentine’s Day are made of bio-sourced materials and glow in the dark. For those who buy two, a “Break Glass” box that emulates the glass boxes that hold fire extinguishers in buildings is sold with the set. (In case of love – rather than “emergency”, break the glass.)
Glashütte Original Lady Serenade
A stunning vision of elegance, this Glashütte Original Lady Serenade watch is a specially created piece for Valentine’s Day 2022. The 36mm stainless steel case encircles a mother-of-pearl dial set with eight heart-shaped pink sapphire crystals interspersed with Roman numerals. The German-made watch boasts hours, minutes, and date at 6:00. The bezel sparkles with 52 diamonds offset by one more diamond – in cabochon cut – on the crown. The watch is powered by a mechanical movement made in-house that offers 40 hours of power reserve. It is finished with a spring-flower colored pink alligator strap. Just 50 pieces will be made.
Omega Constellation Aventurine
Omega celebrates Valentine’s Day with their new Constellation Aventurine and while it doesn’t boast any hearts, its red color is enough to turn on the heat. This timepiece is just as unique as the person you are celebrating this special day with, as no two watches in this Constellation series are the same, thanks to the use of a natural aventurine gemstone. The 18K Sedna© and stainless steel 29mm case is fitted on a bright red alligator strap perfectly matched with the color of the dial. Diamonds adorn the dial and the bezel like shining stars in a brilliant sky. Last but not least, the 8700 automatic caliber beats as faithfully as your heart.
Harry Winston Premier Valentine’s Flying Hearts Automatic
The newest Harry Winston Premier Valentine’s Flying Hearts Automatic 36mm watch is a stunning celebration of love thanks to the dial set with what appears to be a bouquet of heart-shaped balloons. The balloons are crafted in either red, pink, or white cabochons and seven balloons boast diamond backgrounds and three are further set with rubies and another two are set with pink sapphires. The final two are fully diamond-set. The balloons are tied together with twisted white-gold threads and tethered at the base (at 6:00) with two heart-shaped rubies. At 12:00 a specially cut emerald diamond marks the hour. The 18-karat 36mm white gold case and lugs are set with another 57 diamond brilliants. In total, more than 150 diamonds and gemstones weighing almost three carats adorn this watch, which is powered by a mechanical movement with 72 hours of power reserve. Just 14 pieces will be made. Prices will vary based on the sizes of the gemstones used in each unique piece.
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Fossil Jacqueline Three-Hand Date Brown Eco-Leather
For fun and flair perfect for Valentine’s Day, check out the newest capsule collection from Fossil. This Jacqueline Three-Hand Date Brown Eco-Leather watch measures 36mm in diameter and is crafted in gold-coated stainless steel. The eco-minded leather brown strap boasts colorful hearts in pink, rust, aqua, and more, and is interchangeable. The watch features Roman numerals and markers, as well as a date indication. It is water-resistant to 3 ATM.
Blancpain Ladybird Valentine’s Day 2022
For more than two decades, Swiss luxury watch brand Blancpain has celebrated the day of love with a very special edition. This year, the Ladybird Valentine’s Day 2022 watch boasts bright red stylized Arabic numerals against a white mother-of-pearl dial with an inner ring of diamonds. The slender second hand is formed in the shape of a cupid’s arrow and pierces a red heart that constantly rotates the dial. The 18-karat 34.9mm white gold case and lugs are meticulously set with diamond brilliants and a red leather strap that matches the numerals completes the look of love. The watch is powered by a self-winding movement developed entirely in-house by Blancpain. Just 99 pieces will be made.