While Valentine’s Day might traditionally be thought of as a day for celebrating romantic love, one could also use this day as an opportunity to celebrate all types of love. Whether it might be for your significant other, your children, friends or even yourself, any moment that one has to contemplate the importance of your cherished loved ones should be seized upon in earnest.
With this in mind, what better way to show your appreciation to the special people in your life with the gift of time, particularly in the form of a luxury timepiece. Afterall, it’s always a good idea to enjoy the finer things in life, and the right watch is the perfect companion on the wrist of your loved ones as they live their daily adventures.
With the spirit of love in our hearts this Valentine’s Day, Sincere Fine Watches presents a curated selection of timepieces that will appeal to different tastes, for you to find the perfect gift for your loved ones.
For the Love of Watchmaking – Arnold & Son Nebula 41.5mm Steel
For the watch enthusiast in your life or that special someone who is fascinated by mechanical objects, what better way to enjoy a work of art on the wrist as well as a masterclass in watchmaking than with the Arnold & Son Nebula 41.5mm Steel. The uniquely symmetrical layout of the movement components that are visible from the dialside are not only beautiful, but also displays the layout of the watch’s gear train in a clear and logical manner. Starting with the double mainspring barrels of the watch, the first, second and third wheels following that are all visible from the sapphire caseback. The fourth wheel that is visible from the front holds the seconds hand, and finally the balance wheel at the end regulates the timekeeping of the watch. All the essential components that makes the watch tick is there on display for your viewing pleasure. Not sure what a gear train is? Not to worry. In time, having this watch on your wrist will help you to slowly understand how it all works, which is a pleasure all unto itself.
Descended from an icon – Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique is the present-day incarnation of the original Blancpain Fifty Fathoms that came into being in 1953. This watch represents the dawn of the era of the modern dive watch as we know it in its current form today. The first Fifty Fathoms was created for military use and was water-resistant to 91.45 meters, or 50 fathoms – hence its name. Arguably more significant though, was the introduction of the rotating bezel, a feature invented to allow divers to mark the duration of time spent underwater. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique of today has evolved from its iconoclastic predecessor, bearing a higher water resistance to 300 metres. Powered by the amazing calibre 1315, the watch has a very respectable 5 day power reserve. Unlike most diving watches on the market, the movement is finished to a high degree of watchmaking standards. This makes the timepiece the perfect gift for a sporty loved one, who also enjoys the finer things in life.
Astronomical Delight – Christiaan van der Klaauw Hypernova
If one’s tastes lean more towards traditional functionality, then the Hypernova from Christiaan van der Klaauw will probably fit the bill. The brand has carved out a unique niche in the horological world, specializing in astronomical complications, and the Hypernova continues this tradition. Not only does it feature a triple calendar with day, date and month indications, a 12-hour chronograph and a day/night indication, this timepiece also has an extremely unique moonphase complication at the 6 o’clock sub-dial. Here, the moon is particularly interesting as it is coated in Super-Luminova. This allows it to glow in the dark as you make your way out into the night with your loved ones to see the real thing in the sky.
Elegantly reliable – Omega Constellation Co-axial Master Chronometer 29mm
While it is generally accepted today that both men and women can enjoy whatever timepiece they fancy – provided it fits and looks right, the Omega Constellation Co-axial Master Chronometer 29mm has a decidedly more feminine appeal due to its smaller case size and jewelry-like aesthetics. This line from Omega has had many iterations over the course of more than 50 years. However, the current form of the collection, first appearing in the 90’s in memorable full page adverts that featured supermodel Cindy Crawford – is characterized by its famous half-moons, “claws” on the case, and mono-rang bracelet. Slightly evolved since then, the current iteration of the Omega Constellation Co-axial Master Chronometer 29mm is updated with Omega’s latest technology, including an extremely accurate Co-axial escapement and practically infallible anti-magnetic resistance. For the lady in your life who wants to keep things functional, reliable, and elegant, there is no better option for her consideration.
Rare Complications – Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph Steel Silver Black
Parmigiani Fleurier has always impressed with their uncompromising attitude to detail and the exceptional level of finishing on the case, dial and movement of their watches.
The Tonda GT Chronograph Steel Silver Black is no exception. On closer inspection, one quickly realizes that this sporty looking chronograph contains two additional complications that are uncommon in watchmaking. These complications – the centrally located big date and annual calendar, not only provide a higher level of useful functionality for everyday life, but also elevates the appeal of this handsome sports chronograph. The big date window is not only convenient for being highly visible, but is also composed of double discs of Parmigiani Fleurier’s design. The annual calendar also requires the adjustment of the date only once a year in February since the watch already accounts for the differing number of days in the other months of the year. Other unique features include a 42mm wide case in stainless steel, a silver-and-black dial adorned with a “clou triangulaire texture”, and rhodium-plated indexes treated with black luminescent coating. For the special loved one who wants something that encapsulates everything a high horology brand can offer but with that little bit more exclusivity and under the radar appeal, this will be the perfect timepiece for them.
Monochromatic Makeover – TAG Heuer Monaco
This version of the iconic Monaco from TAG Heuer takes the bold and recognizable square case design, and gives its motorsport-derived aesthetics a drastic makeover. This monochromatic timepiece now comes with a subtle sunburst black dial, contrasted by white square sub-dials, and is matched with a black alligator strap. The iconic sports watch has been tastefully dressed up, in a manner that would not look out of place when matched with a tuxedo. In a world dominated by round watches, it’s nice to see the square shaped TAG Heuer Monaco holding its own in terms of its longstanding appeal. If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves the vintage aesthetic and has a flair for the unconventional, this is certainly the ideal choice. This is even more evident when you consider the watchmaking chops under the hood, with the in-house automatic Heuer 02 movement powering the timepiece with an 80 hour power reserve.
The Perfect Gift for the People Who Matter
A timepiece is often regarded as an extremely meaningful gift for a loved one, as they are often attached with sentimental value. Each of the watches shown here are tailored to specific personalities, and are available for viewing at Sincere Fine Watches. Head down to one of the boutiques or reach out to us via the form below to find the perfect gift for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
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