Love is in the air as we welcome Valentine’s this COVID season. Why not lighten the mood with a luxury watch on top of the flowers and chocolates? Here are my 5 luxury watch gift ideas that will surely leave an impression.
Nomos Orion 33 Duo Ref. 319
Timeless and elegant design that won’t break the wallet. NOMOS Orion follows the Bauhaus and minimalist design which is currently the trend. This will be a hit for the ladies especially when she wants to upgrade from her minimalist fashion watches. The gold indices add more elegance as it pops out over the white dial.
This is also a manual winding watch which is perfectly suited for casual wears. It’s especially ideal to be the secondary watch from the usual fitness or smartwatch.
|Water Resistance:||3 atm (splash-proof)|
You can learn more about the watch on NOMOS’ website.
Need a sub-second? Consider the NOMOS Orion 33 Reference 321 (Tempered blue hands) with sub-seconds for not much more!
OMEGA De Ville Trésor
Diamonds are forever. Gift your partner the elegance of an OMEGA that is surrounded by single-cut diamonds. The OMEGA Calibre 4061 (quartz) powers the watch which means she doesn’t have to wind this. What makes this a perfect gift as well is that it comes in several colours. It’s the “grab and go” watch to consider!
|Price:||USD 4,500 up to USD 39,400|
|Movement:||Calibre 4061 (Battery life 48 months)|
|Crystal:||Domed scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment on both sides|
|Water Resistance:||3 atm (splash-proof)|
You can learn more about it on OMEGA’s website.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm
A more rugged everyday wear for the busy lady. This is the perfect watch when the partner wants a mechanical timepiece for her everyday use. Compared to the other timepieces I have recommended, this comes with the Oystersteel bracelet rather than a leather strap that can take more abuse than an ordinary leather strap.
Like the OMEGA, the watch comes in many colours such as turquoise blue, green, yellow, candy pink, and more.
The 36mm is powered by the calibre 3230. One of the main differences between the previous versions is that it has a longer power reserve (70 hours). That means that the watch can sit on a Friday night and still be running by Monday. This also means that the lady can choose to wear another weekend watch as well. This movement still features the same antimagnetic and shock resistance capability.
|Water Resistance:||10 atm (splash-proof)|
You can learn more about the watch on the Rolex website.
A. Lange & Sohne 35mm Saxonia
A list wouldn’t be complete without one of the watch world’s best watchmaking company. A. Lange & Sohne has cemented itself as one of the best in the field just behind or even on par with the swiss trinity Audemars Piguet, Patek Phillipe and Vacheron Constantin.
The price varies depending on the dial and material. Being sized at 35mm, it’s now considered unisex, especially now that smaller watches are coming back.
Lange is usually known for its exquisite finishing. In the example below, the dial is crafted from solid silver. Also, the hands are made of pink gold which is surprisingly still uncommon.
|Price:||From USD 15,500|
|Water Resistance:||3 atm|
You can learn more about the Saxonia from ALS’ website.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-vous Moon Medium
A ladies’ collection would not be complete without a moon phase complication, and I find that JLC does a perfect one. If 60 diamonds around the bezel are not enough, there’s 47 more on the interior dial. The watch also measures 34mm, which makes this very wearable even with the most refined wrist sizes.
This is the kind of watch it’s in the details that make this watch the ultimate luxury. The moon phase, for example, sits on a lacquered starry sky blue mini dial. The dial is also guilloched which contributes to the higher price tag.
One might ask what’s the accuracy like for this watch? It will be going to be accurate, but it’s not going to be Rolex level. The movement is not COSC certified so it can pretty much be more than a few seconds/day. With this type of timepieces, accuracy is not as important as you’re paying for the craftmanship. Rest assured JLC will perform its best regulation possible as part of its quality check.
|Price:||USD 16,400 excluding tax|
|Dial:||Silvered grey, Guilloché, Black transferred numerals|
|Water Resistance:||5 atm|
|Gems:||Diamond:~107 ~0.7 carats|
You can learn more about the watch on JLC’s website.