Sincerewatch.com Recommends: Six Couple Watches to Wear this Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day around the corner. Gift options are aplenty these days but the traditionalists in us believe that the good ’ol couple watches will still make one of the deepest impressions for your better half. And this belief works for different couples with varying personalities, likes and dislikes. From the sporty duo to the pair who enjoys the finer things in life, we have recommendations to ensure that this 14th of February will be one fabulous day for the both of you.
The wristwatch to sport together: Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Remember
For the couple who enjoys travelling in style and luxury and has an eye for all things exclusive and well-made, the rose-gold Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Remember watches, constructed with the greatest attention paid to every single component, suit them best. Take the bridges and oscillating weight, for instance. Both components, which are not even visible to the wearer, sport the traditional Côtes de Genève pattern and sunray brushing. Similarly, both sides of the bottom plate of the movement come with circular graining. These are clear evidence of the watchmaker’s insistence on achieving only the best for its creations. That’s not all. The Cintrée Curvex Remember is not a basic automatic watch. Time goes backwards—the hour, minutes and seconds hands traverse in an anti-clockwise direction, in an almost nonchalant and romantic tribute to the concept of time spent together. It is not difficult to read the time despite the complication being a quirky one, making the watch a stylish, interesting and romantic gift all at once.
Date night suggestion: A candle-lit meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant with a bottle of Château Margaux 2018
Gifts with purchase of a pair of these watches: Two exclusive Franck Muller perfume bottles in "Crazy Hours" and "Color Dreams".
The wristwatch to sport together: La Grande Classique de Longines
For the couple with a penchant for timeless designs, who stays away from passing trends. At home, they have beautiful and classic furniture such as Chesterfield sofas, Barcelona chairs and canopy beds. The same philosophy applies to their wardrobe, which is stocked with staples such as double-breasted jackets, form-fitting shirts, tweed suits, and slip dresses. It’s almost certain the La Grande Classique de Longines will appeal to this couple. Launched in 1992, the watch is timeless beauty personified with its ultra-slim case and special case design, which sees the back incorporate lugs of the bracelet. The pair of watches looks similar but the men’s version measures 36mm in width and comes with a white dial, while the women’s one is daintier at 24mm wide, featuring a beautiful white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indexes.
Date night suggestion: Sipping champagne over a cheese board while enjoying performances at Ballet Under the Stars.
Gifts with purchase of a pair of these watches: A special edition Longines pen and notebook.
The wristwatch to sport together: Frederique Constant Slimline Classic
For the couple who eschews maximalism for simplicity in life. Timeless yet low-profile, the Frederique Constant Slimline Classic comes from a series of watches measuring no thicker than 1.90mm. These ultra-slim creations sit beautifully on wrists, adding a touch of sophistication. Frederique Constant demonstrates its ability to offer value as well as deliver its promise of accessible luxury by incorporating intricate details, such as the delicate guilloché pattern on the dial, into the watch design.
Date night suggestion: Catching an arthouse flick at The Projector followed by a slow walk at the nearby park.
The wristwatch to sport together: Tissot Ballade
For the high-performance couple who is ambitious, career-minded and often expecting the best out of themselves. The Tissot Ballade, which is equipped with the impressive Powermatic 80 movement, offers up to 80 hours of power reserve compared to the usual 40 hours found in regular calibres. The Powermatic 80 comes with a silicon balance spring, thus making it more resistant to shocks and knocks. This allows for greater precision and guarantees the longevity of the watch. Of course, the design of both variants—41mm for men and 32mm for women—is timeless and sophisticated with the combination of stainless steel and rose gold-plating. Easy to wear, the timepiece is suitable for both work and play.
Date night suggestion: Dinner by the chef’s table at the latest Izakaya joint, complete with a few rounds of ume highballs. Yum.
Gifts with purchase of a pair of these watches: Two special edition Tissot tumblers.
The wristwatch to sport together: TAG Heuer Aquaracer
For the couple who enjoys each other’s company on the green, in the water and even up in the air - this iconic sports watch collection, inspired by the world of diving, is the perfect wrist candy for this adventurous couple. With the dodecagonal unidirectional bezel and the highly legible dial, the watch is suitable for all kinds of activities. Plus, the watch comes with a unique double security clasp, which means the risk of the timepiece coming loose in the thick of the action is greatly minimised. The self-winding 43mm Aquaracer boasts a power reserve of 38 hours, while the 35mm variant, which suits a dainty wrist, is quartz-powered— giving the lady the peace of mind of having a watch that runs accurately all the time. We especially love the subtle hues and sheen from the movement of the overtones on the mother-of-pearl dial found on the lady's piece.
Date night suggestion: An evening go-kart race, followed by late night tacos and slushy margaritas.
Gifts with purchase of a pair of these watches: Two exclusive TAG Heuer shawls.
The wristwatch to sport together: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic
For the lovebirds who is equally comfortable whiling time away along the seaside with a tipple in hand as well as hitting winners down the baseline on the tennis court. These sporty yet elegant wristwatches from the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic collection was the first self-winding creation in the popular Aikon line. The watch comes in 42mm for men and 35mm for women. Both variants sport the iconic six-arm bezel and the elegant Clous de Paris motif on the blue dial, giving the watches a modern, stylish look. The women’s version also features eight diamond-encrusted hour indexes, instantly lending it a softer and feminine touch.
Date night suggestion: A game of golf followed by a meal at the club’s relaxed terrace restaurant, complete with his & her favourite craft beers.
Gifts with purchase of a pair of these watches: A Maurice Lacroix duffle bag for the next couple getaway.