Watches: Special Valentine's Day Medley

By Thierry Ané on February 11, 2014

In case you have forgotten, this Friday is Valentine’s Day! This means it is time to forget about your own watch wish list and look for the perfect gift for your significant other. Just in case even for this occasion your mind can’t think of anything but timepieces, here is a small medley of this year’s creations for this romantic day.

Blancpain Saint Valentin 2014

This year Blancpain creates an immaculate model for this special day. In a 33 mm steel case with a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the brand placed the automatic 150 calibre. The dial of this elegant timepiece is in white mother-of-pearl with diamond hour markers coupled with Roman numeral appliqués at the “12”, “6” and “9” positions. It also features three small hearts, one in red and two in white.

This elegant timepiece is fitted with a white alligator strap secured by a steel folding buckle. The gold-coloured rotor visible through the sapphire back presents a hollowed heart in perfect harmony with the Valentine’s Day theme.

Blancpain Saint Valentin 2014

Chopard Happy Sport Saint Valentine’s Day 2014

With its seven floating diamonds, Chopard’s iconic Happy Sport model is an extremely poetic watch. No wonder the brand selected it for the 2014 Saint Valentine’s Day creation. Two models are presented in a 36 mm stainless steel case with a silver guilloché dial: one with a fuchsia satin strap and one with a burgundy alligator strap. Both versions are equipped with a three-hand automatic movement with date indication. Although both timepieces look great, one may regret the extremely low level of customisation: only the straps are supposed to evoke Saint Valentine’s Day!

Happy Sport Saint Valentine’s Day 2014

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Day & Night Saint Valentin

The Rendez-Vous Day & Night is a truly beautiful ladies’ watch introduced this year in pink gold or in steel. Animated by the JLC 967A calibre, this self-winding model indicates the time of the day by three central hands and also features a day-night indicator by a large window at 6 o’clock. The brand selected the pink gold 29 mm case for its Saint Valentine iteration. For the occasion, the bezel has been set with brilliant-cut diamonds and the mother-of-pearl dial of the original model has been replaced with a silver guilloché. In addition, a new red patent leather strap has been introduced.

Rendez-Vous Day & Night Saint Valentin

Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Saint Valentin

With the commercial sense that characterises this great Maison, nobody will be surprised to learn that Louis Vuitton also unveiled a special watch for this especially romantic day. As usual, though, when the brand decides to create an object (whether it is a watch, a bag, a pair of shoes, or a garment) for a specific occasion, they don’t spare any effort on the customisation process. Despite being a Tambour model, the Tambour Monogram Saint Valentin is entirely unique. The dial of this two-hand model presents a white mother-of-pearl outer chapter with diamond hour markers and a beautiful red Monogram centre. The steel case of this watch is fitted with a red patent leather strap that has been embossed with the iconic Monogram. The watch is available with a 33 or 28 mm case. The only negative point in my opinion is the use of a quartz movement for this model.

Tambour Monogram Saint Valentin