AS VALENTINE’S DAY APPROACHES, HERE ARE GORGEOUS MATCHING TIMEPIECES THAT KEEP COUPLES IN SYNC
Nothing spells romance more than wearing almost identical accessories, especially matchmaker timepieces that have a couple’s wrists complementing each other. Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde line is modernity and tradition combined, distinguished by the figure-of-eight shape on the dial. While strikingly contemporary, it is in fact a line inspired by a pocket watch crafted by Pierre Jaquet-droz in 1784, whose minimalist design has seen numerous beautiful interpretations over the years. One such iteration is the Grande Seconde SW Steel, a sporty version of this iconic model launched in 2008. It comes in two sizes, a 45mm and a more delicate 41mm, each available in three contemporary colours: grey, anthracite grey and blue.
Patek Philippe reminds us of the artistic skills for which it is renowned with a number of limited edition Rare Handcrafts models among its 175th anniversary commemorative pieces. Using a wide array of handcrafting techniques, the watches depict Geneva’s famous harbour, where Antoine Norbert de Patek received a warm welcome in 1835. The brand still maintains its headquarters in a building on the Rue du Rhône where it moved in 1853. The pieces come in varying sizes and, for the ladies, tempt with an option featuring a dash of diamonds on the bezel.
Discretion and technical mastery are the key themes of Chopard’s L.U.C XPS collection, which last year went the extra mile with two models, each made especially for men and women. This version sees a more svelte profile with a case measuring 7.10mm, quite an achievement given it houses two barrels. The men’s watch features a sunburst satinbrushed silver-toned dial on an 18K rose gold case, while the ladies version has an 18K rose gold bezel framing a mother-of-pearl dial with hour-markers set with diamonds.