Valentine’s Day 2023: 5 Stunning watches that your boyfriend will want

The gift of time


By Benedict Unang

Valentine’s Day 2023: 5 Stunning watches that your boyfriend will want

The moment to celebrate romance and love with that special someone is almost here. If they happen to be a watch enthusiast, then there’s no better way to treat them than with an elegant timepiece. We’ll admit—not many people would choose watches as Valentine’s Day gifts but they make a great token of your affection! So this February 14, treat him to a watch to show him that you will always make the time, no matter how busy your schedule may be. From Cartier’s revamp of the iconic Tank watch to Longines’ tribute to the world of aircraft, here are five stunning timepieces that will leave a lasting impression. 


Cartier Tank Française

Introduced in 1996, the Tank Française is a glamorous piece that is sought after by many individuals and Cartier has returned with a new update on the timepiece 27 years later. At first glance, it seems little has changed from the previous model—it still has a square dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands with Roman numerals and a metal bracelet. But what distinguishes the newest model is its silver dial, a crown studded with a blue cabochon-shaped spinel and a brushed satin finish to the crown’s integration. Furthermore, it has a slightly large steel case and extends effortlessly from the brancards to create a continuity of lines—making the bracelet incredibly versatile and perfect for your partner who’s always on the go. 

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Tag Heuer Carrera Day-date

Inspired by the race tracks, the Tag Heuer Carrera is a timepiece that has persisted throughout the decades and the Carrera Day-Date makes the best present for someone that dares to live life to the fullest. This wristwatch is a beautiful three-hand automatic watch driven by the Calibre 5 movement. What sets the watch apart from the others is the black azurage dial that perfectly matches the rose gold-plated hands and hour markers. Additionally, the double anti-reflective coating on the domed sapphire crystals provides improved legibility and guarantees that he will not miss the day and date at the three o’clock position. And if he loves leather, good news: the watch includes a striking black alligator strap with a steel folding clasp.

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Longines Spirit Zulu Time

Longines Spirit is an ode to the world of aviation that celebrates exceptional individuals who have shown courage and made an impact on the field. With its polished silver hands and engraved Arabic numerals that stand out from the sunray blue dial, the Longines Spirit Zulu Time is your best bet. You will have plenty of low light visibility thanks to its surfaces painted with a Super-LumiNova finish. At the 3 o’clock position, there’s a screw-down crown with knurled sides which makes the wristwatch water-resistant and suitable for most water activities like swimming and snorkelling. The self-winding watch also includes a 72-hour power reserve—sufficient to last through a weekend without needing to wind it. 

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Bell & Ross BR 05 Copper Brown

If you are seeking something unique, Bell & Ross might have the solution for you: the BR 05 copper brown watch. It pays homage to the classic BR 03 style that is renowned for its square casing with a round opening that softens the angles and minimises the size. Made for city life, this stunning wristwatch draws attention with its golden-brown dial enriched by a sunburst finish—something that we rarely see in the market these days. The BR 05 watch also comes with a brown rubber strap that blends flawlessly with the dial. Fun fact: this shade is created just for this watch, so your partner will be one of the few who have it in their collection!

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Breitling Chronomat Automatic GMT 40

Wanderlusters, this one’s for you! Breitling’s Chronomat Automatic GMT 40 watch pays homage to travel and it’s easy to see why given its dual time zone display and modest design. Powered by the Breitling Caliber 32, the GMT mechanism enables users to track a second-time zone and tell whether it is day or night at a glance. As a versatile sports watch, the GMT 40 boasts a remarkable water resistance of up to 200m and a fluted-dome crown for simple adjustments. The subtle white dial hue, coupled with an all-steel case and metal bracelet, also make it the ideal final touch to any of his looks.

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