The Holidays are just around the corner – the air is colder and pumpkin spice lattes are back in season. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If not, you better start early, as traditionally, stores are known to jack up their prices when the holiday rush comes in. Especially on groceries and giftable items.
When you’re looking for something special to give the special person in your life, look no further because couple watches are the way to go. Not only is the idea cute and quirky, getting a timepiece that both of you will own is traditional in some cultures when you want the relationship to last long.
Or if you’ve been married for a while now, couple watches are also a safe bet when you’re running out of ideas what to get her. Plus, you’ll have the perfect excuse to get yourself the watch that you’ve been eyeing for quite some time. Wink wink. So without further ado, here are some picks for you to consider:
Hublot’s Big Bang
One of the most popular choices when it comes to couple watches, the Hublot’s Big Bang is originally an incredibly masculine timepiece set in black and obsidian, with silver accents on the face. Hublot’s “Art of Fusion” philosophy turned this classic men’s watch into something avant-garde for the ladies, using the same design but different materials.
To say that the transformation is a success is an understatement. The resulting watch for women is virtually the same build and technology as with the men’s but at the same time so different in aesthetic language that one would think they’re not from the same company. The finish, material and strap choice is altered to form a completely different-looking watch.
When worn side by side, you can simultaneously see both it’s similarities and differences. They’re so stark that it presents a pretty juxtaposition. It’s the perfect couple watch when you don’t want to be cheesy and wear basically the same watch, as it provides individuality and cohesion at the same time.
For peeps who have deeper pockets and want to indulge, the Rolex Datejust is the perfect Instagrammable watch for him and hers. Rolex has been at the forefront of luxury watches for a while now and getting one means you’re not only getting it’s brand’s clout, you’re also afforded top of the line watch movements that will last you a lifetime.
The Rolex Datejust for him and hers is a study in true Swiss craftsmanship. These watches can appropriately be called jewellery watches as they are laid in gold, titanium, diamonds and sometimes mother-of-pearl. To sport one in your wrist is to make yourself known as someone. And everyone in the room should take notice.
Omega is an industry stalwart, but it wasn’t until the James Bond franchise used its watches that it truly became a household name. Famed for the excellent Omega Speedmaster line of watches, the Swiss brand also produces some gems on its collections. One of which is the Constellation line.
The Co-Axial Master Chronometer under its Constellation line is a testament to how Omega as a brand is: prestigious, understated and surprisingly modern. The 36mm in rose gold is perfect for him as a dress watch, while the 27mm small seconds in red gold on steel should make her very happy.
Both watches are certified chronometers, meaning these watches have undergone 15 days of vigorous testing from METAS, which is a step above most chronometers certification from the COSC. The watch’s movement is produced in-house, the Caliber Omega 8705, a self-winding mechanism with a power reserve of 50 hours.
Couple watches are a fun way to celebrate any special occasion, whether it’s a wedding anniversary, Christmas or the arrival of your first child. Luxury watches are gifts that can last the wearer a long time, even as far as giving it to the next generation as an heirloom.