We decided to aim high this year. Because why not?
A. LANGE & SÖHNE Lange 1 Moon Phase and Little Lange 1 Moon Phase
This pair from two years ago still sets our hearts aflutter. Hailing from the iconic Lange 1 stable, the iconic stature of both watches is eternally entwined. And what feature could be more appropriate to go crazy rich match-y than with a moonphase complication? Forever gazing at the same night sky even when you may be miles apart? Now, we’re gushing.
PATEK PHILIPPE Ref. 5270P-001 Perpetual Calendar and Ref. 7150/250R-001
How about two watches that beat with the same heart? Although both are gorgeous and highly esteemed dress watches in their own right, they are driven by the same iconic Patek Philippe movement, the hand-wound Calibre CH 29-535 integrated chronograph with column wheel, which the brand introduced in 2011. The difference is that men’s Ref. 5270P in platinum is slightly more complex, with the addition of the perpetual calendar feature.
HARRY WINSTON Ocean Biretrograde Perpetual Calendar Automatic and Ocean Biretrograde Automatic 36mm
We like our couple watches to be kind of in sync with one another, yet with distinct personalities at the same time – just like how real couples should be. While both models flaunt the Ocean collection’s trademark case profile and bi-retrograde displays, they are also unique in their own ways. The gent’s version is a stately affair with perpetual calendar complication, while the ladies’ creation exudes glamour and sass in its blue mother-of-pearl dial and diamond-set rose gold case.
CARTIER Santos de Cartier Chronograph and Santos-Dumont
This is a legit something-to-remember-the-year-by type of watch, if you are into that sort of thing. The Santos collection that has been recently revived is the hot-ticket collection of the moment and perfect for those looking at a Cartier-something to commemorate the relationship. For men, we picked a bi-metallic Santos de Cartier chronograph with automatic movement, and for the women, a stylish pink gold Santos-Dumont that is sophisticated and versatile.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.