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Valentine’s Day 2022: A Time For Love

Best Valentine's Day watches for your sweetheart.

With the season of love upon us yet again, here are our recommendations of the best timepieces (there’s even a wallet-friendly option!) to surprise your better half with.

Blancpain Ladybird ‘Valentine’s Day 2022’

Blancpain Ladybird ‘Valentine’s Day 2022’

While the Ladybird shot to fame as the world’s smallest round watch in 1956, there’s nothing small about the appeal of its latest Valentine’s Day edition. Crafted with a white mother-of pearl dial and varnished red numerals, the timepiece is at once delicate and elegant. A ring of 58 diamonds around the bezel and lugs meets that much-coveted bling quotient, while the seconds hand is graced with a crimson red heart.

Housed in a 34.9mm white gold case, the watch comes with the self-winding Calibre 1153 with a four-day power reserve and silicon balance spring. With only 99 pieces of this exclusive timepiece available, your lady love can be assured of her special status in your life.

Breguet Reine de Naples 8905

Breguet Reine de Naples 8905

Leave it to Breguet to make a watch fit for a queen. After the dreamy heart-shaped hands of the Reine de Naples Cœur last year, the legendary Manufacture returns with another interpretation of its beloved ovoid timepiece, adding a moonphase complication and various elements of love.

Composed on a hand-guillochéd mother-of-pearl dial with an airy cloud-like allure, the timepiece gives off an ethereal vibe. Under the moonphase display at 12 o’clock, the power reserve indicator, envisioned as a trail of love in red, sweeps from left to right while the small seconds sub-dial features a lacquered red double heart. Adding a touch of sparkle are 128 diamonds in the bezel and flange, with another 28 on the folding clasp. Limited to just 28 pieces.

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant

It’s all about the heart in Chopard’s latest Valentine’s Day offering. Once again harnessing the Maison’s expertise in watchmaking and jewellery-setting, the L’Heure du Diamant seamlessly blends these two crafts into one pretty cotton candy-hued confection. Fashioned from ethical 18K rose gold, the heart-shaped timepiece bears a hand-guillochéd pink mother-of-pearl dial and bezel studded with scintillating brilliant-cut diamonds.

Finished with a pink leather strap and ethical 18K rose gold buckle, this dainty and ultra-feminine ticker is perfect for the saccharine sweet love of your life.

Harry Winston Premier Valentine’s Flying Hearts Automatic 36mm

Harry Winston Premier Valentine’s Flying Hearts Automatic 36mm

The King of Diamonds strikes again with a luxurious model from the Premier collection that will capture the hearts of lovers everywhere. Playing Cupid this year, Harry Winston has chosen to embellish its Premier dial with 20 (yes, we counted) heart-shaped balloons to deliver a message of affection. Formed with mother-of-pearl cabochons, pink sapphires, diamonds and rubies, the balloons float on twisted gold threads cinched together by two heart-shaped rubies.

Set against an iridescent mother-of-pearl dial, the balloons emanate a cheeky, joyful spirit that’s much needed in these times. Fifty-seven brilliant-cut diamonds adorn the case, lugs and crown, along with 17 brilliant-cut diamonds on the 18K white gold buckle. Limited to just 14 pieces, the watch comes in a white gift box with red, pink and white balloons.

Swatch Heart-Inspired Timepieces

Swatch Valentine's Day 2022

This year, Swatch rolls out not one, but three watches to mark the celebration of love. The first two - Half <3 White and Half <3 Red are the perfect couple set with the 41mm New Gent timepieces in either red or white and a glow-in-the-dark red and white heart motif in the centre. Made with bio-sourced materials, these watches can be bought individually or as a set. The latter comes in a special ‘You are the minutes of my hours’ case that displays the watches side-by-side.

The third timepiece is christened Love O’Clock—a white 34mm Gent watch with a bright red heart illustration right smack in the centre of the dial. A date window at two o’clock reveals twelve different love emoticons so you can express your true feelings. At $112 for Love O’Clock and $127 each for the Half <3 White and Half <3 Red, it’s now easier to wear your heart on your sleeve.


Ex Managing Editor

Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".

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