Katherine S. Cunanan
February 13, 2023     |    

Gifts From The Heart

With the day of hearts just around the corner, let’s take a peek at some gifts you’d be very happy to give or receive.

Valentine’s Day can be an amazingly wonderful day. When else can you spend the whole day thinking about love and the one you love, with nary a concern for other things? Lunch, dinner, flowers, chocolate, and the ideal gift. Sometimes planning ahead is the way to go; but other times, last minute spontaneity adds just the right amount of excitement and adventure. In case you are in the spontaneous phase and need a great gift pronto, here are some ideas that could bring your gift-giving up a notch.

For her
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust31 is a perfect watch for any lady. The model we prefer is the two-tone one in Oystersteel and Everose gold, with a little bling to add to the sparkle, thanks to the 46 diamonds on the bezel. A two-tone watch means you can pick from your other jewelry to complement it, whether yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold. What makes this Rolex extra-suited for Valentine’s Day is the dial – a delicate silver gloss floral motif with a dainty diamond in the center of each bloom. It’s the bouquet that never wilts.

Another beautiful watch is the Bvlgari Lvcea Intarsio. Yes, ‘lucea’ means light, and this is the ideal watch for the light of your life. The pink mother-of-pearl dial is feminine and the marquetry work adds that extra detail. The pairing with steel case and red alligator strap is lively. Of course, the diamond-hour markers don’t hurt either. The Lvcea Intarsio comes in both 28 mm and 33 mm models, so these would be perfect mother-daughter pairing for Valentine’s Day.

If you need an extra-special and impressively dazzling watch, the Bvlgari Allegra Cocktail Watch is the perfect pick. The lustrous dial and keen leather strap are classic. The diamond hour markers and diamond-set bezel give it a little more dazzle. But what really makes this watch impressive is the added gemstones on the dial. Dazzle the love of your life with diamonds, sapphires, pink tourmaline, citrines, rhodolite, and peridots.

For him
Of course the gentlemen deserve a little attention on Valentine’s Day too. Look no further than the Tudor Black Bay GMT S&G. The steel and gold makes this two-tone watch elegant with a touch of nostalgia. The black and brown color palette has earned its place amongst the men’s watches as a favorite. Adding to the usability of this watch is the choice of straps that are available. The classic brown leather strap is perfect for daily use, while the steel strap is just as handsome. The Jacquard-woven strap is the winner in my book though — it adds a hint of detail without being overwhelming.

For our sea-loving and adventurous gents out there, the Rolex Deepsea Challenge is sure to make them smile. The look is all man, and combination of the titanium case with the black dial is just perfect. The dial is especially interesting because of the inner ring surrounding the dial (with the words ‘original gas escape valve’ and ‘ring lock system’). The dark bezel, plus that inner ring, create a sort of double-frame around the black dial. Aside from the imposing (and oh so handsome) look of this Rolex, the story behind it is worth knowing too. Planned with James Cameron and his ocean adventures in the Mariana Trench, this Deepsea Challenge shows the depths (no pun intended) to which both Rolex and Cameron will go to bring us a watch worthy of a deep sea adventure.

For the couple
For the couple that enjoys fast cars and long drives, the collaboration between TAG Heuer and Porsche is the perfect match. The TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Editions are timeless, sporty, and elegant. And this time, just a little playful. The watch is a tribute to the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, probably the most iconic Porsche in existence. Both editions available have clean white as the unifying dial color. The Blue Edition has a steel case and blue details on the dial that are echoed on the strap. There are touches of blue throughout the watch, making it perfect for the driving gentleman. For the lady in the driver’s or passenger’s seat, the vibrancy of the Red Edition watch makes it perfect for her. The red details on the dial and strap pick up the red tinge of the rose gold watch. Though these were not marketed as his-and-hers watches, the pair would be the perfect Valentine gift for a car-loving couple.


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