Show your special someone how much they mean to you with a cherished new timepiece from Goldsmiths while in the month of love
Even the least romantic and most hardened cynics among us know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. But this doesn’t have to mean mushy cards, dozens of roses or candlelit dinners. After all a card will end up in the bin, roses wilt and as for candlelit dinners…why should these be restricted to one day a year? No, the best present for your Valentine should be something that lasts a little longer. Something they can keep and treasure for a long time.
Here at Goldsmiths we have an amazing range of gifts for the special someone in your life – from our fantastic selection of jewellery to our vast collection of fashion, premium and luxury Swiss watches. So many watches, in fact, that knowing where to start can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, our watch experts have picked out some of our best pieces to suit every budget, for ladies and gents…
For the lady in your life:
If your lady is fashion-conscious, you can’t go wrong with an Olivia Burton timepiece. The British fashion watch brand has been a firm favourite among stylish young women since it launched in 2012, and at Goldsmiths we’re proud to select a wide selection of its beautiful but affordable timepieces. This chic number has a nude peach leather strap and a clear white dial with rose gold-plated markers. As its name suggests, the watch has a medium-sized dial, in this case 30mm, making it a great option for someone who wants their watch to pack a punch in a classy, understated way.
Add some sparkle to her wrist with this bejeweled watch and matching bracelet from Michael Kors. The elegant 38mm rose-gold plated stainless steel watch has a quartz movement – making this a simple and easy choice for everyday use. We love the pretty scattered pave crystal heart dial and the matching heart bracelet, and best of all it comes in a pretty gift box set.
Put a smile on your lady’s face with a timeless wristwatch from luxury Swiss watch brand Longines. The brand’s Master collection is known for its luxurious design appeal and old-world glamour. This bi-colour stainless steel and 18-carat rose gold toned model is a petite 25.5mm, and is finished with a sumptuous 18-carat rose gold plated bezel. Elsewhere, a mother-of-pearl dial features glittering hour markers, gold hands and the famous Longines logo. Beneath the dial ticks Calibre L595, an automatic movement that powers a date window at 3 o’clock.
Treat your loved one like a queen with this offering from independent Swiss brand Oris. It’s part of the brand’s elegant Artelier collection, which shows off Oris’s passion for fine watchmaking, and houses a Swiss Made automatic movement which powers a useful date window at 6 o’clock. This stunning version has a 28mm stainless steel case and bracelet, and a silver dial with 11 diamond hour indexes and a beautiful diamond-set bezel. That’s just the right number of jewels to add sparkle to everyday life.
Treat your man:
Sportier types will appreciate this Toro Rosso Special Edition Chronograph by Casio. This chunky 44mm watch is cast entirely in stainless steel and its motor-racing credentials include a chronograph quartz movement, a black dial with contrasting blue and red chronograph counters, and the striking Toro Rosso logo at 12 o’clock.
Hugo Boss is famous for its line of stylish menswear, and the brand produces some glorious timepieces, too. We’re big fans of this 42mm quartz chronograph model, which has effortlessly cool stainless steel case and mesh bracelet, alongside a gun-metal grey dial. The rose gold plated baton markers and hands provide an eye-catching contrast. This is a fail-safe choice for any man who wants his watch to make a style statement.
Another handsome watch for your man is this Eco-Drive watch from Citizen – and as it’s exclusively available here at Goldsmiths this is a great way to ensure your man’s present is extra special.
The stainless steel 43mm case is home to a white dial that, while packed with functions doesn’t appear too cluttered. The three, smaller dials display the readings from the chronograph (stop watch) function while the large Arabic numerals and flashes of sky blue keep things legible.
If your fella enjoys being the centre of attention then this could be the watch for him. This is a very unusual watch from Swiss brand Rado. Rado, of course, is known for creating stunning timepieces from ceramic, which is known to wear much better than stainless steel. This 38mm black and gold version also includes a skeleton dial so you can see the workings of the Swiss movement below.
Designed for the high-octane world of Formula 1, this striking quartz model has a sporting aesthetic – visible in its practical stainless steel case and racetrack-inspired tachymeter scale to calculate speed. Blue-dial timepieces have become commonplace on male wrists in recent years – and this blue model has added appeal thanks to its distinctive orange seconds hand and white luminescent markers, providing maximum legibility no matter the conditions. Best of all, a screw-down crown keeps this watch water-resistant to 200m.