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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Our All-Time Favorite Couple Watches
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Our All-Time Favorite Couple Watches

By Nick Kenyon
5 Feb 2024
12 min read

Discover our curated collection of the finest couple watches, crafted to symbolize timeless love and eternal style

Genuine love transcends material gestures, yet if you seek a daily reminder for your significant other and a shared symbol of your connection, few things surpass the timeless significance of a watch. For more than half a millennia, the 14th of February has been a day for expressions of love — both big and small.

Of course, expressing our love for our significant other can take countless forms. But for those wanting to give a gift that can be enjoyed any day of the week, presenting that special person with a timepiece has always been a great choice.

If you’re looking to take things to the next level again, a matching pair of timepieces can be the perfect opportunity to think about each other whenever you wear them (as well as enjoying “new watch day” yourself). So no matter if you’re hunting for a single special piece to give this year — or are considering a matching set —  take a look at our favorite watches, now available on Wristcheck.

Rolex Day-Date 36 & Cartier Tonneau Dual Time

Kicking things off an immaculate set of yellow gold beauties, both the Rolex Day-Date 36 and the Cartier Tonneau Dual Time are perfectly sized to be worn by anyone. Sharing is caring, especially with watches.

The Rolex Day-Date 36 arrives with a quintessentially proportioned 36mm case and matching precious metal bracelet, complete with the invisible presidential clasp to secure it. The truly unusual element of this watch, however, is the deep oxblood Stella dial with no less than ten diamond-set hour markers. Such dials were produced in extremely limited numbers during the 70s and 80s, making this Rolex calibre 3055-powered Day-Date a rare bird indeed.

While not as rare in production numbers, this Cartier Tonneau Dual Time is also quite a special piece, and not only because Cartier is for lovers. Produced in the 1990s and featuring a barrel-shaped case that measures 46mm in length and curves to the contour of the wrist, it features two different dials that can be set independently to track the time in two different time zones. Paired with an elegant red alligator leather strap that’s secured with a yellow gold folding clasp, this kind of dual time watch has potent romantic potential if you and your partner are ever away from each other, as it can be set to show the time of your respective locations.

Piaget Traditional & Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41

For couples who enjoy endlessly verdant shades of green, this Piaget Traditional and Rolex Oyster Perpetual combination makes for a strong statement together, blending a sense of quiet elegance with reliable everyday performance. 

There’s absolutely no doubt that Piaget’s solid gold watches from the 70s and onwards have seen a tremendous spike in interest over the last couple of years, and this Traditional piece is no exception. A watch that makes an unambiguous statement about the quality both of Piaget as a watchmaker and a jewelry house with deep goldsmithing expertise, the woven white gold bracelet is a masterpiece, while the jade stone dial and diamond-set bezel only serve to elevate the watch further.

In an appealing contrast, the classic Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 is a robust and dependable companion that can be worn in just about any environment. Boasting a brushed 41mm stainless steel case and bracelet, its Stella-inspired forest green dial is an absolute treat to behold in your hands and enjoys a symmetry that is only possible without a date window. This generation of Oyster Perpetual is powered by the Rolex Calibre 3235 — with a total of 70 hours of power reserve — while the screw-down crown and solid caseback guarantee a confidence-inspiring 100m of water resistance.

Blancpain X Swatch Fifty Fathoms Indian Ocean & Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Series

A classic pairing that won’t break the bank is the colorfully sporty Blancpain X Swatch Fifty Fathoms Indian Ocean and the under-the-radar Seiko Presage ref. SPB295 Craftsmanship Series.

The Blancpain X Swatch Fifty Fathoms was launched in 2023 as a follow-up to the enormously popular MoonSwatch collaboration between Omega and Swatch, with five different case colors to pick from. This Indian Ocean model draws inspiration from the ocean of the same name and features a 42mm bright green bioceramic case, with a depiction of a Nembrotha Kubaryana Nudibranchs on the caseback. Powered by the entirely robot-assembled SISTEM51 movement with 90 hours of power reserve, it’s a fun watch that can handle a little rough and tumble.

As a slightly dressier contrast, the Seiko Presage ref. SPB295 from the Craftsmanship Series showcases a distinctly Japanese approach to the craft of dial-making. While its 40mm stainless steel case and comfortable leather strap are great features, the star of the show is the deep green Urushi lacquer dial with golden highlights. Created using an ancient technique of painstaking polishing and hand-painting, the dial displays the time, day, date, and power reserve symmetrically across its surface with six hands, powered by the automatic calibre 6R24.

Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G Singapore Edition & Patek Philippe World Time Ref. 5130R Shanghai Edition

It isn’t all that often that Patek Philippe crafts regional special editions, which is why seeing this pair of Patek Philippe world time watches side by side is such a rare treat.

The Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph ref. 5930G Singapore Edition was produced as a 300-piece limited edition in 2019 to celebrate the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition in Singapore. Arriving just three years after the ref. 5930 was first introduced with the ultra-thin calibre CH 28-520 HU, this reference features a smoked black and red guilloché dial and a cities ring that replaces Beijing with Singapore. Measuring a wonderfully well-proportioned 39mm in diameter and cased in white gold, it’s a must-own for any serious Patek Philippe collector from Singapore, and the perfect partner to the next watch.

Slightly less complex, but no less beautiful, the Patek Philippe World Time Ref. 5130R Shanghai Edition brings a warmer presence to the wrist thanks to its 39mm rose gold case. First released more than a decade ago, this reference was created to mark the opening of the first Patek Philippe boutique in the Chinese city and features the text “Patek Philippe Shanghai Salon Inauguration 2012” on the caseback. Hong Kong has been replaced with Shanghai on the cities wheel of this rare watch, as one of just 25 pieces ever produced in rose gold (with another 25 pieces produced in white gold).

Kurono Tokyo 2023 Anniversary Calendrier "Azuki" & TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Skeleton

A duo that spans the aesthetic gulf between the traditional and the avant-garde is the Kurono Tokyo 2023 Anniversary Calendrier "Azuki" and the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Skeleton.

Crafted by the much-celebrated and self-taught master watchmaker Hajime Asaoka, the Kurono Tokyo 2023 Anniversary Calendrier "Azuki" is a shining example of affordable independent watchmaking. This reference features a 38mm stainless steel case and a beautifully balanced dial, with an automotive-inspired hue known as Azuki (translating to red bean). Displaying the day, date, month, and time, it’s powered by the ever-reliable automatic calibre Miyota 9122 with 40 hours of power reserve.

On the other end of the design spectrum is the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Skeleton, boasting a futuristic skeletonised dial and gleaming ceramic bezel. It serves up plenty of wrist presence with its 45mm PVD-coated stainless steel case, while the calibre Heuer 01 — with 50 hours of power reserve — is partially visible through both the dial and the exhibition caseback. Paired with a comfortable red rubber strap and promising 100m of water resistance, it’s a watch that makes an unmissable statement.

Tudor Pelagos FXD Alinghi Red Bull Racing & Tudor Black Bay 41 Master Chronometer

For the sporty couple who love Tudor as much as they do swimming in the open ocean, both the Tudor Pelagos FXD Alinghi Red Bull Racing and the Tudor Black Bay 41 Master Chronometer are perfect choices.

Released in partnership with the Alinghi Red Bull Racing team that competes in the America’s Cup and other sailing competitions, this Tudor Pelagos FXD is designed for uncompromising performance in any conditions. Arriving with a 42mm matte black carbon composite case with titanium details, it features a 120-click ceramic bezel, ultra-legible no-date dial, and solid-bar lugs that use a bespoke single-pass NATO strap. This special edition Pelagos is water resistant to 200m and is powered by the calibre MT5602 with 70 hours of power reserve.

A far more traditional expression of a diving watch — with some truly cutting-edge technology inside it — the Tudor Black Bay 41 Master Chronometer was also released in 2023 to plenty of enthusiasm from collectors. Reminiscent of the original Tudor Black Bay from 2012 thanks to its red bezel and 41mm stainless steel case, important upgrades have been made in the profile of the case and how it wears on the wrist, as well as the super-comfortable five-link steel bracelet. As its name suggests, however, the calibre MT5602-U movement is just about as good as it gets with Master Chronometer certification and 70 hours of power reserve. 

Omega Railmaster & Tudor Black Bay 54

If you or your significant other enjoy studying a little history from time to time, you’ll both love the heritage inspiration behind the Omega Railmaster and the Tudor Black Bay 54

The Omega Railmaster is one of the more underrated watches produced by the Bienne-based watchmaker, with a history that dates back to 1957 when it was first created as a timepiece for scientists and railway workers operating near electrical fields. While early Railmasters used a soft iron inner case to protect against magnetism, this current generation that debuted in 2018 features a silicon balance spring that’s capable of withstanding magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. Powered by the Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8806 with 55 hours of power reserve, it’s cased in 40mm of stainless steel and boasts a denim-inspired blue dial.

Leaving the railroads behind and diving into the ocean depths, we find the Tudor Black Bay 54 as being inspired by the very first diving watch from the brand: the Tudor Submariner ref. 7922. As its name suggests, this origin story can be traced back to 1954, with the modern Black Bay 54 featuring the same 37mm steel case and bracelet, but with an upgraded 200m of water resistance and the 70-hour power reserve automatic calibre MT5400 inside. 

Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Verde Green Limited Edition & Atelier Wen X Revolution Perception – XI "喜"

Colorful and contemporary, the Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Verde Green Limited Edition and the Atelier Wen X Revolution Perception – XI "喜" are both fine examples of what smaller independent watchmaking outfits are capable of today. 

In fact, the Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto is such an impressive watch it walked away with the first prize in the Petite Aiguille Category of the Grand Prix D'horlogerie De Genève (GPHG) in 2023. Available in this lush Verde Green reference in 41mm of titanium, you’ll spot the time-telling dial floating around the 12 o’clock position, while the remainder of the dial is taken up by the calibre SW200-1-powered Sonnerie au Passage chiming complication. Capable of chiming once an hour, this highly desirable complication is typically reserved for watches that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but Christopher Ward can offer it for a genuine fraction of that cost.

Produced in collaboration with the Wei Koh-founded watch-collecting magazine Revolution, the Atelier Wen X Revolution Perception – XI "喜" is a 100-piece limited edition that celebrates Chinese watchmaking. Featuring a 40mm titanium case and bracelet, the bright red dial is a work of écailles de poisson guilloché art, produced by Master Cheng Yu Cai who is one of China's only master guilloché craftsmen. Beneath the passionately toned dial is the automatic calibre SL1588 with 41 hours of power reserve, while the case is secured to 100m of water resistance. 

MB&F M.A.D.1 Red & Green

A pair of matching watches for any couple that enjoys being on the cutting edge, the MB&F M.A.D.1 series remains one of the most desirable collections in the game thanks to them being produced by the legendary Max Büsser.

If you’ve not come across the MB&F M.A.D.1 series before, it was originally created as a thanks to long-term collectors and retail partners of MB&F, before it proved so popular that Büsser decided to release a publicly available version. In the context of MB&F watches that cost five or six figures, the four-figure M.A.D.1 series is a way of getting a taste of the MB&F madness for a much more approachable sum and has led to something of a buying frenzy whenever a new color is released. So far, four colors have been produced including blue and a coppery salmon tone, alongside the original MB&F M.A.D.1 RED and the follow-up MB&F M.A.D.1 GREEN. Boasting a 42mm stainless steel case that offers the time display between the lugs at 6 o’clock, its affordable price is thanks to it being powered by a re-engineered calibre Miyota 8315 with 60 hours of power reserve.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph & Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Last, but certainly not least, is a pair of watches that have more in common than they don’t, while still offering very different experiences on the wrist: the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph.

Despite its sparkling 38mm rose gold case, you could argue this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph is less attention-grabbing than its matching pair thanks to its svelte proportions and silvered Grande Tapisserie dial. Boasting the iconic Gerald Genta-designed octagonal bezel — complete with exposed bolts — its architectural form is a wonderful example of combining polished and brushed surfaces. Powered by the column-wheel-equipped calibre AP 2385 self-winding movement with 40 hours of power reserve, this is a watch that oozes sporty chic.

Smaller by a single millimeter than its Le Brassus-born sibling, this 37mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph packs even more presence on the wrist thanks to its diamond-set bezel and bright green dial and strap. It’s cased in brushed stainless steel, with the same oversized Emmanuel Gueit-designed proportions we’ve come to know and love over the years, and is powered by the same automatic calibre AP 2385 with 40 hours of power reserve.