For a couple with classic tastes, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust in 41mm and 31mm cases are a perfect pairing. Both automatic timepieces feature a mix of metals: the Datejust 41 (left) is housed in a case combining Rolex’s Oystersteel and a white-gold bezel; the Datejust 31 is a mix of Oystersteel and Everose gold.
Seriously, you don’t have to be matchy-matchy – but you should be original. Celebrate togetherness in an offbeat way with the 45mm IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days (top) in 5N red gold. Its refined presence complements the classic charm of the IWC Da Vinci Automatic in a 36mm 5N red gold case.
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Calendar watches are perfect for the lovey-dovey who never want to forget a romantic date. Both clad in warm red gold and powered by self-winding movements, Blancpain’s 40mm Complete Calendar (top) and 33.2mm Calendar Moon Phase elegantly track the days until your next rendezvous.
With more men opting for smaller timepieces and women favouring large watches, we don’t believe in gendering timepieces by size. Both these Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 watches come in 41mm pink gold cases. Who wears which model is simple: The Code 11.59 Self-winding Chronograph (bottom) is for the chronograph fan, while the white-dialled Code 11.59 Self-winding is for the minimalist who just needs to know the time.
We like unexpected contrasts, and that’s what these Richard Mille timepieces offer. The RM 33-02 Automatic (top) is a recent launch and the descendant of the RM 33 Automatic (bottom) that was introduced in 2011. With a 41.7mm case, the former might be smaller than the latter with its 45.7mm red gold case, but the RM 33-02 packs an aggressive punch with a sporty Carbon TPT bezel and caseback (note: it also has a red gold caseband).
For jetsetting duos, who frequently find themselves in different time zones, we suggest Franck Muller’s Cintree Curvex Master Banker Asia Exclusive – the latest update of the Master Banker watch launched in 1996. These selfwinding models feature a total of three time zone displays, all adjusted via a single crown. These are housed in 50.4mm by 36mm cases – both in steel, with the watch on the left, clearly, glammed up with a diamond-set bezel.
One popular dial colour, done in two very different ways. The hand-wound De Ville Tresor Co-Axial Master Chronometer (bottom) features a handsome mid-blue patterned dial in a 40mm steel case, while the De Ville Tresor Quartz is elegantly dressy with a blue-grey mother-of-pearl dial, and a 39mm steel case set with diamonds.
There’s no better way to celebrate being together forever than with a pair of perpetual calendar timepieces characterised by calendar displays that do not have to be adjusted until 2100. Montblanc offers two interpretations of this complication with the whimsical Boheme Manufacture Perpetual Calendar (left) in a 38mm steel and diamond case, and the sober Heritage Perpetual Calendar in a 40mm steel case. Both are self-winding.
TEXT LYNETTE KOH
PHOTOGRAPHY VEE CHIN ART DIRECTION