Luxury watches 'the embodiment of elegance'

First published: 07-02-2012

Picking out a Valentine's Day present for your loved one can be tough, especially if you are not in the kind of couple who like love hearts and teddy bears.

If this is the case, then a luxury timepiece could be a good choice for you and your loved one, as a quality watch is a great way to show your affection with a classic piece of design.

Offering his advice on the best watches to select as a special present this Valentine's Day, Francis J, editor of watchprojects.com, explained that it is best to go for the finest quality timepieces you can afford.

He said Rolex could be considered, as it is an excellent choice for several reasons.

While the watches are both elegant and wearable, he explained they also contain tried and tested technology, so you can be sure they will work for many years to come.

In addition, the watches are so covetable they will actually gain in value over time, meaning they could also be a great investment option.

However, for something a little more individual, the horologist suggested considering a design by Patek Philippe.

"They have built some of the world's most complicated timepieces and they spare no effort in building every single component of their watches in the best tradition of watchmaking," Francis said.
Considering all these elements, the watches from the brand were called the "perfect embodiment of high-end watchmaking".

Finding a watch with an interesting design could also appeal to some people as a memorable Valentine's Day gift, with Breil recently releasing a timepiece that has an interesting metal strap which can be wrapped around the arm and held in place without a fastening. 

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