One of our favourite days of the year, St. Valentine’s day, is coming soon, giving us a perfect chance to show our appreciation for that special person in our lives.
However, finding the right gift can be a struggle at the best of times - the old favourites of flowers and chocolates are nice, but a bit cliche. Even those more creative, experience-based couples gifts, like a meal at a fancy restaurant or a spa weekend, are off-limits for most of us this year as we continue to live with the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to make a memory that will last forever, a lasting reminder of you and your partner’s enduring love. The gift of time! Filippo Loreti has a huge range of tasteful and striking designs to choose from, creating endless possibilities for the ideal couple’s match up.
There are no set rules to follow here, feel free to mix and match as you see fit. But to help you to make your choice we’ve come up with a few suggestions for the perfect male/female combination, so you can share a constant connection that’s bound in time.
MUSE + OKEANOS SERIES WATCHES
Inspired by iconic women like Emmaline Pankhurst, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Fonda, and Coco Chanel, the Muse series was designed to reflect empowering femininity that has endured throughout history. Available in either silver or gold, and with a variety of dial colors to choose from, these subtle, demure watches bring an understated elegance to the wrist that is classy, but not flashy. Here, we recommend the stunning cobalt-blue dial on the Muse Emmeline.
The ideal match for the Muse Emmaline is our Okeanos Blue Steel Link. Like the Muse, it boasts a subtle elegance that is suitable for a variety of occasions, but the Okeanos has a more rugged, masculine character that reflects its original purpose of life in the outdoors. The steel link strap adds a classic, timeless feel to the piece, and perfectly complements the sophistication of the Emmaline.
This watch pair is made for active couples who require elegant, multifunctional timepieces to meet their varied and busy lifestyles. Suitable for anything from trekking in the wilderness to a night on the town, these classic watches are the ideal Valentine’s Day treat to share.
ASEA + ASCARI COLLECTION WATCHES
The exclusive Asea is a rare and unique timepiece, with less than 1,000 watches made in three limited edition designs. This mother-of-pearl design is both eye-catching and unusual, featuring dazzling Swarovski® crystals that add real glamor to an otherwise adventurous and bold timepiece.
Matching the daring styles of the Asea is the Ascari Steel White Link, a sporty and state-of-the-art quartz watch for men. The Ascari was inspired by Italian Formula 1 racer Alberto Ascari, who drove his Ferrari to victory at the GP World Championship in 1952, a feat that is commemorated on the case back with an intricate engraving of the famous car. The one-tone stainless steel design of this piece adds elegance to a complex and adventurous watch, which has the features of a classic mechanical chronograph but actually contains a precise, high-tech movement.
This striking and distinctive pairing is perfect for couples who aren’t afraid to make a statement, and who enjoy active, adventurous lifestyles. Unique, exclusive, and rare, they will hold both a physical and sentimental value for years to come.
UNISEX VENICE WATCHES COLLECTION
The Italian influence is clear and obvious in all of Filippo Loreti’s watches, but none more so than the Venice collection. Inspired by the Floating City, and St. Mark’s Basilica, in particular, the Venice offers tasteful and artistic pieces for both men and women, complete with an intricate engraving of St. Mark’s on the case back.
We’ve chosen the Venice Moonphase Silver Mesh for women, which features a unique Moonphase complication that shows the various phases of the moon as a means of timekeeping. Based on an ancient horological science that was used before the invention of the clock, this complex and attractive feature is a real conversation starter and offers an extra touch of luxury to an already sophisticated timepiece.
Complementing the Moonphase Silver Mesh is the Silver Grey Automatic Mesh, which is a slightly wider and larger male version of the collection. Featuring the same Moonphase complication, the Silver Grey Automatic comes with the highly-sought-after automatic movement, which only the finest quality timepieces can boast. Automatic watches are powered by the motion of the wearer and therefore last forever, yet require extremely precise craftsmanship and extensive knowledge to make. You know you are getting the very best with an automatic watch.
The Venice pairing is ideal for cultured and artistically-minded couples, who appreciate the finer things in life and have an interest in travel, history, and timeless style. These watches are Filippo Loreti’s original masterpiece and make for a Valentine’s Day gift of real style and substance.
These are just a tiny sample of the many luxury pairings possible with Filippo Loreti, there are literally hundreds of styles to choose from. Whether you are looking to treat your significant other or feel like creating a beautifully-matched gift for both of you, you’re sure to find something to suit both of your tastes!