Gift-giving season is upon us and you know what’s better than unwrapping a luxury watch? Getting a coordinating pair of timepieces to share with your better half, of course! So if you agree that two is better than one, then read on for matching his and her watches to nail holiday shopping this year.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time
The perfect set for the jet-set couple, this duo of rose gold Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watches are essentially the same except for their sizes. The ref. 5524 for him measures a generous 42mm case while the ref. 7234 for her measures a more restrained 37.5mm. Housed inside the Calatrava Pilot Travel cases are brown dials with oversized center hands—including one 12-hour hand for local time and one 24-hour hand for home time—that point to large and luminous numerals. Accompanying the dual time indication are two apertures to display day or night in each time zone and powering both Patek pilot’s watches is the automatic Caliber 324 S C FUS movement.
If there’s one thing Cartier is brilliant at, it is creating gender-neutral watch designs to be enjoyed by everyone. And the new Santos-Dumont collection exemplifies Maison Cartier’s approach. Featuring square bezels, leather straps, and classic Cartier dials with Roman numerals and blue sword-shaped hands, the Santos-Dumont watches are available in a variety of sizes, materials, and colorways to suit a range of tastes—making it is simple to pick a matching his and her watch set. Plus, for couples who seek practicality in their timepieces, the Santos-Dumont watches run on high autonomy quartz movements with six-year battery life.
Rolex GMT-Master II
The GMT-Master collection has been a part of the Rolex catalog since 1955, yet, last year was the first time the Crown offered Everose gold—the brand’s proprietary rose gold alloy—versions of the famed pilot watches. Whether the full Everose gold GMT-Master II 126715 or the two-tone Everose gold and stainless steel GMT-Master II 126711, the pinkish hue of the precious metal complements the black and brown ceramic bezels sitting on top of the well-proportioned 40mm cases beautifully. And if either of you has to travel to another time zone, the arrow-tipped 24-hour hand can be set to keep track of what time it is back home.
Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski
Designed in collaboration with Richard Orlinski, the Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski collection is ideal for the art and watch-loving twosome. Dressed in the artist’s signature dramatic lines made up of fab facets and bold bevels, the Classic Fusion Orlinski watches feature 40mm cases in either titanium or King Gold (Hublot’s proprietary 18k red gold alloy) and with or without diamonds. Pick a pair in the same metals to be completely coordinated or in contrasting ones so you can switch whenever the mood strikes. Whichever way you go, these are modern dress watches that bring some edge.