Valentine's gifts of time-significance: what 14th February means for Frédéric Brun

Valentine's gifts of time-significance: what 14th February means for Frédéric Brun

Beyond giving and receiving, the time we set aside for others will always embody the most precious of gestures. Watchonista contributor, Frédéric Brun Nardin, reveals his most intimate watchmaking desires.

If St. Valentine's Day were not such a commercial event and you had all the money in the world, which timepiece would you give the woman in your life? And why?…

For something like St. Valentine's Day, it would have to be a model of the moment. Not necessarily a classically appealing model such as the Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre, or a Cartier (Ceinture, Tank chinoise, Baignoire, etc...). I'd go for one of my current favourites: such as Bulgari's Lucea, with just the right amount of preciousness, or the new Rendez-Vous by Jaeger-LeCoultre, with the little chimes so I'm never late for the appointed hour of our tryst. Even though I know a woman is never late, a man needs a few extra minutes just so he can think about her. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day

How would you present the gift?

I'd tuck it under the pillow, like when kids leave a tooth behind for the tooth fairy. It's always best to make it a surprise.

And if the woman in your life were to offer you a watch for St. Valentine's Day without asking you first, what would you hope for?

A model that would correspond to her taste and my personality. That  way I'd find out how she saw me or... how she'd like me to be. But I'd also like there to be a little hint of my favourite colour: red. 

Bvlgari Lvcea Giardino Paradiso

And what is your ideal context or situation for receiving such a gift?

Is it safe? Are there any children around?

Cartier Ceinture watch