A His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guide To The Watches And Jewelry At WEMPE Fi
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A His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guide To The Watches And Jewelry At WEMPE Fifth Avenue

Our selection of favorite timepieces and exquisite jewelry available at WEMPE.

By Hyla Bauer

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Shopping for gifts can be anxiety-provoking and, our retail partner WEMPE stands ready to assist. WEMPE’s Fifth Avenue boutique is conveniently located at 700 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 55th Street. It's one-stop-shopping for both fine watches and dazzling jewelry. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve selected some pieces that will spark thoughts of cupid.

The Gold Standard

Gold is a perfect gift for the one you love, and it doesn’t get much better than Cartier and Breguet. The Panthère de Cartier (pictured, $27,100) watch is a modern update of the iconic watch first introduced in the 1980’s and worn by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. The new Panthères feature the signature sleek gold bracelet and the classic Cartier Roman numerals on the dial. The watch’s bezel is set with diamonds, and a single diamond adorns the crown.

Breguet is one of the finest Swiss brands, and its founder Abraham-Louis Breguet is credited with inventing the tourbillon and other groundbreaking watch complications. The Breguet Marine Chronograph (pictured, $33,800) in rose gold combines an elegant gold timepiece with a superior handmade movement and a sporty rubber strap. It’s a modern take on a classic complicated watch.

Sparkle Her Interest

Is Valentine’s the day to make the ultimate gesture of love? WEMPE's BY Kim 2 carat solitaire ring set in white gold has more sparkle than a bottle of champagne ($91,175). WEMPE has developed an exclusive, patented diamond cut designed to bring ultimate sparkle to the precious stone. Compared with the standard brilliant cut at 57 facets, WEMPE's 137-facet diamonds outshine the competition.

Not ready to pop the question, or looking for something for the woman who has everything? Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and 2 carat diamond stud earrings will say I love you every time she wears them.

Wrap her wrist with love with a ruby and diamond bracelet (pictured, $115,000). Rubies are a symbol of true love, loyalty and legend has it that the ruby is also an aphrodisiac. WEMPE's luxe bracelet features 5.85 carats of rubies and a full 5.53 carats of diamonds set in precious platinum.

Chronographs for the Connoisseur

The chronograph function, intended for timing, comes in many forms from luxury brands. Our suggestions for a great Valentines gift include the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph and IWC’s Pilot Chronograph (pictured, $5,250). Each watch has its unique virtues. Let’s take a look.

Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas Chronograph (pictured, $28,400) has a decidedly sporty look. Vacheron collectors covet the Overseas, and the many models in the collection. What makes the newest Overseas Chronograph exceptional is its versatility. The watch comes with a metal bracelet and additional alligator and rubber strap that can be easily interchanged by the owner, allowing for a quick change in look and feel. On the inside, Vacheron Constantin’s chronograph movement is as fine as they come.

The IWC Pilot Chronograph takes its design inspiration from watches made for aviation. The watch time and chronograph function take center stage on the dial. It’s a tool watch in the true sense of the word. The 43mm case allows for a larger dial that’s easy to read at a glance.

His and Hers for the Sophisticate

She’ll love the mother of pearl dial that adorns this A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia watch in white gold (pictured, $18,710). The white-on-white dial and alligator strap create a distinctively feminine watch with a subtle elegance. The watch’s outer beauty matches its movement, created entirely by hand in A. Lange & Söhne’s manufacture.

Cartier’s new Santos watch for men (pictured, $6,850) boasts a stunning gradient blue dial. The new dial’s sunray engraving adds a more modern, sporty look to the timepiece. Silvered Roman numerals and hands provide a readable contrast against the deep blue background.

So whether you keep the element of surprise on your side, or shop together with your significant other – the passionate sales professionals at WEMPE will make it an easy, fun and luxurious experience.

(Photography by Liam O'Donnell)

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