Oftentimes, women get jewelry on Valentine’s Day, so it’s only fair to consider giving men a luxury watch on the day that celebrates love and romance! A luxury watch is after all the one accessory that most men enjoy wearing every day. To make shopping a little easier this year, we’ve handpicked six luxury watches to suit a range of budgets. From less than $3,000 to just over $5,500, here are our favorite men’s Valentine’s Day gifts to treat the special man in your life.
Men’s Valentine’s Day Gift for less than $3,000: Corum Watch
Corum’s flagship watch for over 50 years, the Admiral proudly displays its ties to sailing. This particular Corum Admirals Cup Chronograph watch bears the characteristic 12-sided case along with the signature nautical flags on the bezel. Flip the watch around and you’ll find nautical flags on the winding rotor of the automatic chronograph movement too.
The Admirals Cup Chronograph’s stainless steel case measures a generous 44mm, making this an impressive watch to wear—especially with the duo of pushers flanking the crown. Housed within the dial is a black dial with a trio of subdials and a date window at 6 o’clock. The nautical-inspired watch is presented with a black Kevlar strap, along with an additional red one.
Priced at less than $3,000, this is a whole lot of watch to give and is one of our favorite men’s Valentine’s Day gifts.
Men’s Valentine’s Day Gift for less than $3,500: Omega Watch
One of Omega’s most popular collections, the Seamaster is the brand’s collection of marine-focused watches. The Omega Seamaster is an expansive collection with countless models to choose from. However, for a great model under $3,500, we recommend the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial GMT watch.
Sporting a 41mm stainless steel case and matching stainless steel bracelet, the Seamaster Diver 300 GMT is ready for both the seas and skies. As a diver’s watch, it can plunge down to 300 meters deep and comes equipped with a helium escape valve, a diver’s bezel, and highly legible dial. Furthermore, as a GMT watch, it’s the perfect travel companion since it can indicate two time zones simultaneously thanks to its extra red 24-hour hand. Plus, there’s also a date window for added practicality. All the functions on this Seamaster are driven by the Caliber 2628 automatic movement with Omega’s famous Co-Axial escapement for enhanced durability and precision.
Highly recognizable, super practical, and superbly built, this Omega Seamaster is a fantastic men’s Valentine’s Day gift.
Men’s Valentine’s Day Gift for less than $4,000: Breitling Watch
Makers of some of the sportiest and most technical Swiss luxury watches today, Breitling offers plenty of tough high-end timepieces. Take for example the Breitling Superocean 44 Special—an ultra-sporty and robust men’s watch.
Dressed almost entirely in black, the Superocean 44 Special dons a black steel case along with a black unidirectional ceramic diver’s bezel. The deep black dial sets the perfect stage for the white markings, red extra 24-hour hand, and luminescent hands and indexes. Plus, there’s also the black rubber strap proudly flaunting the BREITLING name embossed into it. In addition to the watch’s water resistance to 1,000 meters and second time zone, there’s also a date window at 3 o’clock. The Superocean 44 Special runs on the automatic Caliber 17 with 40 hours of power reserve.
For a man who likes his fine watches to be technical, durable, and masculine, the Breitling Superocean 44 Special, priced at less than $4,000, is an ideal Valentine’s Day gift.
Men’s Valentine’s Day Gift for less than $4,500: Cartier Watch
While the Cartier Santos may not be the first watch you think about when you think of aviation watches, it was in fact the very first pilot’s watch ever created. Made in 1904 by Louis Cartier for his friend and pioneer aviator Alberto Santos Dumont, the Santos watch was made to be worn on the wrist for easy reading while flying instead of a cumbersome pocketwatch. Fast-forward to over a century later and the Santos remains as one of Cartier’s signature timepieces.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Santos, Cartier introduced the steel Santos 100 in 2004. This particular version of the Cartier Santos 100 is as classic as it gets with its square steel case, square bezel with exposed screws, Roman numerals on the dial, sword-shaped hands, automatic movement, and black leather strap.
Few luxury watches are as legendary as the Cartier Santos, so this year, make it a very special Valentine’s Day by gifting him an icon in the luxury watch space.
Men’s Valentine’s Day Gift for less than $5,500: Rolex Watch
If only the best will do this Valentine’s Day, then it’s got to be a Rolex—and a Rolex Datejust at that. The brand’s flagship watch, the Datejust is famous for its recognizable design, including the essential date window at 3 o’clock.
This particular stainless steel Rolex Datejust ref. 16220 dates back to 1999 and features an appealing engine-turned steel bezel, a fresh white dial with Arabic numerals, and the unmistakable Cyclops magnification lens on the sapphire crystal protecting the dial. There’s also the sporty Oyster bracelet in matching steel, which makes this a perfect everyday luxury watch. Like all Datejust watches, the Rolex ref. 16220 runs on an in-house automatic movement.
For less than $5,500, this Rolex Datejust watch will most likely be the best Valentine’s Day gift he’s ever received. And not only will he cherish it forever, Rolex watches often become family heirlooms that can be enjoyed by many generations. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving!
Valentine’s Day is less than three weeks away. So get ahead by browsing our selection of men’s pre-owned luxury watches at fantastic prices–you’ll both be glad you did!