Match made in horology: Couple watches for him and her

Match made in horology: Couple watches for him and her


Text: Angelyn Kwek

Pair off in complementary timepieces that proclaim style and substance

There's just something about a well-executed couple look that calls for a round of approbation — and no, we're not talking about those gauche couple shirts paraded around by the dozens on Valentines'. Instead of committing that garish cardinal sin, channel your matchy-matchy tendencies into a stylish undertaking by way of haute horlogerie pieces that speak of cutting-edge sophistication. And if you balk at the idea that watches are not the most obvious of PDAs, horophiles (and romance gurus) will have you know that size matters not; it's the constituent parts that really count.

Whether you're debating on an anniversary gift or demonstrating a gesture of affection, here are our top three picks for couple timepieces that attest to the saying 'good things come in pairs':

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph and Diver Lady
For the lovebirds that are looking to make a sporty statement, Ulysse Nardin's diver collection is the perfect watch that doubles up for dressy dinner dates and romantic water activities. Expressly designed to go under up to 300 metres deep, the 44mm Diver Chronograph and the 40mm Diver Lady plays off each other with rose gold elements and coordinating aesthetics featuring unidirectional rotating bezels, oversized hands and robust rubber straps. Highly reliable diving instruments and distinct elegance rolled in one; this his-and-hers collection is the embodiment of athleisure.

Couple watches Ulysse Nardin Diver collection

Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date and Pavonina
When it comes to solid classics, the Seventies Chronograph Panorama and Pavonina by the German maison set themselves apart from the throng with their cushion-shaped dials that pay tribute to the 70s' era of watchmaking. Though hailing from different collections and calibres, the vintage silhouette of both watches calls to mind the perfect pairing for an urbane power couple. Polished and refined, both timepieces are steel-encased with the Seventies Chronograph sporting an alligator leather bracelet that nicely contrasts the satin straps of the Pavonina. Plus that sublime shade of Glashütte Original blue is totally to-covet-for.

Couple watches Glashütte

Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time and Overseas Small Model
If it's contemporary multi-functional style you're aiming for, you can't go wrong with Vacheron Constantin's Overseas timepieces. A lauded collection from the Swiss manufacture that underwent a massive reinvention, the upgrade boasts a whopping 18 watches tailored for the jet set crowd. Perfect for wanderlust soul mates, the masculine 43.5mm Overseas World Time paired with the slimmer 37mm Overseas Small model makes for the ideal travel companion. Bonus: A cleverly designed easy-swap bracelet system exchanges between stainless steel, leather and rubber straps to suit every occasion. Because we all need wardrobe options.

Couple watches Vacheron Constantin