It’s Valentine’s Day again, gentlemen. That’s right.
You’ve probably already bought your wife/ girlfriend/ mother/ grandmother/ secretary/ secret crush the perfect gift and made reservations at the perfect restaurant where you’ll watch her eyes light up as she opens that beautifully wrapped symbol of your love and devotion. But, if that’s not the case and you find that you’re at a loss this year, fear not – Seiko has you covered. Yep, the Japanese watch guys. Really. Not only will this sweet gift impress the lady in your life with your sense of style, it will also show her how much you care about her heart. Literally.
Seiko Corporation of America, a subsidiary of one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of timepieces has launched a ‘Giving Hearts’ campaign this year in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® crusade.
Concerned that heart disease claims the lives of one in three women who suffer from it, The American Heart Association has committed to educate and raise awareness of a disease that many tend to associate primarily with older men. The website at GoRedForWomen.org provides a valuable resource for women seeking information, needing to connect or looking for solutions. “We are committed to fighting this #1 killer that is preventable,” says the site. “We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause.”
To support and help publicize this noble endeavor, Seiko USA has designed a special watch this year and is contributing $15 of every one sold through March 1, 2012 (with a minimum $100,000 contribution.). The company has also launched a ‘Giving Hearts’ web page on their site where consumers are invited to design their own virtual hearts and dedicate them to loved ones via email or for display in the public forum. (You can pick from a variety of patterns, borders, decorations and dedications.) Visitors may vote on their favorite designs and enter to win a free watch.
Called the Go Red For Women Seiko Tressia, it’s a slender women’s dress watch with a black ion bangle-style bracelet with a jeweler’s clasp, Swarovski crystal accents and an AHA heart logo on the face. It’s selling for $177 online and is even water resistant up to 30 meters. “Tressia’s heart is in the right place,” says Seiko. Now you can be sure your special valentine knows that yours is too.
The U-PLAY collection is know for it’s interchangeable parts and unique design. The owner can mix and match most parts to make the watch their own. The bezel and straps can be interchanged depending on the occasion or attire being worn. This is one of the many great attributes this GUCCI Watch collection offers.
GUCCI Watches has gone back in time with this collection. The interchangeable bezel was once all the rave in watches, and the elegant GUCCI has brought it back into style. The U-PLAY collection is one of the most intriguing and fun lines that GUCCI Watches offer.
The watch was designed by GUCCI creative director Frida Gianni. The watch comes with a red Guccissima leather strap, with the iconic double “G” pattern appearing throughout. The double “G” also appears on the inside of the strap, giving the entire band an authentic GUCCI look. The bezel is set with the GUCCI signature markings and encased by a bold red outline. The double “G” dial is stainless steel and shines brightly with the the marking of “GUCCI” at 12 O’clock. The “Swiss Made” marking is at 6 O’clock to let the owner know the fine quality of craftsmanship that went into the watch. The hands are slim and tapered, elegant enough for any wrist. The watch is run by reliable Swiss quartz movement and is waterproof for up to 30 meters.
Of course the strap and bezel can be changed at any time, but the red is suitable for a Valentine’s Day gift. The bright red throughout the watch complements the stainless steel dial and will bring a smile to anyone’s face. The gift is perfect for anyone looking to show their love and passion for those most important in their lives.
The watch offers the best in quality and style for a great price. GUCCI Watches has been producing amazing timepieces for some time and this U-PLAY watch collection is no exception. With the versatility and well made craftsmanship you expect from GUCCI, this U-PLAY collection Valentine’s Day watch will become an important piece in anyone’s ensembles.
How do you show the woman who has everything how much she means to you? It’s certainly a challenging dilemma. Hot on the heels of the winter holidays, the early months of the year can be a stressful time for couples in love. Valentine’s Day comes up quickly and one must think carefully to create a special day year after year. Blancpain has made a tradition of relieving some of the worry by offering beautiful limited edition luxury watches with true love in mind, and 2012 will be no different as the watch brand releases its 2012 Saint-Valentin watch.
The 2012 edition was announced on Blancpain’s website earlier this January. The timepiece includes dozens of precious stones and crisp white gold. The watch’s face displays three delicate, in-laid mother of pearl hearts that will surely stop yours. The heart motif also adorns the watch’s hands, where a small red heart adds a splash of festive, feminine color. If you believe that the details can take a piece of jewelry to the next level, you will find that this year’s Saint-Valentin watch goes above and beyond your expectations.
Blancpain describes the watch as pairing “the refined aesthetics of the Blancpain Women collection” with “the subtlety of a flyback chronograph.” This a piece for a woman that will not only love its chic appearance but also appreciate the complex underpinnings of the machine. This is a watch that is not just for looks, but for performance as well.
The 2012 Saint-Valentin watch will not be available to everyone: only 14 of these exquisite pieces will be produced, making it an even more precious gift if you have the quick reflexes and disposable income to nab one for your loved one. Plus, you can guarantee that this is a gift of the utmost quality: Blancpain boasts that each watch is made by a single watchmaker and that, due to their dedication to their craft, they only produce a relatively small number of watches each year. There is no such thing as a lemon when it comes to Blancpain products.
Blancpain has a certain flair for celebrating the little things in life. The brand has released special edition watches for everything from Valentine’s Day to the Year of the Dragon, and the creative team does not seem to be running out of inspiration any time soon. The special Valentine’s Day watches have been a well-loved tradition at the company for years.
This Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012 is only available in Blancpain stores and releases on February 14, 2012.