Valentine’s Day is the ultimate occasion pour l’amour. This year, eschew clichéd chocolates and renounce roses to give your love a longer-lasting token of your affection. Stunning red watches that underscore elegance, whimsy, and love will allow your special someone to display your devotion for years to come.
FROM THE TOP: 1. From Blancpain, this St. Valentin watch ($19,300) is crafted in steel and houses an automatic movement. Stylized hearts are engraved and transferred onto the white mother-of-pearl dial. East Coast Jewelry, 16810 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles, 305-947-8883
2. Dior presents this elegant 38mm Christal watch ($10,400) housing an automatic movement and featuring a red sapphire crystal pyramid bracelet. The bezel is also set with sapphire pyramids. Diamonds are added for extra allure, and the dial is red lacquer. Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100
3. This Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day watch ($24,200) is crafted in 18k pink gold and features a red patent leather strap. The automatic movement, developed in-house, offers a day and night indicator. Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., 305-521-0600
4. Baume & Mercier’s Linea watch ($3,090) is crafted in steel with diamond indexes for added glamour. It is sold with an interchangeable two-tone leather strap. Mayors, 1000 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-672-1662