You may not think that a watch is the most romantic of Valentine's Day gifts, but then again, something that you wear close to your skin everyday, that will last for generations and that you look at almost hourly is in fact a very apt present for the one you love. And even more so when you set eyes on the special Valentine's Day edition of Jaeger-LeCoultre's 'Rendez-Vous. PS. I love you'.
As well as a generous number of twinkling diamonds on the bezel, which universally and instantaneously spell out L-O-V-E, this handsome yellow gold watch comes on a glossy red patent leather strap. Suddenly, it is looking very romantic indeed.
But there is more. Inside the strap is a little pocket, into which you can tuck a small handwritten message. Imagine the surprise of finding the secret note for the first time. Not only have you ticked the 'you are spoiling me' box with the diamonds and gold, you have also come up trumps in the thoughtful stakes. And to top it all, the secret pocket is just so sweet that you'd have to be stonehearted not to swoon on the spot.
The excitement of opening the white Jaeger-LeCoultre box to reveal the red-strapped Rendez-Vous can be relived with each new note you slip into the strap pocket. And like a rose slowly opening, the flawless beauty of the Rendez-Vous will be revealed over time as she discovers the automatic movement visible through the case back, which has been entirely made in Jaeger-LeCoultre's mountain valley workshops using time-tested methods that date back 180 years.
Valentine's Day or not, the fact you have chosen a watch shows you have put a lot of care into choosing a gift. Many decisions need to be made: which brand; quartz or mechanical; manual winding or automatic; date display or not; moon phase or simple three hands; gold or stainless steel; diamonds or no diamonds?
Buying a watch as a gift requires careful analysis that, thankfully for you, has been streamlined with the arrival of the Rendez-Vous, which is proving to be a big success with women around the world. Other versions of the Rendez-Vous are also available in different sizes in either rose or yellow gold and stainless steel, as well as with different straps and diamond-setting options.
Adding to the initial delight of the shimmering diamonds, the pretty details of the moon phase on a creamy rippled dial, which mimics the texture of raw silk, will continue to enthral. Turn over the watch and the delicate beauty of the movement is visible through the glass case back. At first this may not be such a draw but, over time, the hand-decorated details of the miniature machine, with its constant motion and intriguing mechanics, will remain unchanged, even after years of impeccable service. What more could a woman ask for?