Sotheby’s Buy Now: Measure time with your Valentine

Picking out a special gift for a special one for Valentine’s Day is not an easy task, especially if you want to go for a truly memorable choice. As the world’s premier online destination for art and luxury, Sotheby’s Buy Now has a wonderful curation of the most desirable collectibles from all over the globe, available at fixed prices for immediate purchase beyond the traditional auction calendar.

Sotheby’s Buy Now has always been a great go-to for timepieces. If that is what you are in the market for, the online destination offers collectibles for all tastes. Here are some highlights we’ve discovered for both him and her.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 16202ST.OO.1240ST.01

For the gentleman deserving of a special gift, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 16202ST.OO.1240ST.01 (US$170,000 / HK$1,332,180) is a limited-edition piece for the 50th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak collection, the Jumbo ultra-thin 16202 is the newest addition to the collection in over 22 years. The stainless-steel timepiece comes with a sapphire blue dial with white gold markers fanned out in a clous de Paris pattern, with luminescent rose gold hands.

It’s a classic look with a new and powerful movement calibre. The 7121 calibre has a longer power reserve with an increased frequency and is accompanied by a quick-set date.

Omega Speedmaster

Omega Speedmaster Reference 3570.50.00

The second highlight for him is the Omega Speedmaster Reference 3570.50.00 (US$5,540 / HK$43,413).

This stainless-steel watch comes with a 42mm case and an acrylic glass front that is water-resistant and equipped with additional function chronographs. It combines both form and function in a sleek piece powered by a manual calibre 1861, one of Omega’s most iconic and well-known movements.

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Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner Reference 126610LV

The Rolex Submariner Reference 126610LV (US$19,000 / HK$149,000) also caught our eye as the perfect gift for the discerning gentleman.

In 1954, the Rolex Submariner was launched as a highly water-resistant yet luxurious diver’s wristwatch. The design for this series has barely changed since its introduction, a testament to its enduring appeal and legendary status.

This 2021 model is framed by a standout green ceramic bezel and platinum-coated numerals and graduations. 

Bulgari Serpenti

Bulgari Serpenti Reference

As a gift for the ladies, we found the Bulgari Serpenti Reference 101788 (US$22,225 / HK$174,000) to be a standout.

Bulgari show why they are masters of jewellery, watches and luxury with this creation. The 18k rose gold quartz timepiece looks slithery and sensual with its serpentine design and single spiral bracelet strap. Six brilliant-cut diamonds adorn the black dial, which is accentuated by 33 diamonds.

The watch is powered by Bulgari calibre B033, a five-jewel quartz movement with hour-minute functions.

Breguet Reine de Naples

Breguet Reine de Naples 8918BA58864D00D

Next is a piece that is royally elegant, the Breguet Reine de Naples 8918BA58864D00D (US$27,250 / HK$213,500).

Breguet’s Reine de Naples collection has a rich history. It is inspired by an early design from Abraham-Louis Breguet, made for Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister Caroline, Queen of Naples.

The design features a distinctive ovoid shape and mother-of-pearl dial. As a mark of true luxury, the case and clasp are made from yellow gold. This watch has an alligator skin band. The ever-iconic Breguet watch hands lend a dash of blue to the trippy yet elegant design.

Cartier Tank

Cartier Tank Reference CPO W51011Q3

Finally, the Cartier Tank Reference CPO W51011Q3 makes (US$2,970 / HK$23,000) for a distinctive look on any woman. This 1998 steel bracelet with white dial piece has that cool Cartier aesthetic, making it a fit whether you are attending a dinner party or a business meeting.

There are plenty of luxury options on Sotheby’s Buy Now. With international shipping available to most places, there is sure to be an item worth getting for someone special, be it a loved one or even yourself.

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