Looking to Return the Favor: 10 of Our Favorite Watches
When it comes to getting engaged, no one said the fun of dream jewelry can’t go both ways. After your partner puts a ring on it, why not return the favor? If you’re hoping to give your fiancé the same butterflies you got when they proposed, we say share the love with a stunning timepiece as an engagement gift. To help you on your search, then, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite watches to gift your future spouse. Read on for our top timepiece picks.
This Cartier dual-strap watch is as much function as it is fashion. We’re obsessed with the interchangeable strap—the stainless steel bracelet is both chic and timeless, while the brown leather strap offers a modern, laid-back look. If your partner loves all things clean and classic, you can’t go wrong with Cartier.
An elongated face and elegant lines make for one stunning aesthetic on this Longines watch. We especially love that the brown alligator leather strap and the cobalt blue numbers lend a nautical vibe to this classic timepiece.
If your partner’s style is all about all black everyday, this stunning black alligator strap watch by Baume & Mercier is a surefire way to return those unforgettable dream-ring vibes they gave you. We’re particularly obsessed with the way the blue steel hands add a pop of color to this deep, dark stunner.
We’re staying on the dark side for number 5 on our roundup of stunning watches with this black alligator strap Cartier watch. The classic stainless steel Cartier face feels absolutely timeless (no surprise there), while the stunning black strap is both bold and endlessly versatile.
Engraved with the words, “Without liberty, life is a misery,” this dreamy rose gold timepiece is perfect for the partner who likes to make a statement. From the stunning patina on that beautiful leather strap to the pinkish hue of the rose gold, this one has us singing let freedom ring.
This Longines Railroad watch is giving us all of the Americana vibes in the world—and we can’t get enough of it. Perfect for the weekend traveler or daily adventurer, we love the way the alligator strap adds some serious luxury to the classic black-and-white face.
You didn’t think we’d be able to make it through a roundup of our favorite watches without including a stunning gold-and-black beauty, did you? For the partner whose style is streamlined (with a side of serious shine), the Moavdo Museum classic gold tone watch might just be the timepiece of their dreams.
No one does classic American luxury quite like Shinola—and their Runwell chronograph leather watch proves that point perfectly. We love the lighter cognac color of that buttery brown leather strap—and the unmistakable Shinola face is one that we can never help but drool over. Our favorite part of this one, though? There’s a stunning liberty flame engraving on the back for a super thoughtful added touch.
We’re closing out today’s watch round-up with another stunner from Shinola. If your partner goes weak in the knees over classic bracelet watches, we love the option of this stainless steel Runwell watch as an engagement gift. We’re especially obsessed with the muted blue face—it adds a little something fun and modern to the polished stainless steel, for a balanced aesthetic we can’t quite get enough of.
Looking for even more engagement gift inspiration? Browse our top gift ideas here.