Watch accessories A present for my fiancé
His birthday is looming, but when it comes to thinking of an appropriate present for my other half, my mind draws a complete blank. Here are a few gift ideas, for anyone who has a watch enthusiast for a boyfriend.
The countdown has begun. I have a week before my fiancé’s birthday, and I’m struggling to find inspiration for a present he will remember for the rest of his life. Panic is setting in. Everyone always says it’s the thought that counts, but I want to give him something he’ll love, something he’ll actually use. Given that he likes his watches, I decide that’s a reasonable avenue to explore. I begin the search for watch accessories that would go with his Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso.
As a soon-to-be-married couple, with no children, we make the most of our freedom and enjoy travelling. We take short trips here and long weekends there... So, a Blake watch roll by Wolf in brown lizard skin (a good match for the Reverso’s brown leather strap), would help him to keep his pride and joy safe and protected from shocks. In addition to being meticulously designed, the case holds up to three watches, which could be useful if he decides to take a selection of his favourites with him. For maximum practicality and security, it closes with a snap fastener.
The equally practical Rotor One HDG watch winder by Scatola del Tempo also catches my attention. Given that his watch spends more time in the drawer than on his wrist, a winder would be useful for keeping it wound. This model has two rotating programmes, and operates on both battery power and mains electricity. The stylish effect of this winder is enhanced by a band of brown leather over the chassis and a glazed metal lid.
My other half thinks of himself as something of a dandy, and he likes to be well groomed. The Rotor steel cuff links by Encelade 1789 might be a good option to complete his look. As well as an intriguing design, these cufflinks also boast some impressive technology. Inside, minuscule toothed gears rotate silently on micro ball bearings at a rate of 150,000 revolutions per minute.
Since summer is just around the corner, sunglasses would seem like a safe bet. And, whether you consider them a practical necessity or fashion accessory, glasses always need a case for protection. The Dajczman black leather case offers both understated elegance and functionality. The black calfskin exterior is paired with a burgundy nappa lambskin lining, and the case is secured with a contrasting burgundy thong for a stylish effect. It could be the perfect accessory for someone as elegant and careful (ahem) as my fiancé.
My final gift idea also comes from Dajczman: the Atamé bracelet in solid silver. The thong is made of natural vegetable tanned calf leather, and the colour goes well with the brown leather strap of my fiancé’s watch. The triple wrap bracelet is secured with two metal clasps, in reference to Pedro Almodóvar’s film “¡Átame!” (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!). When unwrapped, the bracelet becomes a pair of handcuffs, should restraint be needed...