Looking for “couple” watches? One option to consider will be Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Two-Tone automatic timepieces.
Their Clifton Two-Tone timepieces come in two sizes: in a 41mm diameter steel case housing the Sellita SW260-1 automatic movement (the Clifton 10140) and the smaller version which is powered by the ETA 2671 automatic movement (Clifton 10152).
This way, the larger model is for gentlemen while the smaller 30mm diameter piece is obviously for the fairer sex.
The larger Clifton Two-Tone has a subsidiary continuous sweep seconds counter while the smaller version has a central continuous sweep seconds hand.
The “two-tone” name arises because an 18K red gold bezel is combined with a stainless steel case; similarly for the links in 18K red gold combined with stainless steel ones.
Interestingly, Baume & Mercier used the gold and silver combination for its pocket watches only a few years after it was established. Note: Baume & Mercier was founded back in 1830.
Not only do the two Clifton Two-Tone timepieces complement each other, they are a “perfect” match.
Take a closer look at their “wedding photo” above. Both watches tell the same time, which is nine past ten and 35 seconds. Even the date matches in the date displays, which is the fortuitous “8”. Hence, the “perfect” match as seen in the photo.
These “couple” watches, the two Two-Tone timepieces, make a good gift to watch lovers, literally. The two watches do not only tell time but “watches” over the lovers.
The two Clifton Two-Tone timepieces make good gifts not only for Valentine’s Day but any day of the year.
One significant day that is approaching for “gifting” to your loved one is 1 March 2014 because, as was highlighted by The Straits Times, a Singapore daily, the numerals “1-3-14” when read out in Mandarin, can sound like yi sheng yi shi which means “a lifetime of love”.
If well cared for, the two Clifton Two-Tones can last more than one lifetime, making them even more symbolic as they can then be taken to represent “eternal love”.
Another Baume & Mercier article on timewerke.com that may be of interest: Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon: Around 10.