Eleven of the best “his/her” watches just in time for Valentine’s Day (2023 edition) Eleven of the best “his/her” watches just in time for Valentine’s Day (2023 edition)

Eleven of the best “his/her” watches just in time for Valentine’s Day (2023 edition)

Zach Blass

Look, I know some will roll their eyes at the “his/her” trope in the title. And, to be clear, I actually agree with you. Colloquially, however, this is how we refer to the concept of a matching pair of watches that partners can both wear. So, before we dive into eleven of the best “his/her” watches, let me be unfailingly clear. Everyone can wear what they want, and, even within the traditional landscape of his and her, her wrist could theoretically be larger than his. Therefore, at the risk of you the reader feeling duped, I am taking the opportunity to showcase collections that offer a wide spectrum of sizes and best afford you and your partner the opportunity to wear the same watch in a size that best suits you.

Hublot Classic Fusion 33/38/42

Hublot’s core model, the design that started it all for the brand, has a gender neutral aesthetic that is offered in three sizes that can suit any wrist. It is also offered in three different materials, so you can decide with your partner if titanium, ceramic, or yellow gold is more your speed. Really the only limitation, aesthetically speaking, is that there is only one dial option across all configurations. That being said, the black lacquer dial allows the watch to be easily paired with any wardrobe. For a deeper hands-on dive into the new Classic Fusion range, you can click here.

Brand Hublot
Model Classic Fusion Original
Case Dimensions 33mm (D) x 8.5mm (T)
38mm (D) x 9.85mm (T)
42mm (D) x 10mm (T)
Case Material Titanium, Black Magic (ceramic), or Yellow Gold
Water Resistance 50m
Dial Black lacquer
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback
Bracelet/Strap Black rubber with deployant clasp
Movement 33mm: Quartz
38mm, 42mm: MHUB1110 automatic (Sellita-based)
Power Reserve 33mm: 3-5 years
38mm, 42mm: Approx. 42 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date
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Price 33mm: US$6,500 (Titanium), US$7,300 (Black Magic), US$17,800 (Yellow Gold)
38mm: US$7,900 (Titanium), US$8,500 (Black Magic), US$20,500 (Yellow Gold)
42mm: US$8,200 (Titanium), US$10,000 (Black Magic), US$24,100 (Yellow Gold)


Cartier Santos Medium and Large

In the same vein as the Classic Fusion above, the Santos de Cartier is an incredibly versatile icon. It is a watch that cannot look bad on anyone, and will empower anyone wearing with boss-class confidence. The only real separator between the medium and large sizing is the date complication, and if I am being totally honest I think the medium is the one to buy regardless of your wrist size as it’s the closest to the classic sizing traditionally associated with the Santos. Both feature the QuickSwitch interchangeable strap system, so you can easily switch between the bracelet and included leather strap. Also, the bracelet is so user-friendly it can be DIY-sized with ease – no tools necessary, just your finger. Really neat.

Brand Cartier
Model Santos de Cartier
Case Dimensions Medium: 35.1mm (D) x 8.83mm (T)
Large: 39.8mm (D) x 9.38mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel, steel and yellow gold, yellow gold, or rose gold
Water Resistance 100m (screw-down crown)
Dial White
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Bracelet/Strap QuickSwitch interchangeable bracelet and leather strap
Movement Automatic 1847 MC
Power Reserve 42 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date (large model only)
Availability Now
Price Medium: Starting at US$6,800
Large: Starting at US$7,450


TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands 29/39/41

When I reviewed the Carrera Three Hands collection upon its debut a year or so ago, the thing that really stood out to me was the fact the watch was equally as powerful regardless of size. Most brands, unfortunately, pay less mind to their watches as they are scaled down – diminishing the level of water-resistance or using less glamorous calibres. Within this collection however, the 29mm model is not only not quartz-powered, but also has an automatic calibre 9 movement that boasts two more hours of power reserve than the Calibre 5’s found in the 39mm and 41mm models. The 29mm also shares the same 100m depth rating as its siblings, keeping a consistency throughout the Three Hands collection we love to see.

Brand TAG Heuer
Model Carerra Three Hands
Case Dimensions 29mm (D) x 10.75mm (T)
39mm (D) x 11.5mm (T)
41mm (D) x 12.37mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 100m
Dial Blue, black, silver, mother of pearl (29mm only)
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback
Bracelet/Strap Bracelet or leather strap, 29mm only available on bracelet
Movement 29mm: Calibre 9 Automatic
39mm: Calibre 5 Automatic (date)
41mm: Calibre 5 Automatic (day-date)
Power Reserve 29mm: 40 hours
39mm: 38 hours
41mm: 38 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date (39mm only), day-date (41mm only)
Availability Now
Price 29mm: US$3,600
39mm: US$2,900 (on leather), US$3,000 (on bracelet)
41mm: US$3,100 (on leather), US$3,250 (on bracelet)


Oris Aquis Date “Upcycle” 36.5/41.5

For the environmentally conscious couple, the Oris Aquis Date “Upcycle” is a robust conversation piece that will symbolise your shared values well. Neither I or Oris for that matter, will pretend that the PET dials alone are making a huge dent in preserving the climate. It does, however, with its bold rainbow aesthetic start a dialogue about environmental issues and efforts that can be made. Buying an Oris watch, regardless of its dial material, is an act of support towards our planet, as the manufacture itself is climate neutral and participates and sponsors in environmental efforts that truly work towards the cause. As for the watch itself, the Sellita-based movement keeps the cost down and its robust case and bracelet ensures, whether the 36.5mm or 41mm variant, you each have a rock-solid daily wearer.

Brand Oris
Model Aquis Date “Upcycle”
Case Diameters 36.5mm or 41.5mm
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 300m (screw-down crown)
Dial Multicoloured PET
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback
Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel bracelet
Movement Automatic Oris 733 (SW 200-1)
Power Reserve 38 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Availability Now
Price 36.5mm: US$2,300
41.5mm: US$2,300


Tudor Black Bay S&G 31/36/39/41

I totally could have pointed out the Rolex Datejust or Oyster Perpetual as options here. But there is no guarantee you can easily source either at retail. Tudor’s Black Bay S&G, however, is a much more readily accessible offering, but not a steep compromise in quality. In fact, were you to hold these in hand you would have a hard time understanding why Rolex’s offerings command a much higher price tag. You have every size you could possibly want, jubilee-style bracelets that have Tudor’s T-Fit extension system that far surpasses Rolex’s easylink, and a range of dial options. Also, each of the watch utilise Tudor manufactured COSC-certified movements – the 31 using their MT5201 with 50 hours of power reserve and the 36 (MT5400), 39 (MT5602), and 41 (MT5601) with 70 hours of power reserve.

Brand Tudor
Model Black Bay S&G
Case Diameters 31mm, 36mm, 39mm, 41mm
Case Material Stainless steel and yellow gold
Water Resistance 100m (screw-down crown)
Dial Black, silver, and champagne (available with or without diamond indices)
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Bracelet/Strap Jubilee style steel and gold bracelet with T-Fit clasp
Movement 31mm: Automatic MT5201
36mm: Automatic MT5400
39mm: Automatic MT5602
41mm: Automatic MT5601
Power Reserve 31mm: 50 hours
36mm, 39mm, 41m: 70 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, COSC-certified
Availability Now
Price 31mm: Starting at US$5,150
36mm: Starting at US$5,225
39mm: Starting at US$5,350
41mm: Starting at US$5,500


Omega De Ville Prestige 27.5/30/32.7/34/40/41

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If I am being totally honest, I never really paid much mind to the De Ville Prestige collection until this past Golden Globes awards – where actors Paul Dano and Ke Huy Quan were each seen wearing Prestige watches (Dano with a 41mm model and Quan with a 34mm model). As I dug into the collection, I learned there is a whopping total of 441 configurations that are available, with the main collection comprised of 138 watches. So, you have plenty of options to comb through with your partner in this collection. Below 30mm you are looking at quartz movements, but at as small as 32.7mm Co-Axial movements enter the equation and at 34mm and above you enter METAS certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer territory. So, whichever size you choose, you are privy to some heavy hitting and robust horology. With such a wide range of dial colors, and Co-Axial movements at the ready, this is a dressy Omega that any classy couple could really enjoy together.

To check out the full De Ville Prestige range you can click here.

Zenith Defy Skyline 36/41

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With the introduction of the Skyline 36mm this past LVMH Watch Week, the collection is not only more versatile in size but function as well. With the 41mm only 46.3mm lug-to-lug, and the 36mm model 40.6mm lug-to-lug, either can be worn by pretty much any size wrist – it is really a matter of taste. The key separator between the two, aside from different colour options in the 36mm size, is that the 36mm uses an elite movement with a standard central seconds hands while the 41mm model boasts the full hi-beat might of Zenith with a 1/10th of a second counter at the 9′ position. Either way you choose, you have a robust 100m water-resistant watch with an interchangeable strap system that allows you to quickly switch between the bundled bracelet and rubber strap.

Brand Zenith Zenith
Model DEFY Skyline DEFY Skyline 36mm
Case Dimensions 41mm (D) x 11.6mm (T) x 46.3mm (L2L) 36mm (D) x 10.3mm (T) x 40.6mm (L2L)
Case Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Water Resistance 100m (screw-down crown) 100m (screw-down crown)
Dial Black, white, or blue Blue, light green, and pink sunray dials with Zenith star pattern
Crystal Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback
Strap Stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp. Comes with a rubber strap with starry sky pattern and folding clasp. Stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp. Comes with a rubber strap with starry sky pattern and folding clasp.
Movement In-house automatic El Primero 3620 In-house automatic Elite 670
Power Reserve 60 hours 50 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, 1/10th of a second counter at 9′, date Hours, minutes, seconds
Availability Now Now
Price US$8,400 US$8,500 (no diamonds), US$12,000 (with diamonds)


Nomos Orion 33/35/38

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I am not going to labour this one. If you are a couple with a penchant for Bauhaus design, the Nomos Orion offers a clean and crisp design in all the right sizes. It is also a more cost-approachable means of engaging with German watchmaking as a duo.

Brand Nomos
Model Orion
Case Dimensions 32.8mm (D) x 7.6mm (T) x 42.3mm (L2L)
35mm (D) x 8.7mm (T) x 45mm (L2L)
38mm (D) x 7.9mm (T) x 48mm (L2L)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 30m
Dial Silver plated
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback
Bracelet/Strap Cordovan leather strap
Movement Nomos manually wound Alpha calibre
Power Reserve 43 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds
Availability Now
Price 33mm: US$1,920
35mm: US$2,360
38mm: US$2,260


Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso (34.2mm x 21mm – 49.4mm x 29.9mm)

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The beauty of the Reverso is that there is a wide range of sizes and complications to dig into, and, depending on the model, you can also have a shared personalised engraving to really make the watch special for you both. Icon is such a loaded term that I fully admit can be overused at times. But the Reverso truly is an iconic watch design with an Art-Deco aesthetic and build you can really only find at JLC.

To check out the full Reverso range you can click here.

Chopard Alpine Eagle 33/36/41

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With a new 33mm size entering the fold, there now really is an Alpine Eagle for every wrist. At the entry point within the collection, you can have each of the sizes in the brand’s proprietary Lucent steel that boasts a heightened lustre and a greater level of resistance against wear. Integrated designs are all the rage these days, but the St. Moritz-inspired Alpine Eagle is definitely one of the more distinct stand-outs within the category. First and foremost, its eagle iris dial offers a texture and depth unique to the brand.

Brand Chopard
Model Alpine Eagle
Case Diameters 33mm, 36mm, 41mm
Case Material Stainless steel and precious metal options
Water Resistance 50m (33mm), 100m (36mm, 41mm). Screw-down crowns
Dial Eagle iris dial
Crystal Sapphire crystal and caseback
Bracelet/Strap Bracelet with butterfly clasp
Movement 33mm: Automatic CHOPARD 09.01-C
36mm: Automatic CHOPARD 09.01-C
41mm: Automatic CHOPARD 01.01-C
Power Reserve 33mm: 42 hours
36mm: 42 hours
41mm: 60 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date (41mm only), COSC-certified
Availability Now
Price 33mm: Starting at US$9,810
36mm: Starting at US$10,200
41mm: Starting at US$13,400


Vacheron Historiques 1921 36.5/40

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Rounding out this list, I have saved what I believe to be the ultimate “his/her” watch. A widely held grail amongst watch enthusiasts, the 1921 is prestigious and distinct with its stunning ’20s design. And it is also well-sized between its 36.5mm and 40mm configurations, offering options for those who skew towards classic sizing or modern sizing. Whereas we often see a change in calibre between different sized models within the same collection, both the 36.5mm and 40mm variants use the same gorgeously decorated in-house calibre.

Brand Vacheron Constantin
Model Historiques American 1921
Case Dimensions 36.5mm (D) x 7.41mm (T)
40mm (D) x 8.06mm (T)
Case Material 18K white or rose gold
Water Resistance 30m
Dial Silver, black enamel numerals
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback
Bracelet/Strap Leather strap with 18K gold ardillon buckle
Movement In-house manually wound 4400 AS
Power Reserve 65 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds
Availability Now
Price 36.5mm: US$30,400
40mm: US$36,800