With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we bring you a list of extra-special gifts to spoil the special man in your life. In this carefully-curated guide to luxury Valentine’s Day gifts for men, we look at everything from a chronological masterpiece to a very apt bottle of sherry-infused Scotch whisky.
MB&F collaborates with L’Épée, Switzerland’s premier clockmaker, for the 11th time to produce a unique piece that succeeds in being both a feat of engineering and delightfully whimsical. A minimalist clock-face is crafted from Murano glass and steel and suspended between two jointed legs that end in taloned feet. It bears a striking resemblance to every boy’s favorite dinosaur, the tyrannosaurus rex. It is sure to strike a nostalgic chord with any man, but behind its playful exterior is a seriously advanced mechanism. The clock is powered by a 138-component movement by L’Épée 1839, crowned by a balance beating at the rate of 2.5Hz (18,000vph), with a maximum power reserve of eight days. The piece is currently only available in blue with a waitlist for both red and green.
Outlierman, Tailor-Made Luggage
Founded specifically to create the finest automotive accessories for the gentleman driver, Outlierman offers a bespoke service that gives customers the opportunity to create their perfect travel bag set from scratch. Customers liaise with the company’s artisan designers to create unique, handcrafted items to match their beloved vehicle. This includes a weekender garment bag, a trolley bag, a duffle bag, and a document case. They can choose from 69 fine, full-grain, calf-skin leather colors for the exterior and another wide selection for the silk inner bag linings. Once the brief is complete, the order will put to the master tailors in Como to match the interior of the customers’ cherished cars.
Price on request, theoutlierman.com
Gucci Grip Watch 35mm
The Gucci Grip watch may look high-fashion but the inspiration for its design comes from the alternative world of skateboarding (the name Grip is a skateboarding term). The unique watch face has just three small windows, displaying the hour, minute and date. It is crafted from yellow gold PVD and comes with a high-quality alligator strap. Designed with adaptability in mind, the watch face can be easily removed from the strap, which is interchangeable with a range of others to choose from. Inside is a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement with water resistance to 100 feet.