H Samuel X Rotary: The Ultimate Destination for the Perfect Bride and Groom Gift

Weddings have been on hold for the last 18 months, so we can imagine that the 280,000 couples that usually get married each year in the UK are keen to get the party started. And of course, being the bridal bestie of the high street, here at H. Samuel, we’re excited that wedding mania is finally back in full swing, along with a host of wedding traditions that we love to help you create – the bride and groom gift exchange being one of our favourites.

A present for your future spouse to open on their big day is one tradition that will never go out style. There’s nothing quite like a personalised present that they can wear on the day and treasure every day after that. You could go classic – think cufflinks – or choose something that’s a little more sentimental. For us, it’s a treasured watch that’s the gift that keeps giving, long after the guests have gone home. And you may or may not be surprised to hear that a quality timepiece is the leading gift of choice for couples to share with each other on the morning of their big day. But, with so many to choose from, where do you start?


These days, discerning couples turn to H. Samuel for its smart service and stylish watch brands – including fine watchmaker Rotary. Awarded 2019’s watch brand of the year and equipped with 125 years of experience in the art of fine watchmaking, Rotary is the number one go-to for the bride and groom gift exchange. And with a wide range of men’s and women’s watches that appeal to all styles and budgets, H. Samuel is the number one destination to shop them. Here are all the reasons why Rotary and H. Samuel make the perfect pair, plus our favourite Rotary watch picks for him and her…

From their timeless style to their treasure forever quality, there are so many reasons why watches make the best gift for soon-to-be-married couples. Plus, they can be made even more meaningful, thanks to H. Samuel’s engraving service, which means you can personalise it with a romantic message, turning it from a treasured keepsake to your treasured memory.

From classic to contemporary to sparkling crystals and mother-of-pearl, these are our favourite Rotary watches for style to make you (and them) smile on your big day.

For him:

The Greenwich

No good has ever come from closet-dwelling skeletons (just ask the Beckham’s). Seems no one told the guys at Rotary’s HQ, after all the ultimate watchmakers have come clean about precisely what goes on in inside their timepieces. Not via Twitter, rather, by adding a wristful of skeletons to your wardrobe: watches that get rid of the dials, so you can peer straight into their guts. Why such candour? Because pulling the curtain back puts the focus firmly on the watchmaker’s art.

The Ultra Slim

Men can be notoriously tricky to buy for so for any husband-to-be, this classic timepiece is a winner. Stylish and refined, this one is for those who prefer their champagne from a glass, not sprayed over the bonnet of an F1 car.

The Cambridge

This wouldn’t look out of place at the Eights Regatta – you’ve got to love that Cambridge blue leather strap. Better yet, it’s alligator embossed making is appropriate for any dress event in the calendar.

For her:

For the modern bride

Eye-catching minimalism is the benchmark of cool-girl wedding style these days and it doesn’t get more elegant than mother-of-pearl. Perfect for the kind of bride who likes to coordinate her accessories with her outfit – match to your pearl necklace and earrings and you’ve got a cohesive finish to you look.

For the fashion bride

Fashion-forward brides: this one’s for you. Ideal for standing out from the crowd, it’s the perfect balance of style and drama, thanks to its striking combo of shimmering crystal and rose gold. After all, what bride doesn’t want to sparkle on her wedding day? Plus, its blue dial ticks off your ‘something new’ and ‘blue’. Win-win.

For the classic bride

If you’re looking for a classic style that will never go out of fashion, then The Ultra Slim might just be ‘the one’. Consider it the perfect balance between trend and tradition, with its fuss-free champagne dial and alligator embossed leather strap (a subtle nod to the season’s animal print trend). Refined, classic and timeless, much like your Happily Ever After, this one will stand the test of time.

From planning the proposal to dancing the night away with the people you love most, we know how much there is to do in the lead up to a wedding, so pop that cork, throw the confetti and look to Rotary at H. Samuel for the perfect hubby and wifey for lifey gifts. From virtual appointments to same day click and collect and interest free credit payment options, discover how our services at H. Samuel can help make your wedding day even more special.

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