When it comes to choosing a timepiece, personalisation makes all the difference

Whether you're getting your own initials inscribed or a loving message written as part of a romantic gesture, personalisation is now a must-have when purchasing that latest timepiece.

The long-time tradition is becoming increasingly popular, and these are the luxury maisons that are offering numerous services, from engravable case backs to customisable dials.

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Glashütte Original

The Pavonina ladies’ collection by Glashütte Original comes with calfskin leather straps in various colours. Switch between them to easily transform your watch’s appearance.

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Armin Strom

An online configurator by Armin Strom allows collectors to customise their Mirrored Force Resonance by choosing the piece’s case material, straps and hands.

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Girard-Perregaux's clients are encouraged to add their own personal touch to the Planetarium Tri-Axial Tourbillon’s globe by having the hand-painted depiction of their home country enlarged.

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Timepieces from Bovet, known for its use of the decorative arts, often feature hand-engraving, as seen on the Amadeo Fleurier 39 (above left) and the Fleurier 0 Léman Lake (above right).

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The Italian fine jeweller Buccellati uses rigato and ornato engraving techniques on its Macri Classica collection as part of the line’s personalisation service.

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Tiffany & Co

The women’s 2-Hand timepiece by Tiffany & Co in stainless steel set with diamonds is the latest addition to the engravable Atlas collection.

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