Women looking for a high-end watch today will find that almost all luxury watchmakers have considered both genders. This wasn’t always the case – in the past, women either had to settle for an oversized men’s watch or choose from a meager selection of women’s products.
The downside is that investing in a luxury watch can be a daunting experience, with a huge range of brands to choose from before even considering aesthetics and functional requirements. Whether you’re gifting a watch to a loved one or buying one for yourself, this curated list will help you choose a stylish design that will stand the test of time. From sporty and durable to sleek and chic, each of these quality timepieces has its own unique qualities and personality.
Vacheron Constantin Muse Moon Phase
The Égérie collection captures the celebration of femininity and the convergence of two worlds – Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture – which, each in their own way, aspire to beauty and elegance. Light and delicate, this dreamy collection with its tapestry-like pattern on the dial and off-center design is truly exquisite and innovative in its approach. Each 37 millimeter case, whether in 18k white or rose gold or steel, is surrounded by round-cut diamonds that also surround the moon phase. This section immediately catches the eye with its starry sky and sea of clouds.
Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori
Bulgari’s Serpenti Seduttori seduces and charms its wearer into believing that it is an exceptional piece of jewelery with its scale-patterned strap and its 33-millimetre drop-shaped watch head which alludes to the snake. The collection combines Roman craftsmanship with the expertise of Swiss watchmaking, resulting in timepieces that exude sophistication interwoven with luxurious elements. One of the watches in the collection features a malachite dial that contrasts beautifully with an 18k rose gold bracelet and case crowned with diamonds. Each piece is also water resistant to 50 meters and is powered by a quartz movement.
A Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase
Available in stunning white and rose gold variations, The Little Lange 1 Moon Phase is a sublime piece slightly smaller than the original A Lange & Söhne models at 36.8 millimeters. With a range of features on its surface – running hours, minutes, small seconds, stop seconds, date and moon phase as well as the option to choose a diamond-set bezel, this timepiece is a rare find. The dial of the white gold model is solid silver coated with a flow of dark blue gold, giving it a shimmering look, while the rose gold version has a solid gold guilloché dial. Interestingly, nine different finishing techniques are apparent around the moving parts, giving this exceptional mechanical masterpiece a unique aesthetic.
Piaget limelight gala
Piaget’s Limelight Gala watch collection embodies the house’s exceptional craftsmanship, ultra-flat aesthetics and bold movements with its asymmetrical design. Each watch variation is enlivened by 60 or more brilliant-cut diamonds, which let in light and enhance the curved contours of the piece. Piaget gemologists select only the highest quality diamonds, resulting in a classic and contemporary timepiece.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Timeless in form and function, Oyster Perpetual watches embody the pioneering spirit of Rolex combined with the best features of the original Oyster – the precision of movement as well as an elegant waterproof case crafted from Oystersteel. In 1927, Mercedes Gleitze was the first British woman to swim across the English Channel with the Oyster around her neck. With the addition of dials in bright hues such as candy pink, yellow, orange, green and turquoise blue, this range is classic in style. For a more refined design, the Pearlmaster 39 in 18k everose gold occupies a special place within the collection with its myriads of diamonds adorning the entire surface of the piece.
Breitling Galactic 29
The Galatic 29 is both graceful and durable, making it ideal for everyday use. With its 29 millimeter case, which comes in several variants, including steel and 18k rose gold, this range is rather small. The dials come in mother-of-pearl, black and blue, which add to its feminine elegance. At the same time, the Galactic 29 has plenty of high-performance features, including Breitling’s Caliber 72 SuperQuartz movement and water resistance to 100 meters for those looking for a little more adventure.
Cartier Tank Must
Preserving the distinct identity of the original Tank watch created in 1917, the latest reinterpretations of this model come with a steel case and retain Cartier’s signature blue sword-shaped hands, Roman numerals, white dial and cabochon-shaped blue spinel set in the crown. Choose from steel, leather and non-leather straps available in three different sizes and an impressive selection of hues that appeal to both free spirits and those seeking a more classic aesthetic. For a touch of luxury, treat yourself to a bezel set with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Swiss watchmaker Omega’s fifth-generation Constellation watches have been given a few modern touches for a more feminine and exclusive look without losing their reputation for precision. The collection debuts Omega’s 18k Sedna gold alongside a range of new dial colors. If you choose a 29 millimeter model, you are guaranteed Master Chronometer-certified precision and an elegant bracelet with polished links. Highlights of the collection include perfectly set diamonds marking the hours in the dial and adorning the bezel.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 7010R-011
Designed for the most active lifestyles but with an undeniably elegant style, the 7010R-011 model from the Nautilus collection is crafted in rose gold and features gold applied indexes and a bezel set with 46 sparkling diamonds. The horizontally lined dial and octagonal shaped bezel – key features of the collection – add a touch of balance to the piece and give it a distinct appearance that matches Patek Philippe’s emphasis on athletic elegance. Combined with a quartz movement and a water resistance of 60 meters, the Nautilus range is also highly functional and durable.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz
From its debut in 1972, the Royal Oak recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with an updated version of the original watch. Available in 33 millimeter rose gold, steel, white gold and titanium cases, each Swiss-made timepiece is anti-reflective coated with sapphire crystal and enhanced by its own dial pattern and bezel embellishments. The most glamorous models feature over 896 brilliant-cut diamonds while remaining water resistant to 20 meters – an impressive feat from the house.
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