They say a watch says a lot about a man and nothing could be truer for a woman. For a woman a beautiful watch is more than just a way of telling the time a woman’s watch is a statement piece of jewellery and a timeless investment and probably one of the most expensive fashion purchases you will ever make.
Purchasing a luxury watch as a reflection of your personal style means that it isn’t a buying decision that should be taken lightly. This is a purchase where doing your homework matters and while the luxury price tag can be daunting, these timeless pieces will last you for life and can be passed down to future generations.
So if you’re serious about your timepieces, these are the styles you should be coveting:
Introduced in 1917 the Cartier Tank has impeccable style credentials and is now one of the most iconic watches in the world. Reminiscent of its time the watch was inspired by the Renault war tanks utilised during the First World War. The Cartier Tank has a timeless and elegant aesthetic and features iconic elements including a rectangular case, Roman numerals, and sapphire cabochon crown.
Worn by: Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, Michelle Obama, and Angelina Jolie
Probably the best-known luxury watch brand in the world – The Rolex DateJust is a classic feminine watch. Developed in the 1950’s the Rolex Lady-Datejust has been through many incarnations available in gold, rose gold or silver and adorned in diamonds but the models classic profile still remains the same making it immediately recognisable. A uniquely versatile watch that still remains a firm favourite with the fashion set.
Worn by: Eva Longoria, Rihanna
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Duetto small stainless steel and diamond watch has continued to retain its popularity even 80years after its launch. Crafted by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the Swiss village of Le Sentier with different times of day in mind, it has two faces to switch between. The tale goes that after a polo match in India, players complained that nearly all their watches had broken during play. A group of players challenged businessman César de Trey to design a watch that was ‘polo proof,’ and so he went off and did just that! The unique pivot function of a Reverso was born.
Worn by: January Jones,
CARTIER BALLON BLEU
The Ballon Bleu is a fresher addition to the Cartier line which combines the technical craft of watchmaking with both traditional and unique design elements. The Ballon Bleu line has become one of the most iconic and popular collections from Cartier since its introduction in 2007, thanks to its demure elegance. A distinctive element of the watch includes its unique integrated cabochon crown.
Worn by: Kate Middleton
PIAGET LIMELIGHT GALA
The Limelight Gala watch by Piaget is described as radiant, spirited and seductive. The design blends contemporary and classic styles to create an elegant and exciting timepiece. Two elongated horns adorn the 32mm white gold case, enhancing its shape with a line of graduated round diamonds on the bezel. Bold roman numerals and a satin strap are also essential features of this chic design.
Worn by: Olivia Palermo, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Chastain
A decadent, eye-catching watch, the Bulgari Serpenti is a sensuous snaking design for those who like to be noticed.
Since its introduction in the 1940’s the design has ranged from simple steel tubular styles that wrap multiple times around the wrist to incredibly fine jewellery watches with intricate detailing and a distinctive use of gemstones.
The engineering of Bulgari watches is considered with every bit as much care as the design, encompassing exquisite Swiss Made movements. This approach ensures that quality and beauty fuse together in every Serpenti watch.
Worn by: Elizabeth Taylor, Julianne Moore, Rachel Weist
CHOPARD HAPPY DIAMONDS
The most distinctive thing about this timepiece is the loose diamonds floating freely between the watch dial and case.
Introduced back in 1993, Happy Sport comes in many variations and is synonymous for being the first watch daring enough to combine the most precious of stones with the most unexpected material.
Worn by: Naomi Watts, Elle Macpherson
Article provided courtesy of Luxury Living Magazine