Happy International Women’s Day to everyone out there. This past year has seen the unveiling of some of the best new ladies watches that we’ve seen in a very long time. In fact, if you’re a female watch enthusiast, there’s never been a better time to be invested in horology – the offerings from watchmakers are getting so good. With that in mind, we thought we’d share with you some of the best women’s watches money can buy. Enjoy.
BULGARI SERPENTI SEDUTTORI
While the Octo has perhaps become the male staple in the Bulgari collection, the Serpenti is just as recognisable amongst female fans of the brand. A striking, jewellery-first wristwatch, the Serpenti’s horological heart benefits from the brand’s growing reputation as a creator of serious watches. While it may be quartz, there is no question that the manufacturing quality of each component is superb. With a lot of variants to choose from, the black dial and rose gold-cased version presents this model in its finest form.
Ref No: 101814 / Case size: 35mm / Case material: Rose Gold / Movement: Quartz / Price: $55,200
BREGUET MARINE DAME 9518
It is quite rare to see brands with such a dress-watch background providing more sports-oriented watches for women. Most of the major players these days have both top-end and tool watches for men, but it is less common to see the blend of more feminine diameters, the artisanal crafts associated with women’s horology (such as stone-setting and engraving), brought together in a sporty package. The diamond-bezelled, mother-of-pearl dial Breguet Marine Dame offers a self-confident, self-winding sports watch with a luxury twist.
Ref No: 9518BR/52/984/D000 / Case size: 33.8mm / Case material: Rose Gold / Movement: 591A / Price: $44,800
CHOPARD L’HEURE DU DIAMANT SMALL VINTAGE MALACHITE
While this is not the only malachite dial to feature in this year’s listings, the individual character of every natural mineral dial ensures no two pieces are alike even if they share the same model reference. Chopard, which has proven itself to be a very capable dial maker, flexes its jewellery-making muscles with this piece, adorning the 30mm white gold case with 22 sizeable diamonds surrounding that beautiful green face, which can be subbed out for either Opal or lapis lazuli if you prefer.
Ref No: 13A378-1001 / Case size: 30mm / Case material: White Gold / Movement: White Gold / Price: CHF52,800
DIOR LA D DE DIOR SATINE
There’s always room in the world of watchmaking for a novel dial material, and the uniqueness of natural stone can elicit the kind of emotional reaction that synthesised stones cannot. Case in point, the delightful malachite dial featured on the Dior La D de Dior Satine. A dainty, elegant and feminine watch that capitalises on the current green trend without sacrificing the genuine artistry for which the brand is known.
Ref No: CD047122M001_0000 / Case size: 25mm / Case material: Steel and Yellow Gold / Movement: Quartz / Price: $14,000
JAEGER-LECOULTRE DAZZLING RENDEZ-VOUS
It’s possible you never knew you needed a bejewelled taupe wristwatch in pink gold until now, right? This sparkling effort from Jaeger-LeCoultre will not surprise any long-time fans of a brand known for expertly working diamonds into their most popular designs; of which the Rendez-Vous is right up there.
Ref No: 3432570 / Case size: 36mm / Case material: Pink Gold / Movement: 898B/1 / Price: $70,500