Not a fan of those bulky, somewhat masculine, watches that are designed and produced with a gentleman in mind, but just made a wee bit smaller to suit a women’s wrist?
We hear you. That’s why we’ve shortlisted the latest women’s watches, made for women, and selected a few of favourites. From bejewelled timepieces to chic, edgy varieties, here are 5 watches from Chanel, Graff, Dior, Cartier and Piaget that we are sure the ladies will take a liking to.
La Mini D De Dior
This La Mini D De Dior Satine is designed to be like a satin ribbon, and comes in a 19mm diameter steel case and Milanese mesh steel bracelet with a flexibility and sheen that makes it quite accurately a metallic fabric. The delicate watch comes with a pink mother-of-pearl dial and a crown set with diamonds. Meanwhile, its bezel is delicately accentuated with a textured pattern echoing the mesh bracelet’s theme.
Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Bouton
Chanel pays tribute to the unassuming button in the most extravagant way possible with the Mademoiselle Privé Bouton. Gabrielle Coco Chanel held a fascination for military clothing and sailor’s uniforms, taking particular interest in their buttons, seeing them beyond its mere function and as adornments that punctuated suits. Accentuated by a golden braid, the black tweed cuff of the Mademoiselle Privé Bouton watch clasps unto the wrist via a pearl button that conceals a diamond-set dial. From the pearl, carved gold lion and Byzantine motif, to the camellia made in diamonds and the profile of Gabrielle Chanel — each represent the maison’s symbols and celebrate its craftsmanship.
Graff Yellow Diamond Jewellery Watch
Touted as the most luxurious diamond timepiece this year, this jewellery watch by Graff features a dial fully set with yellow diamonds surrounded by 14 immaculate cushion-cut yellow diamonds and a bracelet set with flawless white diamonds.
Maillon de Cartier
The Maillon de Cartier, with its rectangular links, hexagonal dial, and bevelled brancard is Cartier’s stunningly artistic, Art Deco-esque watch that is both edgy, chic and wonderfully feminine. This version is crafted in yellow gold, and its crown is set with a brilliant-cut diamond. The case and bracelet is set with 580 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling close to 10 carats, and comes with a black lacquer dial.
Piaget Limelight Gala
Piaget’s Limelight Gala with its sensual curves, cambered case and asymmetrical lugs that extend on either side of the case onto the bracelet, is inspired by the elegant spirit of the 1960s. Its modern interpretation stays faithful to the original design, with an integrated case and lugs combined with a swirl of exquisite gemstones, ornate dials, and sumptuous gold bracelets. This version with an aventurine dial has a bezel set with white diamonds using the Serti Descendu technique, and will be produced in limited numbers.