There’s a certain category that female collectors will generally find quite exciting — the “women’s watches”. These days, the notion of a ladies’ watch has become rather flexible. While there are still timepieces designed for a female clientele, that come with more traditional notions of feminity, it’s refreshing to see that the industry has begun to come up with different approaches — a woman’s watch isn’t only about diamonds, and a timepiece with bold styles and complications can also belong on a feminine wrist. Here, we roundup a few ladies’ watches we can’t help but love.
Glashütte Original Panomatic Luna
The limited-edition 25-piece timepiece in steel with diamond-set bezel was made for the hopeless romantic. Your eyes will be drawn instantly to the diamond-set rod indexes and various-sized lilac Arabic numerals, which form a heart at the centre. The elegant handcrafted mother- of-pearl dial is fashioned from the inner layer of seashells, while the moonphase display showcases an elaborately crafted moon disc with silver- coloured moons cut out with a milling tool. A closer look at the display reveals little hearts in the night sky, a whimsical symbol of love. With a 42-hour power reserve, the timepiece’s proprietary Calibre 90-12 can be viewed through the sapphire crystal caseback.
MB&F Legacy Machine (LM) Flyingt Red Gold or Platinum Editions
Following the success of the diamond-set editions of LM FlyingT – MB&F’s best-selling Machine of 2019 – MB&F two latest pared-down 38.5mm variants feature a guilloche dial plate with a scalloped design, handcrafted in Kari Voutilainen’s workshops. The 18k red gold case (left) houses an ebony dial plate, while the platinum model sports one in midsummer sky blue. Like its predecessor, the inclined dial at 7 o’clock remains, allowing only the wearer to read the time. On the reverse, the automatic sun-shaped winding rotor feeds the central column of the flying 60-second tourbillon that is crowned with a diamond at the top of the revolving cage. The ingenious timepiece also offers 100 hours of power reserve.
Hermès Nantucket Jeté De Chaîne D’ancre
The Nantucket watch plays with the anchor chain motif imagined by Robert Dumas during
a trip to the Normandy coast in 1938. Inspired by the chains linking the boat to its anchor, his sketch was first realised in a bracelet before it found its way into the Hermès’ various métiers and became a house classic. On this Swiss quartz movement model, the iconic anchor chain composes the rectangular steel case (a 1991 Henri d’Origny design) and illuminates with gem-set links sprinkled across a pristine rhodium-plated, sand-blasted dial. As if swept by the wind, diamonds of various sizes form asymmetrical patterns from the case to the dial. The 17mm by 23mm watch comes with a choice of alligator or calfskin straps in nine hues.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Singapore, by Allyson Kass.