We sometimes meet women wearing very masculine watches, who often tell us they borrowed it from their companion. We see this as a strong sign: new customers who are increasingly interested in traditional watchmaking, and which makes a barely masked appeal to the lenders of these watches… As men, even among enthusiasts, don’t know a lot about women watches, we decided to help them, so they can fill their love with happiness, and eventually get back their own timepiece! And you’ll see that brands compete with creativity, delicacy and poetry when it comes to sublimating women wrists.
Here is our selection of 5 beautiful women watches, for all budgets.
For those who love the vintage style or Art Deco: the Reverso One by Jaeger-LeCoultre
Let’s start this selection with an icon in watchmaking, and an institution within the Grande Maison: the Reverso, here in its One version. With its rectangular case, this watch takes its inspiration from the 30’s and, more specifically, the Art Deco style. Such a vintage look !
Very sober and refined, the watch is very discreet with a lot of elegance. Between modernity and retro, the blue-colored hands add color to an opalin sun guilloché dial which enjoys to play with the light.
The bezel, with its two rows of diamonds, will give even more femininity to this Reverso. Last but no least, the case can be personalized with an engraving, totally invisible untill you reveal it by reversing the case with a simple movement. The Reverso DNA…
This watch is available in all Jaeger-LeCoultre official retailers at 5,400 €.
For those who have the head in the stars: Zenith Lady Moonphase
The sky, the moon and the stars are an unlimited source of inspiration for watchmakers. It is therefore quite natural that the very poetic complications which derive from it are found in women’s watches. So for those who are inspired by the stars, the Zenith Lady Moonphase is a timepiece to consider seriously.
With a very elegant style, this feminine version of the Elite collection unveiled in 2016 integrates the moonphase into a magnificent mother-of-pearl dial. Very clean, even minimalist, it takes the appearance of a cloud to unveil the cosmic complication. Besides the large hour-markers in roman numerals, the small seconds at 9 o’clock, very light, adds a touch of color with its blue hand delicately recalling the blue of the starry sky. Poetry just like we said! Thanks to a modern 36mm case, this watch becomes very versatile, and will adapt to your style, either chic or relaxed.
It is available in 6 versions, all of them integrating the Elite manufacture caliber. You will have the choice between a stell or pink gold case, a bezel polished or set with diamond. There is also a very glamorous model with full dial set with diamonds of about 3.5 carats. Our preference goes to the pink gold version with pearl dial, more discreet.
Price range from 4,000 to 15,000 euros depending on the model. More information here.
For the women addicted to one of the most prestigious Haute Couture name: the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé
We couldn’t make a top selection watches for women without mentionning Mademoiselle Privé. If for many enthusiasts, fashion and watchmaking are not compatible, I really suggest them not to put all the brands in the same basket, and to look a little bit more at what Chanel is capable of. It’s just beautiful.
This horological collection, a tribute to Gabrielle Chanel, honors the craftsmanship, creativity and savoir faire of this prestigious Haute Couture house. We selected the version featuring camellia motifs in yellow gold, applied on a black lacquered dial respecting the ancestral Japanese Maki-E technique. The flowers, made of diamonds, golden pearls and fine pearls are embroidered and handmade by Lesage, making each model a totally unique and exclusive timepiece.
This watch, which takes up Chanel strong symbol, is a perfect interpretation of refinement and timeless elegance with its combination of black and yellow gold. The case is in 18k yellow gold with a bezel set with 60 diamonds of about 1 carat. It is available on a black satin strap with a gold pin buckle also set with 80 diamonds.
This superb timepiece will be yours fo 26.100€. Learn more about this piece here.
For fearless women: the Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas
If there is a collection at Bulgari that should not be missed, it is this one for sure. The Serpenti has gone through decades and styles since its launch in 1932. As you can easily imagine, this watch finds its inspiration in a fascinating and dangerous animal: the Snake. This iconic piece is instantly recognizable by all, and reveals the temperament of its owner: so be carefull, she might even be stronger than you…
The reptile aesthetic codes are taken from the bracelet to the case. The watch provides an original fastening system: you won’t fin any buckle here, but an ingenious articulated system that wraps it around the arm. The 35mm snake-headed case set with diamonds integrates a quartz movement and combines the timeless elegance of pink gold with a black opaline sun guilloché dial.
You can offer (yourself) this fascinating and exclusive timepiece for 37,700 euros at Bulgari official stores.
For women you can’t refuse anything: The Lady Arpels Ronde des Papillons
Let’s finish our selection of the most beautiful women watches with Van Cleef & Arpels and its Complications Poétiques collection, which really deserves its name. In the world of VC&A, everything is about delicacy, poetry, sensuality and … jewelry of course! It is not a house like other houses.
At the first look, you’ll see a 38 mm white gold watch with a bezel set with round diamonds. But the real spectacle takes place on the dial which offers a scene of nature and a burst of colors on a mother-of-pearl background. On this watchmaking piece of art, a swallow displays the time while the minutes are indicated with three butterflies twirling through the clouds to create an aerial ballet.
The automatic movement Val Fleurier offers two display complications: the hour retrograde and the jumping display. Pressing the push button at 8 o’clock and the butterflies will fly for 10 seconds before coming back to their previous position without losing the exact time. As specialists, we can assure you that Van Cleef creations are absolutelu uniques. For sure there are many interesting pieces in other Haute Horlogerie brands, but Poetic Complications are like a parenthesis, a place apart in the watchmaking industry.
This exclusivity has a price, and it will cost you 129 000 € to acquire this jewel. Go to Van Cleef & Arpels to find out more about this beauty.