Strong Women, Strong Watches: 5 Favourites from CHRONEXT


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March 04. 2020 - by CHRONEXT

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day to honour women standing up together for their rights over the past century. Whilst the late 19th century was focused on voting rights and better working conditions, the dialogue has shifted today. However, despite all the achievements of recent years, there is still much to be done worldwide. International Women's Day was, is and will be a venerable day.


Against this backdrop, luxury watches may seem unimportant at first glance, but you can’t deny that watches have a special character. There’s also an evident change in the watch industry to be observed over the past few years with the line between men’s and women’s watches being blurred. Unisex watches are in high demand, women are opting for larger diameters and men are wearing chic timepieces with diamonds and we are completely here for it. Discover our top five recommendations of models that combine horological masterpiece and unique expressiveness.

1. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The name of the Rolex racing driver's watch comes from the famous Daytona Race in Florida with the timeless design of the watch also being inspired by this sport. The high-contrast dial with three totalisers reflects the fittings of luxury racing cars. Not surprisingly, the chronograph function at three, six and nine o'clock as well as the tachymeter scale enable timekeeping par excellence. The series is available in a range of metals and dial colours, covering a range of preferences. 

Once in the shadow of the Submariners and GMT Masters, the Daytona series is now a true icon in the luxury segment thanks to Paul Newman. Whether at the dealer or on the pre-owned market, the Daytona is an object of desire among watch enthusiasts around the globe. Hardly surprising, since the round, robust case embodies success, style and ambition.


US presenter, comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres has enjoyed using the Rolex Daytona in the past. Actress Sofia Vergara, known from the Modern Family series, also wears the ultimate sports watch on her wrist.

2. Patek Philippe Nautilus

A sense of tradition and maximum precision – there is no doubt that Patek Philippe watches are part of Haute Horlogerie. In the 1970s, the manufacturer added to its reputation when the world-renowned watch designer Gérald Genta designed the Nautilus. Gérald Genta created a skilful symbiosis of sporty yet luxurious design.

The maritime influence of the Nautilus makes the watch unmistakable and testifies to the uniqueness of the model. Robust, water-resistant, sporty and noble at the same time – these are all characteristic features of the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Anyone who wants to make a statement is well served by this coveted model.

In her shows, Ellen DeGeneres proves time and again that she is a watch enthusiast through and through. In addition to various models from Rolex, Ellen also owns a Patek Philippe Nautilus.

3. Omega Constellation

The Constellation series is one of Omega's oldest watch collections. First introduced in 1952, the model has been updated several times over the years. Probably the most famous Constellation is the one with the distinctive "handle" on the bezel from 1982.

The Omega Constellation is available in a number of different versions, with Roman numerals, diamonds are also available as hour markers or on the bezel itself. Timeless white, elegant black or classic gold – the Omega Constellation's dial colours leave nothing to be desired. The former flagship model from Omega radiates concentrated power and sovereignty.

Indra Nooyi is a company manager and was Chief Executive Officer at PepsiCo until 2018. She was often seen wearing an Omega Constellation on her wrist and made it to one of Forbes' 100 most powerful women in the world. We take our hats off to her and not only for her taste in watches.

4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the most traditional Swiss watch manufacturers. In 1937, the company made history with the launch of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. The model's innovative reversing mechanism was designed to protect the delicate watch glass from impact, which it successfully achieved. Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre's hidden case back is largely used for personal engravings.

The Reverso is a classic and yet makes a statement on the wrist. Whoever chooses this historic model receives Swiss quality and aesthetic refinement. Whether Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duoface, Grand Taille or Classique: the Reverso series is versatile. Quartz or automatic calibre, leather or metal bracelet, this model caters for a variety of preferences.

The Hollywood star Diane Kruger is a fan of Jaeger-LeCoultre's creations, both in private and on the red carpet. For her 18th birthday, her mother gave the German actress a timepiece from the brand. In 2011, Diane Kruger then became a Jaeger-LeCoultre Brand Ambassador, often showing herself with a Reverso on her arm.

5. Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier

The Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier is one of the most famous models from the Parisian manufacturer. The watch is characterised by its unconventional, yet timeless design. While the Roman numerals provide a touch of class to the Cartier Ballon Bleu, the magnificent sapphire on the crown makes the model an eye-catcher on the wrist. The round, 26 mm steel case houses the Cartier Quartz calibre 057. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and water-resistant to 30 metres - the Parisian icon not only knows how to shine with its design, but can also withstand everyday challenges.

Kate Middleton is known for her impeccable taste in fashion. For her wrist, the Duchess of Cambridge chose the epitome of elegance in the past:The Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier.

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