Timelessly elegant to outrageously extravagant: stylish ladies' watches
The world of fine timepieces is remarkably vast and diverse. Virtually all luxury watch brands offer numerous exquisite collections of women’s watches – spectacular creations made by artisans to adorn and complement the elegant female wrist. Whether sporty or classic, there is something for every watch enthusiast and the discerning woman.
The perfect lady’s watch: What you need to look out for when buying a luxury watch
The seemingly infinite selection of ladies’ watches and and options available to the female client seems almost endless. Through a marriage of design aesthetics, functionality, and timekeeping precision, culminating in a harmonious interplay, these fine ladies’ watches will impress the most discerning of women from all walks of life and from all around the world.
The first step you should take in the journey to finding the perfect timepiece, is to decide whether you want to purchase a quartz, mechanical , or a manual wind watch. The next step would be to determine whether you believe the watch accurately expresses who you are. No matter whether sporty or elegant, refined or opulent, colourful or restrained, there is a watch to suit any taste.
Another factor to consider is the condition of the watch. Is it necessary that the watch be new, or is a used watch just as good? The second hand market offers a wide selection of watches that range from used, vintage, and even antique models. These are often incredibly interesting models that offer a wonderful alternative to the current selections offered by watch brands. Once a final selection has been made, the enjoyment that a watch will offer its wearer is boundless.
Top 10 ladies’ watches at CHRONEXT
1. Cartier Tank
The legendary Cartier Tank is an acclaimed pioneer in the world of watches. Now, the modern iteration of the Cartier Tank pays homage to one of the first wristwatches created by Cartier, which were inspired by the British Mark IV tanks of the First World War. The timeless design has been carried on into the modernity and still draws on the same rectangular shape inspired by the Mark IV. The dial of the watch showcases classic Breguet style hands as well as Roman numerals. Cartier offers the Tank in different variations: Tank Française, Tank Anglaise , or Tank Americaine – masterful interpretations of the classic design.
2. Ballon Bleu de Cartier
The bejewelled Ballon Bleu de Cartier is a legendary timepieces. Its namesake is the beautiful blue sapphire cabochon that decorates the crown. The Roman numerals on the dial of the watch give way to crown and move in an arc along its convex curve. The burnished blue sword hands, which complement the blue-gemstone seamlessly, and the fine guilloché of the dial further elevate the elegance of this watch from Cartier to majestic heights.
3. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia
Christened the Saxonia after its place of origin, the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia represents purity, haute horology, and German watchmaking tradition. This watch encapsulates the proverbial Saxonian elegance that the German region is known for. The masterful finishing is emphasised by the reduction of the watch to its essentials: two hands to tell the hours and minutes, in addition to a small seconds subdial.
This watch is the product of the pinnacle of craftsmanship that is matched only by the finest of Swiss watchmaking. The Saxonia is an archetype amongst watches, a showcase of harmony in design married with the finest of horological engineering. The entrancing mechanics of the movement can be viewed through the open caseback of the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia.
4. Rolex Datejust
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, presented by Rolex in 1945, embodies the essence of one of the oldest of the brand’s models. Its discerning detail is the hallmark automatically changing date, as well as the cyclops window magnifying the numerals beneath the crystal. Known for its restrained sporty look and its resilience – the watch is dust and water resistant – the Rolex Datejust is an icon that has donned the wrists of eminent figures, such as the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, and Winston Churchill. The ladies’ models are made of precious metals, which showcase a particular elegance conveyed through the excellent finish Rolex applies to all of its watches.
5. TAG Heuer Aquaracer
Elegant sportiness with a dash of luxury: the TAG Heuer Aquaracer is a watch that draws inspiration from the graceful nature of gentle waves. This impressive watch from Tag Heuer, with its purpose-built features, such as the rotating bezel and water resistance of up to a depth of 300 metres, is a fine example of Swiss watchmaking. Additionally, the chic model beautifully combines subtle sporty features with elegant aesthetics, making it the perfect companion for both sports and leisure.
6. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is a classic in the world of watches thanks to its hallmark geometrical form and distinct Art Deco style. Launched in 1931, the model was manufactured to meet the rigors of the Polo sport, which left many watch crystals cracked and broken. Its patented swivel technology, which allows the wearer of the watch to slide the case out of its frame and flip it onto its verso side, still enjoys worldwide fame. Many wearers of the sophisticated Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso personalise the verso side of their watch models with an engraving. Interestingly, Jaeger-LeCoultre has also created a beautiful Reverso Duoface, which comes equipped with a dial on both watch faces.
7. Chanel J12
Indisputably one of the most beloved of ladies’ watches of horology, the Chanel J12 has a demure elegance in combination with a sporty appearance. The watch artfully blends pragmatism with design. Most notably, this model’s case is made of ceramic and comes in either a white or chromatic colour. This Chanel lady’s watch perfectly complements the wrist of any modern lady.
8. Omega Constellation
The Omega Constellation ranks amongst the legends of ladies’ wristwatches. The first Constellation, released in 1952, already showcased the remarkable “Pie Pan” dial. The Omega Manhattan, designed by Carol Didisheim, would become the blueprint for future Omega Constellation models. To be sure, the unmistakable “Griffes” or claws can still be found, even in the revised Omega models of 2009. The current line-up of the Omega Constellation Star distinguishes itself through their equally timeless design, precision, and functionality.
9. Chopard Happy Sport
Chopard is a brand that brings horology to a higher plane by combining artisan watchmaking with the fine art of jewellery making. One exquisite product of this fusion are the watches of their Happy Diamonds Collection as well as of the Happy Sport Collection. The distinguishing feature that the model showcases, are the diamonds that float across the dial of the watch. The Happy Sport models combine finesse with feminine strength. They are impressive and stylish with a touch of serenity. Chopard’s wide selection of mesmerising Happy Sport watches allows women to express themselves through their own unique choice of model.
10. Omega Ladymatic
In 1955, Omega introduced one of the first automatic women’s watches – the Omega Ladymatic. The Ladymatic represents pure elegance and gracefulness and is a watch made for the wrists of the modern woman. In 2010, Omega revived this collection by merging the original design of the model with Omega’s innovative Co-Axial technology. An exquisite feature of this collection comes in the form of luxurious diamonds that adorn the hour markers of the watch. The Omega Ladymatic is a model for sophisticated ladies who place the highest value on both aesthetics as well as on the refined mechanical craftsmanship of watches.