Article by Ana Santos Singh
In modern times, the mobile phone has effectively become every ladies time piece, yet that dainty watch encrusted with jewels and precious stones is still as vital to a woman as ever. When wanting that special spark and touch of class to add to all variations of women’s clothing then it is the wristwatch that takes the lady into a league of her own.
Below, unlike Bally’s article earlier I have selected the 5 brands (and a couple of personal favorites) of watches that are a must for 2018, just click on the links to take you to a world of exquisite accessories that compliment all variations of a ladies lifestyle. Some of these watches are for everyday use, but it’s not uncommon for a woman to possess one or more high-end watches that she treasure.
Founded in 1833, Jaeger LeCoultre is credited with some of the most expensive watches in the world and their whole new range of women’s watches is truly in keeping with their brand identity as a world-class luxury brand. Jaeger LeCoultre recently launched the Rendez-Vous Tourbillon which has an amazing 1209 diamonds encrusted all over, and I can safely declare that there is no such thing as too many diamonds. Jaeger Le-Coultre has truly mastered the art of creating statement pieces that are a combination of excellence in jewelry design and watchmaking technology.
When discussing watches that double up as exquisite and expensive jewelry, you simply can not ignore the iconic Cartier. Women have always coveted Cartier jewelry at the top, and the latest Cartier Tank Solo is a tribute to the working woman. This watch features a simple design which is accentuated with an emphasis on understated class and sophistication. It is the one to look out for in 2018 if you are seeking a timekeeping device that is luxurious yet fits perfectly into a corporate setting.
Ana’s Choice – 37mm Royal Oak Offshore watch
When it first introduced the Royal Oak in 1972, Audemars Piguet shook up the established world of haute horology. With its unorthodox octagonal bezel and exposed screws, the Royal Oak defied convention and came across as a bold and sexy sports watch. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch was launched in 1993 and incorporated unconventional materials in a beefed-up case. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ladies’ watch succeeds in combining the silhouette and vigour of the Offshore with a feminine aesthetic that plays with textures, combining rose gold with diamonds and rubber. The 37mm rose gold case features the iconic octagonal bezel, which is set with diamonds between the exposed screws. The white waffle-textured dial features central rose gold hour and minute hands with applied rose gold hour batons. The watch is presented on a white rubber strap.
Ana’s Choice – Limelight Gala 18k Rose Gold Watch
Piaget has been making luxury watches since 1874, and since the 1960s has been applying its expertise to fine jewellery with incredible success. Both its watches and jewellery embody the innovative and original craftsmanship of the company that, more than 50 years ago, took the bold decision to only work with precious metals. Watchmaking feats include the ultra-thin Calibre 9P manual-winding movement in 1957, and in 1960 the automatic Calibre 12P movement at 2.3mm – making it the thinnest self-winding movement in the world. The house’s ultra slim movements have made an icon of the Altiplano, as it allowed the house to experiment with exotic stone dials in the 1960s – a spirit that fuelled later design audacity such as the Emperador, or the perennially popular Piaget Polo.
Ana’s No 1- Chopard Ladies Happy Diamonds
Quality and creativity are the hallmarks of Chopard, the Swiss luxury watch and jewellery brand. Discover playful and sparkly Happy Diamonds watches and the majestic and elegant IMPERIALE watch collections, these ladies will turn heads and draw the attention each one of us deserves.