Last year, was a great year for women’s watches. The different watch makers came up with interesting designs and even interesting materials being used in their watch designs. Not only did they use enamels and gems but they also went as far as including things from straw to feathers in their designs. Here are a few of the watches that caught the eye of many women last year.
The Rendez-Vous Tourbillon Wild is by Jaeger-LeCoultre and is a limited edition of just 100 pieces. This has a bold and modern Art Deco design and has a fan like pattern that comes from a spinning tourbillon that has sections of snow set diamonds with mother of pearl and some beautiful blue feathers. (Price available upon request only)
Berries Jumping Hours Retrograde Minutes by Bulgari is a watch design that pairs unusual jumping hours with its retrograde minutes and is done is a very feminine style. It has an engraved mother of pearl dial and has a pretty swirl of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, amethysts and tourmalines that is a showcase of beauty. This particular watch sells for $18,200.
The Royal Ruby Tourbillon by Ulysse Nardin has an intricate dial with the main plate having bridges cut from rubies and sapphire making the cage look like it is floating in mid-air. The watch was done in platinum with rubies as the hour markers and includes 92 beautiful diamonds on the bezel as well as the lugs. This lovely watch goes for $300,000.
Chanel came up with one of their own timepieces called the Mademoiselle Prive Camelia Brode. This is a wonderful fusion of great fashion and horology having a beautiful hand embroidered fabric for a dial. This beautiful handcrafted watch goes for $95,370.
Girard-Perregaux took its Cat’s Eye Jewelry white gold design and transformed it into a beautiful timepiece that has 1,000 snow set diamonds. It has a luminous mother of pearl dial that is engraved with a unique bubble design. This beautiful watch sells for $292,500.
The Metiers d’Art Florilege by Constantin recreates three 1799 botanical drawings from “The Temple of Flora” on the dial and it has flawless enameling and guilloche engraving with gorgeous gem settings. This lovely little piece sells for $187,449.
Recital 9 Miss Alexxandra Tourbillon by Bovet is a beautiful airy skeleton like piece of technology with a seven day power reserve and a beautiful engraved moon phase for the woman who loves horological items. This interesting watch sells for $168,000.
Le Temps Suspendu by Hermes has the theme of stopping time. The unique watch lets you push a button at 9 o’clock and it instantly snaps the hands into a frozen position on each side of the number 12 and then when you are ready to rejoin the world you just push the button again so that the clock displays the correct time. For more even more whimsy the seconds run counter clockwise. This interesting fantasy watch is set in an 18 karat rose gold with 62 diamonds. This neat fantasy watch sells for $41,500.
For those women who can afford such luxury, these are just a few of the more interesting and lovely designs that hit the market last year and took a different approach to watches for women.