Luckily, There Are Some Standout Watch Brands That Have Been Intentionally Designing Watches With Keeping Female-Identifying Wearers In Mind. If You’re An Aspiring It-Girl, Check Out Our Recommendations, For Your Wrists.
If you think in gendered terms, you’ll realize why high-end watches have been so coveted amongst ladies, specifically. This wasn’t always the case. Did you know that the first wristwatches were actually worn by women? In 1868, Countess Koscowicz of Hungary commissioned Patek Philippe to create a piece of jewellery that doubled as a watch, setting a female-forward trend for timepieces that were simultaneously ornamental and functional.
But now, to make everything simpler for you we’ve curated recently unveiled watches, featuring outstanding quality, craftsmanship, and designs. These watches are some of the top timepieces available and boast the ultimate way to adorn your wrist.
1. PATEK PHILIPPE, GRANDMASTER CHIME 6300GR
Patek Philippe reinterprets the design of its most complicated wristwatch by offering it for the first time in a “two-tone” version combining white gold and rose gold, along with brown opaline dials. The reversible double-sided case is distinguished by its patented swivel mechanism, enabling it to be worn with either dial visible. The Grandmaster Chime is an icon in the brands portfolio, holding the crown as one of their most complicated collections of all time.
They have continued this trend of making the watch as complicated as possible with launching 20 of them in this revamped model while giving it a sleek new design. Boasting 118 emeralds (nearly 8 carats) and a whopping 291 diamonds, equivalent to
20.54 carats. Did we mention it comes with a set of white gold cufflinks for those days when you need to look your best? This is the first time they have utilised a twin colour design on a Grandmaster Chime and we think it looks superb!
2. AUDEMARS PIGUET, CODE 11.59
The Code 11.59 line just got bigger by getting smaller. Until now, the Code 11.59 lineup has been stuck with 41 or 42mm cases. But the brand has changed it with the introduction of two new 38mm watches in 18k pink gold. There’s the octagonal case middle, extra-thin bezel, and a round case back. The upper part of the stylized lugs is welded to the bezel, while the lower part leans delicately against the case back. The case also mixes brushed and polished surfaces.
At the same time, the size is a more gender-neutral option for potential buyers. Boasting an impressive 60-hour power reserve, the crown’s design has also evolved, elevating the case’s geometric intricacy. The new diameter debuts with two self winding models, both accompanied by an 18-carat pink gold case. The best part is through the sapphire case back, you can catch a glimpse of the intricate decorations that adorn the watch’s components, including polished angles, vertical satin brushing, Côte’s de Genève, circular graining, and chamfering.
3. JAEGER-LECOULTRE, REVERSO ONE PRECIOUS COLOURS
If there’s one watch that embodies an era like no other, it has to be the Art Deco styling of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. The brand has recently introduced the Reverso One Precious Colours, two new models that harness the brand’s In-house Métiers Rares atelier to create two colourfully enamelled and gem-set creations. Boasting beguiling deco-esque patterns of chevron and zigzags, in the diamond-set watches—one in shades of blue with black on a pink gold background, and the other in different tones of green on a white gold background. The 40x20mm case of the Reverso One Precious Colours has the enamelling work and gem-setting that steals the show.
To create the intricate lines and sumptuous hues of the case, Jaeger-LeCoultre uses a grand feu enamelling process set with diamonds. Being a Monoface Reverso, the case flips over to reveal the classical closed case-back, which offers an ideal canvas for personalised engravings and decoration. To do this, they created a geometric pattern which covers the entire back of the case and wraps around either side of it so as to frame the dial. Thus, the creative process is very demanding. It requires absolute mastery of each artistic technique, as well as impeccable coordination of the different crafts, starting with enamelling.
4. IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN, PORTOFINO CHRONOGRAPH 39 IW391502
Combining the sporty character of the chronograph complication with a classic and elegant design, the new IWC Portofino Chronograph 39 ref. IW391502 has reduced case measuring 39 mm in diameter and 13 mm in thickness, a size which is perfect for almost any wrist. Housed in a fully polished stainless-steel case that guarantees water resistance to 50 metres / 165 feet. The IWC-manufactured 69355 chronograph calibre that enables the measurement of stoptimes of up to 30 minutes. These are clearly displayed in the counter at 12 o’clock, visually balanced by the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock for perfect symmetry.
It’s immaculately clean lines, clever details, and lustrous polishing without compromising the sporty aesthetics. The sundials are still there, as are the t-shaped pushers—even the leather strap has been exposed with twine-like stitching, albeit tonal with the luxurious and bend-respecting texturing. On the function side, the Portofino 39 runs on an in-house automatic, adorned with jewels. It’s been a while since we’ve seen such a balanced aesthetic chronograph at a wrist-friendly 39mm size with a 46-hour power reserve. Moreover, this beautiful Beige calfskin strap with a quick-change system supplements this chronograph perfectly.