Nine Watches For The Career Woman in 2017

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Hey ladies! New year, new opportunities, and if so, a new watch! Here are some fabulous tickers to accompany you at every stage of your career.

UPCOMING EXECUTIVE
Starting a new job? Here are some versatile options to kick-start your path to success, taking you from corporate lunches to cocktail parties.

TUDOR STYLE
Tudor Style Ref. m12510-0015
While you take your first steps into the workforce, you want a timepiece that’s 'proper', but not so serious that you can’t have a bit of fun. The updated Tudor Style collection includes a fluted bezel and coloured dials in blue or burgundy sunray. Although the fluted bezel draws on vintage codes from the '50s to '70s, new baton hands offer a more contemporary feel, while the burgundy dial just pops.

LONGINES DOLCE VITA
Longines Dolce Vita Ref. L5.255.5.57.7
Can’t decide between rose gold or steel? Get both! Bi-coloured bracelets have a bit of a grown-up appeal that’s perfect for the aspiring career woman. The Longines Dolce Vita comes in a steel case with a solid rose gold crown and steel links with rose gold accents. A jet black lacquer dial provides the ideal backdrop for sparkling diamond indexes and rose gold hands to will give you a bit of clout in the boardroom.

TAG HEUER AQUARACER LADY 300M 
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady 300m Ref. WAY1395.BH0716
As a starter watch, this TAG Heuer Aquaracer checks all the right boxes. It boasts reputable lineage, is versatile and, best of all, has the requisite ring of diamonds to get your wrist some attention. A bigger case diameter (35mm) takes this from girly to spunky and the lightness of the ceramic will ensure comfort even if you have to pull an all-nighter.

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MANAGERIAL POWERHOUSE
So you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder. Now for a timepiece to cement your status as a bona fide career woman.

OMEGA CONSTELLATION SMALL SECONDS 
Omega Constellation Small Seconds Ref. 127.15.27.20.55.001
Like you, it’s not just a pretty face; this ticker actually has some serious substance behind that gorgeous mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indexes. A METAS-certified timepiece, this runs on the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8704 and is anti-magnetic to 15,000 Gauss.

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK QUARTZ 33MM
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz 33mm Ref. RO_67650ST-OO-1261S-01
Like the Birkin to Hermès, the Royal Oak is Audemars Piguet’s most iconic watch. This version references the very first Royal Oak made in stainless steel and is both classic and understated for the power woman who wants a solid timepiece but doesn’t need to flaunt her success.

BVLGARI LVCEA
Bulgari Lucea Ref. 102573_001
When you’ve attained some sort of success, you can afford to experiment a little with your timepieces, or perhaps add a couple more to your collection. This Bulgari Lucea piece fits right into that category with its pink gold case and aubergine alligator strap complementing a mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indexes.

LADY BOSS
Congratulations, you’re at the top of your game and you can actually afford the finer things in life. Time to savour the best life has to offer.

VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS SMALL NUMBER 
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Small Number Ref. 2305V-100A-B170

When you can choose any timepiece you desire, why not turn to the oldest and most prestigious of watch manufactures? This Vacheron Constantin piece has a stunning blue dial, framed by a ring of diamonds, and is paired with the brand’s signature half-Maltese cross polished and satin-brushed links.

PATEK PHILIPPE CALATRAVA "TIMELESS WHITE" 
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Forget about looking after it for the next generation—this is a watch you’ll want to keep for yourself forever. Like, till-the-end-of-time forever. That’s why it’s called ‘Timeless White’. Okay, maybe we’re stretching it a little there but the classic elegance of this timepiece in white and rose gold (with diamonds, of course) is just a picture of sheer perfection we think hits the mark every time.

BREGUET PERLES IMPÉRIALES HAUTE JOAILLERIE 
Breguet Perles Impériales Haute Joaillerie
Tell us honestly you don’t think the watch already sounds impressive. All the better that half your friends won’t be able to pronounce it. At your level, who wants something mainstream right? This beautiful piece boasts a mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by 23 brilliant-cut diamonds and a further 15 brilliant-cut diamonds beneath the prongs. Talk about inner and outer beauty. And the icing on the cake? That perfect Akoya pearl at the bottom of the case.

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Melissa Kong

Online Editor

Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".