Best Women's Watches of 2018
Five of our favourites from Baselworld.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
The new Datejust 31 comes in a variety of materials and designs but if you’re in the mood to get a little flashy, go with the yellow gold version that features a gorgeous (and incredibly on-trend) malachite dial. Inside the watch is the Calibre 2236—Rolex’s first movement to use their proprietary Syloxi hairspring that’s up to 10 times more accurate than an ordinary hairspring when it comes to being exposed to shocks. Introduced in 2014, this calibre is used in the Datejust 31 for the first time.
Harry Winston Premier Winston Candy 31mm
Did someone say 'Candy Crush'? This Harry Winston stunner boasts 13 pink sapphires, 16 red spinels, 17 dark sapphires, 17 light blue sapphires, 24 orange spessartites, 24 tsavorites, 25 Paraiba tourmalines and 108 diamonds on the dial. But let’s not forget the strap either: raspberry-tinted alligator leather is paired with a white gold buckle set with a total of 15 gems. We can't get enough.
Patek Philippe Ref. 7150/250R-001
An upgrade (and replacement) of the previous Ref. 7071 Ladies First Chronograph from 2009, the Ref. 7150 is housed in a 38mm round case this time, with an elegant circle of diamonds around the bezel. A silvery opaline dial provides an exquisite backdrop for gold applied Breguet numerals and hands, while the front and back of the watch are protected by box sapphire crystal glass—a vintage touch like the fluted lugs and guilloched pushers. As the only chronograph in the ladies’ collection, the Ref. 7150 is both a keeper and a winner.
Breguet Reine de Naples 8908
Lending the Reine de Naples its name is the first wristwatch made by Breguet for Caroline Murat, then Queen of Naples. The timepiece replicates the original’s dial layout with both moonphase and power reserve indicators at 12 o’clock, with hours and minutes below at six o’clock and small seconds at seven o’clock. This year, the iconic ovoid-shaped timepiece is housed in a diamond-set rose gold case complemented by a dial partially made from Tahitian mother-of-pearl.
With new Trésor models this year, women have plenty to look forward to: a sleek profile, diamonds, and either a fabric or leather strap. If you wish to switch up the look of your watch, a selection of leather straps in a myriad of colours is available separately. At the heart of the watch is the quartz Calibre 4061, Omega’s workhorse quartz movement that also drives the Seamaster Aqua Terra 28mm. If you’re after a dress watch that isn’t too dainty, this is a good bet.
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