Until recently, women’s watches were generally designed to be elegant and jewelry-like, and ladies who craved a more utilitarian—or technologically advanced—timepiece had to resort to men’s watches. But now there is no need to dip into the men’s section (though you still can if you want). Classic brands like Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, and Cartier offer a full range of styles that are both incredibly beautiful and exquisitely designed. The message is clear – serious watch collecting is no longer a man’s hobby. As proof, here are 20 of the best watches for women for all styles and occasions.

1. Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch

The Santos-Dumont watch, is a small model, with high autonomy quartz movement (~ 6 years). Rose gold 750/1000 case, beaded crown set with a cabochon-shaped sapphire, satin-brushed silver dial with sunray effect, Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal. Strap in gray alligator leather, with rose gold 750/1000 ardillon buckle. Case dimensions: 38 mm x 27.5 mm, thickness: 7.3 mm. Water-resistant up to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters/100 feet). Cartier’s retail price for this model is $10,500.00.

2. Breguet – Reine de Naples Wristwatch

The Reine de Naples wristwatch in 18-carat gold. Bezel and dial flange set with 117 diamonds, approx. 0.99ct. Self-winding movement. Balance spring and escape wheel in silicon. Sapphire case back. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m). Dimensions: 36.5 x 28.45mm.

Available in white gold, rose gold, or yellow gold with silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine and partly in white natural mother-of-pearl with Breguet Arabic numerals (black or red for the white gold models).

Available in rose gold with dial-in champagne-colored Tahitian natural mother-of-pearl and partly in white natural mother-of-pearl, hand-engraved on a rose engine.

Available in white gold with white “grand feu” enamel with blue Breguet Arabic numerals. Available for $37,400 at Breguet.

3. Historiques American 1921

In a spirit very close to the original, this iconic watch in 18K pink gold reinterprets a model launched in 1921 specifically designed for the American market during the Roaring Twenties. It is distinguished by its diagonal reading, allowing the time to be read without turning the wrist, as well as by its crown boldly placed between 1 and 2 o’clock. Its manual-winding movement offers a power reserve of nearly 3 days. Its case with a width of 36.50 millimeters lends itself as much to a fashionably stylish wrist as to an urban-chic one. Available for $30,400 at Vacheron Constantin.

4. Sweet Alhambra Watch

Created in 1968, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra® motif has become a timeless symbol of luck. It is honored in this watch collection through a range of precious materials, colors, and sizes and perfectly matches Alhambra jewelry creations. Available for $8,450 at Van Cleef & Arpels.

5. Rolex Oyster Perpetual

The aesthetics of the Oyster Perpetual models set them apart as symbols of universal and classic style. They embody timeless form and function, firmly rooted in the pioneering origins of Rolex. Available for $5,400 at Rolex.

These are our top 5 favorite ladies’ watch choices for 2022, if you’ve enjoyed our quick read, please make sure to follow us on social media, as well as subscribe to our website for future articles!


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