Archimede Klassik 36 BIC dress watch

Archimede has presented a new dress watch, Klassik 36 BIC. Dress watches are usually a male accessory; the Klassik 36 BIC is 36 mm in diameter and so is ideal for women, or for men with smaller wrists, though in actual fact it looks fine on just about anyone, and 36 mm was the classic…

Blancpain Date Moon Phases

Blancpain Quantième Phases de Lune

Women’s preferences as regards watches are a debated question. The main dichotomy is between quartz and mechanical. Brands such as Glashütte Original use quartz for their Pavonina watches and say that women prefer quartz because the watch is always running and so doesn’t need fiddly adjustment on a small crown. But, talking to a woman…

Patek Philippe 7130 ladies’ World Time

Patek Philippe’s World Time for women is a variation of a watch that is already part of the catalogue. The new version has a white gold case 36 mm in diameter, a bezel set with 62 diamonds, and a blue-grey hand-guilloché dial, confirming the ongoing success of the blue-dial trend. The alligator strap is in…

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm

Zenith is one of the few brands making watches in the early pilot’s style to have a genuine historic prototype on which to base its new models. The original timepiece made for Louis Blériot in 1909 set the scene for pilot’s watches, with its cathedral hands, large, chunky numerals, and a crown large enough to…

Tissot Heritage Banana

Tissot Heritage Banana

The Heritage Banana by Tissot celebrates an anniversary, a rather unusual one for watchmaking: the Russian Revolution. A Russian customer bought a gold Tissot watch in 1916, and sent it back to Tissot in 1917 for maintenance and safekeeping during the October Revolution. Tissot were not able to return it due to import restrictions on…

Bovet 1822 Château de Môtiers 40 Papillon

Bovet 1822 Château de Môtiers 40 Papillon

The Château de Môtiers 40 Papillon by Bovet 1822 is a watch with a mother-of-pearl dial painted with a butterfly motif. The unusual feature is that it is painted with both conventional colour and luminescent paint, so that it takes on new life in the dark. Bovet say that the difficult part of the process…

Tudor Clair de Rose

Tudor Clair de Rose

The Tudor Clair de Rose has been completely reworked with respect to the 2013 version that had some interesting design touches, such as the rose forming the continuous seconds indicator (instead of a seconds hand) and the quirky crown protector. In the new 2017 Clair de Rose, Tudor have returned to a more classical design,…

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Celestial

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Celestial

In the Cat’s Eye collection, Girard-Perregaux speaks exclusively to women, with watches featuring diamond-setting and horizontal or vertical oval cases. The new Cat’s Eye Celestial has a mother-of-pearl dial with a radial guilloché finish, and a large moon phase display with a deep blue aventurine night sky. The large moon disc is almost 9 mm…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold

Audemars Piguet celebrates the 40th anniversary of the women’s Royal Oak with a new jewellery technique, frosted gold. It’s also a story of three designers: Gérald Genta, who created the first Royal Oak in 1972, Jacqueline Dimier, the designer who redesigned Genta’s watch in a version for women, and Carolina Bucci, contemporary jewellery designer from…

Bovet Récital 19 Miss Dimier

Bovet Récital 19 Miss Dimier

Sometimes you see a timepiece that has a detail that lifts it above the vast ocean of watches. Bovet 1822 offers a good example with the Récital 19 Miss Dimier, an elliptical watch with a diamond-set bezel, designed specifically for women. The touch of brilliance is in the hour and minute hands, which are designed…

Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

The UR-106 Flower Power by Urwerk is a new version of the 106 watch with wandering hours, launched in 2015. The diamond-setting has been extended from the case and crown to include flowers incorporated into the wandering hour satellites. The case has a more feminine size with respect to the men’s versions but it’s still…

Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2017 reference 6104-4654-99A

Blancpain’s watch for Valentine’s day 2017

The latest watch in Blancpain‘s Valentine’s Day series, this watch features the classic heart motif in buff-top rubies on the dial, and a Cupid’s arrow seconds hand, enhanced by the mother-of-pearl dial and diamond-set bezel and lugs. But the watch is much more than just hearts, diamonds and arrows. Inside the case is the new…

IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36

It was no easy task for the designers at IWC. After the Portofino Midsize 37mm collection in 2015, the first time for about 20 years that IWC had directly approached women’s watches, and a few 36mm pilot’s watches last year, Da Vinci includes two series of 36mm watches designed specifically for women, the Da Vinci…

Breguet Tradition Dame 7038

Watch brands are now presenting previews of their new products for 2017, which will be fully presented during the two upcoming shows, SIHH in Geneva in January, and Baselworld in March. Breguet’s preview is dedicated to women, a new version of the Tradition Dame, at a very feminine size of 37 mm but with a…

Cartier à l’infini

Cartier à l’infini and Calibre 101

Cartier à l’infini is one of the many Cartier products that combine jewellery and watchmaking. The white gold bracelet has a subtle curve that makes the gemsetting even more complex. The surfaces of the top and sides of the bracelet are made in black lacquer and diamonds, creating a visually appealing frame for the tiny…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Moon

The Reverso One Duetto Moon by Jaeger-LeCoultre is a watch with the complication that is traditionally associated with watches for women, the moon phase display. It is made in two versions, in steel and rose gold. The lunar display is in mother-of-pearl, against a speckled backdrop in dark blue (steel version) or chestnut red (pink gold…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Cordonnet

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Cordonnet

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Cordonnet is based on a 1936 watch, from which its leather cord strap has been derived. The Reverso case provides the playful touch that for 85 years has made the Reverso a favourite piece world-wide. The swivel mechanism is fun to operate and gets progressively smoother and easier as you get…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Réédition

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Réédition

In this 85th anniversary year of the Reverso, it’s not surprising that Jaeger-LeCoultre are looking back to the features of the original 1930s model, with its Art Deco case, black dial and graceful Arabic numerals. As always with Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Reverso One Réédition conceals a lot of careful design thought. For example, the numerals of…

Chopard L.U.C XP 35 mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony

Chopard L.U.C XP 35 mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony

The Chopard L.U.C XP 35 mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony is a limited-edition watch for women, with a dial in Tahitian mother-of-pearl, and a movement decorated with Fleurisanne engraving. Inside, the L.U.C 96.23-L calibre is very slim, contributing to the watch’s graceful lines. It is a new version of the Esprit de Fleurier launched in…

Chopard Happy Sport 36mm

Chopard Happy Sport 36mm

Caroline Scheufele, Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard, had a brilliant intuition back in the early 1990s, when she liberated diamonds from their fixed settings in watches and jewellery and invented the Happy Sport range. Five diamonds in mobile settings move on the dial, between two sapphire discs, the watchglass and another disc below. The…