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…

Montblanc Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years anniversary edition reference 115939

Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary

Montblanc‘s Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary is a 10-piece limited edition, reference 115939. It celebrates the 110th anniversary of fMontblanc’s foundation, and the serpent motif on the dial is based on the Rouge et Noir fountain pen which became a classic when it was introduced in 1906. Normally you think of Bulgari when the…

Montblanc Boheme Date Automatic reference 114734

Montblanc Bohème Date Automatic

Women prefer watches with quartz movements because they don’t have to worry about setting the time and winding the watch? This is what many watch brands use as a convenient excuse when they make their women’s watches. Montblanc on the other hand is focusing on mechanical watches for women, introducing their ExoTourbillon complication that has…

Montblanc Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim reference114736

Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim

For the first time, Montblanc introduces its in-house ExoTourbillon to the women’s Bohème collection. The dial of the ExoTourbillon Slim is in mother-of-pearl; the bezel is set with 58 diamonds (about 1.39 carats). The red gold case is 38 mm in diameter, and 9.37 mm thick, 3 bar water resistance. The watch has a black…

Emile Chouriet Alchimie

Emile Chouriet Alchimie

Alchimie is the name of a graceful women’s watch in the Fair Lady collection by Emile Chouriet. It is available in different dial colours, and with satin strap or steel bracelet. Its price of between 1,000 and 1,180 Swiss francs makes it an accessible piece. I saw the brand at Baselworld, I was impressed by…

Bulgari Divas' Dream Lapis Lazuli

Bulgari Divas’ Dream

The two new Divas’ Dream watches by Bulgari combine very feminine lines and gemsetting, with a mechanical movement and an interesting complication. Minutes are shown by a retrograde hand which flicks back to zero once it has completed its one-hour arc. Hours are shown by a number in a window at the base of the…

Bulgari Lucea Il Giardino Paradiso

Bulgari Lucea Il Giardino Paradiso

Lucea, Bulgari‘s latest line of watches for women, has been with us for just two years, and it has attained a success that perhaps surprised even Bulgari. This year, many new models were presented, with new sizes, new colours, a full diamond pavé version, and this complication. Bulgari Lucea Il Giardino Paradiso is a jewellery…

Bulgari Serpenti Incantati Skeleton Tourbillon 102541

Bulgari Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon

There are artists, archistars and fashion designers, all individuals who are accustomed to being in the limelight. The watch industry is traditionally different in that most brands don’t highlight a head designer. All the attention is on the brand. Exceptions include Christian Knoop at IWC, Sara Sandmeier at Baume & Mercier, and Carole Forestier-Kasapi, director…

Vulcain First Lady Jewellery Automatic

The First Lady Jewellery Automatic by Vulcain is a women’s watch set with a cascade of blue sapphires and green tsavorites that look as if they are tumbling down from the sky and filling the dial. It’s like a static version of the Chopard “Happy Diamonds” idea. The jewels extend onto the bright steel bezel…

Lady Fabergé 2016

The Lady Fabergé collection has been expanded with these new pieces that combine a youthful, pop style with a prestige mechanical movement. Fabergé is the brand famous for the eggs made for the Tsar of Russia, and so the egg motif appears in several places: the shape of the case, the Breguet hands that have…

Ulysse Nardin Jade in stainless steel

Jade is one of the few women’s watches to have been designed with specific consideration for female users. According to legend, it was Chai Schnyder (at that time chairwoman of Ulysse Nardin) who asked her husband Rolf Schnyder (then president and CEO) for the crown function selector and indicator back in 2002. Its main characteristic…

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Majestic

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Majestic

Girard-Perregaux launched the Cat’s Eye women’s watch in 2004. It is hallmarked by the oval case, horizontal or vertical. This year’s models, in steel, steel and gold, and pink gold, have a case with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds on the narrow bezel, with dials in fan-shaped sunray or guilloché decoration. The hour markings comprise two or…