Watches are always a great accessory investment. They can transform a basic outfit into something more classic and edgy. However, choosing the right watch can be difficult. What watch style is timeless? What will be a good investment? What should I pay for a good watch? But don’t worry, all your questions will be answered shortly.
What is the best watch brand for ladies?
There’s no single brand that is seen as best for ladies watches. It tends to be down to personal preference on style as to which brand buyers end up settling for. The women’s watch market is moving at a faster pace than men’s, which means new brands are being introduced, and old brands are re-establishing their place in the market. The most popular luxury brands include Cartier, Rolex and Audemars Piguet, but we’ll get into these in more depth later on.
What’s the most expensive women’s watch?
The most expensive women’s watch is priced at a huge £40 million pounds. The Graff Hallucination tops the list as the most expensive timepiece ever made and was first shown at Baselworld in 2014. The watch itself is set with over 100 carats of extremely rare diamonds which are coloured blue, pink and a vivid yellow. In addition to this, a variety of different cuts are used to make the watch, including heart, pear and round shapes. Unlike most watches, which need either a power reserve or winding, the Graff Hallucination can keep ticking for months and months on end. Obviously, this watch is not affordable to most, but it will certainly look beautiful on the wrist of one person.
Do ladies Rolex watches hold their value?
Rolex is among the most popular watch brands for women, and there’s a very good reason for that. A Rolex tends to be an investment, something you can buy now and be able to resell in a few years time if needed. Rolexes dedication to maintaining the highest quality and innovation is unmatched compared to any other watch brand on the market right now. Like the men’s Rolex watches, ladies Rolexes can retain their value just as well. However, some of the styles of men’s watches tend to be more exclusive and rare than the women’s style, which may play a role in how much they will hold their original value.
Women’s watches that are trending right now
Looking to splash the cash on a new watch? Here are five watches that are trending this season.
1. Cartier Ballon Bleu
Seen on the wrist of the Duchess of Cambridge, Cartier’s Ballon Bleu has been a staple in many people’s wardrobes since its release in 2006. Although the Cartier brand is most famous for their love bracelets and rings, they also make great watches too. The name comes from the shape of the case, which is very similar to that of a balloon. This watch comes in various different sizes, all the way from 28mm to 42mm, depending on how big of a statement you want to make with your wrist. The sheer amount of customisations you can make to this watch means that you can find the perfect watch to match any outfit.
2. Rolex Lady Oyster Perpetual
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a unisex watch and is a design based on the original Rolex Oyster watch. Again, it’s a simple but elegant watch and is a great size. It also has multiple coloured dials to choose from, which is different from the usual black dial that Rolex opts for on a lot of their designs. Unlike many watches, the Oyster Perpetual runs on energy provided by the wearer instead of regular winding. It’s both reliable and sporty, which is why it’s favoured by Formula One drivers and athletes alike. The Lady Oyster Perpetual has plenty of customisation options too; whether you want it in stainless steel, Everose gold or yellow gold.
3. Chanel J12
Handbags aren’t the only accessory that Chanel can design and manufacture well. Their watches too are to die for. The J12 watch was extremely ahead of its time and was redesigned in 2019 to have a narrower bezel. The watch is self-winding and comes in two colours, either black or white – they’ve now introduced certain rainbow elements into their designs. The beauty of the Chanel J12 is also that it can be both dressed up and dressed down. Another plus is that it’s relatively reasonably priced at £4,000.
4. Patek Philippe Twenty~4
The Twenty~4 collection is marketed at the young and modern-day woman, which is why it’s on this list as one of the hottest watches you can get your hands on right now. There are only two colour options when it comes to the watch and band itself – rose gold or stainless steel. However, there are different colours and shapes to choose from when it comes to the watch face itself. Patek Philippe also offers some models with the addition of diamonds at each hour marker. It’s a slightly more expensive addition to your wrist, at around £11,000, but these watches make for a great style investment.
5. Audemars Piguet Code 11.59
Audemars Piguet’s watch Code 11.59 offers a mix of traditional and modern craftsmanship. This watch has the very familiar style of most Audemars Piguet watches, meaning the dial is curved and has a very plain design. At first glance, it might seem as if the watch is boring compared to its competitors and other watches on this list, but after further inspection, there are so many elements to this watch. Once they all come together, it makes for a really practical and classic option for a watch that can be worn every day. That’s why Code 11.59 has made its way onto this luxury watch list.
Do your research
It’s important that you know what you want before buying a watch. But whatever you’re looking for, be sure there’s a watch on this list for you. From the uber-expensive to the extremely popular, it seems that this year has only exacerbated the need for great wrist candy.