It’s about time a watch more than just a fashion accessory

29, October 2015
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Many of the female persuasion actually like watches as more than just a fashion accessory. Thanks to hand made mechanisms inside the watches, women are not afraid to pay top dollar to demonstrate their mechanical  acumen or celebrate an important milestone.

It requires years of research and development to build new movements that fit inside women’s- size cases and longer still to bring these concepts to fruition. But luxury- watch brands are increasingly willing to make the investment to appeal to the swelling ranks of female devotees.

Thus the wrist watch for women has evolved over the decades from  a design object and, of late to an artistic mechanical blend of both. Serious timepieces for the discerning female connoisseur include the following.

-Jaeger- Le Coultre Tourbillon Night & Day

As part of the made-for-women Rendez Vous collection, replete with automatic movements and serious functions, the Night & Day watch blends the tourbillon escapement with a night/day indicator. In 18 karat rose gold.

-Berguet Marine

A self- winding chronograph that offers a 30mins totalizer, a 12 hour counter, and a small- seconds indication, the Marine is water resistant to 50 meters. The mechanical movement is numbered and signed and is visible from the transparent case.

-Cartier Crash Skeleton

Newly unveiled at the – SIHH- the top luxury – watch exhibition of the year, held in Geneva- the crash Skeleton could be considered unisex, but the Dali- inspired shape and elegance of the skeletonized movement make it a clear women’s choice

-IWC Schaffhausen Day/Night

The 37 millimeter star of the IWC Portofino Mid-size collection boasts a mechanical self- winding 27- jewel movement and offers a second time- zone display via a 24- hour display.The blue alligator strap is by Santoni.

These watches finally capture the right blend of brains and beauty to satiate women collectors.