First and foremost, a women's watch is a stylish accessory that can complement an outfit perfectly, giving it a touch of glamor. Luxury timepieces from Rolex or Cartier are often made of gold and feature diamonds, making them the perfect companions.
When it comes to ladies' watches, there is a limitless sea of choices available from many different watch brands. You're sure to find something, whether you're looking for a brand-name watch, colorful digital watch, or a more refined, subtle timepiece. There are countless designs, shapes, and colors to match every taste: simple stainless steel timepieces, gold watches, bicolor gold and steel models, and high-tech ceramic watches. Manufacturers such as Rolex, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breitling, and Patek Philippe offer women's watches. If you have budget constraints, then consider a more affordable watch from brands such as Citizen, Seiko, Michael Kors, Daniel Willington, or Fossil. Brands like Seiko and Michael Kors offer digital watches in addition to the more traditional analog timepieces. Women's watches are generally smaller than men's watches. A timepiece makes a perfect gift for your wife or partner for any occasion: Christmas, birthdays, or anniversaries. Read on to find out how much these timepieces cost and which watches are currently in trend.
|Manufacturer||Model||Price (starting at)|
|Cartier||Tank Américaine||8,000 euros|
|Cartier||Tank Louis Cartier||6,500 euros|
|Cartier||Tank Anglaise||3,700 euros|
|Breitling||Colt Lady||1,800 euros|
|Breitling||Galactic 32||2,400 euros|
|Omega||Speedmaster Ladies' Chronograph||3,200 euros|
|Omega||Constellation Ladies||2,700 euros|
|Omega||De Ville Ladymatic||4,500 euros|
There's a wide variety of women's watches available on the market, and their prices vary accordingly. If you're dreaming of stunning diamond watches made of gold or platinum, then you could end up spending hundreds of thousands of euros. Some of the most expensive watches in the world are diamond-set models from Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet. These can cost upwards of 800,000 euros.
However, there are more affordable options out there. New Rolex Datejusts or Cartier Tanks are available for 4,400 euros and 4,700 euros, respectively. Timepieces in this price range are often made of stainless steel and feature a simple, classic design that goes with almost every outfit. Mid-priced watches are usually quartz watches from manufacturers such as Longines, which cost less than 1,000 euros. The prices of Seiko watches are even more affordable. You can purchase Seiko automatic timepieces for less than 200 euros.
Rolex is the pinnacle of luxury and success. With a timepiece from this Genevan manufacturer on your wrist, you show off that you've climbed the career ladder successfully. Spanish Tennis player and Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza wears a 36-mm Datejust with a mother-of-pearl dial and diamond indices. A pre-owned version of this stainless steel and white gold timepiece (116234) costs about 8,000 euros; new, it costs at least 9,500 euros.
Bicolor variants made of stainless steel and yellow or rose gold (called "Everose gold") are also available. Simple, pre-owned stainless steel versions (116200) can be purchased for around 3,800 euros; new, they cost around 4,400 euros.
The Lady-Datejust was specially designed for women. These 28-mm timepieces are smaller, perfect for a woman's thinner wrist. These pieces of jewelry complement an evening gown perfectly, just as a dress watch complements a pantsuit. In combination with diamonds on the bezel and dial, platinum or gold cases raise the value of some models even more. The price for a pre-owned Lady-Datejust starts around 1,500 euros, while new models will cost you at least 4,300 euros.
The Tank is one of the most famous timepieces from the French jewelry and watch manufacturer Cartier. The watch's design and its rectangular case were inspired by tank tracks. Over the years, the watch has been transformed into an iconic timepiece. This watch for men and women has been around since 1917, making the Tank one of the first wristwatches in the world. Today, the Parisian manufacturer offers many Tank variants in the series, among them are the classic Tank Louis Cartier, modern Tank Angalaise, and the elegant Tank Américaine.
The Tank Américane is predominantly available in white, yellow, or pink gold with a matching gold bracelet or leather strap. Models with diamond-set cases make especially impressive pieces of jewelry. The Roman numerals on the dial emphasize the timepieces' traditional look and are characteristic of these ladies' watches. Pre-owned gold quartz watches are available for comparatively affordable prices at around 3,000 euros. If you prefer an automatic watch, however, you should plan on spending at least 3,500 euros. Prices for new quartz watches start around 8,000 euros, while prices for automatic timepieces start at 9,500 euros.
The Tank Louis Cartier most closely resembles the earliest models of the watch. Characteristic of this series are gold cases, Roman numerals, and leather straps. Like the Américaine, the Louis Cartier is available as a quartz or mechanical timepiece. Prices for a pre-owned quartz watch start at 2,500 euros; new, they start at 6,500 euros. Pre-owned manual models start at 5,000 euros and their new counterparts cost between 10,000 and 20,000 euros.
The Swiss luxury manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre designed the Reverso with a reversible case in the early 1930s with polo players in mind. Today, the Reverso is Jaeger-LeCoultre's most famous timepiece; its unique design has made it into an icon. The Reverso has developed over the years, gradually transforming from a sports watch to a dress watch. Thanks to its flat case and Art Deco design, it goes perfectly with a business suit.
For the case, you can choose between stainless steel and gold. Variants made of white gold with a mother-of-pearl dial and diamonds embedded on the case have an especially feminine feel. Leather straps are most frequently used on this model, but stainless steel or gold bracelets are also available.
A pre-owned quartz stainless steel Reverso is available for as low as 2,000 euros, while new versions cost about 1,000 euros more. Variants with a manual caliber, which requires regular maintenance, cost more; for example, a pre-owned stainless steel version costs at least 2,800 euros. Prices for new stainless steel manual models start at around 6,000 euros.
If you desire a gold Reverso, then you should be prepared to spend at least 3,500 euros on a pre-owned quartz women's version. However, very well-maintained models with diamonds can cost around 10,000 euros. Prices for a new gold women's watch with diamonds and a quartz caliber start at 16,000 euros.
The Swiss manufacturer Breitling, famous for their sports and pilot's watches, offer high-class women's watches such as the Colt Lady or Galactic 32. Models with a 36-mm diameter are perfect unisex timepieces. A new 33-mm stainless steel quartz Colt Lady costs 1,800 euros. Pre-owned models with the characteristic bezel rider tabs at three, six, nine, and 12 o'clock are only slightly less expensive.
The Galactic 32 costs a bit more than the Colt Lady. Pre-owned models cost around 2,000 euros and new models cost about 400 euros more. New stainless steel and gold bicolor models cost around 5,000 euros.
For decades, delicate, small watches were in trend for women. These pair incredibly well with an evening gown and are thus a great choice for a professional event. Meanwhile, trends have been changing and there are now countless watches for women, in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Watches with a 40-mm diameter are no longer rare and are ideal for combining with sport gear. There are also many diving watches now available for women. Watches with a stainless steel case and bracelet often have a sporty design and are well suited for a number of activities. When a watch is waterproof to more than 100 m (10 bar), you can wear it while swimming without any problems. A watch that is waterproof to 200 m (20 bar) is safe to take diving.
White and black watches are simultaneously sporty and elegant, but recently, it's colorful timepieces that have entered the spotlight and become trendy. However, popping, colorful watches like the Hublot Big Bang Tutti Frutti are not necessarily cheap. You can purchase a pre-owned Tutti Frutti starting around 8,000 euros, while new, they cost 10,000 euros. These colorful watches are perfect for the summer season and to wear in your free time. However, they're less appropriate for the office, even if they would catch all of your coworkers' attention.
For everyday business wear, a small classic rose gold watch or stainless steel dress watch is a more prudent choice. The smaller the watch is, the easier it can disappear under the sleeve of a chic blazer. Rectangular timepieces like the Cartier Tank or Jaeger-LeCoultre's Reverso are excellent watches to wear to your next important meeting, as is the Rolex Datejust.
Retro timepieces are also currently popular for both women and men. This sort of watch features a vintage-inspired design, such as the Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary and Conquest Heritage. Both of these automatic timepieces work well for all genders due to their unisex size.