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Watches & Wonders 2020: 5 Women's Watches Worth The Investment

Watches & Wonders 2020: 5 Women's Watches Worth The Investment
Photo: Cartier
By Annie Darling
By Annie Darling
May 05, 2020
The new online platform unveiled a ton of nifty women's watches. These are the ones you'll want to wear forever

Piaget's Limelight Gala Precious

Piaget Limelight Gala Precious (Photo: Piaget)
Piaget Limelight Gala Precious (Photo: Piaget)

Asymmetrical lugs and a gradient gem-set bezel define Piaget’s Limelight Gala Precious. It’s elegant. It’s sexy. It’s everything you’d want in a woman’s watch.

The maison is well-known for its standout high jewellery models and this year’s roster of watches—many of which are from the iconic Limelight Gala collection, which was first unveiled in 1973—doesn’t disappoint.

A shimmering white gold bracelet is hand-engraved and fits superbly on the wrist. Hundreds of tiny gold links are tightly assembled by a master chainsmith, and are decorated using a Palace Décor style—one of Piaget’s best-known motifs, which requires eight hours of work per watch.

An additional two hours is needed to complete the Grand Feu dial, which is draped in a translucent blue enamel that’s oven-fired multiple times. Last but not least, a handful of diamonds and sapphires are set along the curved bezel using a Serti Descendu technique, which magnifies the stones' brilliance.

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Cartier's Pasha de Cartier

Pasha de Cartier (Photo: Cartier)
Pasha de Cartier (Photo: Cartier)

The Pasha de Cartier collection made headlines when it was introduced back in 1985.

The model's square-inside-a-circle design was unexpected and quickly coveted by collectors worldwide—and has been enthusiastically revived for 2020. It's available in steel or gold, with or without diamonds.

A favourite on the secondary market, the Pasha now comes in new sizes and with new details, including a QuickSwitch system, which allows the wearer to swap the watch’s steel, gold or leather straps with a single push.

Although the collection is unisex, the Pasha de Cartier 35mm model in pink gold set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds is really pretty. Wear with the brand’s purple or grey alligator strap for added elegance.

Hermès' Cape Cod Martelée

Cape Cod Martelée (Photo: Hermès)
Cape Cod Martelée (Photo: Hermès)

The new Cape Cod Martelée takes inspiration from Hermès watch designer Henri d’Origny's 1991 Cape Cod model, which is well-known for its square dial and elongated lugs that form a subtle rectangle.

In French, martlée refers to a hammer-like tool, which was used on this new timepiece to create the case's unusual mottled pattern.

The patina-type effect is also used on the Cape Cod's dial, which is finished with a thin lick of translucent black lacquer. It really gives this understated watch an eye-catching quality that's surprisingly ladylike.

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Vacheron Constantin's Traditionnelle Tourbillon

Traditionnelle Tourbillon (Photo: Vacheron Constantin)
Traditionnelle Tourbillon (Photo: Vacheron Constantin)

Vacheron Constantin has unveiled its first ever ladies' self-winding tourbillon—and Tatler Asia is thrilled.

Powered by the watchmaker's in-house 2160 Calibre, which was introduced in 2018, the 188-part movement is beautifully thin; measuring only 5.65mm thick.

An entirely hand-bevelled Maltese cross is visible from the wrist as part of the open-worked tourbillon carriage. Meanwhile, the 39mm white gold case is smothered with 559 brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds that weigh more than 6.5 carats. After all, diamonds are a girl's best friend.

Available exclusively in Vacheron Constantin boutiques, choose between a blue satin or alligator leather strap.

Jaeger-LeCoultre's Reverso One Red-Wine

Reverso One Red-Wine (Photo: Jaeger-LeCoultre)
Reverso One Red-Wine (Photo: Jaeger-LeCoultre)

Jaeger-LeCoultre's Reverso One gained a cult following during the Art Deco era thanks to its sophisticated elongated case and sharp-looking hour and minute hands.

Almost a century after its launch (the Reverso was first designed in 1931), JLC has released a striking new red-wine dial, which is achieved by applying numerous layers of lacquer over a subtle sunray guilloché pattern that pops against the watch's polished steel case.

Slick and slender, this swivel-cased watch successfully pays homage to the Reverso's heritage while simultaneously looking cool and contemporary. Audrey Hepburn said it best: “There is a shade of red for every woman.”

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