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Sleek Sophistication – A Guide to Choosing the Best Trendy Watches for Women


Choosing the right watch depends on a variety of factors. Besides build quality and accuracy, you must also consider the aesthetics of your new timepiece.

Embrace Nineties nostalgia with this minimal beauty from Shinola. Its silver-tone rectangular case and bracelet evoke Mad Men office looks, while the pale pink dial introduces a touch of femininity.

1. Breguet Les Volants de la Reine

In honour of Marie-Antoinette, the first female client of Breguet, this rose gold watch has a hand-sculpted shell cameo rose that reveals a mother-of-pearl dial. A bow motif paved with diamonds completes the look.

This model combines the Perpetual Callender’s hours and minutes chapter with a date display. The day-sub dial has a guilloche in sunburst pattern while the months’ dial is engraved with waves. It also displays leap years thanks to a tourbillon.

Leaning on its expertise in guillochage, the House of Breguet has designed an original motif reminiscent of the movement of our oceans. The Marine collection combines elegance and dynamism with its slender, self-winding case. Its rotor is engine-turned and shaped like the rudder of a boat. These trendy watches for women feature a sapphire crystal caseback and are available in white or rose gold. The movement has a power reserve of 38 hours and is numbered and signed by Breguet. It has a frequency of 3Hz and hands in blued steel.

2. Raymond Weil Freelancer

This latest member of the freelancer collection was created in honor of the free-spirited. The design of the watch combines classic and modest elements, creating a harmonious and unique design. The stainless steel bracelet features a double push-security folding clasp and screwed-down crown embossed with the brand’s RW monogram. The 42 mm watch is water-resistant up to 100 meters and powered by in-house caliber RW 1212. An opening at 6 o’clock allows the wearer to view the mechanical balance wheel of the movement.

This model features a black dial with silver-colored indices and hands that are coated in Super-LumiNova to ensure optimal readability, even in poor lighting conditions. A circular tachymeter scale and a date window are located at the 3 o’clock position.

Like other watches in the Raymond Weil collection, the freelancer ref. 2780-STC-ACDC1 is powered by in-house caliber RW1212. The case measures 42 mm and has a satin finish. The chronograph flyback mechanism allows the user to reset and restart a stopwatch with just one push button.

3. Breguet Les Volants de la Reine Rub Strap

While it is easy to forget the importance of a watch in women’s fashion, it is clear that this piece of jewellery elevates any ensemble. It is a true symbol of sophistication. Whether you are wearing a formal pant suit or a skin-tight dress, this watch will add a flamboyant twist to your outfit.

This stunning jewelled watch is a testament to Piaget’s gold and gem-setting expertise. It has an oval white gold case, a snow-paved dial and a fully set bracelet. This high jewellery cuff watch exudes femininity and is the perfect accessory to wear for all your formal occasions.

Despite the global economic crisis, Glashutte Original has enjoyed record sales results for 2010. Its strategy of upgrading its boutique presence in prestige locations in Europe and Asia is paying off. The brand also launched a number of limited editions including the Classique 5178 with a grand feu enameled dial and a magnificent minute repeater.

4. Raymond Weil Freelancer

Raymond Weil has always been a solid choice for Swiss mechanical chronographs, and this Freelancer is no exception. While it doesn’t offer the benefits of a brand-backed caliber like Longines or Hamilton, it is competitively priced and the best execution of an open-heart movement I have seen to date.

The Black Diamond model features a black PVD coating that encases a stainless steel case. A black dial adorns the watch, with silver indexes and a Clous de Paris pattern. Super-LumiNova indices and hands ensure easy reading in any lighting conditions. Inside the watch is the automatic RW1212 calibre, which has a 38-hour power reserve and displays the date at 6 o’clock.

The 7732-TIC-50421 variant maintains the collection’s signature attributes, including tapered lugs that curve comfortably on the wrist and three external chronograph pushers. Paired with a brown calf leather strap, it is a sophisticated yet practical timepiece that is water-resistant to 100 meters. An exhibition window at 6 o’clock showcases the RW1212 calibre, with its innovative open-heart design.