How many pairs of shoes do you have? How many purses? How many shades of lipstick? Even if you don’t know the answer to those questions off the top of your head, you could probably say with full confidence that you have more than one of each. Now… How many watches do you have? What you wear on your wrist accents your outfit just as much as any other accessory, and your choice of timepiece says a lot about your mood, style, and personality. Here are some of our favorite models from the world’s top luxury watchmakers.
Classic by Chopard
Your very first timepiece should be a basic watch that you can wear with absolutely anything. The Classic is… well… classic. It keeps things simple yet elegant with its white gold, round face, Roman numerals, and black leather band. This is a staple of any watch wardrobe.
Maestro by Raymond Weil
The next piece in your collection should be your daily, wear-it-with-jeans watch. This piece takes the everyday and throws in a dash of gorgeous. Steel on leather gives the Maestro a casual feel, but a closer look reveals the 68 diamonds that make this watch a true fashion statement.
The Elegant Collection by Longines
Now let’s take a step the opposite direction of jeans. Dressier than the Classic, The Elegant Collection gives you the feminine side of traditional. Choose between a white, black, or mother of pearl face to sit inside the pink gold cap with its pink gold and stainless steel band.
Monaco by Tag Heuer
When it’s time to rock a job interview or otherwise look smart and businesslike, the Monaco has you covered. The square face announces that you are a serious professional. Brown leather gives you a responsible look with a warmer, softer feel than a black or metal band.
Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Galapagos Islands” by IWC
A woman on the go needs a watch that works and plays as hard as she does. The Aquatimer Chronograph takes sporty to a new level with its stainless steel covered in matte black rubber. Perfect for the active and athletic, this sports watch (with stopwatch) can take a licking and keep on ticking, even if you take it 300 meters underwater.
Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater by Jaeger Lecoultre
Style meets nature to create beauty. The Rendez-Vous’ face features dainty, diamond ivy leaves and numerals made from ivy tendrils. It’s time to mix your love of fashion with your love of the environment.
Constellation Quartz by Omega
Want to express a youthful mindset, full of imagination? The Constellation Quartz sprinkles a blue face with white gold stars, encircled in diamonds. A cool stainless steel bracelet feels clean, smooth, and receptive to the muse.
The Oyster Perpetual Datejust by Rolex
Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess. Rolex does just that with the Datejust, a fun and flirty watch with a pink face covered in flowers and stars. Choose between a band of steel, gold, or a combination of the two.
Crash by Cartier
Don’t forget to include a truly unique watch that expresses your one-of-a-kind personality. For example, Salvador Dali would be proud of the Crash, an artsy and asymmetrical watch reminiscent of his famous painting The Persistence of Memory. It’s impossible to really suggest any one watch for this piece of your collection, since it should have a flavor all your own.
Calatrava by Patek Philippe
You may not wear a black dress or go to the opera everyday, but when it’s time to show true class, you want a sleek, sophisticated, and elegant timepiece on your wrist. The Calatrava’s gold hour markers stand out against the black lacquered dial, clothed with a draped design of baguette diamonds. You’ll be ready for any black tie affair with a watch like this.
Although these top name brands may be out of your price range, they give you a fantastic glimpse at what you need in your collection. Keep an eye out for good imitations, or go ahead and splurge on a top-of-the-line timepiece. Unlike that skirt that is so today, a decent watch will always be in style, it will last a lifetime, and it can bring in some upgrade dollars in the aftermarket. Happy watch hunting!