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Focus // Ladies’ watches // Monday, 24 June 2013

Watchmakers gear up for women

If there is one trend to have emerged from this year's new releases, it is mechanical watches for women. After having had their pick of diamond-encrusted quartz, women can now enjoy watchmaking's mechanical delights. Is there a horological equation that states a woman's desire to purchase a watch increases proportionately to the number of carats of precious stones set on it? Are women a captive...

Christophe Roulet

Ladies’ watches // Monday, 24 June 2013

The new golden age of ladies’ watches

In which the watch industry finally answers the question: “What do women want?   “I have heard many in the industry say that women are not interested in complicated watches, but that is not the problem. The problem is that watchmakers have not understood how to make complications interesting for women.” These are the words of Hamdi Chatti, Louis Vuitton’s vice-president of watches, who may...

Carol Besler

Ladies’ watches // Monday, 24 June 2013

Diamonds trump all

No longer the poor cousin of the grande complication, the high jewelry watch is taking the spotlight as the luxury timepiece of note.   Luxury timepieces, particularly jewelry watches, have become the ultimate accessory as we enter what will be remembered as a new era of adornment. A flash of diamonds on a ladies’ wristwatch is nothing new, but recent developments in both the technology...

Carol Besler