1. VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS CHRONOGRAPH
Today, Vacheron Constantin has quite a selection of offerings for women, from the Malte Collection to the Traditionelle, to name a few. But Vacheron Constantin’s UK communications manager, Laura de’ Castiglioni, prefers wearing a men’s timepiece: The stunning Overseas Chronograph, to be precise. “I like a watch with a complication,” admitted de’ Castiglioni, arguing that timepieces must showcase mechanical prowess. Maria Santillana, the marketing manager of Audemars Piguet in London, certainly agrees. One of the reasons women turn to men’s watches, explains Maria, is the opportunity to own a timepiece that was created with specific design codes in mind, instead of one that was adapted for them.
2. AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK REF. 15450
And when it comes to iconic designs, you don’t get many better than Gerald Genta’s octagon-shaped Royal Oak, which gave the 20th century the first high-end sports watch. Audemars Piguet has introduced several iterations of the Royal Oak since it debuted in 1972, including Royal Oaks for women, but Maria’s model of choice is the Royal Oak Ref. 15450, launched at SIHH two years ago.
3. RICHARD MILLE RM 023
Another independent brand women love is Richard Mille. Over the last decade Richard Mille has brought a contemporary and very sophisticated flavor to the industry. Appealing to men and women alike with its colorful pieces, array of materials ranging from gold to carbon-nanofiber and of course, the revolutionary movements, Richard Mille timepieces—including this stunning RM 023—look fabulous on the wrist. The rose gold case is the perfect addition to any woman’s wrist, highlighting the piece’s details while adding some softness and warmth to the RM 023.
4. A LANGE & SÖHNE LANGE 1
For the purists, look no further than the new rose gold A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1. Redesigned to house a larger dial layout, the case diameter was increased slightly from the previous Lange 1. But designers also reduced the width of the case, creating a more slender silhouette to fit any size wrist, and it means the Lange 1 becomes the perfect timepiece for the fairer sex.