While the main focus at Baselworld is still the men’s watches, many incredible ladies watches have been introduced as well. They range from functional, elegant every day watches to elaborate Haute Joaillerie creations and everything in between. Selecting a top five among them is quite a challenge, but one we always like to tackle.
Hublot One Click Italia Independent
A lot of ladies watches combine practicality with beauty, such as the Hublot One Click Italia Independent. On one side it is a robust watch, designed to wear daily, yet with elegant details such as the diamond set bezel and hour markers. For this watch Hublot collaborated with Italia Independent, who’s signature is clearly visible in the velvet dial, and the unique velvet and rubber strap. The case is black ceramic, and the watch is powered by an automatic manufacture movement.
Breguet Tradition Dame 7038
Ladies are becoming increasingly more interested in the inner workings of their mechanical watch, and the Tradition Dame 7038 by Breguet plays into that with elegance. The 18K rose gold case is set with a diamond bezel, and the dial is made out of mother-of-pearl. A Beautiful detail is that it still carries the traditional engine turned motive which is one of Breguet’s hallmarks. While the watch has a classic look to it, the movement is state of the art with retrograde seconds hand and a Breguet balance spring in silicon.
Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton Watch
A perfect blend of Haute Horlogerie and Haute Jouillerie: that is how to describe the Chancel Première Camélia Skeleton best. Its 18K white gold case features a pave setting of colorless, brilliant cut diamonds, which are also set on the slender hands of this watch. The manufacture skeleton movement, Calibre 2 is a gem in its own right and designed with the natural geometric outline of the camellia flower in mind.
Dior Grand Soir Botanic
By combining several different crafts, Dior has created a collection of eight watches which feature small “gardens” on the dial. Made by combining different precious stones, gold and mother-of-pearl they create a flower inspired landscape on the dial that simply takes your breath away. The dials are set in an 18K white gold case that features a “snow-setting”: brilliant cut diamonds of different sizes that give the impression of freshly fallen snow, giving the watch even more visual impact!
Bulgari LVCEA Tourbillon
With the LVCEA Tourbillon Bulgari proofs that beauty and horological prowess can easily be combined in a single watch. This is not only evident by the flying tourbillon, but more so that Bulgari fitted the watch with a peripheral rotor so that the view on the tourbillon is never obstructed! The dial is also a tour the force as it is cut from either jade or ruby, depending if you opt for the 18K rose or white gold case. The case design shows that typical Italian elegance that Bulgari is so well known for, highlighted by brilliant cut diamonds.