Women’s Watches Worth Obsessing About in 2021
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It’s the season for glitzy, bright, and unapologetically lavish timepieces. The biggest theme at this year’s Watches and Wonders, the watch industry’s main event where the newest styles are unveiled, was show-stopping jeweled, feminine, and super-luxe timepieces. But don’t be misled by their good looks; all of these timepieces were driven by high-performance mechanical movements. This are the kinds of investment-worthy pieces that you won’t find anywhere, owing to the fact that the majority of them are limited edition.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Rolex 36
Rolex’s latest Day-Date 36 is available in a variety of rich, bright colors and is encrusted with diamonds. These dazzling classic gold timepieces are not for the faint of heart: each watch is adorned with 450 diamonds on the dial, 356 brilliant-cut diamonds throughout the case and bezel, and hand-painted Roman numerals in vibrant turquoise, coral, or burgundy enamel, and each comes with a matching alligator band. The limited-edition models are available for special order, with the only decision being which paint to go for.
Songeuse Cartier Panthère
Cartier’s trademark panther appears atop a jeweled timepiece. The diamond-covered feline, with emerald eyes and sapphire and black lacquer spots, is curled around the watch’s case and bends over the dial, which is composed of champlevé enamel and diamond ribbons. Hundreds of hours were spent by artisans blanketing the gold watch with 734 brilliant-cut diamonds and painstakingly applying the enamel, which was then shot several times to achieve lustrous shades of blue. It is produced in a limited edition of 30 numbered units. Watx