Has all the buzz about a $31-million Patek Philippe and long waiting lists for Rolex Daytonas left you with the impression that fine ladies’ watches don’t exist? These 10 timepieces are sure to restore your faith in the overshadowed world of women’s watches. All 10 are reliable examples of state-of-the-art watchmaking, and compared to men’s cult-status pieces, they represent real value instead of inflated prices. Each has some representative technical or design feature that is signature to their makers, whether it’s detailed hand finishing or mechanical wizardry. The Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori celebrates the serpent, Patek Philippe’s red Aquanaut feminizes a modern classic, and MB&F’s first ladies’ watch stays true to the company’s ultra-tech design codes. Any one of these great daily wears, all introduced this year, will confer instant status without breaking the bank or landing you in waiting list hell.
By Carol Besler
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Courtesy of Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin