Having difficulty looking for the best timepieces to gift for the special woman in your life? If you’re in the market for a wristwatch that’ll certainly make the right impression – whether it’s for an anniversary gift, a birthday present or just a gift to further your intentions with her – you can never go wrong with the classy timepieces on this list.
Any stylist worth their while will tell you that you can never go wrong with a classic and classy-looking wrist watch in hand. That’s applicable to both sexes, and the myriad of genders today. Fun fact: wristwatches were originally invented for women. And as history would have it, men preferred pocket watches in the olden days.
Obviously, that’s a time past, as today, wrist watches are a staple for both men and women. The watch-making industry is showing no signs of stopping – from the luxury market down to the functional ones. But for the lady of discerning taste, not every watch will make it to her collection, so if you are buying one for her, here are some surefire contenders:
Audemar Piguet Royal Oak Quartz
The Audemar Piguet Royal Oak Quartz is the definition of a classy-looking watch. Its watch face is made of titanium and topped with 40 diamonds which are cut brilliantly. It’s a statement watch, to say the least. Get this watch if she’s the type who constantly needs to go to social events, and has a calendar full of mingling and rubbing elbows year-round.
Although its price is something to be scoffed at, it’s worth it for the construction alone. Remember that every luxury watch is a piece of art, and it’s highly plausible that the exclusive circle of owners of this watch only amount to less than a thousand worldwide. So when you can, indulge her in.
Citizen Silhouette Diamond Sport
Citizen has consistently been one of the most trusted watch brands in the world, producing quality watches in various movements with style and understated grace. But once in a while, Citizen comes up with something that’s totally out of their design language, and directly hit it out of the park.
The Citizen Silhouette Diamond Sport is a chronograph watch that’s dipped in gold, brushed pink and uses diamonds as dials. It’s made of premium ceramic, and you best believe that it’s as pretty in pictures as it is in person. The only gripe your girlfriend may have is its face may be too big for the width of her wrists.
Bulgari Serpenti Incantati
There’s nothing more dainty than this watch. Point blank, period. Bulgari’s attempt in producing quality timepieces for women may arguably be best represented by this iconic watch. To create the Serpenti Incantati line of women’s watches, the Italian brand brought out its snake-centric aesthetic language and married it with pure, unadulterated luxury.
Rose gold, diamonds and rubellites adorn the watch face of this incredible timepiece. The watch in itself is tiny, but is surrounded by little rectangular pieces following the curve of the watch, encrusted in diamonds and set in either gold or rose gold. If you have the connections, get the limited edition one that’s paired with a diamond bracelet.
Another entry from Citizen, the Chronomaster maybe without all the bells and whistles of the previous three entries, but what it has is the ability to accurately tell the time. Anywhere you are in the world. Watches with mechanical movements are deemed as the most accurate time tellers in the world, but high accuracy quartz movements are coming in to take that crown.
The Chronomaster is classy and sophisticated enough to be worn in big events, and it is casual and unassuming enough as an everyday watch. The latest line of chronomasters from Citizen boasts of solar charging, ability to accurately readjust between months and top of the line accuracy. Another great reason for you to buy it? It won’t break the bank.
Apple Watch Series 5
For the more technologically-leaning gal, the Apple Watch Series 5 is the perfect accompaniment to her iPhone. The smaller build at 40mm should do her wrist justice, and there is an array of bands you can choose from. It’s also the most versatile watch in the bunch as she can deck it out formally for company events and dial it back down for everyday use.
Available in black, gray and rose gold finishes, it’s functionality is also unparalleled. The Apple Watch is a smartwatch so she can use it to track her steps, remind her to get up in the middle of a workday and sync her messages and contacts to it. Plus, you can set the watch face to a picture of you two. How cute will that be?
Always remember that every woman’s definition of classy varies. So when you’re choosing a watch to gift her, ask her some key questions, like what does she want in her watch, what movement does she prefer, etc. A better option yet: take her watch shopping so she gets the watch she truly wants.