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His choice  - What women's watch would you wear … if you could?

His choice What women's watch would you wear … if you could?

We asked a group of industry gentlemen what women’s watch they would wear if they could. The results are interesting, as you will discover below. Good taste is definitely not gender specific!

Brice Lechevalier
Executive Director at GMT Publishing

I would wear a watch that is radically feminine yet also dramatically different, both pioneering and a leader in its category. This could for example be Audemars Piguet's Diamond Punk, which won the GPHG Jewellery Watch Prize in 2015. Its highly innovative 3D decoration and diamond pyramids surprised everyone, especially as it was part of a structural trilogy. High jewelry has since become an integral part of the range offered by the brand from Le Brassus.

What women's watch would you wear … if you could?

Diamond Punk © Audemars Piguet

Deremi Ajidahun
CEO Zakaa Luxury

Though relatively new, my pick would be Bovet’s Miss Audrey Sweet Art! It’s an original concept, beautifully executed with a perfect size and a timepiece I would wear in all its formats. Just as importantly, it’s as charming as the lady after whom it is named! My daughter Zhadie Alake and I were fortunate to have a presentation in person by Miss Audrey! It also happens to be her favorite watch!

Ce que les hommes porteraient… s'ils pouvaient

Miss Audrey Sweet Heart © Bovet 1822

Jorge S. B. Guerreiro
Editor-in-Chief Roadbook

A watch that is both supremely chic and made for all occasions! It also has an impeccable pedigree, based on a Hermès motif dating back to 1938. The Cape Cod was launched in 1991, when Henri d'Origny fitted the watch's square dial inside a rectangular case referencing an anchor chain. In 1998, Martin Margiela – serving at the time as artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès – had the ingenious idea of incorporating a double tour strap. The result is a watch that can be worn both on the front row of a Parisian fashion show and for modern-day adventurers deep in the jungle. 

What women's watch would you wear … if you could?

Cape Cod © Hermès

Kristian Haagen
Watch expert and author

I have a soft spot for the Bvlgari Serpenti. Whenever I see a woman wearing this timepiece I always wonder what it would look like on my own wrist. I seriously love that design. On a more realistic note though, I am pretty convinced that I could pull off wearing a vintage, medium-sized Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse which today would be considered a ladies’ watch.

What women's watch would you wear … if you could?

Golden Ellipse © Patek Philippe

Sean Li Editorial
Director, Blackbird Watch Manual

I have always expressed admiration for Van Cleef & Arpel’s Poetic Complications, which elevate mechanical artistry into true storytelling with their miniature animated scenes, such as Le Pont des Amoureux. Although there is a men’s watch interpretation of this timepiece, it still feels a little dainty for my wrist, unfortunately!

What women's watch would you wear … if you could?

Le Pont des Amoureux © Van Cleef & Arpels

Eric Giroud 
Watches and Product Designer

This is not an easy question, as there are so many beautiful ladies’ watches out there. If I were to set aside my masculinity, there are indeed some women’s watches that I would love to wear. My favorite is the Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas watch that is as much a timepiece as a magnificent bracelet. In short, a very beautiful object.

What women's watch would you wear … if you could?

Cadenas © Van Cleef & Arpels

Alon Ben Joseph
Owner Ace Jewelers

“As a jeweler and watchmaking devotee I personally have a huge passion for Bvlgari. Although I personally wear the most discreet watch out there – the Octo Finissimo in full matt-finished titanium – I utterly love their jewelry watches. I don’t have the confidence yet to wear diamonds on my watches, but if I were a lady, I wouldn’t even need to think twice, as it would have to be the Bvlgari Serpenti Secret jewelry watch. This model embodies the ultimate match between watchmaking & fine jewelry. It also means coming full circle, as that is how the history of wristwatches started – as ladies’ watches with dials hidden beneath covers.

What women's watch would you wear … if you could?

Octo Finissimo © Bulgari

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