Chinavasion added the red version of a Bluetooth bracelet with built-in watch that we wrote about last year. The Bluetooth Bracelet Red features many functions in a stylish accessory, such as time display, call answer, call talk, vibration feedback, and Caller ID. Read more
Rankin, a London-based photographer and director, teams up with Swatch to create eight new watches in the classic Gent Original format for the Swatch x Art 2011 collection. Read more
White stands for purity, precision, simplicity and sophistication – the elements that create the spirit of Rado. Be prepared to taste the new flagrance of Swiss skills with the new collection from Rado. Read more
When did men make the switch from pocket watch to wristwatch? This change was actually relatively recent. During World War II, men were issued with small wristwatches to keep track of time and to coordinate attacks. After the war, the habit stuck and few men went back to this convenient notion of using a pocket watch on a chain.
However, for women, wristwatches were worn much earlier. Women wore them for decorative purposes. They were more likely used as jewellery than for more practical purposes as they were still quite expensive, so only available to middle- and upper-class women.
This habit has stuck. Women like their watches to be in keeping with their own personal style. They obviously need to tell the time accurately, but having James Bond style gadgets telling you the temperature, how many meters above sea level you are and the relative humidity is not really necessary or even wanted.
However, women do want their watches to look good. Some women prefer a sporty looking watch, others want something more elegant, yet others prefer something quirky that makes a style statement.
For a sporty meets feminine metallic watch, Breil offer a good mix. Their Globe design mixes a leather strap with rose gold face.
For Breakfast at Tiffany’s style elegance and simplicity, Dior’s La D de Dior range is superb. It is at the top end of the market, but being encrusted with diamonds its no wonder why. It can be worn during the day or even at a glamorous evening event.
Cheap, cheerful an on-trend are the Hip Hop range of watches. These watches come in 20 different colours and the faces are interchangeable allowing you to colour-coordinate your watch with your clothing.
If you want your watch to be cleverly camouflaged as a bracelet, check out the range of watches from Just Cavalli. They are a lot more affordable than you might imagine too.
Pulsar have been producing elegant ladies’ watches for decades now and they have got it down to a ‘t’. Even though they are well made, of high quality and come in chic designs, the prices are remarkably affordable. They also have a great after-care service. What’s more if you can’t afford a diamond-adorned Chanel watch, Pulsar’s Diamond watch, with a single diamond on a black face with gold strap should do the trick.
The watch USB flash drive can be worn as a jewel sporting crystals and used to read the time or to transfer files between devices. It has a capacity of 4GB and allows you to carry all kinds of files with you wherever you go. Read more
o.d.m. Daze is a new collection of ladies watches launched for this summer season. It brings several elegant watches in pastel colors with bangle system to look like elegant bracelets on women’s wrists. Read more
Fossil recently introduces several new ladies watches including the Clear Stella model with clear strap, available in different colors, the Analog White MOP Dial Watch and the Analog Black Dial Watch that I like a lot. Read more
As you already guessed, Lucy is Fossil’s latest women’s watch collection. It brings seven new elegant watches including Lucy White Analog, Lucy Tortoise Analog, Lucy Horn Analog, Lucy Black Analog, Lucy Black/Gold Analog, Lucy Silver Analog, and two Lucy Print Analog versions. Read more
I didn’t know Nina Ricci is also a watch brand, but from the moment I saw this cool watch I’m sure I’ll remember to look for Nina Ricci models in watch stores I enter occasionally. Read more