Our 8 favorite women’s watches from SIHH 2018

While luxury brands have courted the attention of women for years, watch brands are only just catching up. This year, women’s watches had a particular presence at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie or SIHH 2018. From complicated watches to dazzling and beautifully designed watches, there’s a timepiece for every watch loving lady out there. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites below

Piaget Extremely Lady
With that striking sideways oval dial rimmed with diamonds, Piaget’s Extremely Lady watch was as ladylike as they come. The jewelry inspired textured gold bracelet was a welcome departure from the norm, and a demonstration of the fact that simplicity and style often go hand in hand.

Cartier Baignoire Etoilée
Limited to just 15 pieces Cartier’s Baignoire Etoilée certainly brought the drama to SIHH. The watch seems to play with the idea of darkness and light as one half of its bracelet and bezel are adorned with light-filled diamonds while the other half is comprised of shiny black spinels. In images, the gems on the bracelet seem to resemble raindrops cascading from the clouds, but on the wrist, they shine like stars plucked straight out of the night sky.

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium
Speaking of the night sky, Van Cleef paid particular attention to it when creating this delectable piece of wrist candy. At the center of the Planétarium watch is a golden sun and it is circled by Mercury, Venus and Earth (plus our moon). The watch is technically perfect, with each miniature celestial body orbiting the sun at the same pace as their real-life counterparts: 88 days for Mercury, 224 days for Venus and 365 days for Earth. Even the Moon itself rotates around the Earth in 29.5 days.

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1
With its off-center dial, radiating guilloché pattern, moon phase, and oversized date windows, this watch is as charming as they come. Powered by the manually wound caliber L121.1 movement, the Little Lange 1 is available in three colors: brown, grey and purple (the purple is our favorite!) and features a three-day power reserve. This is a classic work watch, perfect for boardrooms and a worthy companion to any power suit.

Richard Mille RM 07-01 watch
This pink gold and black ceramic confection are not for the faint-hearted. It’s not very traditional but the RM 07-01 possesses a charm of its own. Between the diamond-studded gold frame that forms the dial, the giant rock on the crown and the diamonds on the case, things could get OTT pretty soon, but the black ceramic certainly tempers the bling and the glimpse of the automatic CRMA2 caliber keeps things edgy.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Ceramic White watch
Girard-Perregaux gave their Laureato an all-white makeover this year creating a timepiece that looks futuristic but never inelegant. Ceramic, titanium, and diamonds all come together in this winning watch that’s powered by a mechanical self-winding caliber GP03300-013. The watch has a clean sporty look that we love. The 38mm timepiece is not for shy, retiring types, it’s a pretty bold statement for a bold person.

Hermès Arceau Casaque
The reimagined Arceau from Hermes is not as glamorous as some of the watches on this list, but it’s stylish and interesting in its own right. Whether it’s the bright colors that attract the eye or the details in its design which are full of the equestrian brand’s history, the Arceau Casque will be an everyday favorite for many watch lovers who live style without bells and whistles.

Parmigiani Fleurier Kalparisma Nova Galaxy
While the heavens above have inspired creative watchmakers over the years, no watch has captured the sense of the star-speckled sky as well as this galaxy-inspired watch. Its aventurine glass dial can’t help but bring to mind images of a velvety sky studded with stars. Inside is the in-house caliber PF332 along with a 22-carat gold oscillating weight featuring a guilloché barley grain motif.

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