Tie The Knot Promise Ring – Do you remember the women’s watches of yesterday, scaled-down variations of men’s watches, or diminutive, ladylike dress watches eternally anticipating a big night out? They are history! Today’s women’s watches have become hot fashion accessories meant to get noticed, with big, look-at-me dials, glitter galore and more color than a king-size box of crayons.
The Expanding Size Of Women’s Watches
When it comes to women’s watches, petite and female are no longer virtually synonymous. Case sizes are becoming bigger, and what used to be a fairly standard diameter of about 24 millimeters, is currently downright miniature. Some women’s fashions are truly mammoth, 40 millimeters in diameter or longer. Why this tendency toward super-sizing? One reason is men’s watches. As they’ve grown to massive dimensions, women’s watches have bulked-up also. Another reason is that the current popularity of women’s chronograph watches, which required dials big enough to adapt chronograph subdials. And the biggest reason for the new fascination with big women’s watches: the big faces have room for jazzy numerals, decorative dials, fancy hands and all manner of snazzy signs – all of the things which produce a watch worth wearing.
While it’s correct that pink is considered the color for women and women, therefore, it appears, are blue, purple, green, red and yellow. All are showing up these days on women’s watches. Besides pastels and vivid primary colors, there is also a more serious form of grays (pearl, slate, charcoal) and browns (coffee, bronze and aluminum) for occasions that involve some gravitas. And, yes, orange is still sexy. If you can not find a lady’s watch these days to decide on every outfit in your closet, you’re just not trying. The dominant appearance is watchstraps and dials which fit, the latter frequently mother-of-pearl, dyed any color you can imagine. Also popular are colored gemstones, particularly sapphires, in all their different colors – yellowish, pink,orange, and, of course, blue.
Wild New Shapes For Women’s Watches
We’ll bet you have never seen a lot of unusual shapes as are currently being provided by today’s watch manufacturers. One of the biggest trends in women’s watches is non-round fashions. It’s both a new development and also an older one: if wristwatches came on the scene at the early 1900s, women’s models took on a range of wild shapes before settling into the more staid rounds and rectangles of later decades. Now, yet again, it’s anything goes, using flower shapes (from Tissot and Citizen, among many others), crosses (Roger Dubuis, Locman), egg shaped (Breguet), long rectangles curved to fit the wrist (cK), semicircles (Jean d’Eve) and ovals (from firms too numerous to mention). So-called east-west watches, which are wider than they are large, are gaining fashion momentum. They are available now in oblong, rectangle and tonneau shapes, with more variations in route.
The lesson is clear: if you’re adding to your wardrobe, remember watches.
Mechanical Women’s Watches
Watch manufacturers are all wrapped about women’s mechanical watches. When men started snapping up mechanical watches in the 1980s – as they’re still doing today in enormous amounts – many girls remained with quartz watches.
Today, many manufacturers of mechanical watches have established initiatives to win girls over. They are offering plenty of fresh women watch models: not simple, garden-variety mechanical watches like your grandma used to wear, but extremely-fancy ones, including a complete spectrum of unique characteristics and functions: chronographs, complete calendars, power reserve indicators and even tourbillons. In terms of styling, they’re pulling out all the stops, with eye-catching displays for all these exotic add-ons – a winning combination of function and style.
Nowadays women’s watches are so gem-laden that the word jewelry watch is practically redundant. But truly glamorous, gem-laden women’s watch models designed for after-dark festivities are more plentiful than ever. Perhaps as a result of this – and also the necessity to set themselves apart in the crowd – they’re also more unusual in layout, moving far beyond over-the-top bling. Only a few examples: Jaeger-LeCoultre has fresh jewelry variations of its Reverso watches which have diamonds set within an lopsided-checkerboard pattern and, in a different version, a pattern resembling dice. Patek Philippe has a new variant of its Twenty~4, decorated using a bubble pattern made up of diamonds. Cartier has a lot of new enamel and diamond models inspired by jungle animals, such as a tiger-striped pendant watch. And Piaget has a diamond watch personalized with all the owners fingerprint.
Watch straps are no more mere appendages. As watches are very accessories, see bands have stepped into the spotlight as well. No wonder: a watch strap may earn a plain eye elaborate or tone down a dressy one for office wear. Or, like magic, turn a basic watch into the perfect companion for a colorful beach wrap.
Exotic watch strap materials have been hot these days and include sea snake, python, galuchat (stingray) and simulated big-cat skins (especially leopard). Fabric straps are also plentiful – Audemars Piguet comes with an array of embroidered silk ones on some of the women’s watches. Then there is the old standby, calfskin, dyed a vibrant color or embossed to look like lizard.
Many watches are designed so that the owner can change the strap herself. Some watchstraps can be converted from one style into another. The Baby Star from Zenith Watches, for example, has a slender leather strap which may be worn independently or, for a sportier appearance, on top of a large cuff.