SINGAPORE (June 17): Although watches for women were a slightly overlooked category at Baselworld this year, there were still some worthy picks that celebrate feminity at its elegant best
Italian jeweller and watchmaker Bulgari introduces its newly designed Serpenti Seduttori timepieces (main image), which debut a slimmer version of its iconic drop-shaped case and an extremely supple bracelet with stylised hexagonal motif inspired by the first Serpenti watches. Catering for both understated and extravagant tastes, the collection features watches in rose, yellow and white gold and two designs with pavé diamonds.
In ultra-pastel shades of pastel pink, sky blue or white, with mother-of-pearl dials and alligator leather straps in matching colours, it is clear who Carl F Bucherer’s Patravi ChronoDate is targeting — the discerning woman who knows her watches. Within the 40mm white-gold case and under the diamond-studded bezel and hour markers, the real shiner is the automatic Calibre CFB 1956, which powers the time, date and chronograph functions.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the J12, Chanel has endowed this iconic line of timepieces with a COSC-certified automatic calibre from movement-maker Kenissi. Instantly recognisable for its ceramic construction and perfectly balanced proportions, the new J12 retains the outstanding aesthetic for which it is known while incorporating a powerful new heart, visible through the transparent caseback.
Powered by the new automatic Calibre 9S27, Grand Seiko’s latest women’s collection comprises five models that present a timeless, understated aesthetic. While the two steel watches boast a typically austere Japanese refinement, the 18-carat pink, white and yellow gold versions have a modest sprinkling of diamonds for a more subtle elegance.
Drawing inspiration from the lavish social parties of the 1920s, Frederique Constant’s Art Dé co collection celebrates femininity through a classic and timeless watch with minimalist details that embody grace and style. Right from its oval-shaped case and fluted caseband, to the guilloché d white or navy mother-of-pearl dial, its design language whispers a quiet, informed charm.