In today’s world, women have an incredible variety of watches to choose from, depending on their style, activities, and personality. Here’s our fool-proof guide featuring our favorite luxury watches for every occasion, including an iconic Cartier watch, a Rolex icon, and one of the most sophisticated timepieces ever made. Make her holiday dreams come true with our gift suggestions below.
1. Cartier Tank
Both classic and classy, the Cartier Tank’s distinctive rectangular shape is crisp yet uber-feminine. Princess Diana wore her 18-karat yellow gold Cartier Tank Française on a gold bracelet day in and day out. She was photographed wearing this watch everywhere, from evening events to the gym. Cartier makes a variety of Tank watches for women, both on bracelets and leather straps. Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore a version on a leather strap throughout her husband’s presidency. Whichever version you choose, it will make a perfect holiday gift for the woman you love!
2. Rolex Datejust
The Rolex Datejust is a solid choice for a smart, savvy woman who spends her time both in the boardroom and enjoying the pleasures of life outside of work. All Rolex Datejust watches are water-resistant to 100 m (328 ft), and stainless-steel versions are sporty but equally suitable for the office, making them a perfect holiday gift. Gold and diamond-set Rolex Datejust watches add an extra layer of sophistication.
3. Patek Philippe Twenty~4
Patek Philippe’s Twenty~4 is the perfect watch for the urban sophisticate. The Twenty~4’s sleek rectangular, diamond-set case melds seamlessly into its metal bracelet, making it equal parts jewelry and watch. The woman who wears a Patek Philippe Twenty~4 watch is confident, fashionable, and refined. The world-renowned manufacturer Patek Philippe is considered the crème de la crème of luxury watchmaking. You can never go wrong with a watch from Patek as a holiday gift.
4. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak collection needs no introduction to watch aficionados. The AP Royal Oak is a masterpiece of craftsmanship both inside and out, with its distinctive octagonal shape and smooth bracelet. This watch actually began life as a luxury sports timepiece in stainless steel. Audemars Piguet quickly went on to make the watch in precious metals with and without gemstones, drawing a large fan base among women. If the woman on your holiday gift list appreciates design and is not afraid to wear something different, the Royal Oak is the watch for her.
5. Bvlgari Serpenti
Are you looking to go ultra-glam with your holiday gift? Look no further because the Bvlgari Serpenti is both sexy and sophisticated. “Serpenti” means snake in Italian, which makes sense when you see how this watch wraps around the wrist on a flexible bracelet with its case in the shape of a snake head. Elizabeth Taylor wore a Bvlgari Serpenti when she played the title role in the film Cleopatra, causing a worldwide sensation that hasn’t diminished to this day.
6. Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual is a great holiday gift choice for those looking for understated luxury. The Oyster Perpetual comes in a range of sizes. For women, the smaller 31, 28, and 26-mm editions are both chic and discreet. Rolex’s unwavering dedication to quality shines through all of its watches, and this timepiece is no exception. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual has various dial color options available, ranging from turquoise to pink to silver, but keeps things simple with just hour, minute, and seconds hands. Oyster bracelets are legendary for their comfort, so she can wear this watch 24/7.