Inspired Christmas: our top women’s watches

Watches are not always an obvious Christmas present for women, which in my eyes, makes them the ideal gift. Nothing like a lovely surprise that can be enjoyed every day for the rest of the year. So to help you compile your horological wishlist or guide you towards the perfect gift, I have chosen my favourite watches of the year. Some are elegant evening watches while others are sporty and practical.

But all are new models and I have chosen them as I would happily wear anyone of them every day, or night, depending on the amount of diamonds and glamour factor. I have in fact tried on almost every single one of these watches and looked at them from all angles and scrutinised each millimeter of their little cases and dials for both looks and quality. All have passed with top marks and are ready to be wrapped up and wait patiently under the Christmas tree for their new owner . 

  • Hermes-Arceau-Ecuyere-3

    Herme`s Arceau Ecuye`re Automatique with havana strap. 34 mm diameter case in rose gold; crown set with a rose cut diamond 0.07cts.

  • Piaget-Stone-Dial3

    Piaget Altiplano 24mm Stone Dial with white gold case set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.4ct). Opal dial, Piaget 690P quartz movement, black satin strap.


    The front of the Dior VIII Grand Bal Haute Couture Model No.4

  • Louis-Vuitton_Les-Ardentes_05

    Louis Vuitton Les Ardentes secret watch with black satin strap.

  • Boucheron-Ajouree-Volute-Salon-QP

    Boucheron Ajouree Volute watch with diamonds set into swirling patterns of open-work white gold.

  • Rendez-Vous-Night-Day-PG

    Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous watch with moon phase display in house manufactured automatic movement. This watch is part of a new family of women’s watches, extending the appeal of the brand beyond the iconic rectangular Reverso.

  • Baume-et-Mercier-Hampton-10093

    Baume & Mercier Hampton, red gold, satin strap quartz, brown & black dial. £6,300.


    La Mini D Dior Snow-Set Travorite Garnets 19mm quartz – White gold, diamonds, tsavorite garnets and pink sapphires at £17,700.

  • Patek Philippe 7059 in rose gold

    Patek Philippe 7059 R manual-winding ultra-thin split-second chronograph. This is one of Patek Philippe’s first grand complications for women that shows the house’s commitment to fine watchmaking for ladies.

  • Harry-Winston_Premier-Feathers_ring-necked-pheasant

    Harry Winston Premier Feathers watch. The dial is decorated with ring-necked pheasant feathers for an unusual look and the bezel and lugs are set with diamonds.

  • Piaget-G0A38211

    Piaget Cuff watch with a hand-woven, white-gold, chain-mesh bracelet and a diamond-set dial.

  • Bulgari-Salon-QP-4

    Bulgari Serpenti watch with gold curved case set with round brilliant-cut diamonds. Sapphire crystal dial set with diamond indexes. Two twirl white enamel on yellow gold bracelet set with round brilliant-cut diamonds.