Time for Her: 21 Ladies’ Watches for Holiday Gift Giving

It’s Black Friday, the official start of the holiday gift shopping season. If you were thinking of sharing your passion for watches with the lady in your life, and looking for gift suggestions, look no further. Here we present an array of ladies’ watches, in all price ranges, introduced in 2016.

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Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendar is presented in a precious and refined version. The 38-mm rose-gold case has been redesigned with more pronounced curves to accentuate its feminine nature. All indications, including moon-phase, are set against a white Balinese mother-of-pearl dial with gold Arabic numerals. The bezel, case, lugs, crown and buckle are set with 374 diamonds. Automatic movement. Sapphire caseback. $70,310. read more

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A Toast to Lucerne: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback with Champagne Dial

At last year’s Baselworld, Carl F. Bucherer unveiled a new brand identity, heavy on gold design elements and emphasizing the historical, baroque architecture of its base, the Swiss city of Lucerne. This year, the brand is releasing a new watch perfectly in keeping with this new, luxurious image: the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback, fronted by an elegant champagne-colored dial.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback - Champagne - front

The watch’s 43-mm rose gold case, with its highly domed nonreflective sapphire crystal, harmonizes visually with the dial, whose base is electroplated in a champagne gold color with deeper gold hues for the minute track and recessed subdials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock (for chronograph minutes and running seconds, respectively). A tachymeter scale occupies the outer flange. The applied, faceted hour indices and lance-shaped hands are also in gold, while the date appears in a framed window at 6 o’clock. read more

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