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The Movement Towards More Bicolour Bracelets in Women’s Watches
By Amanda Evans | 4 minute read
In terms of bracelets for women’s watches, the most prevalent is stainless steel. Its resilience and versatility between everyday leisure and more formal occasionwear make it the most flexible choice. Although we have seen other materials such as leather, rubber and alternative precious metals, the demand for these is less so than previous years. As the desire for women’s watches to be easily accessorised with other pieces grows, stainless steel dominates the market.
With women’s watches becoming a key accessory to the way in which women style themselves, we have also seen an increase in the bicolour bracelet. This isn’t just solus to the women’s market as the appetite for bicoloured bracelets amongst men’s watches still exists, however this has usually been reserved for the older end of the men’s watch market. Women’s bicoloured bracelets are not solus to a specific age bracket and are seemingly admired across a much broader age range. This highlights both the desire for a stylish accessory as well as the versatility that a two-tone bracelet offers when pairing with other items.
Indeed we saw at Geneva watch fair, Watches and Wonders an array of pieces on a bicolour bracelet. Most noticeably was the Rolex Explorer (pictured above). At 36mm, it returns to the size of the original model launched in 1953 following the first ascent to the summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on 29 May that year. It is launched in a yellow Rolesor version, a signature combination by Rolex of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold. The black dial, now lacquered, bears the index hour markers and emblematic 3, 6 and 9 numerals that are the cornerstones of the model’s personality. This is a piece that will be loved by both men and women due to its iconic status in the watch world.
Our Senior Buyer, Lisa Broun, and International Senior Buyer Faye Soteri, share some more key pieces that illustrate the bicolour bracelets on women’s watches that we have seen from some of our luxury brands.
Breitling Navitimer 35 Ladies Watch
Historic appeal combined with contemporary style…
One of Breitling’s most famed collections, the Navitimer was originally designed back in 1952 with aviation professionals in mind. With reliability and high performance at the core of its design, it has continued to maintain its legendary status.
This stunning Navitimer 35 ladies timepiece features a diamond set mother of pearl dial bordered by a 35mm rose gold and stainless-steel case. Powered by the Breitling calibre 17 with COSC chronometer certification, its beauty is complemented by its precision. The corresponding stainless steel and rose gold bracelet with folding clasp showcases this vision of sophisticated elegance.
Timeless elegance and mechanical excellence…
The TUDOR 1926 line captures the essence of the brand and illustrates the fine art of Swiss watchmaking harmonising with lasting elegance.
This stunning 1926 28mm ladies watch features a stainless-steel case with rose gold finish and a beautifully embossed silver-tone dial. The dial is enhanced with six sparkling diamonds, gold-tone hour markers and hands and the date display at 3 o’clock. The steel and rose gold bracelet complete the look of this TUDOR classic.
Cartier Panthère De Cartier
Iconic yet understated elegance…
Known as the jewellery watch, the Panthère de Cartier takes its name from the fluid movement of the delicate bracelet and the emblematic animal of the Maison de Cartier.
This small quartz movement is cased in 18k yellow gold and steel with a corresponding bracelet. The crown is set with a synthetic blue spinel and the silver tone dial features the infamous blued-steel sword-shaped hands. Water resistant to 30 metres, this delicate timepiece is both a watch and jewel intertwined.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 32mm Ladies Watch
Reliability and performance with no compromise on style…
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer is designed to meet the demanding requirements of water sports with reliability and performance under pressure at the core of its being. Coupled with this, there is no compromise on design aesthetics as this 32mm ladies Aquaracer perfectly illustrates.
The vivid ocean blue dial strikes a stunning contrast against the 18k yellow gold on the indexes and hour, minute and central hands, screw down crown and unidirectional rotating bezel. The iconic triple-row bracelet in duo toned steel and 18K 2N yellow gold plate works seamlessly with the case and presents a fashionable yet functional contender to the technical sports watch market.
Longines Conquest Classic 29.5mm Ladies Watch
Fearlessly feminine and confidently contemporary…
The ladies Conquest Classic pays tribute to the chronographs produced from 1878 onwards and reflects the brand values of elegance, tradition, and performance.
This sleek watch skilfully combines the modernity and refinement that defines the brand. The 29mm case houses a chic white mother of pearl dial with diamond indexes that add that extra touch of elegance. The round stainless-steel case with red PVD coating is complemented by a matching bracelet that further enhances the feminine and contemporary appearance of this delightful timepiece.
Chopard Alpine Eagle Ladies
Sports chic at its very best…
The new Alpine Eagle collection is a cutting-edge reinterpretation of the original St. Moritz, created back in 1980. With a design that was driven by a passion for the Alps combined with the sublime power of the eagle that reigns there.
This exquisite timepiece is crafted from 18K rose gold and an exclusive, ultra-resistant and light-reflecting metal named Lucent Steel A223. The gently tapered Alpine Eagle bracelet comprising an ingot-shaped link with raised central cap is reminiscent of its mountainous inspiration. Powered by a superior chronometer-certified movement which can be viewed through the sapphire crystal caseback, this sophisticated watch harnesses beauty at every angle for undeniable sports chic and unparalleled excellence.
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