Watches have a strong air of permanence about them that render the very best pieces to last for decades on end (even if they’re a bit out of our price range). Therefore to mark out a particular model that specifically stands out in 2012 may seem pointless. However, this is no ordinary “Women’s Watch of the Year” parade. These are the pieces that may have not been introduced this year, yet seem tailor made for 2012 in light of current fashion trends and styles.
Classique Clous De Paris
Chic minimalism seems to be in more than ever this year and what better watch to represent this trend than Audemar’s Classique Clous De Paris. With an 18-carat white gold encasing, ivory coloured dial and black or brown strap, this hand-wound watch goes down as one of Audemar’s finest.
The perfect watch to compliment a professional office outfit, it is as a pure classic, as its name suggests.
Now this one is rather more modern than the others. However there is little to go by that will dispute with the assumption that in a few decades down the line, we’ll be calling this one a classic.
To be found on Watches of Switzerland, Longines really pulled it out of the bag with the Evidenza.
It is one of those pieces that do not seem to really say much or stand out while on display, but when worn look delightfully better than you’d ever imagine.
Bell and Ross WW1 Heure Sautante Pink Gold
A dedication to the trends and spirit of the First World War, the Heure Sautante is one of those traditional timepieces that can be pulled off with ease by women of all ages. This is the type of watch you can buy, live with for the majority of your life and then hand down to your daughter.
With an alternative method of displaying the time (the hour hand is replaced by a rotating disc on which the hours are printed) the watch in spite of its vintage appeal, never ceases to lose a strong touch of modernity.