We’ve talked about watches you can wear in the office, on duty and off duty, floral watches and smartwatches too. Now we’re letting you in on dress watches – the exceptional ones that make it for special occasions like the first day of Chinese New Year, or your best friend’s wedding.
Because of their typically lavish physiques, it’s best to dress down the rest of your accessories – minimal rings, studded earrings and single-chain necklaces with just a few embellishments.
You can look forward to playful silhouettes, versatile designs and even a feminine smartwatch for the tech-savvy. So read on for more.
This timepiece from Marc Jacobs comes perfectly in time for Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. It flaunts a fiery red physique from its leather strap with a stainless steel case and matte red dial.
To give a trendy and dainty touch, it has a rose gold-tone (or silver-tone) finishing on the case, hands and Marc Jacobs’ name.
The Heart watch also comes in a refreshing all-white look too if you fancy the colour more than a striking red.
Kate Spade New York combines technology and elegance to create its first ever touchscreen smartwatch, which we admit is probably the prettiest one out there. The timepiece comes in two styles for either the sophisticated woman, or the sweet woman – a sleek black leather strap with a yellow gold-tone case, or a soft vachetta leather strap with a rose gold-tone case.
After connecting your watch to your phone (either iOS or Android) you can receive notifications (from calls, texts or other alerts), track steps, monitor the amount of calories burnt and even stream your favourite music from the watch – but that’s just a few of its features.
The best part about this watch is its personalisation. You can choose from 4 beautiful different dials and even play around with the colours of the dial’s elements. So you can be guaranteed that this watch will follow you everywhere through every occasion.
The Spring 2018 collection was largely inspired by interior designer David Hicks’ flawless flair and balanced out with Tory Burch’s eclectic spirit. This is especially seen in this unique watch that doubles up as an accessory.
Donning a delicate gold-tone bangle, the timepiece features a navy-and-natural mother-of-pearl dial that reflects one of Tory’s lucky talismans – the evil eye. We absolutely love how sleek and smooth this watch is, with its interesting architecture that demands your attention.
It’s truly for those once-in-a-lifetime moments when your wrist will take the spotlight.
Hublot’s Big Bang collection gets a facelift with its new release that is set with 276 stunning diamonds on the outer-rim of the dial. Beneath it, is polished 18K king gold that creates the perfect contrast against the black rubber and shiny calf leather strap.
With a matte black satin-finish, the dial features unusual hands – polished, gold-plated octagonal skeleton indicators.
We’re drawn by the intricacy in the geometry and how everything draws you in, be it the shiny strap or the case and its dial that are absolute stunners. It truly is the perfect watch for the modern woman who prefers being edgy and different rather than feminine.
It’s ultimate luxe with this watch from the Spring 2018 collection of luxury fashion house Michael Kors. The watch is dressed in a pretty pastel pink – a must-have shade this season – and features a stunning pavé-studded dial for that little sprinkle of glamour. To add a breath of fresh air, a lavender and white floral design sits against the contrasting bedazzled dial.
The Courtney comes with a leather strap, or a stainless steel chain link bracelet.
We’re loving the fresh marble look on this timepiece, which has a jewellery-inspired bracelet that makes it not just a watch, but a lovely accessory as well. It features flowers and crystal embellishments, as well as little pearls to keep the elegance.
It’s absolutely versatile with its clean white appearance that has been given a little sparkle, with polished gold accents on the bracelet, case and dial.
Perfect for wearing with that red Chinese New Year outfit, or with that little black dress.
A graphic watch that brings style into an everyday accessory. The Thayer is unlike no other – its strap features a contrasting pattern that includes a bold Hicks geo print and the case has a stainless steel crown that gives it a twist we don’t usually see. Finished with silver, and it stands out perfectly next to the matte navy blue dial.
The dial itself is is simply embellished with the iconic double T-logo, 3 indexes and an hour and minute hand – giving it a minimalistic look makes this watch an ultra-chic and elegant one we’re dying to have.
The design is also available in several designs like luggage with navy; navy with blue; navy and ivory; ivory and green; rosa with luggage, if you’re a more girly gal.
Coming in a rose gold-tone, this timepiece takes cue from the classic chain link watch, but spins it around with jewel embellishments to give it that chic, sophisticated look that we all want when we dress up for big occasions.
The rose-gold theme flows throughout the set – from the indexes, to the star-studded bracelet that comes along with it.
We have nothing but lust for the bracelet that has a little delicate heart-shape charm. It complements the timepiece perfectly so you’ll find that wearing these two accessories together – even on the same hand – is actually a pretty good choice. It’s killing two birds with one stone!
If you’re looking for a less-geometric watch, this timepiece from Tory Burch would suit you. This timeless piece sports a leather strap (in either luggage, navy, blush or blue). The gold-tone case sports the iconic T-logo in a red that is seen on the edge of the strap – giving off the perfect contrast.
Coming in cream, the dial remains simple with the three main colours seen on the rest of the watch – gold and red hands; blue indexes. Still, it manages to give that sophistication that makes it ideal for the woman who wants to dress up in a ladylike yet dapper way.
Coming in a versatile and flattering white leather strap, the Riley watch from Marc Jacobs weaves in glitz details that easily puts this watch within reach. It incorporates the rose-gold trend that never seems to die out, through embellishments on the dial, hands and casing.
Altogether, the elements that give this watch a stylish yet timeless look for every special minute.
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