Fine timepieces with athletic prowess are taking the growing women's watch market by storm.
The global market for women’s luxury watches was estimated at $10.3 billion by Euromonitor International last year—a 60 percent increase since 2005. With the demand for serious yet stylish women’s timepieces, watchmakers are now putting more sporty styles into play. Designed with the versatility of bracelets, these multifaceted timepieces incorporate helpful functions that allow them to seamlessly transition from barre class to the boardroom.
This Cartier Clé de Cartier ($8,000) is crafted in a clean and elegant combination of 18k rose gold and steel. The 31mm case is tonneau-shaped with a round face and houses a new in-house automatic movement. Bernie Robbins, 775 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, 610-971-2446
The Rolex Yacht-Master 35 Rolesium ($10,500) has a case and bracelet made from rugged 904L stainless steel and a bezel of 950 platinum to provide extra luminosity and luxury. The 35mm case contains a perpetual movement that is a certified Swiss chronometer manufactured by Rolex. Benari Jewelers, 299 Main St., Exton, 610-363-8450
With a case and bracelet made of titanium ceramic, this J12 Chromatic GMT by Chanel ($7,000) offers an automatic movement, second time zone on the watch’s flange, and is water- resistant to 100m. It’s as durable as it is chic. Bernie Robbins, 507 New Road, Somers Point, NJ, 609-927-4848