Timeless Beauty: Unveiling the Best Ladies Watches of the Year

In a world of fashion trends that change faster than the seasons, minimalist ladies watches are the enduring style statement. The clean lines and restrained palettes of these pieces offer a much-needed palate cleanser in an accessory landscape that is often overcrowded with sequins and glitter.

This year, horological brands have introduced several elegant and timeless classical women’s watches that fit the bill. Discover the best of them here:

1. Bulova Marine Star Diamond Dial Watch

Bulova combines glamour and practicality in this marine-inspired watch. The stainless steel case blends brushed and polished facets, while the flat mineral crystal enhances both aesthetics and durability. The Series “A” watches are inspired by famous diving timepieces, including Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore.

The series is particularly well-suited to water sports, as the watches are waterproof to 100 m (or 10 bars). A chronograph feature makes it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The Marine Star is also impervious to shocks and rough handling, thanks to its quartz movement. This particular model comes in black ion-plated stainless steel with a silver sunray dial, gold-tone accents and luminous hands. A date feature, sapphire glass, screw-back case and a double-press deployant closure round out the design.

2. F.P. Journe Elegante Quartz Watch

Previously, women were expected to wear dainty watches that seemed jewelry-like. Fortunately, the Elegante Quartz Watch has opened up a whole new world of possibilities.

The Reverso Duetto is a reversible timepiece that allows the wearer to shape-shift between a sporty and an elegant dial. The reversible case can even be flipped over to change the strap color, giving the wearer a variety of looks to suit her mood and style.

It’s easy to see why this timepiece is so popular. The Elegante is the perfect choice for those who aren’t hung up on mechanical versus quartz and simply want a no-fuss, accurate, and sturdy watch. The tonneau case is a great size for women watches and the watch’s electro-mechanical movement adds a nobility rarely found in quartz watches.

3. Oris Divers Sixty-Five Pink Dial Watch

Oris’s vintage-inspired Divers Sixty-Five series exploded in 2021 with three spirited dial colors (sky blue, wild green, and lipstick pink). It’s not unusual for the Swiss watchmaker to branch out with unexpected colorways for its diving-themed models but the Cotton Candy edition takes this to a whole new level.

The full bronze middle case, bezel insert, and bracelet of this model create a unique patina with wear. Stainless steel crown and case back keep the design safe from rust and allergies.

A unidirectional dive-scale bezel and double-domed sapphire crystal complete the picture. A Sellita SW 200-1 automatic movement powers the dial with Super-luminova hands and indexes. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters. The case is complemented by a leather or bronze bracelet. Matching Perlon straps are also available.

4. Rolex Datejust Pink Dial Watch

One of Rolex’s most recognizable models, the Datejust is the first watch to feature a date display window on the dial. Its elegant fluted bezel, cyclops lens over the date window, and the Oyster bracelet with semi-circular links in polished and satin gold all blur the lines between wrist watch and jewelry. This particular edition is made of Everose, a unique warm 18k rose gold alloy that’s right on-trend with today’s tastes.

The brushed finish of the Oyster case is enhanced by a subtle sunray effect for an exquisite look that’s sure to turn heads. A jewel-setter’s skill is evident in the precise alignment of each gem for a sparkling symphony on the dial. This eye-catching timepiece is equipped with the Self-winding automatic movement that makes it easy to keep track of time.

5. Tissot PRX Women’s Watch

Originally launched in 2021, the PRX is an expertly crafted and mechanically interesting alternative to many of the more expensive watches reinterpreting the 1970s design. Angular cases, integrated bracelets, guilloche dials and Powermatic 80 movements are just some of the hallmarks that set this line apart from Tissot’s more mainstream offerings.

While pale green and blue have been the most popular colorways, it’s clear that the PRX has broad appeal. This year, Tissot responded to demand by expanding the collection with slightly smaller 35mm versions. These wear much more comfortably on the wrist and offer a great option for those who find the 40mm versions uncomfortably large. All are equipped with Powermatic 80 movements and the telltale waffle textured dial. This is a fantastic watch to own and one that’s not only reliable but looks very good for the price.