17 Mar 19
WATCHES are always a special investment as they can be passed down generations. They’re a timeless classic – ironic, eh?
The perfect style will go with your whole wardrobe, whether it’s a luxury piece or a more affordable accessory.
Jennifer Aniston, left, and Victoria Beckham with hubby David loving their Rolex watches
From Casios to Rolexes, through changing trends you can always rely on a solid watch.
Wearing a Rolex has always been a huge flex, with the likes of Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, J-Lo, Rihanna, and more, religiously rocking them.
New-gen brands like Larsson & Jennings and Olivia Burton have sparked a trend of elegantly light-weight chain mesh watches that feel super chic and feminine rather than clunky.
Then there are the super high-tech Apple watches that make us feel like we’re in an episode of Back To The Future.
They track your sleep, activity, heart rate…almost organising your life for you. And yes, you can make calls from them.
To help you navigate the world of watches, we’ve selected the best styles out now – whether you’re looking for investments or bargains, we’ve got it all.
Get the retro look with Casio Women’s Core Bracelet Strap Watch
Casios were the first ever watch with a digital automatic calendar – since 1974 they’ve been the original digital watches.
So we had to include this bad boy.
Featuring the old school square face, this Casio has a gorgeous gold stainless steel bracelet, is water resistant and, in the brand’s trademark style, tells the date too.
The best feature of these Casios is their unchangeable aesthetic, they add a touch of retro style to any ensemble.
Casio Women’s Core Bracelet Strap Watch, Gold/Black, £69.90 from John Lewis – buy here
Glam up any outfit with the Versus Brackenfell Rose Gold-toned Watch,
This Versus Versace glitzy gold watch proves you don’t have to pay thousands for a luxe design.
Set in rose gold-toned stainless steel, the face is bordered with crystal embellishments and finished with the iconic Versace lion logo.
It’ll glam up any ensemble, whether you’re going to work or to a fancy dinner date – at £200 you can’t complain.
Versus Brackenfell Rose Gold-toned Watch, £200 from Selfridges – buy here
Simple But Sweet
The Boxy Silver Sunray Watch By Rosefield can be bought at Topshop
If you think less is more, this elegant Rosefield watch is for you.
Crafted from 100 per cent metal, this boxy, durable watch has an analogue face without numbers, keeping it simple – also with Rosefield branding in a tiny minimalist font.
Set on a silver lightweight chain bracelet, you won’t even notice it on your wrist as you go about your day.
Just add lots of silver jewellery for more of a statement look.
The Boxy Silver Sunray Watch By Rosefield, £89 from Topshop – buy here
With a bling face this Olivia Burton Women’s Rainbow Bee Leather Strap Watch is a great accessory
This Olivia Burton design is for the glamour pusses out there.
Featuring multi-coloured Swarovski crystals, the classic Olivia Burton signature, rainbow gems and a pretty gold bee, it’s a glitzy take on the brand’s traditional dial styling.
Its complete with a pastel lilac 100 per cent leather wristband (durable and so chic) – a luxurious gift to be cherished.
Olivia Burton Women’s Rainbow Bee Leather Strap Watch, £125 from John Lewis – buy here
This Gucci Diamantissima is a great investment as it will last for generations
It might be a best-selling label right this second, but this Gucci watch will be a timeless investment – it’ll look even better vintage.
As it’s water resistant, you can count on it lasting through generations.
The light yellow gold case is etched in a diamante pattern with a delicate tonal motif, contrasting with the black 100 per cent leather strap.
But our fave feature is the white mother of pearl dial and obvs the Gucci branding.
Black is also a super versatile colourway, ready to see you through decades of alternative trends.
Gucci Diamantissima, £720 from Farfetch – buy here
This tortoiseshell design watch by Topshop is a bargain
You don’t need to splash out for a watch that’ll add some sophistication to your daily wardrobe – feast your eyes on this tortoise shell design by Topshop.
Tell the time on studded diamantes, who needs numbers?
From the gold and silver face to the plastic chunky tortoiseshell-effect bracelet, this watch is a stylish statement piece.
Get even more on trend and add some matching earrings too if you like.
Tortoishell Watch, £30 from Topshop – buy here
The Apple Watch Series 3 (2018 GPS) is so much more than a watch
If you love your gadgets, you need to get to know about Apple watches.
Connect it to your phone and enjoy lots of advanced features like checking your heart rate, listening to Apple music and even personalised coaching i.e. monthly challenges.
It’s waterproof as well so you can even track your fitness while swimming.
Oh yeah, it tells the time too.
Apple Watch Series 3 (2018 GPS), 38mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band, £279 from Very.co.uk – buy here
No list would be complete without a Rolex like this Jacquie Aiche Blue Rolex Eye Diamond Stainless Steel Watch
Let’s end on a high note with one that might break the bank but it’ll accessorise generations of your family – you guessed it, a Rolex.
This isn’t just any stainless steel Rolex – from the seductive eye and diamonds to the exquisite sea blue face, it’s a stylish statement too.
Jacquie Aiche is known for her fancy ethereal designs with precious gemstones and goddess imagery – we know you’ll feel like a goddess in this.
Jacquie Aiche Blue Rolex Eye Diamond Stainless Steel Watch, £7,830 from Farfetch – buy here
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