Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: 9 Exceptional Timepieces for the Women of Today

Unique in every conceivable way, these watches have become trusted wrist companions for the twenty-first century woman.
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: 9 Exceptional Timepieces for the Women of Today
March 8, 2024
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: 9 Exceptional Timepieces for the Women of Today

Each year, International Women's Day (March 8) is celebrated across the world to recognise women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Furthermore, every year, International Women's Day is commemorated with a unique theme that highlights certain areas of concern, demanding action. The topic for 2024 is, “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress”. 

For women looking to invest in power watches to celebrate their achievements in all spheres of life, GMT India has rounded up six of the most impressive horological marvels that have made quite an impact on the industry. 

Top 9 powerful watches for women on International Women's Day

Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 Secrets

The 101 Secrets features 1,024 diamonds (26.75 carats) and requires 182 hours of painstaking gem-setting at Jaeger-LeCoultre's Metier Rares™ atelier. The first secret is that this is both a timepiece and a piece of jewellery, with the dial remaining hidden until the wearer wants to view the time. The second secret is a novel mechanism masked behind the rows of diamonds — a feat of micro-mechanics so small that it is nearly invisible, with only the wearer knowing its location. When she gently presses the hidden “button”, a small part of the bracelet opens up like a book's pages, displaying the time on a brilliant mother-of-pearl dial. The watch is powered by a manually-wound Calibre 101 movement with a power reserve of 33 hours. 

Price: INR 4.84 crore (approx.)

TAG Heuer Carrera Date Plasma Diamant d’Avant-Garde 

The watch has a 36 mm white gold case while the crown is capped with a 1.3-carat yellow lab-grown diamond. The dial features a yellow Diamant d'Avant-Garde shield, which represents TAG Heuer at the peak of gem-cutting brilliance. This dial is created by growing a large number of diamond crystals together, resulting in spectacular reflections and light effects in a single diamond entity. The 2.9-carat polycrystalline dial is accentuated by 12 white gold indices set with 0.5-carat white baguette-cut lab-grown diamonds. At 12 o'clock, the Swiss luxury wristwatch has inserted a yellow lab-grown diamond into its trademark shield, cut directly below the Carrera emblem. The TAG Heuer Calibre 7 Automatic powers the watch, delivering a 50-hour power reserve.

Price: INR 84,32,000 (approx.)

Breguet Classique Dragon 7145

The red dial is an exquisite canvas that demonstrates the skills of Breguet's artisans. It is made with the notoriously difficult art of Grand Feu enamel. To complicate matters, the dial includes two different shades of red, with a lighter tone used to highlight the chapter ring carrying the hours. The creature is hand-engraved in rose gold and put on the dial. The dragon stands atop the chapter ring, focused on seizing the mother-of-pearl disc. Twelve spherical gold hour markers are attached to the interior of the chapter ring and Breguet's open-tipped hands indicate the current time. The watch is powered by a manually wound movement with a power reserve of 45 hours. 

Price: INR 71,78,000 (approx.)

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Quartz

This 33 mm 18 ct pink gold watch features integrated lugs, a pink gold screw-down crown at 3 o'clock, and a Maltese cross bezel adorned with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial features pink gold applied hour markers, and hour and minute hands, all accentuated with blue SuperLumiNova®, as well as a pink gold central second hand. There is a white background with a black numeric date window at 3 o'clock. The watch features a translucent, denim blue-lacquered, sunburst, satin-finished dial, a base, and an exterior, velvet-finished, white minute triple-blade track. The watch is powered by Vacheron Constantin's quartz movement, Calibre 1207. The new Overseas Quartz edition comes with a pink gold, half Maltese cross-shaped, polished, and satin-brushed bracelet, featuring a pink gold triple-blade folding clasp.

Price: Rs. 50,00,000 (approx.)

Cartier Tank Cintrée Réédition 

The watch's most distinctive feature is its enormous rectangular case. The crown features a ruby cabochon at 3 o'clock, commemorating Cartier's 100th anniversary of the Tank Cintrée, which is made of platinum. The timepiece has a curved design to make it comfortable on the wrist. Inside the casing is calibre 9780 MC, which has a power reserve of 36 hours. The dial hits all the right notes, with rail tracks, Roman numerals, apple-shaped blued hands, an "eggshell" dial, and a pin buckle — in other words, all of the Maison's watchmaking characteristics are present, renewing and reconfirming the Tank Cintrée's place in Cartier's history. The watch is finished with a black leather strap and a pin buckle. 

Price: INR 31,27,000 (approx.)

Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham

This 36 mm 18 ct yellow gold watch features a non-screw-locked crown with two gaskets at 3 o'clock as well as a unidirectional ratcheted 60-minute bezel in the same material. The sand-coloured dial is made of cambered sapphire and has glare-proof crystal glass. The dial's outer periphery features a 60-minute track, SuperLumiNova® luminescent hour markers, and hour and minute hands while the centre second hand features Victoria Beckham's initials. There is a date window at 6 o'clock. The Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham, which is driven by the Breitling Calibre 10 self-winding three-hand movement, has a 42-hour power reserve and is COSC-certified. The watch is secured on an 1 8ct yellow gold Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp.

Price: Rs. 24,41,000 (approx.)

Zenith Triple Calendar 

This 38 mm stainless steel watch features an olive green sunray-patterned dial and silver-toned accents. The dial features faceted rose gold-plated applied baton markers, rose gold-tone faceted hands, and a polished disc depicting the moon in a gold-coloured finish at 6 o'clock. The subdials have a snailed texture and the calendar indicators use discs. The watch has a day aperture at 10 o'clock, a month window at 2 o'clock, and the date in the standard trapezium aperture at 4:30. The new Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar is powered by the latest El Primero automatic high-frequency calibre 3610, which has a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement is displayed beneath an exhibition sapphire caseback, which reveals an openworked rotor with a Zenith star design. 

Price: INR 12,21,000 (approx.)

Montblanc Boheme Day & Night

The watch has a 30 mm stainless steel case, a crown with the mother-of-pearl Montblanc symbol, and a bezel. A mother-of-pearl dial with clouds and a day-and-night disc indicate whether it is daytime or midnight, using the distinct gradients of the “blue sky”, enhanced with light rays. There are rose gold-coated floral Arabic hour markers, eight diamond hour markers, and a blue date in an almond-shaped aperture at 6 p.m. The dial's outer periphery features a rose gold minute track. The watch is powered by an automatic self-winding movement with a power reserve of 56 hours. This piece is equipped with a blue leather strap.

Price: Rs. 3,47,000 (approx.)

Frederique Constant Classic Slimline Moonphase

The Classic Slimline Ladies Moonphase has established itself as Frederique Constant's flagship creation. With a focus on broadening the customer base for Swiss-made luxury watches, this timepiece is housed in a 30 mm case, crafted from stainless steel. The dial features a black mother-of-pearl finishing, applied hour markers for 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock with an integrated moonphase, 9 o'clock, and 12 o'clock, and diamond markers for 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 4 o'clock, 5 o'clock, 7 o'clock, 8 o'clock, 10 o'clock, and 11 o'clock. Powering the watch is the FC-206 quartz movement. The watch is finished on a stainless steel bracelet. 

Price: INR 1,05,000 (approx.)

*Prices in India are subject to taxes and exchange rate fluctuations, and may vary accordingly.

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