Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Classic Watches: Still Chic!

OK you've got the chic dress, the sexy shoes and the designer handbag but still your outfit is not quite complete as you now need the finishing touch, some jewelry. One piece that goes with every occasion is a watch and over the past 50 years watches have grown in popularity, especially among women. Once thought of as merely a functional piece of equipment, in recent years the watch has turned into a full-fledged fashion accessory; it's the perfect accessory to dress up on any occasion.

As with any piece of jewelry, when it comes to watches it's not just the look as quality does matter. That is why brands such as Movado, Cartier, Rolex and Tag Heuer have stood the test of time. They are not just great looking pieces of jewelry, they are also functional. They are iconic and often get passed from generation to generation. Below are some of the Cartier, Rolex and Movado watches that have stood the test of time and remain relevant today.

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The Classy Women's Cartier Tank Watch

The Cartier Tank was built in 1917 by Louis Cartier and was inspired by the tanks found on the battlefield of World War I. The design has many versions, but is viewed by many as one of the classiest watches created.

The Rolex Datejust has gone through many iterations since it was first introduced in 1945, as the “Jubilee Datejust” to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Wilsdorf & Davis Company (now Rolex Watch Company). It remains to this day, one of the most iconic watches produced. Shown in the picture below is the amazing Rolex Ladies Stainless Steel Datejust with Diamond Dial and Oyster Band, clearly designed to be much more than a watch. The Rolex Ladies Oyster Perpetual Datejust is Rolex’s bestselling ladies model to date.

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The Luxe Women's Rolex Datejust Watch

The Movado Museum, released in 1947, stands alone in its simplicity in aesthetic. It was also the first watch to ever be displayed at the Museum of Modern Art. Renowned for its design, this watch can truly compliment any style due to its simplicity and quality.

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The Stylish Movado Museum Watch

Each of these women’s watches is truly unique and has been created with highly precise craftsmanship and design aesthetic in mind. You will find these on the wrists of women all over the world.

When it comes to watches, one tip we do make, is that as with any piece of jewelry or expensive purchase, make sure you purchase from a reputable and authorized dealer. The Rolex watch can be found at places like Melrose Jewelers and Time and Gems, and the Cartier and Movado watches can both be found at ShopNBC, offering luxury within reach.


  1. your outfit is not quite complete as you now need the finishing touch, your finishing will be one piece of ornament which make you complete.

  2. The black watch is very classic. If you wear that piece you will surely look very elegant.