Women Watches

Women Watches

Yes, women first pioneered wearing watches on the wrist. According to some historians Queen Elizabeth I did it first followed by Queen Marie Antoinette which commissioned a diamond ‘bracelet watch’.
But,it looks like in 1810,Abraham-Louis Breguet designed and made it for Queen of Naples.It was a thin, oval repeater watch, mounted on a wrist-let of hair and Gold thread.
Next was another important Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe. He made it for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary in 1868 and it was more a piece of costume jewellery than a ‘timepiece’.
Nevertheless, for a long time, wristwatches were sold very badly on the male market because of their feminine image. At that time, men preferred larger and traditional pocket watches.
After the First World War, wristwatches – known as ‘wristlets’- remained popular with women in some chic – elegant circles. Therefore, big watchmakers started investing in the female market, encouraging women to own several watches to suit a variety of outfits and occasions.
Among the watch brands that recognized the importance of its fashionable female audience was Rolex. For many years, Rolex’s ‘Princess’ watch, launched in 1920, was the most expensive watch they sold.

 

Women Watches

Women Watches

Yes, women first pioneered wearing watches on the wrist. According to some historians Queen Elizabeth I did it first followed by Queen Marie Antoinette which commissioned a diamond ‘bracelet watch’.
But,it looks like in 1810,Abraham-Louis Breguet designed and made it for Queen of Naples.It was a thin, oval repeater watch, mounted on a wrist-let of hair and Gold thread.
Next was another important Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe. He made it for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary in 1868 and it was more a piece of costume jewellery than a ‘timepiece’.
Nevertheless, for a long time, wristwatches were sold very badly on the male market because of their feminine image. At that time, men preferred larger and traditional pocket watches.
After the First World War, wristwatches – known as ‘wristlets’- remained popular with women in some chic – elegant circles. Therefore, big watchmakers started investing in the female market, encouraging women to own several watches to suit a variety of outfits and occasions.
Among the watch brands that recognized the importance of its fashionable female audience was Rolex. For many years, Rolex’s ‘Princess’ watch, launched in 1920, was the most expensive watch they sold.

 

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