When it comes to luxury watches, it’s fair to say that the attention has always skewed towards men’s models. In fact, pretty much every iconic model you can think of, from the Omega Speedmaster Professional to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, were all designed for men. This kind of sucks in a way, because there are plenty of larger-than-life women who have done great things worthy of a badass watch. The reality, however, is most of the women’s watches available are generally created more as jewellery pieces, dainty little things with pretty dials and diamonds.
We’re happy to say, however, that over the last few years a popular trend has emerged: women wearing watches designed for men. Larger in diameter, more aggressively styled and, well, masculine, watches designed for men are the perfect choice for women looking to make a statement with their wrist wear. Don’t just take our word for it though, check out these four successful, kick ass women who choose to wear watches designed for men to show-off their own unique sense of style.
SOFIA VERGARA – ROLEX DAYTONA
As one of the most desirable women in the world, it’s not surprising that actor Sofia Vergara chooses to wear one of the most sought after watches on the planet; the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Made famous by another actor by the name of Paul Newman, the Daytona is considered by many to be the ultimate sports watch, not to mention the ultimate status symbol. Available in a range of metals and dial colours, Ms. Vergara chooses to wear the Everose gold model with black dial. A real power play!
ELLEN DEGENERES – PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS
Talk-show host, actor and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is a well-known watch lover and collector. She often appears on her show wearing men’s watches from her personal collection, including a stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A with silvery-white dial, as well as a Nautilus Annual Calendar Chronograph in stainless steel. In the past, she’s been quoted saying Rolex is her favourite watch brand, which is certainly backed up by all the different models she has in her collection. Whatever she chooses to wear, she always looks great in our book!
HEIDI KLUM – PANERAI RADIOMIR
Supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret angel Heidi Klum is definitely a trend-setter in the fashion world. At just under 6 feet tall, she needs a nice-sized watch that reflects her own personal style and makes as much of an impression as she does when she enters a room. Her choice is a time-only, Panerai Radiomir in a 40mm, 18k pink gold case. The perfect size for her, it looks great on the wrist without being too bulky, just like the Oceaner 41.
JACKIE KENNEDY ONASSIS – CARTIER TANK
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis may have passed away over 23-years ago now, but her memory still lives on. She is remembered not only as the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, but also as one of the most stylish First Ladies ever to take up residence in the White House. Her watch of choice for many years was the simple, yet iconic Cartier Tank, a unisex model that is still in production today thanks to its timeless design. Whilst not arguably a man’s watch in the traditional sense, the Tank, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has been worn by many powerful and successful men and women over the years and, like Jackie Kennedy herself, deserves special mention on our list.
As you’ve probably guessed already, we think it’s great when women wear men’s watches, especially if they choose the right model and size to suit their wrists and their style. That’s why we created the Oceaner 41 as a unisex model, because we believe iconic design should be enjoyed by both sexes!