When it comes to women’s watches, most models fall into two distinct camps.
There are the classic styles that are destined to live on your left wrist and work perfectly with your everyday look; then there are the more ornate designs, often saved exclusively for special occasions. NET-A-PORTER’s top tip? Forgo these outdated formalities. Whether you love the simplicity of IWC Schaffhausen’s eternal designs, the clean lines of Hermès’ Heure H or the satisfying weight of Audemar Piguet’s iconic Royal Oak, there should be nothing stopping you from pairing your chosen design with everything from blue jeans to an evening gown (which might seem like the distant future right now, but there will come a time when events are back on the agenda). Prefer statement to understated? Then feel free to wear diamond-studded timepieces by the likes of Piaget, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin – many of which are set on colorful leather straps – every day of the week. If lockdown has taught us one thing, it’s that our favorite, feel-good pieces shouldn’t just be saved for ‘special’ occasions.
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With everything the world has been going through, NET-A-PORTER has seen a high demand and interest from customers to invest in high jewelry with meaning such as Foundrae with their medallion charms of ‘hope’ ‘wholeness’ ‘strength’ ‘protection’ ‘karma’, Brooke Gregson (star signs), Sydney Evan (evil eye, protection bracelets, love), Lorraine Schwartz (evil eye), Diane Kordas (evil eye).
- The most expensive watch sold over the past few months was the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in 18karat rose gold at £51k, sold directly through NET-A-PORTER’s Personal Shopping team.
- The most expensive piece of jewelry sold online over the past few months was a Lorraine Schwartz 2BE Happy bracelet at £37.4k.
- The most expensive piece of jewelry sold over the past few months offline was a special order sale: Suzanne Kalan 18k tennis necklace at $48k, through NET-A-PORTER’s Personal Shopping team