In celebration of Mother’s Day May 8th, we’re highlighting luxury watch brands this week founded by women. Bédat & Co, is the quintessential watch brand for women, established in 1996 by watchmaker Simone Bédat to produce distinctively feminine timepieces for women. Not only is Bédat & Co.founded by women, all of the watches in this prestigious brand’s assortment are made expressly for women.
Bedat sought out to create premium crafted timepieces for women with exceptional feminine appeal and sensibilities in an industry that normally offered smaller-scale men’s watch styles to the female market at the time.
Each Bédat watch is crafted in Switzerland and the brand was one of the first watchmakers to feature premium quality Wesselton diamonds in their timepiece collections.
The Bédat & Co. No. 1 Automatic diamond watch is an extraordinary Mother’s Day choice. This exquisitely crafted women’s watch features brilliant, premium-grade round cut diamonds pave-set to glowing perfection on the bezel and case sides. The contoured square case in stainless steel is highly-polished to a mirror-bright patina. The supple black alligator strap with a deployment clasp closure adds to the luxurious good looks.
The widescreen silver guilloche dial shines with luminous sword hands, ten sparkling diamond hour markers and an automatic date window. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters. Bédat & Co. watch is 30mm wide and 10mm thick.
Ebel watches have been a Mother’s Day gift favorite for decades. The brand was founded in 1911 by Alice Levy and her husband Eugene Blum. The two pioneered many milestones in watchmaking history, including the strap wrist watch in 1912 and the diamond jewelry watch ring in 1914. The Blum’s children and grandchildren have carried on the brand’s tradition of time-keeping excellence.
These exemplary standards are currently presented in the Ebel Mini Classic Wave diamond watch for women. Dazzling and diminutive in size, this exquisitely crafted timepiece features 30 round-cut diamonds, pave-set on the perfectly round bezel. The contoured case in brushed and polished stainless steel is presented on the signature wave bracelet in lustrous stainless steel, with a polished mirror-bright finish. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone hands, Roman numeral half-hour markers and 10 sparkling diamond hour markers.
Features include a scratch resistant-sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters. Ebel women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 7mm thick.
Although legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel did not parent any children she is certainly considered the Mother of fashion creations for her numerous fashion innovations. In the 1920’s Chanel introduced men’s trousers in her women’s sportswear collection. A fashion first at a time when women were delegated to wearing skirts and dresses.
Chanel is also known for introducing the Little Black Dress” in her early collections during the 1920’s as well. The original, a sheath cocktail dress with long sleeves and tailored in silk and crepe de chine is still popular today in its many updated versions, almost a century later. The designer is also responsible for making a costume jewelry a fashion mainstay too.
In the early 2000’s the Chanel brand made lustrous ceramic wristwatches a fashion must-have with the introduction of the J-Series diamond ceramic watches. Lustrous and glowing with radiance, the Chanel J-12 women’s watch is pure glamour on the wrist. Two rows of shimmering round-cut diamonds cast a magical glow on the round bezel with a v-notched edged rim. The high-tech black ceramic case and bracelet are lustrous and alluring.
The black dial shines with luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 200 meters. Chanel watch is 33mm in diameter, 11mm thick and features quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside.
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