Valentine’s Day is gone and so is your search for the perfect watch gift for your loved one. You see, luxury watches for men and women are a diverse class of objects that, over the years, have been allocated specific categories. The general idea is that ‘men’s watches’ are supposed to be worn by men and ‘women’s watches’ are supposed to be worn by women. The only problem with this is that things change and so do rules.
Luxury Watches that Break the Gender Barrier
This classification of men’s and women’s watches is gradually heading towards a cliff. As per recent trends and consumer activity, factors such as watch size are playing a less and less of a role in watch purchase. We have made a list of watches that prove exactly that. Here are some luxury watches that gender barriers in the luxury watch business will eventually be a thing of the past.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 34MM
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was launched in 1972 and its design was created by none other than Gerald Genta. The avant-garde designer drafted the watch’s sketch in under a say. The watch is an icon as well as a milestone in the Swiss Haute Horlogerie world.
That being said, Audemars Piguet created quite a wave when it released a 34 mm version of the iconic timepiece in black ceramic. What would have been a women’s watch size in any other era, is today considered a watch size that can also be worn by men. And in my honest opinion, it is rather crass to assume that all men have wide and broad wrists. Some also happen to have slender wrists and there is nothing wrong with that. The Royal Oak 34 mm is a wonderful timepiece that can be cherished by both men and women.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duoface
When we think of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, it’s usually about the legacy that the watchmaker represents. But the Reverso Duoface overturns this stereotype right onto its head. The timepiece is what we refer to as hip. Two dials are better than one, and with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duoface, one can actually claim that for themselves. Both men and women can wear this timepiece and it looks just fine.
Omega Moonwatch Professional Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42MM
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is one of the world’s most popular tool watches. The timepiece has been part of all the six moon landings. Not just that, the legendary Omega chronograph is an immaculate representation of the watchmaker’s pioneering spirit.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s come back on topic. The Omega Speedmaster is yet another timepiece that has begun to transcend the categorisation of watches as per gender. The 42 mm Moonwatch has regularly been touted as a men’s watch but women seem to like it as well. The trend goes on to show that women watch buyers have started to show an inclination towards bigger watch sizes.
Cartier Santos Dumont
The Maison has delivered some truly stupendous timepieces over the years, and The Cartier Santos is a watch that proves that. The timepiece pairs masculinity, geometry, and simplicity just perfectly together. The watch offers a feminine vibe while retaining a certain amount of boldness that also makes it a fair choice for men. Not to mention, the Quartz mechanism is head turner too. The movement allows the brand to price the watch at an astoundingly affordable point.
Panerai Luminor Due 38MM
Panerai Luminior Due 38 is a fabulous timepiece that shares its heritage with timepieces such as the Luminor and the Radiomir. The watch was released back in 2018 and when it came out, people went a tad bit crazy. Panerai was never thought to make a watch that would make a watch under 40 mm. A 38 mm wide Panerai Luminor was a revelation that the watch world was not ready for back then. Today, both women and men wear this watch with confidence. The 38 mm size is kind of in the Goldilocks zone. It seems just perfect.