It’s not the first-time watch brands have entered the arena of unisex watches. A couple years back, we witnessed IWC’s refusal to attribute a female or male gender descriptor to its Portofino Midsize 37mm view series, brandished by an all-star cast including Cate Blanchett and Ewan McGregor.
With the resurgence of restrained watch diameters, perfect for men with bigger wrists and, naturally, girls, the clearly drawn lines between men’s and ladies’ watches are blurring, creating even richer pickings for both genders. Let us take a look at a few men’s watches which women with a sporty, action-packed lifestyle may be tempted to wear.
IWC was producing pilot watches since 1936 and deployed a squadron of them in 2016, which range from classic aviator to modern Top Gun versions. Usually associated with XXL case diameters, the big surprise this year was the debut of IWC watches in unusually small cases measuring only 36mm. Designed for”girls and men with slimmer wrists”, the Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 with a blue dial and matching blue Santoni alligator leather strap includes three hands and a date window, and its motion – like original pilot stools – is placed in a soft-iron interior case to counter the hazardous effects of mechanical fields.
Whilst still aerial, this cool camouflage pilot’s view from Bell & Ross looks great on women’s wrists. Designed to meet the spec of pilots on desert paths, this BR S Desert Form model comes in a 39mm matte black porcelain case with a contrasting sand-coloured dial. The perforations on the numerals and indices expose the highly effective black luminescent material painted on the inferior dial and on the tips of the hands.
Riding the wave of this synonymous strap trend, this watch includes two options: a distressed beige leather strap and an urban camouflage woven cloth strap. Great for casual wear and tear, these Tudor watches are water-resistant to 150 metres and include an unbeatable price tag of 1,730.
Blue may be the new black, but that can resist the temptation of plunging into a sea of chocolate? The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, presented in a lavish 39.5mm gold case with a rich chocolatey-brown ceramic bezel and dial, is a seriously professional dive watch with water-resistance to 600 metres. Sporty, yet tasteful, these Omega watches are traditionally treated with green, white and blue Super-LumiNova luminescence for spectacular resolution at the dark, and come with a superior mechanical movement which can resist magnetic areas of 15,000 Gauss. Mighty powerful and very attractive, the price tag on the gold version is 14,200.