What Women Want: Patek Philippe Ladies Watch & Diamond Jewelry
Today we are looking at one of the most stunning combinations of a Patek Philippe ladies watch and fine diamond jewelry.
There is a lot to be said about the passion and values behind Patek Philippe, what their company represents, how they are catering to the female market, and what the modern women want from a luxury watch.
And that is exactly what we will be discussing here.
We hope this article will give you some interesting insight into the world of luxury Swiss watches for women, while also providing you with a few fashion tips for high-end watches and diamond jewelry combinations.
Patek Philippe – Driven by Passion
Patek Philippe, one of the Big 3 in Haute horology, is a special watch brand for many reasons. One particular aspect that makes Patek stand out among even the greatest Swiss watch companies is that they are a family company.
Being a family company allows Patek to run their business differently and it gives them unique values. Patek is driven by passion and emotion rather than shareholders.
Because of this, they have never been a brand to hesitate on improving their products and offerings.
As a family business, they are not obligated to wait for figures and analysis. And this becomes particularly apparent with their approach to the women’s market, which Patek takes very seriously.
Patek Philippe’s Motto
“You never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation.”
Patek isn’t simply a device for telling time, it is an heirloom that transcends time, passing values on across generations.
This was something men had always considered when purchasing a Patek…”This will be given to my son someday.”
What’s interesting, in recent years, independent research has found that women feel the same way. They recognize themselves as a custodian of a Patek watch, keeping it safe so they can someday give it to their daughter.
History of Patek Philippe Ladies Watches
It’s clear that Patek Philippe is placing greater emphasis on ladies these days. However, the 178 year old watch brand has a storied history of producing innovative, exquisite ladies’ timepieces.
The first watches registered by Patek were sold to Madame Goscinska, which reminds us that from the very beginning women were attracted to Patek and vice versa.
Queen Victoria had an attraction for Patek Philippe watches too, and was known to carry a Patek floral motif pocket watch adorned in diamonds.
In 1868, Patek crafted the first Swiss wristwatch, ever.
Did you know (British) women were the first adopters of wristwatches?
Fast forward to 1916, the inventive Patek Philippe released a ladies’ Five Minute Repeater. This was a complicated watch for its time…
Interestingly, it was around 1996 when Patek started hearing from their male clients that their wives and girlfriends were “stealing their watches”.
This was around the same time when the trend for women wearing men’s watches started to grow.
Shortly after, Patek Philippe introduced the 1997 Calatrava Travel Time ref 4864, and this sparked a new era of complex, contemporary mechanical watches for women.
Since then, Patek Philippe has designed an entire universe of complicated watches for ladies. Women are now able to choose from a range of complications, such as travel time, split seconds chronographs, skeletonized movements, and annual calendars.
Patek Catering To Women
Today, they offer three grand complications in their Ladies First range, which includes a minute repeater, an ultra-thin split seconds single pusher chronograph, and a perpetual calendar.
We would like to go as far as to say Patek Philippe has made the greatest contribution to the continuing history of women’s watches. It’s obvious to anyone who knows Patek Philippe that they are committed to providing women with the very best.
Their approach is simple – provide the same precision and performance for ladies’ watches as men’s watches.
And why wouldn’t they? Seducing a demographic that controls over $10 billion in luxury sales makes a whole lot of sense.
What Modern Women Want From Watches
Oversized luxury watches isn’t a trend that applies just to men. The modern woman wants the same thing…relative to their wrist size, of course.
What women really want today is a classic 36mm (sometimes bigger) case with legible Arabic numerals, an automatic movement, noteworthy complications, a soft and comfortable metallic or rubber bracelet, a range of color dials, and a bejeweled bezel (diamonds please).
Although quartz is not “out”, it’s not the only option now. After all, women appreciate precise automatic movements just as much as men!
The modern woman is independent. She has spending power.
Each year, women are increasingly more independent and successful. This leads to greater spending power. Women are making purchases for themselves, and high end luxury watches are no exception.
What’s really intriguing is the demand for refined ladies’ watches goes far beyond simply appreciating the craft. Women are using iconic watches to further their business opportunities and careers. A woman wearing a Patek Philippe watch who sits down for a meeting or a lunch with a bunch of men automatically commands more respect. It may not be the most righteous thing in the business world, but it’s the truth. In fact, the same applies to men. The biggest difference is, it cuts through any “traditional” ideas that men have about women. So it’s not surprising at all that more women are taking advantage of this. It’s simply a great connector in the business world.
Plus, there is no discrimination when it comes to being part of the worldwide luxury watch collectors “club”. Not anymore, at least.
There’s also no discrimination in what watch a woman chooses to wear…
Women Wearing Men’s Patek Watches
Even with all the focus on creating ladies’ watches with modern tastes, women are still opting for men’s watches. And who’s to stop them. They can pull it off without a flicker of doubt, especially when it comes to Patek Philippe.
Patek Philippe’s use of traditional sizes lends themselves to being perfectly unisex. Any 36-38mm watch is going to look great on a woman, no matter if she’s going for a sporty or dressed up look. Women can even get away with watches as big as 41mm. Michael Kors makes women’s watches of that size nowadays and they are extremely popular. Women want bigger, it’s a trend that is set in stone now.
So, now that we have made our point, we want to do a quick review of our featured diamond jewelry and Patek Philippe watch combination.
Patek Aquanaut 5067A – Patek Philippe Ladies Watch
The Patek Philippe 5067A is a ladies Aquanaut watch. This is easily one of the hottest ladies’ Patek Philippe watches out. Pictures don’t even do it justice. When you see this in person and feel it, you are immediately flooded in luxuriousness. It’s the type of watch that won’t go unnoticed. So, if you don’t like attention, this is probably not the watch for you.
In any case, let’s go into more details…
The Patek Aquanaut 5067A is the ultimate modern women’s luxury watch. It has the size women desire, the femininity in color and jewels, and it’s unequivocally “Patek”.
The watch’s case is 35.6mm in diameter, but it wears slightly larger. It has that classic Patek sports watch shape that reminds you of a Nautilus.
White on White on White
The Patek Aquanaut 5067 comes in six different color variations, each of which has a bezel set with 46 diamonds. Personally, this version is one of our favorites as it really stands out with the white strap and white bezel.
The 5067A has a stainless steel case with an integrated bezel, which, again, is set with 46 round brilliant diamonds. The screw down crown allows for 120 meters of water resistance. This is more than enough water resistance for your typical water play.
The strap is quite special as well. It is a Tropical Strap (very fitting for the “Aqua” theme). It is made from natural rubber and pretty much everything-resistant. It’s not only functional too, it is also aesthetically stunning with the raised guilloche design.
The guilloche design carries into the dial, almost as if they are one.
The dial is extremely eye catching, and perfectly legible. It’s a simple design yet beautifully detailed. The black Arabic numerals pop in incredible fashion with the white embossed guilloche background. The date window is small, yet easily visible, so it’s there when you need it and it blends in when you don’t.
What’s more, the hands and hour markers are smothered in a flawless amount of lume, so the watch is just as easy to read at night as it is in the day.
All in all, the look of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5067A is extravagant, clean, and sophisticated. Each element of this watch is synergistic, creating a stunning aesthetic that works for both sporty causal days and dressed up fancy evenings.
If you are looking for a watch with iconic wrist presence, this may be the watch for you.
Plus, the watch plays very well with diamond jewelry, as you can see by the featured images we took.
So, on that note, let’s talk about the bracelet pictured in our Patek ladies watch and diamond jewelry combination…
Platinum Emerald Cut Diamond Graduated Tennis Bracelet
This is a diamond tennis bracelet that not only turns heads, it leaves people speechless.
This tennis bracelet features 35.40 carats of gorgeous emerald cut diamonds set in platinum.
Emerald diamonds have been extremely popular as of late. Unlike brilliant cut diamonds, emerald diamonds don’t create sparkle, they create flashes of light known as the hall of mirrors effect. Emerald diamonds are typically more expensive as they are a rare cut. Only 3% of the world’s diamonds are emerald cut.
What’s more, due to their elongated shape, they create the appearance of being bigger than other diamonds of the same carat weight. Who doesn’t like a little more bang for the buck?
However, in this case, we are talking a whole lot of bucks. This particular emerald diamond tennis bracelet is $191,000, and that’s actually a special deal.
We have another option for the same style but with fewer carats.
We have an 18K White Gold 13.87 Carat Emerald Diamond Tennis Bracelet that runs $46,595.
Both bracelets will look great on a wrist up to 7 inches.
Moreover, it will be an absolutely impeccable addition to any outfit and more specifically a Patek watch with diamonds like the Aquanaut 5067.
A diamond tennis bracelet and a Patek watch is the ultimate wrist stack jewelry combination. It’s elegant and not too much by any means, yet it is extremely extravagant at the same time. I mean, how could it not be when you are wearing over $200,000 on your wrist. Money aside, this diamond jewelry and watch combination is undeniably sophisticated and it instantly makes you think “spending power”…
18K White Gold Diamond Eternity Ring
To finalize and create the pinnacle of diamond jewelry and watch combination, an eternity band is a must.
But of course, to go well with the Patek Aquanaut 5067A and the massive emerald diamond tennis bracelet, you need an eternity ring that is equally as lavish…
This is the one.
This eternity ring features 5.46ctw of Round Brilliant & Baguette diamonds (diamonds are G/H in color and VS in clarity). The baguette center and round brilliant diamond edges allow this ring to sparkle brilliantly while also flashing the hall of mirrors effect for anyone that gets in its line of sight. What’s more, this effect is amplified due to the sheer magnitude of this eternity ring. Put simply, it is huge. There was no other choice, though. It wouldn’t look right pairing up with the massive tennis bracelet if it wasn’t massive itself.
Overall, this is one of the hottest watch and jewelry combinations you are going to find. The white Patek Philippe ladies watch pairs up incredibly well with the excellent white diamond jewelry, and it even integrates the diamond types beautifully, with the round brilliants of the ring and Patek, and the step cut diamonds of the bracelet and ring. This is “icy” done in the most graceful and stylish way possible.
If you want to distinguish yourself from the rest, you can buy this diamond jewelry and Patek watch combination, as all are available and on sale at Diamonds By Raymond Lee right now.
If this is out of your price range, you can create a similar jewelry and watch alliance with your own personal preferences thanks to Diamonds By Raymond Lee’s wide collection of diamond jewelry and luxury watches…