The world of women’s luxury watches witnessed many surprises last year, considering the rapid trend changes in the past years. 2016 was the year of clunky men’s style watches—for women.

We’re talking large dials and bezels in loud, metallic colors, with wide leather bands.

There were tweaks over existing models from brands like Rolex, Michael Kors, Omega, and Zenith, although not many luxury watches amazed the crowd. The ones that did are mentioned below:

Piaget Limelight Stella

Piaget Limelight StellaThis watch brand has in the past produced some really nice designs for women’s luxury watches but 2016 saw an increase in their game, up a notch or two.

The Piaget Limelight Stella is a clear example – combining complex and beautiful in-house movement inside an equally beautiful and delicate watch made especially for women.

Alternative Style within Your Budget

Piaget Bracelet Watch 18K Yellow Gold with Blue Lapis Lazuli Dial is a good alternative for women who prefer a little gold bling in their ornaments. Introduced to the world in 1970, the Piaget Bracelet Watch laid the foundation for a new era of modern design laced with functionality and everyday glamour.    

Chopard Happy Diamonds

Chopard Happy Diamonds40 years have passed since the timeless introduction of Chopard’s Happy Diamonds, but popularity for this timepiece hasn’t waned in the slightest bit.

In 2016, more people than ever turn to vintage reissue timepieces. Therefore it makes sense that Happy Diamonds is featured on this list.

Not everyone will ‘love’ this entry; however, ladies who live by the motto “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” will love Chopard’s Happy Diamonds.

Alternative Style within Your Budget

Chopard Mille Miglia 18k Yellow Gold Unisex Watch was inspired by classic racecar dashboards, as their design clearly shows. An exceptional unisex styled timepiece, the round yellow gold case will give off an elegant look to the wearer.  

Omega Ladymatic

Omega LadymaticThis is Omega’s first real watch designed and produced specifically for women. Previous ventures in women’s luxury watches consisted of merely reconfiguring design and movement of existing men’s watches into more feminine versions. If you are looking for a good-looking and reliable timepiece, then the Omega Ladymatic is for you.

Alternative Style within Your Budget

Omega Seamaster Professional Steel Ladies Watch, offered by Solitaire Jewelers is an original and elegant Omega Seamaster professional divers watch, for women.

Encased in 28mm stainless steel with elegant steel folding clasp and bracelet, this timepiece is a class apart in ladies watches.

Having one elegant, beautiful and tasteful timepiece from any of the well-known watch brands will promise a long-term investment. Include the above ladies watches in your collection by buying from Solitaire Jewelers.