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Why Female Watches Are Never A Priority in Watchmaking?

Why Female Watches Are Never A Priority in Watchmaking?

The 2019 SIHH is over and while Swiss watchmaking is recovering little by little from hard years, let’s highlight an interesting finding: Female watches are not always a priority in watchmaking. While men lines are generally the iconic pieces and the focus for most of the watch brands, it is unfortunate to realize that there is still efforts to be made in order to better please female watch aficionados. There are very few novelties dedicated to women that are true timepieces (and not necessary jewelry accessories only). From a historical point of view, women’s watches came first! When we look at watchmaking history it is said that the first women’s wristwatch was created by¬†Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1810. It was a special order for Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples. The younger sister of Napoleon, was a great watch aficionado. Between 1808 and 1814 she purchased from Breguet 34 clocks and watches,…