Watches aren’t just groom-gifts anymore, ladies. A watch is a beautiful and practical accessory to wear on your wedding day – as your phone is probably going to be hard to find as you’re whisked from the ceremony to photos and the party. It’s never really been much of a trend for women to wear a luxury watch like a Ladies Rolex on their wedding day; but, with an upward tick in interest with regards to watchmaking, I think it’s fair to say this female fashion trend could soon become a staple.
So, I took the liberty to search through the offerings of some of the best women’s luxury watches to find the most elegant, glitzy, and dressy watches for your wedding day. But don’t worry, while these are stunners, none could ever distract from you and your partner – the true stars of the show. Now, shall we start shopping? Don’t forget to forward this list to your groom for a wedding day gift inspiration, too.
Cartier Panthere de Cartier
The Panthere de Cartier makes a watch for both everyday and your wedding day. (Image: Cartier)
For the classic bride, there are few watches more dainty and timeless than a Panthere de Cartier which measures in at a petite 22mm x 30mm. The 18k rose gold version here adds just a touch of modernity and femininity. Plus, the bezel of brilliant-cut diamonds elevates the look for this momentous occasion. What I also love about this watch is that it’s the kind of timepiece you’ll want to wear every day too – a constant reminder of the special day you shared with family and friends.
Rolex Cellini Cellissima with Diamond Bezel
Rolex also makes watches elegant enough to wear on your wedding day.
If your wedding is a total black-tie affair, then the Rolex Cellini is the watch you’re going to want to reach for. Paired with a slick dress, this 26mm white gold and diamond bezel dress watch – featuring a mother of pearl dial with diamond hour markers – is going to tie your entire look together. Rolex might be known for producing rugged sports watches, but if we have learned anything from the history of the Rolex Cellini collection we surely know it will be the epitome of elegance and luxury.
Omega Ladymatic Co-Axial
If you want an elegant all-white watch for your wedding day, its hard to beat this diamond-set Ladymatic. (Image: Omega)
Here comes the bride, all dressed in white! This elegant, white-strapped, white mother-of-pearl dial, and 18k white-gold case is totally fitting for your wedding day. We love how it feels dressy and refined but doesn’t boast a lot of bling – except those brilliant-cut diamond hour markers – which keeps this timepiece feeling very refined. This is the perfect watch for the bride that is looking for something a bit more simple but equally striking. I also love how this has a date complication, not like you’ll really need a reminder, though.
Vintage Rolex Diamond Cocktail Watch
A vintage Rolex ladies cocktail watch is about as classic and elegant a timepiece as your are likely to find anywhere.
The bride in white lace who has orchestrated a romantic, vintage-inspired celebration will want to opt for something just as fitting. I fell head over heels for this 14k white gold, diamond-clad watch bracelet by Rolex. While dainty, this watch packs serious punch with an oval case that’s encrusted with 18 brilliant-cut diamonds. The bracelet is also outfitted with another 80 brilliant-cut diamonds that are in side-by-side rows. This piece is a true stunner and will be a dress watch you cherish for decades to come.
Vacheron Constantin Malte Quartz
With a unique case shape and just the right amount of diamonds, the Malte Quartz is another great option for your wedding day. (Image: Vacheron Constantin)
This unique, elongated hexagonal watch by Vacheron Constantin is a total knockout – and another great timepiece for a black-tie wedding. The 18k white gold case with diamond bezel and matching centerpiece boasts a cool 211 diamonds you won’t be able to stop glancing at. I also adore the mix of white gold rectangular hour markers with the stylized Roman numerals as 12 and 6-o’clock, as it gives this watch a real timeless elegance. There’s also that wonderful satin strap which feels flirty and slick – any bride would be lucky to wear this on their big day.