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Raymond Weil, Let’s Tango

Raymond Weil Tango Chronograph

Well, if you haven’t been wowed by Raymond Weil watches yet, let me give it a try.  This watchmaker came on the scene about 40 years ago, and has created quite a stir, with their designs and quality.  These are not mere fashion watches, they produce…these are true, high quality Swiss made instruments, and Raymond Weil packaged them beautifully.  Their finishing techniques are absolutely impeccable, and the functionality of these timepieces is that of the finest Swiss watches.  Raymond Weil is a family owned, and operated company, who believes in tradition and creating only the best.  A fine example of that can be seen in the Tango men’s watch.  The Tango is a Quartz chronograph, crafted in solid stainless-steel.  It is an elegant men’s watch, with masculine details.  The dial has a multi dimensional textured look, which adds interest without being too busy.  The subdials are in a contrasting white, and easy to read.  There are several variations to the Tango collection, but the 4899ST00668 expresses this design beautifully.  The bezel on this men’s timepiece is studded, and has a bold look.  The bracelet is made from high polished steel, in a 5 row link chain.  The end result is chic and stylish.  The Raymond Weil, Tango will sweep you off your feet.

Men’s Watches Worn by Female Celebrities

The list is long and by now we all know that one of the biggest luxury watch trends to come out of 2009 was that of women opting for larger watches i.e.: men’s watches.

Celebrities are the ones that really drew our attention to this trend, as men’s watches were gifted to girlfriends and seen on the wrists of everyone from Rihanna to Fergie.

In addition to being a talented singer, Rihanna is a fashion icon, so everything she wears is always duly noted. In one of her top videos she wears an 18K-gold Piaget Polo watch with a 38-mm case. Due to the nature and message of the song, the watch serves a double function, exuding her independence as a woman, which I think is why a lot of women prefer men’s watches. They do, as I wear one also, give you a sense of empowerment. Anything a man can do a woman can do (better). Isn’t that a famous quote?

To accommodate this new trend, many watch brands have stopped classifying their collections as “men’s” and “women’s” but rather just go by name and size, so as not to accidently insult anyone.

Other female celebrities that love men’s watches include the Olsen twins, who even on their tiny wrists, have no qualms about wearing a Rolex Daytona , Sienna Miller goes for a Rolex as well and Fergie choose a large size Cartier Ballon Bleu (as does Usher).

They say fashion trends come and go and eventually circle back to what they were years ago. I think it’s safe to say that for now and a good while to come, the new woman’s watch is simply a man’s watch.