The no-nonsense women of Washington indulge in the season’s statement-making timepieces that look incredibly luxe.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: From Longines, this stainless steel Primaluna watch ($2,675) is accented with Top Wesselton VVS quality diamonds. It is water-resistant to 30 meters. Tourneau, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Arlington, VA, 703-414-8463 From Frédérique Constant, this Classics Art Deco watch ($2,995)—crafted in stainless steel with a convex sapphire crystal—houses a quartz movement and boasts a mother-of-pearl dial. Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave., 202-393-2747 From David Yurman, this Classic watch ($2,800) is a 30mm quartz Swiss-made timepiece that offers elegant appeal. Tysons Galleria, 703-245-3515 Crafted in stainless steel and set with diamonds, this Tudor Glamour Date watch $5,100) houses a self-winding mechanical movement and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Radcliffe Jewelers, Towson Town Center, Towson, MD, 410-321-6590 accessories,
FROM TOP LEFT: Meisterstück Solitaire tribute to the Montblanc fountain pen, Montblanc ($1,150). Tysons Galleria, 703-734-5101. Bag ($3,400) and wallet ($580), Prada. Tysons Galleria, 703-245-3438. Scarf, Brunello Cucinelli ($1,455). Neiman Marcus, 5300 Wisconsin Ave., 202-966-9700
Elegance and austerity are not mutually exclusive. A number of respected watch brands are catering to the demands of savvy Washington women who want high quality and design at a sensible price. These exceptional timepieces satisfy both by being on trend and on budget.