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The Most Covetable Ladies Timepieces From Baselworld You'd Want To Buy

The annual Baselworld watch fair that just ended today always puts fans of ladies timepieces in a spot. The bad news: there’s always something you’d want to own but they won’t hit stores usually until the next year (Why has the horology business not caught on the “buy now, see now” bug? Sad face.) The good news: That delay always gives us more time to save before making that big watch splurge. In case you’ve already started your homework on the hottest tickers to own, here are some of those that caught our eyes.

ROLEX'S OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST 28
The Cadillac pink dial of this house classic by Rolex does feminine without being overly saccharine sweet. It comes with an updated M-sized 28mm case and keeps the reliable Superlative Chronometer calibre (hello, it can withstand shocks up to 10 times more than traditional ones in the market) that Rolex introduced two years ago. So double brownie points for that. CHANEL'S MADEMOISELLE J12
We heard there’s already a waiting list for this 555-piece watch which comes with that super kawaii mini Coco Chanel figurine on the dial. Her hands are the hour and minute hands of the watch. Psst: There’s an all-black version too in case your luck runs out with this white piece. BLANCPAIN'S VILLERET QUANTIEME A PHASE DE LUNE
If it wasn’t for Blancpain, that antique feminine complication called the moon-phase which the brand popularised in the ’80s would not have been commonplace today. It reinvents the moon face (geddit?) design with a coquettish twist this time round thanks to the beauty mark next to the smile. BREGUET'S REINE DE NAPLES 8918
The coffee-hued Tahitian mother-of-pearl of this feminine classic timepiece is possibly one of the prettiest dials we’ve spotted at the fair this year. BULGARI'S THE NEW SERPENTI
The Serpenti watch can now be customised, thanks to the option of switching the strap between a karung snakeskin or a calfskin versions that come with each purchase. Taking in consideration the different styles and designs of the watch case, dial and strap colours, it is said that there can be up to 312 different combinations. We’re sold. Like this? Watch three women who are inspired by the latest Bulgari and Zaha Hadid jewellery collaboration. HUBLOT'S CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH ITALIA INDEPENDENT KING GOLD
Technically, this is a men’s timepiece that Hublot designed with its long-time collaborator and one of the best-dressed men in the world, Lapo Elkaan. The use of the heritage menswear fabrics by high-end textile house Rubinacci on the strap and dial, is super on trend and just too handsome to resist. Like this? See our editor’s picks for some of this week’s most stylish wardrobe pieces, watch Fendi’s stylish ensemble of It Girls for its fashion short film, and take a look at Cartier’s update of its Juste Un Clou collection.