While a luxury watch can look fabulous sitting solo on a wrist, adding a designer bracelet to the mix just takes it to another level. Inspired by an article we did a while back about celebrities pairing a Rolex Daytona with a Cartier Love bracelet, we’re now highlighting some other dazzling duos. Read on to find out what the best luxury watch and designer bracelet pairings are right now.
Cartier Love Bracelet + Cartier Tank Française Watch
For the first set, we’re proposing two icons from Maison Cartier: the Love Bracelet and the Tank Française watch.
Designed in 1969 by Aldo Cipullo, the Cartier Love bracelet is one of the most recognizable and sought-after designer jewelry pieces to date. Worn by celebrities and regular jewelry fans alike, the appeal of the Love bracelet is what it symbolizes. Rather than merely slipping the bangle on and off the wrist, the Cartier Love Bracelet must be locked in place via a tiny screwdriver to illustrate that one is locked into a relationship.
The maiden Cartier Tank watch made its debut in 1917 and its rectangular silhouette and straight lines were inspired by the design of military tanks of the era. Over the years, the Tank has become of the Cartier’s signature watches for both men and women and the brand has offered countless iteration of the timepiece. In 1996, Cartier released the modern Tank Française collection where the watches featured square dials rather than rectangular ones and metal link bracelets. An instant success, the Cartier Tank Française continues to be one of the brand’s most popular luxury watches.
Tiffany & Co. Tiffany T Wire Bracelet + Rolex Lady-Datejust Watch
For the next watch and bracelet match-up, we love how the Tiffany & Co. T Wire bracelet and Rolex Datejust watch look together.
In 2014, Tiffany & Co. unveiled a fresh new collection called the Tiffany T created by design director Francesca Amfitheatrof. Featuring a host of modern jewelry pieces with bold T shapes, the Tiffany T collection quickly became a success with the fashion-set and celebrity crowd. The slimness of the Tiffany & Co. Tiffany T Wire Bracelet–which easily slips on and off thanks to the bendable metal design–works particularly well when worn with a watch and the dash of diamonds brings a touch of sparkle to the party.
Unlike the new Tiffany T, the Rolex Lady-Datejust watch has been around since the late 1950s. Rolex offered the Lady-Datejust as the women’s version of the men’s Datejust that was introduced a decade before in 1945. An absolute classic in ladies’ luxury watches, the Rolex Lady-Datejust is rumored to be Rolex’s top-selling model. Whether in steel, in gold, or in two-two like this particular example, the Lady-Datejust looks fantastic with an accompanying bracelet.
David Yurman Cable Bangle + Chopard Imperiale
For a more casual watch and bracelet combo, look to a silver David Yurman bangle and a steel Chopard Imperiale timepiece.
Launched in 1983 and inspired by a helix, the cable design has been a signature motif of the David Yurman brand for decades. From watches to earrings to necklaces to rings, the cable pattern is used throughout David Yurman’s catalog. However, the most famous of all is the David Yurman Cable Classics Bangle in sterling silver. Characterized by the twisted metal pattern, David Yurman bangles are great everyday designer jewelry pieces.
Contemporary and bold, the Imperiale is Chopard’s modern classic watch for women. This particular Chopard Imperiale ladies watch is crafted entirely in stainless steel, from its round case to its metal bracelet, making it a great daily luxury watch–especially when paired with a matching white metal bracelet.
The next time you want to sport some extra arm candy, try pairing a luxury watch and a designer jewelry bracelet for an ultra-stylish look.