The list runs long when it comes to why every woman should own a Skagen watch. Considered even in 1989 as "affordable" luxury, Skagen Ladies Watches are sleek, fashionable, and just plain fun to wear because of the use of stunning materials such as titanium and rose gold in their manufacture. But unlike other luxurious watches, Skagen's don't scream tacky.
First-time buyers or avowed watch collectors will find Skagen watches versatile and affordable, two qualities that usually do not go together in timepieces. Most watches will have numerous features that translate to astronomical price tags but not Skagen. This is one timepiece which looks expensive yet is actually anything but that.
Truly an "Affordable" Luxury
The timepieces have Swiss parts but are manufactured in the U.S., the reason why they retain reasonable prices, dispelling the notion that only Swiss-made timepieces are of high quality. Uniquely named by husband and wife Henrik and Charlotte Jorst after the fishing port of Skagen in Denmark from which the Jorsts migrated to New York, the company logo is just as interestingly designed.
The logo shows the meeting of the Kattegat and Skagernak seas in the middle, a design that won not one but two of the 2010 Red Dot Design Award, the prestigious communication and international product design prize. International watchmaking experts and watchmakers have recognized the high quality design of Skagen's 233 stainless steel model and 585 Series Swiss movement watches.
Match the Occasion or Your Mood
Believe it or not, each Skagen women watch model is still designed personally by Henrik and Charlotte Jorst. The couple sees to it that no timepiece will be flashy but will always be chic, conveying simple sophistication for every wearer. Each Skagen timepiece adds dimension to a woman's sense of style and her wardrobe.
Whether a woman is wearing business suits or jeans, any model of the Skagen Ladies Watches will instantly complete her look. And because these watches are very affordable, a woman can have several pieces to wear for different occasions or to match any mood. The gold tone model, for instance, is perfect for work while the stainless steel one is a casually elegant accessory.
The Magnificent Nine
Skagen watches come in a wide variety of colors, that's why you can wear yours anywhere and for anything, from runnings errands to the grocery store to picking up your kids at school to going out to dinner, Skagen has a selection of timepieces that you can match with your sandals, handbags, ball gowns, skirts, and all your other outfits to come out a winner.
Choose from a plethora of watches with steel mesh, steel or leather straps in simple lines that redefine the meaning of classic elegance. Although not all of Skagen's models are discussed here, the best watches for women from Skagen (in no particular order) are presented to you right here (you may want to consider to give as a gift to a loved one or to own for keeps):
Subtle details in the numerals for 12 and 6 o'clock and the remaining hours marked by crystals show the understated elegance of the Anita Leather Watch. The stainless steel case of 30mm smoothly tapers into the polished leather strap with a buckle closure and a silver and red finish.
2. Gitte Faceted Glass Leather Watch
The effect of sunlight's rays on frosted window panes is replicated by the asymmetrically-cut bezel of the Gitte Faceted Glass watch. With an oversized, stainless steel 38mm case, a silver/gray finish, a brushed dial with two-hand movement, and a 14mm-wide leather strap, this is simplicity with a lot of class.
How can any woman not fall in love with every detail of this watch? From the cabled mesh band in stainless steel set into a chromed 26mm steel case with a mirrored boarder to the sophisticated dial with a date window, this Ancher can get you through from the office to a cocktail.
Featuring crystals and numerals on a matte dial encircled by a sparkling bezel of high-tech ceramic, the Leonara is encased in a 34mm stainless steel case with a matching leather band for a photo finish style. This watch will be a show stopper at work.
A minimalist dial featuring simple dashes to indicate hours, this Ancher's major deal maker is the unique steel links that seem to undulate like waves on the open seas. Very Danish. Very dressy. With a stunning rose gold and silver finish, this watch is perfect for an anniversary gift.
Two-hand movement, crystals on the dial, tri-link bracelet of stainless steel that goes into a curve to meet its dial, what more can anyone ask for in an elegant masterpiece like this? Set in a 25.5mm case of stainless steel, this Stine echoes refinement with the wearer's every move.
7. Freja Leather Mini Watch
For small wrists of petite women, this watch is named fittingly. The recessed dial has 12 crystals set in a 22mm watch case with a mirrored edge to emphasize its clean and delicate design befitting of "little women." The buckle closure and soft leather strap complete the quaintness of this timepiece.
Be reminded of distant twinkling stars by this Asta's 28mm stainless steek case with glimmering crystals that circle its sunburst dial. Delicate lines mark the hours and the date window discreetly position compliment the sleek curve that meets the case in a mesh band of stainless steel that has a clasp closure.
9. Petite White Ceramic Link Watch
The durable, ultra-white ceramic case with its matching bracelet translates into elegance in a timepiece. Inspired by the reflections of the sun in the sand, the 12 Swarovksi indicators are complimented by three-hand Japanese precision quartz movement.
A Value Heirloom
How about checking the official website at http://www.skagen.com to view more of their watches? Whatever Skagen women watch model you choose, just remember that you aren't just buying a timepiece, you're taking care of a future, valuable heirloom to pass on to your children.