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Top 10 watches for women to celebrate a milestone of 100 000 visitors on The Jewellery Editor

To celebrate we propose a trip down memory lane with a round-up of our top 10 favourites in lots of different categories. For starters: women’s watches of 2014.

19 October 2014

We couldn't have done it without you! Thanks to our readers, The Jewellery Editor has reached a milestone in its journey, surpassing 100,000 visitors in the last month. To celebrate this landmark, we want to share a top 10 selection of the very best jewels and watches we have featured over the past 12 months.

First up are our favourite women's watches, and choosing just 10 was not an easy task, albeit a very enjoyable one. Every member of The Jewellery Editor's editorial team has contributed to the final line-up and, I'm sure you'll agree, these timepieces are all at the pinnacle of beauty and function.

The Chaumet Liens watch with its minimalist, rounded design is the epitome of Parisian chic. Taking its name from the links - liens in French - that attach the watchcase to the strap, it also cleverly incorporates the iconic Chaumet X when viewed in profile. 

Ralph Lauren's Stirrup watch is another great design that captures the legendary American designer's love for all things equestrian. Launched at the beginning of this year, the Ralph Lauren Petite Stirrup watch is a delightful smaller version of the original design classic, with all the beauty and style of its predecessor intact.

Known as "the jeweller of watches", DeLaneau creates miniature masterpieces thanks to its mastery of the art of enamelling. The ethereal greyish-blue enamel dial of the Rondo Translucent Hoar Frost watch, set with a single navette-cut diamond at 12 o'clock and  272 diamonds on the bezel and lugs, is extraordinarily beautiful.

Colourful and voluptuous, the Grappoli watch from de GRISOGONO is a luscious high jewellery masterpiece dripping in vivid gemstones. Taking its name from the Italian for a "cluster of grapes", we love the model set with mouthwatering briolette emeralds that move with every twist of the wrist. Fun, vibrant and unique, this is a watch that will brighten any day.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Infini watch features the maison's signature flower motif emblazoned on a sunray dial with diamond-set rose gold petals and a mother-of-pearl centre. Inspired by the high jewellery collection of the same name, this timepiece has all the beauty and grace of the finest jewel.

IWC Schaffhausen encapsulates the timeless glamour of the Italian Riviera in the just-launched Portofino midsize watch. In addition to functions such as a second time zone, a Moon phase display and a date display model, the watches come with luxurious yet discreet embellishments. The Portofino Midsize Automatic with a lilac alligator strap - made by the reputed Italian shoemaker Santoni - and a red gold case set with diamonds got our unanimous vote.

Chanel's iconic J12 365 watch had to be amongst our top 10 favourite women's watches from 2014 thanks to its winning combination of luxury and sportiness. Smaller than previous J12 models and available in eight different versions, the 36.5mm case adds to its dainty, womanly appeal.

With its whimsical daisy motif playing on the "he loves me, he loves me not" petal plucking game, the Margot watch by Christophe Claret will appeal to the romantics out there. But this watch is not just pretty to look at; horology whizz Claret has taken the fun one step further by enabling the wearer to push a button on the side of the dial to reveal the answer to the age-old question. A petal or two will disappear under the dial to announce in French whether he loves you a little, a lot, passionately, madly or not at all.

Sleek and modern, the Richard Mille RM 07-01 timepiece takes the high performance technology we have come to associate with the luxury Swiss watch brand and repackages it in a feminine case. In white ATZ ceramic with a red gold band around the case, beneath the diamonds a top-of-the-range automatic movement keeps perfect time.

Last but certainly not least in our top 10 is the new Hermès Médor watch, whose style was inspired by the dog collars that were one of the brand's first products. On first glance a bracelet with three pronounced studs, the largest pyramid in the centre opens to reveal the opaline silvered dial of the watch, which is powered by a Swiss quartz movement. 

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