Not too long ago, watches were considered a gentlemen’s accessory. Fast-forward to 2021, and minimalist watches for women are a staple. They are not just about telling time, but rather serve as a beautiful accent to an already elegant style. Minimalist watches are the go-to accessory for ladies on the move, and can be paired with other hand jewelry like bracelets and rings. For timeless style and a piece that adds the perfect finishing touch to your outfits, it’s important to have watches that you can be proud of. From rose gold and silver, to mesh straps and steel bracelets, modern smart wristwatches for women are abundant. This list rounds up some of the best designs we could find. Have a look through these watches and find the one that will match your fashion sense and personality!
MVMT specializes in minimalist watches for men and women alike. The general style of the brand fuses simplicity and sophistication, two characteristics that are evident in this watch. It features a clean matte dial, with small, round metallic indices. A sub-seconds dial adds a much-needed modern appeal, while a 100% leather band gives you subtle femininity. The Bloom series offers detachable bands which can be replaced with a range of stunning colors, making the minimalist watches of this range a customizable work of art.
With straps that seemingly flow out of the casing itself, this Skagen watch is a piece of jewelry to marvel at. Round metallic indices contrast the watch’s dial beautifully. Choose between mesh straps or 100% leather for the style that fits you perfectly. Each design option of this watch is as special as the last, and one might even be tempted to buy them all.
Michael Kors is a coveted brand amongst the glamorous. The understated style that comes with this brand’s accessories is almost a necessity. This watch is available in a multitude of designs that are ideal for every kind of woman. Leather bands ensure the highest quality and durability, and multiple tiny indices give it a subtly futuristic look. All options feature glittering stone detail, whether on the casing or as part of the dial. These accents make the minimalist watch strikingly feminine yet balanced.
This Petite Melrose watch is designed to look dainty and distinctly elegant on the wrist. Although it is noticeably a timepiece, it also has the appeal of a decorative bracelet. Designed in Sweden, this has the signature Scandinavian charm that Daniel Wellington is known and loved for. Interchangeable mesh straps, a lobster claw clasp and rose gold double plating all contribute to its fine quality.
Providing excellent craftsmanship at fair prices, Vincero has solidified its presence as a brand you can love and rely on. This ladies’ watch features a white dial with Roman numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock, giving it a classic look. Because of its mesh straps, the minimalist watch has a certain androgynous nature; as such, it can be worn as a daily accessory, but also on special and formal occasions. A stainless steel casing guarantees long-lasting quality.
Once again, MVMT proves itself as an innovator with this luxe design. Beautifully modern, the watch presents a mesmerizing geometric motif. It is inspired by minimalist architecture, and crafted with sharp, clean lines in mind. The dial features nothing more than indices of the same color, and thin, sleek hands. You have options between trendy mesh straps, or quality genuine leather. This watch is also made to be durable, with a hardened mineral glass dial window and stainless steel bezel.
As one of the most popular watch brands in the modern world, Fossil has earned a reputation for quality and style. The Jacqueline model is reminiscent of traditional fashion styles, due in part to the Roman numerals on its dial. However, with every other detail being distinctly modern, this style is far from old-fashioned. It features a small date sub-dial, metal detail and a leather strap with visible stitching. If you want something you can wear to work and formal dinners, this one is perfectly fit for a myriad of outfits.
Similar to Daniel Wellington’s Melrose model, the Sterling series is small and feminine. The slim-profile casing is only 6mm in size, making this timepiece subtle yet noticeable. It is made from double-plated stainless steel with a silver finish, and has a matte dial and mesh band. A lobster claw strap on the band makes it easy to fasten and release. Through its sleek simplicity, this watch lends itself to every kind of occasion.
Make a classy statement with this casual offering from Fossil. A thick rounded casing sets it apart from most minimal watches on the market, but it is beautiful nonetheless. Its genuinely leather straps are impeccably stitched for quality and durability, and they make a wonderful accent to the thick casing. Simple line indices are striking in contrast to the smaller sub-indices, making the dial an overall statement of complexity. The shapely arms add a final touch of mature grace.
Blurring the lines between what is expected of men and ladies’ accessories, this MVMT watch pushes the boundaries. The first thing to capture your attention will be the style of its band. It is the deepest dial, however, that is truly the master of the show. Free from indices, this dial also features a small, round date sub-dial, which adds an interesting element to its otherwise bare structure. A hardened mineral crystal dial window preserves the integrity of this dial, and adds some much-needed durability.
This vintage minimalist watch is a must-have. The range has much to offer in the way of variants. From the decisions between a mesh or leather strap, to dials with or without indices, you are truly spoilt for choice. The casing is made from brushed stainless steel. The dial is protected by the finest hardened mineral crystal window. No matter the style you choose, you can trust that it is durable enough to last you years to come.
As far as luxury watches go, Welly Merck is a distinguished brand. To begin with, this watch’s dial is protected by Sapphire crystal glass. While the market standard is mineral crystal, it’s not uncommon for Welly Merck to go the extra mile. If that isn’t proof enough of the impeccable quality you can expect from it, you’ll love the innovative clasp buckle and water resistance capabilities. Its casing and bezel are stainless steel, and its straps are durable mesh with IP plating.
This unisex watch by Mondaine has a distinct modernist appeal. Lined indices are complemented by small round sub-indices on the dial. The brown leather strap is not polished, which give them a rustic look and feel. Because of that detail, it is better suited for casual wear. For the highest quality and durability, the dial window is of sapphire glass. Since it is unisex, this accessory also lends itself to a multitude of casual wardrobe choices.
Nordgreen watches are specifically Scandinavian in nature. It is no wonder, then, that this brand has perfected the style. This design has a deep-set dial with simple line indices. It also features nylon and leather straps in an assortment of colors. Three straight arms and a small date sub-dial ensure that you are not overwhelmed by much more than the beauty of the accessory itself. The case diameter is 40mm, while the strap width is 20mm; though seemingly insignificant, these numbers are what creates a lovely, balanced aesthetic.
This Daniel Wellington piece is the epitome of understated grace. Its mesh straps are an attractive accent to the double-plated stainless steel casing. With a lobster claw clasp, the band creates the illusion of infinity straps. If you love watches that look smaller than most, this one will impress you with its 6mm slim casing. Don’t let its size fool you, though. It is hardy and resistant, with a mineral glass dial window, and water-resistant capabilities.
The NATO bands make this an alluring choice for smart-casual apparel. It can, of course, be worn outside of this context. Featuring a white dial with gold metallic detail, this timepiece’s appearance is bright, vibrant and refreshing. Its slim profile reduces any chances of looking bulky at the wrist, and the adjustable bands allow you to customize it to just the right fit. Materials include stainless steel for the casing, nylon for the band, and mineral glass for the dial window.
For a minimalist watch, this one sure has a lot of functionality packed into it. Its main dial is also home to three sub-dials with dual-time zone and date functions. The Nova Collection by MVMT is all about channeling tasteful modernity; so, while each style is quite different from the next, these watches share brushed metal accents, durable bracelet straps, hardened mineral crystal glass and protective water-resistance.
A noticeably slim band makes this watch particularly lady-like. It has a has a highly scratch-resistant and flat sapphire covering the white watch face. The case is of gold IP-plated stainless steel, while the mesh band is silver IP-plated Milanese. Each material is chosen for the durability of this timepiece. But even though it is hardy and of the finest quality, it is far from rugged. As part of the Solar collection, it is charged by any kind of light. When fully charged, it can run for up to a year.
Inspired by Danish design, this minimalist ladies’ watch is classic yet refreshing. It is hardy and durable, yet graceful to be hold. The bold design includes gold IP-plated casing and silver IP-plated Milanese mesh straps. It’s quite a mouthful, but these details are exactly what make this a worthy investment. Add to that a sapphire crystal dial window, and you’ve got a gem that will last you a very long time.