By Sara Holzman published
Some couples are eschewing engagement rings in favor of classic watches like the ones below—but if you're a bride who'd love some sparkle and a watch before you begin your life together, we say go ahead and get both. You'll wear classic pieces like these for the rest of your life, and you can even pass it on to generations to come. They're an investment, just like your union.
1.Chanel Première Rock Watch
Steel and gold-chain fabric work together to create a classy, cool-girl timepiece that pairs well with daytime and evening festivities alike.
2.Cartier Cartier Watch
Made from 18-karat white gold and almost a half carat of diamonds, a version of this watch was once worn by Lady Di herself. Best suited for pink fans and gem lovers (who isn't?), this watch will add a pop of color to any outfit.
3.Fossil Two-Hand Gold-Tone Watch
This gold-tone stainless steel watch is equal parts classic and affordable. It goes just as well with a white suit as it does with jeans and a tee.
4. Bulgari LVCEA Watch
This unique mother-of-pearl timepiece has tiny diamond indexes that sparkle in the light. The round case is an ode to the sundial, the earliest tool for timekeeping.
5. Citizen Women's Stainless Steel Watch
A sophisticated watch for the big day, this stainless steel option is a great purchase to keep in your wardrobe rotation well after the last dance. The blue dial also counts as "something blue," checking off two boxes at once!
6. Tiffany & Co. 2-Hand Watch
A black satin strap and diamond bezel makes this watch suitable for all of current and future black tie affairs. Pair it with diamond earrings for major wow factor.
7.Piaget Rose Gold and Diamond Watch
Another "something blue" option, this investment piece takes the place of a tennis bracelet with a diamond encrusted bezel. Interchangeable straps come in handy so you can play with colors to match your mood.
8.Rolex Lady-Date Just
Celebrate your special milestone with an iconic watch that will serve both as an investment piece and a reminder of your special day. A feminine pink dial makes it the perfect token of love. This story appears in the February 2020 issue of Marie Claire. subscribe here
Sara Holzman is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to.
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