One of the coolest new ladies' watches this year from high-end brands was the new Roger Dubuis
EasyDiver Small Seconds for women. The limited edition watch has a steel case with diamonds, mother-of-pearl, and lots of purple. The ladies version of the watch is smaller than the more robust 46mm wide version for men, but it retains the same style of case and visual presentation. There are 888 of these watches available.
This isn't the first EasyDiver watch for ladies, but Roger Dubuis revamped the look for 2010. The dial design is both functional and artistic offering the hour markers in a streamlined style. The integration of the purple lines with the mother-of-pearl places is quite nice, and I have always loved how Roger Dubuis crafted hands. They are folded and done with polish on one side and a brushed finish on the other. The rotating diver's style bezel is set with 36 diamonds adding a luxury touch to the sporty look of the watch.
In the middle of the dial there is some texturing in a clou de Paris motif (little squares that are like "half pyramids). Inside the watch is a Roger Dubuis made automatic Caliber RD821 movement with 48 hours of power reserve. The watch is mostly a true diver and is water resistant to 300 meters. The stylized purple strap is rubber. I feel that for the right (well to do) woman this is a fantastic piece that matches many outfits and is a loud statement on their personality and taste. Should be available, again as a limited edition.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site