Where Women Are in the Online Watch Picture

“This new wave of young female watch enthusiasts is a relatively new phenomenon,” said Roberta Naas, a veteran horology journalist, author and founder of the website A Timely Perspective. And as “watches have become more universal,” she said, Dimepiece is an example of a community of “women supporting each other, having fun and sharing stories.” … Read more

The 20 Hottest Women In The World Right Now

These days, being hot isn’t just about winning the DNA lottery and hiring a good stylist. Want proof? Take a good look at the 20 awe-inspiring women below. They’ve conquered social media and dominate newsfeeds. They make or break trends. And with millions of fans following everything they do, these women are as savvy as … Read more

In Zimbabwe, Women Dig for Aquamarine

To mine aquamarine, the men said, workers first remove the plants and topsoil (putting them aside so they can be replaced later) and then dig down to rock, a combination of feldspar, quartz and mica called pegmatite. Aquamarine usually is embedded in pegmatite, so the women drill a couple of feet into the rock and … Read more

Women Posing in Children’s Clothing? Fad Sparks Body-Shaming Concerns.

The children’s clothing section at Uniqlo in China has gained an unexpected new clientele: adult women. In the latest viral challenge to sweep Chinese social media, women pose for dressing-room selfies in children’s T-shirts from the Japanese fashion giant. The trend has ignited heated a debate about whether it promotes body shaming, with experts raising … Read more

Forget ‘Ladies’ Collections.’ Women Watch Buyers Want More Options.

What is a woman’s watch? From the Swiss industry’s perspective, it’s a quartz-powered timepiece small in size and elaborately decorated (with diamonds, of course). Ask women, however, and the watches they covet and wear often have little in common with what traditionally have been called the ladies’ collections. And their frustration with the trade’s reliance … Read more

At Watch Schools, Women Know It’s Their Time

What is it like to be a female student in a watchmaking class — and to anticipate working in an industry — that is predominantly male? That’s a question I asked young women last year during a visit to the Lycée Edgar Faure, a school in eastern France that has a horology program well regarded … Read more