Fashion Designers Are Teaming Up With Watch Companies

Fashion designers have spent the last few weeks presenting their new collections, focused on styles for fall. But many also have been introducing new looks for some of the most recognizable names in watchmaking.

On Feb. 2, a week before the start of New York Fashion Week, Victoria Beckham gathered the likes of Helena Christensen, Derek Blasberg and Katie Holmes at the stylish Indochine restaurant in Manhattan to celebrate her new venture: a series of watches for Breitling.

In late January, during Couture Week in Paris, the models walking for Tamara Ralph wore the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon “Tamara Ralph” Limited Edition, which the Australian designer had created for the brand. And Yiqing Yin, another couturier in Paris, has had a partnership with Vacheron Constantin since 2019.

But why are watchmakers teaming up with female designers?

“Women’s importance in the watch market is only increasing,” said Georges

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