20 Beautifully Minimalist Watches for Women

Finding the perfect timepiece can be an enormous undertaking. Especially when you have a desire to find something classic and subtle and minimalist. There are so many garishly designed watches on the market today for women, it’s as if they assume all women will be satisfied being covered in rhinestones. 

Of course, there are some pretty incredible designers out there making some well thought out subtle watches that can make the perfect and functional accent to your style. They’re even putting more effort into producing beautiful minimalist watches for men as well! And, even if you are someone who enjoys a good bit of rhinestones what better way to make them work everywhere else then by contrasting them with minimalist brilliance on your wrist. 

Now, should you find yourself wanting to combine minimalism and flashy stones, stick with me to the end, I have just the watch and considerable investment for you. But, I guarantee you will like it!


1. Nordgreen – Infinity – Rose Gold Watch

Nordgreen - Infinity - Rose Gold Watch

What you’ll learn to appreciate almost immediately about this astonishingly pretty watch from Scandinavian company Nordgreen is that every detail is somehow in balance with not only itself but the whole that is the entire watch. Chief designer Jakob Wagner had the concept of pure simplicity and leaving just enough of the essentials in mind when he created this minimalist women’s watch. The balance that is found in the design elements of this watch is almost a cliched trademark of the citizens of Copenhagen where this watch was conceived. With a sleek, rounded, and slim case measuring at only 7.3 mm thickness, this beauty of a watch is available to be paired with numerous straps, including the black leather pictured above. Don’t miss out on what I believe to be one of the world’s most beautiful minimalist women’s watch designs.

Key Features

  • 316L Stainless Steel case
  • Japanese Quartz Movement
  • 3 ATM water resistance
  • Available in two case sizes: 32mm, 40mm
  • Interchangeable straps

Specifications

  • Brand: Nordgreen
  • Model: Infinity – Rose Gold
  • Case size: 32mm or 40mm

2. Solios – Solar White | Rose Gold Mesh

Solios - Solar White | Rose Gold Mesh

The Solar White Rose Gold offers an elegant and minimalist design while also seamlessly a solar-powered watch. 

Solios’ objective was to create the most elegant and minimalist solar watch – they have achieved it. The brand’s sustainable watches perfectly combines technology, aesthetic and durable materials. The solar technology allows the watch to recharge itself forever, meaning you’ll never have to change your battery. That’s a mighty mandate for an 8mm case including a solar panel within it. 

The Canadian watch brand is the first to be B Corp certified in the watch industry. Each watch sold helps restore an acre of the rainforest through their partnership with Rain Forrest Trust. Proving that a small accessory can have a big impact. 

Key Features

  • Movement: Solar Powered
  • Rechargeable: Natural and artificial light 
  • Reserve: 6 months power cell
  • Case: Certified Recycled Stainless Steel Case
  • Glass: Sapphire Coated Hardened Mineral Case 
  • Strap: Easily interchangeable straps (Vegan Leather or Stainless Steel)

Specifications

  • Brand: Solios
  • Model: Mini Solar White | Rose Gold Mesh
  • Case size: 36 mm
  • Thickness: 8mm

3. Fossil – Essentialist Three-hand Blush Leather Watch

Fossil - Essentialist Three-hand Blush Leather Watch

Nothing more than you absolutely need. The Essentialist is a classic of minimalist design. So when I say it has a plain white face, you know it looks perfect. It has markers for each minute going around with the hour marks just a touch longer. The case is a brushed gold stainless steel and it sits beautifully on the simple blush leather strap. Even the Fossil logo is stamped, so as to make only the slightest of an impression.

Key Features

  • Quartz crystal movement
  • A soft leather band, compatible with all 18mm straps
  • 3 ATM water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Fossil
  • Model: Essentialist Three-hand Blush Leather Watch
  • Case size: 38mm

4. Void – V01MKII-GO/LB

Void - V01MKII-GO/LB

There’s a reason why this update to the original V01 that was used to the Void Watches brand remains one of their most popular watches and is easily suitable for both women and men. It’s a timeless design that I suspect will be around for a long time and has already been mimicked or downright copied by other watch manufacturers looking to create a minimalistic look with almost decidedly feminine features. Made of a square, stainless steel case with a half-sized sapphire crystal face, is available in ten different colour combinations / finishes and will look great on any woman’s wrist. 

Key Features

  • LCD with Backlight face
  • Italian leather strap
  • Sapphire crystal face
  • 5 ATM water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Void
  • Model: The V01 MKII-GO / LB
  • Case size: 36mm

5. Kitmen Keung – Long Distance Classic – LD 1.0 – S

Kitmen Keung - Long Distance Classic - LD 1.0 - S

Modern industrial design that looks simply gorgeous on your wrist, no matter how you’re styling it. Built for the jet set, this minimalistic beauty incorporates two dials that fit perfectly in one simple white-faced circle. It’s where you’re going and where you’ve been elegantly wrapped into one space. Made from surgical grade 316L stainless steel and strapped with an Argentinian calf leather strap complimented by a sharp-edged solid buckle. This timepiece is pure minimalism in a way that many others only hint at today.

Key Features

  • Japanese made 3-hand quartz Miyota movements (Dual)
  • Battery lifetime 2 years
  • 316L stainless steel surgical grade case with a Brushed finish
  • 5 ATM water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Kitmen Keung
  • Model: Long Distance Classic (S.Steel)
  • Case size: 39mm

6. Daniel Wellington Petite Sterling Watch, Silver Mesh Bracelet

Daniel Wellington Petite Sterling Watch, Silver Mesh Bracelet

Do you remember the utilitarian clock on the wall in your grade school classroom? Now imagine that simple minimalism, shrunk down to your wrist and done with a silver finish with a black, matching silver mesh strap. This would be the result. You’re able to dress this watch up or down with ease, and it’s as comfortable in the classroom, the boardroom, or at the gala. It’s simplicity that subtly exudes elegance, which is exactly why minimalist styles are always in style.

Key Features

  • Designed in Sweden
  • 316L Stainless steel case construction
  • 3 ATM water-resistant
  • Adjustable bracelet length
  • Slim profile 6mm casing

Specifications

  • Brand: Daniel Wellington
  • Model: Petite Sterling Watch
  • Case size: 32mm

7. Corniche – Womens Heritage 36

Corniche - Womens Heritage 36

Beautiful minimalism, but with a simple touch of something more. Don’t get me wrong, this is pure minimalist style, however, with the bevelled edging of the case around the dial you get the feel of something extra. The dial itself is made of ceramic with hand-applied polished markers, underneath an impossible to scratch Sapphire glass. The pointed hour markers and delicate dauphine hands ensure the perfect proportions whilst the blue anodized hands of the white dial version provide an exciting contrast. The genuine leather with a textured calf print is brilliantly closed with a butterfly clasp, very similar to the one Invented by Louis Cartier. This is sophisticated, minimalist, Paris timekeeping.

Key Features

  • Japanese Miyota 2025 Quartz
  • Sapphire glass
  • 5 ATM water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Corniche
  • Model: Women’s Heritage 36 – Steel with White Dial
  • Case size: 36mm

8. AÃRK – Prism – Silver

AÃRK - Prism - Silver

This purely minimalistic timepiece explores the idea of layering; juxtaposing transparent and solid materials in a pure graphic style. The acetate outer encloses a machined metal case to create optical interactions and light refractions between layers. The twelve points of the inner dodecagon (a twelve edge polygon) serve as hours markers, while the addition of slimline hands brings added accuracy to the watch. The supple Italian calfskin leather band makes this piece extremely comfortable to wear, and also features an improved pushpin attachment for easy customization.

Key Features

  • Japanese Miyota Quartz movement
  • Sapphire coated mineral glass
  • Italian leather strap
  • 30 meters water resistant

Specifications

  • Brand: AÃRK
  • Model: Prism – Silver 
  • Case size: 38mm

9. Rosefield – The Boxy

Rosefield - The Boxy

Sometimes the best minimalist option is to stand out. By that I mean, go square. In the last few years, the square watch face has been making a bit of a comeback, not that it ever really went away. And of course, minimalist designs have always done the best square face, mostly because they let the square work without adorning it with all sorts of other bits. The Boxy is just that, fine minimalist design. It’s a round dial, in a square face. With a white face and delicate rose gold markers and casing, it’s simple and adorable. It has a soft pink stainless steel strap that is easily swappable, should you feel the need to change it up a touch.

Key Features

  • Japanese Miyota Quartz movement
  • 16 mm band width
  • 3 ATM water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Rosefield
  • Model: The Boxy
  • Case size: 26mm

10. Original Grain – Somerset

Original Grain - Somerset

Are you looking for the perfect, carefree summer watch? Something bright and fun and full of life, with a simple design. A watch that can capture sunshine in a dial and bring it round through the darker months. That may be a tall order, but Somerset by Original Grain comes pretty close. It’s a minimalist gold sunburst dial, which means gold markers on a gold face. It has All-Natural Poplar wood around the casing to ensure a natural touch. And to finish it off a beautiful Sunflower Yellow genuine leather strap to hold it in place.

Key Features

  • Japanese Miyota Quartz movement
  • Mineral Crystal Glass
  • Sunflower Yellow leather strap

Specifications

  • Brand: Original Grain 
  • Model: Avalon Somerset
  • Case size: 34mm

11. Junghans Max Bill Wrist Watch

Junghans Max Bill Wrist Watch

There is something just really cool about this timepiece. The gold casing with white-dial, silver features. The simple, minimalist design aesthetic. And, in a strange way the single Roman numeral at the top of the dial. While most designers choose either markers or numbers, dots or digits, Roman or Arabic, the folks at Junghans chose mostly dashes on this dial. And, it works brilliantly. The other fantastic thing about this timepiece, besides the minimalist designed face, is the beautiful grey calfskin strap. 

Key Features

  • Quartz movement
  • Stainless steel case
  • Splash-resistant

Specifications

  • Brand: Junghans
  • Model: Max Bill Wrist Watch
  • Case size: 38mm

12. Nordgreen – Infinity – Silver Women’s Watch

Nordgreen - Infinity - Silver Women's Watch

If you want something that stands out, something a touch different, something doesn’t give up on gorgeous minimalist styling, this may be just what you’re looking for. Light, delicate and minimalist in all the right ways, the Infinity Silver from Nordgreen features a detachable milanese loop in silver that matches the colour of the stainless steel case whose thin bezel is a nice match for the white dial. 

Key Features

  • Japanese Quartz movement
  • 316L Stainless Steel Case
  • Milanese mesh strap

Specifications

  • Brand: Nordgreen
  • Model: Infinity – Silver
  • Case size: 32mm

13. Fossil – The Jacqueline

Fossil - The Jacqueline

A simple, affordable, minimalist watch that can be worn dressed up or down. This Fossil watch is well made and gorgeous. If you find yourself in need of a stylish timepiece that is adorable, pairs with everything, and well made. This is the watch. The silver casing is brushed for a matte finish with a white face and brushed silver markers. The big four in Roman numerals and the rest in a plain bar. The black leather strap is classic and interchangeable with all Fossil 14mm bands.

Key Features

  • Quartz movement with 3-hand analog display and date window 
  • Mineral crystal face
  • 3 ATM water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Fossil
  • Model: The Jacqueline
  • Case size: 36mm

14. Adexe – Freerunner – Petite Leather

Adexe - Freerunner - Petite Leather

You’re so minimalist you’ve imagined what Swiss typography might look like as a watch. Well, this timepiece may be pretty close! The stark white face almost takes you a second to realize that there is also a second sub-dial sat inside the beautifully minimalist face. Brushed stainless steel casing with a black leather strap this timepiece is for your inner designer.

Key Features

  • Hand-Polished All Stainless Steel
  • Seiko 1L45 movement
  • Handmade Genuine Italian leather

Specifications

  • Brand: Adexe
  • Model: Freerunner
  • Case size: 33mm

15. Nixon – SIREN SS

Nixon - SIREN SS

If you love simple design that can make any outfit pop, it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t spend a whole lot of time with Nixon. It’s not often that I’m going to throw up a digital watch, but the Siren SS is something special. It’s like minimalist design going through its eighties period. It’s still gorgeous and versatile, and while I can’t say I would choose a digital as my only timepiece, it is an amazing second. If you’re partial to the digital aesthetic, it’s a solid first.  Nixon says it’s their nod to a surfing heritage, blended with functionality and a serious dose of street style. It’s going to contrast perfectly with a fancier dress while looking legit in jeans.

Key Features

  • Custom digital module with basic tide functions. 
  • Day/date, basic/future tide, backlight, chronograph, and countdown timer.
  • Stainless steel gasketed pushers with stainless steel case back.

Specifications

  • Brand: Nixon
  • Model: Siren SS
  • Case size: 36mm

16. Shinola – The Cass

Shinola - The Cass

Another gorgeous Shinola watch comes in the form of a square, polished, stainless steel watch with a PVD gold coin edge. It’s a rather contemporary take on a more classic design but someone gets away with it. Don’t be fooled by the photo, at 28mm, this is a rather petite watch, but depending on whether you like your watches small, that may be a good thing. With a gorgeous set of gold colored hands and bold white dial, this is one of the better looking women’s watches with a minimalist aesthetic I’ve seen. 

Key Features

  • Argonite 1069 quartz movement
  • Matte white with PVD Gold hands
  • Coin edge case
  • Push-down crown and rated for 5ATM Water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Shinola 
  • Model: The Cass 28mm
  • Case size: 28mm

17. Boom – Nalka Hunter

Boom - Nalka Hunter

There is just something inspirational in the name. This minimalist timepiece is not putting up with anything. It’s simple, easy to look at and with the iconic green leather strap, it stands out in a crowd. With its simple black dial, white face, and gold index, Nalka Twilight is a true classic.

Key Features

  • Stainless Steel case
  • Quartz Movement
  • Green premium leather strap
  • 5 ATM water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Boom
  • Model: Nalka Hunter 
  • Case size: 34mm

18. Komono – Women’s Estelle Classic Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch

Komono - Women's Estelle Classic Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch

It’s a simple, minimalist, feminine masterpiece, and it’s completely affordable. The design is a gentle nod to the world of It-bags characterized by a keen love for leather details and gold colour schemes that not only match your entire outfit but your entire personality. The dial is simple and yet incredibly intriguing. And, the texture on the black Italian leather has an air of feminine sophistication that’s hard to explain.

Key Features

  • Japanese Quartz Movement
  • Stainless Steel Back
  • 3 ATM water resistance
  • Leather calfskin band with buckle closure

Specifications

  • Brand: Komono
  • Model: Women’s Estelle Classic Gold-Tone Watch
  • Case size: 36mm

19. Void – The V03P

Void - The V03P

Subtle, minimalist style, and timeless design but a with a sensibility for playfulness. If that sounds like you, this may be your watch. I’ve been a big fan of the styling of Void Watches for a while now. It’s like they know exactly when to stop. The petit series takes this thinking a little further. The dial has raised indexes to indicate the time, simple but beautiful. A tiny logo sits underneath 12 o’clock. The oversized crown is a defining feature of the otherwise ‘Petite’ line which allows the watch to transcend the classification between classic and contemporary design.

Key Features

  • Japan Quartz Miyota Movement
  • Scratch Resistant Mineral Crystal
  • 5 ATM water resistance
  • 14mm Black Premium Calf Leather

Specifications

  • Brand: Void
  • Model: V03P
  • Case size: 28mm

20. Linjer – The Minimalist Watch

Linjer - The Minimalist Watch

When looking at gorgeous minimalist watches for women, The Minimalist Watch, by Linjer is a perfect place to start. My personal favorite is the Gunmetal and Black variety. Set in a gunmetal stainless steel case, the always white, lacquered varnish finished face is adorned by beautifully simplistic time markers. The Date square, next to the third marker is unintrusive and the only actual number on the dial.

Key Features

  • Ronda 5 series quartz movement
  • Domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating
  • 316L stainless steel with brushed finish case
  • 3 ATM water resistance

Specifications

  • Brand: Linjer
  • Model: The Minimalist Watch
  • Case size: 34mm and 38mm

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