Paris is among the finest destinations for luxury shopping in Europe. With its plethora of elegant jewellery boutiques, the city is also a hotspot for discerning watch and jewellery lovers eager to invest in classic and new timepieces. The area between boulevard Haussmann and place Vendôme is known as the Golden Triangle of Fine Watchmaking. Dedicated to the established names of traditional fine watchmaking, the area is a magnet for those looking for some of the more exclusive pieces the industry has to offer. Some of this season’s most impressive watches are from French designers, including Chanel’s new Première watch, inspired by the octagonal shape of both its No 5 perfume bottle stopper and of place Vendôme itself. Cartier’s feline new-season Panthère de Cartier collection is a unique and alluring remodelling of the iconic watch that has become the symbol of the brand. Whether you are looking for a simple, timeless model or an eye-catching show-stopper, our guide to the best designer French women’s watches is sure to inspire.