• louise@overfiftystillfabulous.com.au

It's all about a Bulgari watch

So, this week in Australia, a very well-credentialed, experienced and accomplished female CEO has been questioned by Senate estimates about the appropriateness of purchasing four Cartier watches for senior executives to thank them for a job well done.


As she defended herself - it was several years ago and she had only been in the job a few months - she waved her arm around and, lo and behold, she was wearing a $48,000 Bulgari Serpentine watch, similar to the one in the photo.


Whether or not you agree with the purchase of the Cartier watches, surely we have moved on from a climate where women executives are judged by how they look, what they wear and their lifestyles.


Apparently not. The fact that she was wearing a designer watch costing as much as a house deposit has been talked about, written about and debated far and wide.


I pose a question? Have you every heard or seen the Rolex, the Patek Philippe or Longines watch worn by any male executive even noticed, let alone part of the commentary, no matter what their executive transgression may be?


No, you haven't! Ever!


Anybody, male or female, should be able to wear whatever they want without being judged - be it from K-Mart or Chanel!


Good for her, I say. If she can afford to wear a $48,000 watch, go girl! And wear it with pride, show it off and flash it around everywhere.


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