Two-Tone Timepieces Back en Vogue
By Roberta Naas
From Charriol, this St. Tropez ($2,790) is superbly sexy with its cable bracelet and small chain accent. The 30mm watch features a mother-of-pearl dial, is crafted in stainless steel with rose gold plate, and is accented with 1.20 carats of diamonds. E.B. Horn, 429 Washington St., 617-542-3902. This Baume & Mercier Linea ($5,800) features a 32mm stainless-steel and 18K rose gold case, with both polished and satin finishes, and a bracelet that is interchangeable. The watch houses an automatic movement with a mother-of-pearl dial and date function. It is water resistant to 50 meters. Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., 617-267-9100. From Hamilton, this chocolate two-tone Jazzmaster Viewmatic ($895) features a 34mm case and is made of stainless steel with rose gold accents for a timeless appeal. Tourneau, Copley Place, 617-267-8463.
With the price of an ounce of gold reaching higher than the Top of the Hub, savvy style setters are looking for accessories that mix gold with white metals such as sterling silver and stainless steel to get the most fashionable looks for a more affordable price. Top watchmakers understand that concept and are offering women fashionable, yet timeless, mixed-metal watches. “A two-tone watch offers a classic elegance that never goes out of style,” says Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamilton International. “It is the perfect fit for the sophisticated Boston woman.” Most often, these watches are a lustrous combination of stainless steel and either rose or yellow gold, sometimes with a shimmering accent of diamonds to add day-to-night appeal. What’s more, today’s trends are calling for slightly smaller watches, so most of these beauties are a slim 30 to 34mm—ideal for the ladylike wrist.
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