The world's most debonair timepieces for fall are rendered in rose gold, putting a modern face on classic Swiss watchmaking.
Rose gold is on the rise, especially in men’s luxury timepieces. Made by adding copper to gold, rose gold comes in shades ranging from light pink to rich red. Expect to see it this fall ruling the wrists of Boston’s most influential men, whether they’re in the boardroom or at one of the season’s charity galas.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: From Girard-Perregaux, this 44mm Traveller watch ($33,000) features a GMT function for its second time-zone indicator, as well as a moon-phase indicator and a large date aperture. Powered by the brand’s proprietary self-winding mechanical movement and offering 46 hours of power reserve, it is crafted in 18k rose gold. Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330
This year Cartier released its all-new Clé de Cartier collection of unisex watches, each with a round face nested in a slightly oblong bezel. Fashioned from 18k rose gold, this version ($18,800) is powered by the automatic movement 1847 MC and features a dual-direction winding mechanism and a cabochon sapphire on the crown. Sidney Thomas, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-0935
Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Day-Date watch ($23,550) always turns heads. The version shown is crafted in 18k rose gold with a fluted bezel and a chocolatebrown dial and features the date as well as the day of the week spelled out in full. Designated a Superlative Chronometer by Rolex, the watch is also COSCcertified. Sidney Thomas, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-965-5300
From Patek Philippe, the Calatrava Ref. 5153R watch ($34,600) houses the 213-part mechanical self-winding Caliber 324 SC and includes a date aperture, a center sweep second hand, and a silver opaline dial with a hand-guilloched center. This 38mm timepiece is rendered in 18k rose gold. Dorfman Jewelers, 24 Newbury St., 617-536-2022