The world’s most debonair timepieces for fall are rendered in rose gold, putting a modern face on classic Swiss watchmaking.
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From Carl F. Bucherer, this Manero Tourbillon watch ($98,800) houses the slim hand-wound CFB T1001 movement, with 35 jewels and 70 hours of power reserve. The watch features a 24-hour display, power reserve indicator, and visible tourbillon escapement that is constantly in motion. The 41.8mm watch is crafted in 18k rose gold. Bernie Robbins Jewelers at The Radnor Hotel, 595 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-971-2446
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. Benari Jewelers, 299 Main St., Exton, 610-363-8450
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 COSC-certified. Bernie Robbins Jewelers, 507 New Road, Somers Point, NJ, 609-927-4848
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. Govberg Jewelers, 1521 Walnut St., 215-546-6505
Glove, John Varvatos ($298). Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550.
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 Philadelphia’s most influential men, whether they’re in the boardroom or at one of the season’s charity galas.
Photography by: photography by jeff crawford. Styling by terry lewiS