FROM TOP: 1. From Roger Dubuis, this automatic Velvet watch ($38,400) is crafted in 18k rose gold and features a mother-of-pearl dial, a taupe shimmer strap, and a diamond case and lugs set with approximately 1.77 carats. Govberg Jewelers, 1521 Walnut St., 215-546-6505
2. Made of 18k rose gold, this Chopard La Vie En Rose Happy Sport watch ($13,280) has a rose-hued mother-of-pearl dial with a rose motif. Jay Roberts Jewelers, 515 Rte. 73 S., Marlton, NJ, 856-596-8600
3. This Versace Venus watch ($1,495) is fashioned from steel with rose-gold ion plating. It boasts a light-green strap, a light-green guilloché dial, and a central ring set with a rain-forest topaz.Bloomingdale’s, King of Prussia Mall, 610-337-6300
4. From Hermès, this Arceau watch ($3,900) is crafted in steel and has a coral lipstick–colored leather strap. It houses a mechanical movement and features stylized feminine numerals. Hermès, King of Prussia Mall, 610-992-9730
From lotus blossoms painted on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs to Monet’s water lilies and van Gogh’s sunflowers, artists have long been stimulated by the wondrous colors of flowers—a relationship celebrated in “ARTiculture: Where Art Meets Horticulture,” the 185th annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, running March 1–9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
But today’s floral masterpieces are as likely to be found on a woman’s wrist as on the walls of her home, as modern horological artists have found inspiration in the colors of spring’s blooms to craft the season’s most exquisite new watches. Dials and straps are accentuated in pastel hues like pink and coral, taupe and pale moss green, ensuring that their wearer will dazzle even among the blossoms.
“Color brings adventure and empowers when worn on a woman’s wrist,” says Kari A. Allen, president of Versace Timepieces USA and Caribbean, “especially when it’s a couture inspiration with a unique composition of dial, strap, and special accents to complete the watch.”