A Pop of Orange for Your Wrist
by roberta naas
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: As part of the New Gent Colored Collection, Swatch offers a unisex Orangy Pink Rebel watch ($70) in statement orange, all the way from its plastic case to its silicon strap. Dadeland Mall, 7535 SW 88th St., South Miami, 305-661-6253. This 41mm Hublot Big Bang Tutti Frutti chronograph automatic ($40,500) is crafted in 18k red gold and set with 48 orange sapphire baguettes weighing approximately 2.23 carats. It houses a self-winding mechanical movement and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1855. From Hermès, this iconic Hermès Cape Cod PM watch ($2,700) features an orange double-tour leather strap and is crafted in stainless steel. Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-0118
Florida is famous for many reasons: the space program, the Everglades, amazing beaches, stunning water, brilliant sunshine, and the bountiful harvests of our most important agricultural product, the orange. Some of the world’s finest watch brands celebrate our iconic fruit in a host of vivid orange hues that are on trend and look great on the wrist. “When you think of South Florida, you think of vibrant colors,” says Robert Peterman, vice president of the Fine Timepiece Division at Hermès. “For the Hermès brand, it is signature orange, and has been that way for years. It has been a mainstay.” What’s more, these bold and bright timepieces grow in every price range—from reasonable to ritzy. All three watches seen here offer Swiss craftsmanship in their movements, making them much more than this season’s stylish wrist candy. Thanks to their exemplary quality, these tasty timepieces will keep ticking and tickling fashionable Floridians for years to come.
photograph by Marshall Troy
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