Make a Statement in an Orchid Watch
by roberta naas
Orchid, the Pantone color of the year, makes a bold statement in refined wristwatches.
Each year the fashion and design worlds eagerly anticipate Pantone’s announcement of the color of the year. In 2014, Radiant Orchid received the honor. According to Pantone, this shade is “a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones [that] emanates great joy, love, and health.” Top watchmakers, recognizing the creative spirit of the shade, fully embraced the trend with a selection of eye-catching timepieces that pop against seasonally chic white fashions and summer tans.
1: This Hermès Cape Cod watch ($2,600) is crafted in stainless steel with a sleek opaline-silvered dial and raised rhodium-plated numerals. The quartz watch, which features open space at the case-to-bracelet attachment for a fashionable statement, is finished with a smooth calfskin leather interchangeable strap.
2: From Swarovski, this Lovely Crystals watch ($465) features 16 floating white and pink Swarovski zirconia and other stones that move around the dial in a circular motion. The timepiece features an orchid-hued calfskin leather strap.
3: This Versace Purple Vanity ($1,095) watch emulates the soft hues of orchid with its leather strap and pale orchid dial. The watch is crafted in gold-plated steel.
4: From Baume & Mercier, this Linea stainless steel watch ($2,990) features a mother-of-pearl dial with a satin-finish interchangeable orchid strap.
photography by jeff crawford, styling by terry lewis