By Aldous Tuck | April 26, 2016 | Watches & Jewelry
Versatile and vivacious, these watches will make a splash at the beach, at the gym, and in your daily routine as you celebrate the spirit of spring.
The 40Nine Chronograph ($99) is made from stainless steel with a silicone rubber strap and features a rotating bezel. The chronograph watch has a 24-hour clock subdial, and its oversize 40mm makes it not only easy to read, but a “boyfriend”-watch style statement. It uses a quartz movement. Surf Style South Beach, 1051 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-8592; teno.com
This TechnoMarine Sea from the Manta Collection watch ($285) has Swiss-made components and features a mother-of-pearl dial, silicone rubber strap, and 40mm stainless-steel case. It is water-resistant to 200 meters and comes in a variety of colors and metal tones. Invicta, Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road, 561-394-5930
The Forte California by Alor ($695) is crafted with a stainless-steel bezel and features a white dial with silver Roman numeral markers and date window at 4 o’clock. The cascade bracelet makes this watch a stylish companion in your busy life. Mayors, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-937-1444
In response to women’s demands for finely crafted watches that are fashionably fun, watchmakers are putting more sporty pieces in play this season. These timepieces not only look good, they incorporate helpful functions such as chronometers that make them useful tools to time your workouts and water-resistance for afternoons on the beach or by the pool. Plus, they are created with stylish bracelets and sporty rubber straps to allow them to go from play to professional life without missing a beat.