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. Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-869-6660
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. Walt Whitman Shops, 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, 271-1867
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. Bloomingdale’s, Walt Whitman Shops, see above, 425-6700
4: From Baume & Mercier, this Linea stainless steel watch ($2,990) features a mother-of-pearl dial with a satin-finish interchangeable orchid strap. London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939
photography by jeff crawford, styling by terry lewis