Metal bracelet watches are a statement-making trend in seasonal timepieces.
While watches with colorful leather and rubber straps offer women a fun—and functional—way to accessorize, metal bracelets have returned to the scene, offering watch collectors an alluring alternative to their tried-and-true summer timepiece. In fact, many watch brands offer two-tone bracelets in supple links or in rigid styles that call to mind a sculptural cuff, making these watches as much a piece of fine jewelry as a well-crafted timepiece.
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1. From Baume & Mercier, the Promesse collection makes its retail debut this month. This two-tone Promesse ($4,490), with oval and round shapes, is crafted in stainless steel and 18k gold.
2. This Movado Concerto timepiece ($1,495) is crafted in stainless steel with gold-plated accent bracelet links. The 26.5mm watch features a silver soleil dial with diamond markers.
3. This 38mm David Yurman Classic watch ($5,000) is crafted in stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, and houses a quartz movement.
4. From ALOR, this 1979 watch ($995) features a double-bezel case with diamonds and a mother-of-pearl dial. It is crafted in stainless steel and rose-gold PVD.
ACCESSORIES: Devereaux vanity tray, Ralph Lauren ($295). 31-33 Main St., East Hampton, 324-1222. Gardenia Rattan eau de parfum ($110) and oval minaudière, AERIN ($700). 83 Main St., Southampton, 353-3773. 18k white-gold L’Heure Du Diamant earrings, Chopard (price on request). London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939. Fifi slip, Agent Provocateur ($240). Bonne Nuit, 55 Main St., East Hampton, 324-7273