Wine Colors Reign Supreme on This Season's Watches

By Roberta Naas | May 22, 2015 | Watches & Jewelry

With all the qualities of good wine, Pantone's color of the year is in harmony with the grapes of Long Island's wine region.

From left: From <a href="http://baume-et-mercier.com" target="_blank">Baume & Mercier</a>, this Linea watch ($3,090) features a double-wrap burgundy patent leather strap. The mother-of-pearl dial is offset with diamond markers. London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939. This limited-edition <a href="http://hamiltonwatch.com" target="_blank">Hamilton</a> Flintridge Lady watch ($1,395) is crafted in steel with a flip-top case and is accented with a cabernet-colored leather strap. Just 999 pieces will be made. The watch houses an automatic movement. Tourneau, Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, 516-873-0209. From <a href="http://piaget.com" target="_blank">Piaget</a>, this 38mm Altiplano watch ($26,000) is crafted in 18k white gold with 78 diamonds on the case. It is accented with a burgundy-colored strap. London Jewelers, Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-627-7475

Vineyards and wine production are a major part of both the local economy and the Hamptons lifestyle. This season allows both oenophiles and fashionistas to celebrate the local wine culture with wristwatches in this year’s hottest color—Marsala, which was named Pantone’s color of the year for 2015. Top watch brands are capturing those rich hues most often found on the vine, including bordeaux, burgundy, and port, on straps or dials. Raise a glass and toast this most exquisite trend.

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photography by jeff crawford, styling by terry lewis

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