By Roberta Naas | October 22, 2015 | Watches & Jewelry
For a debonair twist on a classic, District men are donning gold timepieces with a radiant tint.
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From Carl F. Bucherer, this Manero Tourbillon watch ($98,800) houses the slim hand-wound movement CFB T1001. Featuring 35 jewels and 70 hours of power reserve, it’s equipped with a 24-hour display, a power reserve indicator, and a visible tourbillon escapement that is constantly in motion. This 41.8mm watch is offered in 18k rose gold. LaBelle Cezanne, 186 Main St., Annapolis, 410-263-1996
This year Cartier surprised us with an all-new collection, Clé de Cartier. A unisex watch with a reconceived round design, the Clé de Cartier features an elegant tubular cabochon sapphire on its shaped crown. This ergonomic timepiece is powered by an automatic movement, 1847 MC, and has a dualdirection winding mechanism. The version shown ($18,800) is crafted in 18k pink gold. 5471 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-654- 5858
The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date watch ($23,550) from Rolex is fashioned in 18k Everose gold and features a fluted bezel and a chocolate-brown dial. In addition to the date, this calendar watch displays the day of the week written out in full. Designated a Superlative Chronometer by Rolex, it is also COSC-certified. Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-393-2747
Considered a touchstone of modern watch design, Patek Philippe’s Calatrava is a true classic. This Calatrava, Ref. 5153R ($34,600), houses the 213-part mechanical self-winding Caliber 324 SC. Featuring a date aperture, a center sweep second hand, and a silver opaline dial with a hand-guilloched center, this 38mm watch is crafted in 18k rose gold. Liljenquist & Beckstead, Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-448-6731
Accessories: Gloves, John Varvatos ($298). Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 301-657-9000. Cuff links, Hugo Boss ($225). 1517 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-625-2677. Notebook, Graphic Image ($94). Dalton Brody, 3412 Idaho Ave. NW, 202-244-7197. Tray, Reed & Barton ($495). 1stdibs.com
Every man needs a classic timepiece that commands the boardroom by day and lends him an easygoing elegance by night—and these watches, rendered in rose gold, do just that. Rose gold is created by adding copper to gold, allowing watchmakers to produce timepieces in shades that range from light pink to rich red. These mellow hues have gained in popularity over the last several years and will be ruling the wrists of Washington’s most infuential men this fall.
photography by jeff crawford. Styling by terry lewiS