From the Capitol to the Washington Monument, the District is awash in stately white. It is also the hue of choice for today’s watch brands that are interpreting this elegant tone on timepieces using multiple materials like mother-of-pearl, satin, and even diamonds. The look transitions beautifully from politics to parties and complements the aesthetics of those on both sides of the aisle.
FROM TOP 1. This Piaget18k rose gold Limelight Gala watch ($34,000) offers added allure due to the lugless case and satin strap. The diamonds give the curvaceous watch added shimmer. Available by appointment. Diplomatic Duty Free Shops of New York, 1818 N St. NW, 202-466-8524
2. Crafted in 18k yellow gold and stainless steel, this OmegaLadymatic watch ($20,200) houses a mechanical coaxial self-winding caliber and is an officially certified COSC chronometer. It features a white mother-of-pearl dial and a satin-brushed leather strap. Omega, Tysons Galleria, 571-633-9710
3. From Alor, this 1979 Swiss timepiece ($2,495) features an elegant double bezel so that the inner watch case moves slightly within the outer bezel. It is made of stainless steel with a mother-of-pearl dial and 0.92 carats of diamonds. Radcliffe Jewelers, Towson Town Center, 410-321-6590
4. This stainless steel Baume & MercierLinea watch ($2,990) offers a diamondset mother-of-pearl dial. It is shown on a double-wrap white leather strap that is interchangeable. Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers, Tysons Corner Center, 703-506-6712