98 // COLOR ME SPRING­TIME!

Ocean Drive - - Contents March 2017 - BY AL­DOUS TUCK

As buds burst and na­ture blos­soms, watch­mak­ers of­fer a riot of color for the wrist.

AS BUDS BURST AND NA­TURE BLOS­SOMS, WATCH­MAK­ERS OF­FER A RIOT OF COLOR IN PIECES THAT BLOOM ON THE WRIST.

“April… hath put a spirit of youth in ev­ery­thing,” wrote Wil­liam Shake­speare in Son­net 98. In­deed, the bound­less en­ergy of na­ture’s re­birth has been an in­spi­ra­tion for artists since the be­gin­ning of time. And like the Bard, some of the world’s finest watch­mak­ers use spring as an oc­ca­sion to ex­press their artis­tic skill in pieces that cel­e­brate color and high style on the out­side, and engi­neer­ing ex­cel­lence on the in­side. Shim­mer­ing pre­cious me­tals, mother-of-pearl ac­cents, and daz­zling gem­stones en­hance the hues of the sea­son. These cre­ations may mea­sure time, but like a beau­ti­fully turned son­net, their ap­peal is time­less. For more watch fea­tures and ex­panded cov­er­age, go to oce­an­drive.com/watches-and-jew­elry. eaute horol­ogy daz­zles with col­or­ful in­ter­est in the el­e­gant Rolex Oys­ter Per­pet­ual iady-aate­just (ABOVE; A1TIRMM). qhe 18k yel­low-gold case fea­tures a ezel set with 46 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds and a shim­mer­ing -ubilee bracelet. It has a cal­iber 2236 self-wind­ing, me­chan­i­cal move­ment that is man­u­fac­tured en­tirely by Rolex, and of­fers a 55-hour power re­serve. Kirk Jewel­ers, 142 E. Fla­gler St., Mi­ami, 305-371-1321; rolex.com

Richard Mille of­fers a pop of pink this sea­son with this spe­cial RM 07-01 ($110,000), fea­tur­ing an au­to­matic cal­iber CRMA2 move­ment that is ex­clu­sive to this time­piece. The clas­sic ton­neau-shaped case is crafted from pink ce­ramic and red gold and houses a skele­tonized di­ali while the in­ner dial glit­ters with pavé di­a­monds and lu­mi­nes­cent red-gold hour and minute hands with drop-shaped hour

atons. Bal Har­bour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-8666656; richard­mille.com

This Royal Oak Off­shore 'iver Chrono­graph by Audemars Piguet ($27,900) is avail­able in four sunny shades, mak­ing it a vi­brant com­pan­ion on land and sea. But when it comes to engi­neer­ing, this play­ful watch is all busi­ness. The self-wind­ing chrono­graph of­fers a stain­less-steel case that con­tains a col­or­ful dial sport­ing a Mega Tapis­serie pat­tern, black­ened­gold ap­plied hour mark­ers, and lu­mi­nes­cent Royal Oak hands. It is a bou­tique ex­clu­sive in a lim­ited edi­tion of 375 pieces. Bal Har­bour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-6776;

au­de­mar­spiguet.com

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