COM­ING UP ROSES

ROSE-GOLD TIME­PIECES FOR HIM ARE BLOS­SOM­ING IN THE LUXURY WATCH WORLD.

Ocean Drive - - Contents - BY ALDOUS TUCK

Rose-gold time­pieces for him are blos­som­ing in the luxury watch world.

The pop­u­lar­ity of rose gold for men’s watches has grown quickly, bring­ing a breath of spring to the finest de­signs in the luxury mar­ket. Though this gold al­loy can be traced back hun­dreds of years, its rich­ness and depth still catch the at­ten­tion of to­day’s trend­set­ting Mi­ami men. Now a num­ber of watch­mak­ers are of­fer­ing pro­pri­etary shades of rose, pink, or red gold that turn their time­pieces into must-have col­lectibles. The blush hue gives these watches a vin­tage look that makes them an el­e­gant choice— both time­less and on trend. For more watch fea­tures and ex­panded cov­er­age, go to oce­an­drive.com/watch­esand-jew­elry.

FROM TOP: Brand-new for spring, Cartier's Drive de Cartier Ex­tra-flat watch ($15,600) rep­re­sents the next gen­er­a­tion in the stun­ning 'rive de Cartier col­lec­tion, un­veiled last year. Fash­ioned from 18k gold,

this sleek time­piece boasts an in­no­va­tive cush­ion de­sign that's both sporty and dressy while mea­sur­ing a mere 6.6 mm thick. The ul­tra­thin, hand­wound au­to­matic move­ment, cal­i­bre 430 MC, is man­u­fac­tured in-house and pr­vides a 36-hours power re­serve. Tourneau Bal Har­bour, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-866-4312; cartier.com

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5711/1R Nau­tilus ($51,030) of­fers un­der­stated style with its rose-gold case and light/dark brown gra­dated dial, fea­tur­ing an in­set date in­di­ca­tor, a sweep­ing sec­ond hand, and gold ap­plied lu­mi­nes­cent hour mark­ers. The cal­i­bre 324 SC, a me­chan­i­cal self-wind­ing move­ment, pro­vides up to 45 hours of power re­serve. This oh-so-dap­per time­piece is sturdy, too, with water re­sis­tance to 120 me­ters for Mi­ami beach lovers. Kirk Jewel­ers, 142 E. Fla­gler St., Mi­ami, 305-371-1321; patek.com

Rolex blends its patented 18k pink gold with the clas­sic 'ay­tona de­sign to cre­ate the Cos­mo­graph 'ay­tona in Everose gold ($37,450). This world-class watch al­lows a driver to mea­sure av­er­age speeds of up to 400 mph while bring­ing a so­phis­ti­cated style state­ment along for the ride. The cal­i­bre 4130, a self-wind­ing me­chan­i­cal chrono­graph move­ment man­u­fac­tured by Rolex, pow­ers this prodi­gious time­piece. Kirk Jewel­ers, 142 E. Fla­gler St., Mi­ami, 305-371-1321; rolex.com

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