COLOR ME SPRING­TIME!

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

Vegas Magazine - - Contents - BY AL­DOUS TUCK

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 spring­time 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 ve­g­as­magazine. com/watches-and-jew­elry

. ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Clas­sic el­e­gance and col­or­ful éclat de­fine this Cartier Clé de Cartier 35mm ($29,100). The rhodi­u­mized 18k white-gold case set with bril­liant-cut diamonds. The watch fea­tures a Man­u­fac­ture self-wind­ing, me­chan­i­cal move­ment, cal­iber 1847MC. A flain­qué sun­ray ef­fect brings depth to the dial that is el­e­gantly off­set by blue-steel sword shaped hands. The fuschia pink al­li­ga­tor strap adds a dra­matic burst of color. Bel­lusso, Grand Canal Shoppes at Vene­tian and Palazzo, 702-650-2988; cartier.com dial that is ac­cen­tu­ated by 12 diamonds and con­tains a self­wind­ing move­ment with a 42-hour power re­serve. The green al­li­ga­tor strap by San­toni lets this hand­some watch make a col­or­ful leap into spring. Bel­lusso, Grand Canal Shoppes at Vene­tian and Palazzo, 702-650-2988; iwc.com

Richard Mille of­fers a pop of pink this sea­son with this spe­cial RM 07-01($100,000). The clas­sic­ton­neaushaped case is crafted from pink ce­ramic and red gold and houses a skele­tonized dial. The au­to­matic cal­iber CRMA2 move­ment is ex­clu­sive to this time­piece. The in­ner dial glit­ters with pavé diamonds and has lu­mi­nes­cent red-gold hour and minute hands with drop-shaped hour ba­tons. The Shops at Crys­tals, 702-588-7272; richard­mille.com

IWC’S Portofino Au­to­matic Moon­phase 37 ($8,500) blends stun­ning shade, lu­nar love­li­ness and ex­cep­tional crafts­man­ship in one peer­less piece. The stain­less steel case houses a white mother-of-pearl

THE WORLD’S FINEST WATCH­MAK­ERS USE SPRING­TIME AS AN OC­CA­SION TO EX­PRESS THEIR ARTIS­TIC SKILL IN PIECES THAT CEL­E­BRATE COLOR AND HIGH STYLE.

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