Rose gold is having a moment right now in the watch world. It’s everywhere you look. And while that particular trend is one we can always get behind, it seems especially appropriate to celebrate it now, in the dog days of summer, just in time for the August long weekend. Consider “rose all day” our new rallying cry.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 5524R
A bronzed dial set against the rose gold case of this Patek makes for a visually stunning combination that’s equalled by the ingenious dual-time- zone system.
$61,200, at Humbertown Jewellers
H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept
H. Moser is known for un- usual designs like this one, which features a dial free of all embellishments save the sparkle of polished aventurine (a shimmering blue quartz) and a moon phase indicator. With a case made of 18 karat 5N red gold, what else do you really need?
$47,950, at Palladio Jewellers, Vancouver
Hublot Classic Fusion Blue King Gold
A case and bracelet made of King Gold, Hublot’s proprietary alloy, give this watch a distinctly reddish tinge perfectly offset by a royal blue, satin-finished sunray dial.
Price on Request, at Royal de Versailles Jewellers
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
Why settle for a steel chronograph when you can have one in rose gold? This one, a recent addition to the Jaeger LeCoultre lineup, makes a compelling argument.
Chopard L.U.C. Quattro
The satin-finished dial set with 18 karat rose gold-plat- ed numerals and a small seconds dial give this watch its unique look, but the real marvel is inside. The movement is equipped with a nine-day power reserve, and stamps from both the COSC and the Poinçon de Genève, two of the highest certifications in watchmaking.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date
A retrograde hand is one that snaps satisfyingly back to zero after completing its journey across the watch dial. A case made of a subtly tinged pink gold provides a fitting stage for this piece of advanced horological choreography.
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde
From the “flying” tourbillon that seems to float at 12 o’clock to the retrograde date to the power reserve that keeps the whole thing running for up to a week without winding, there is no shortage of marvels to be found inside this limited- edition watch. The 18 karat 5N gold case is just the cherry on top.
$121,800, at Humbertown Jewellers
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Oro Rosso
Gold is an unusual choice for a dive watch, but this is no ordinary dive watch — and no ordinary gold. A blend of gold, copper, and platinum gives Panerai’s proprietary Goldtech alloy extraordinary toughness, as well as its reddish hue.
Rolex GMT-Master II
The rare example of a remake that is just as good as the original — perhaps even better. This update pushes the design of the red and blue “Pepsi” GMT-Master to new heights with a black and brown Cerachrom bezel and a bracelet and dial in 18 karat Everose gold.
Photography by Jeff Carlson (Fuze Reps)