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Even if you’re not into wearing jewelry or other accessories, you can’t deny the allure of a luxury watch. The right timepiece can add so much sophistication and elegance and immediately elevate an outfit. And while a standard stainless steel timepiece should always be a part of your wardrobe, you should also invest in a luxe watch with colorful gems and diamonds that will add another dimension to your look.
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The truth is that we all tend to wear darker shades in the fall and winter, often forgoing color. But a pop of yellow or red in a sea of black can be so refreshing.
And thankfully, high-end watchmaking companies have found incredibly beautiful and creative ways to incorporate color into their models. From Hublot’s striking all-yellow Big Bang version to IWC’s new Portugieser that sports a sophisticated burgundy dial, there is a colorful watch for every taste and style.
So whether you’d like to go all out or you would just like to add a hint of color, take a look at some of the most beautiful timepieces to invest in this fall.
Piaget Possession 18K Rose Gold & Diamond Pink Alligator Strap Watch
This Piaget timepiece is the epitome of luxury. From the 18-karat rose gold 34mm case to the halo diamonds set in the bezel (plus eleven more on the dial), and of course, the alligator-skin strap, this stunner was crafted with only the best materials.
And the beautiful cherry pink shade of the strap and the dial is just a bonus to a timepiece that will not go unnoticed.
To buy: $17,700, saksfifthavenue.com
Franck Muller Vanguard 32mm Color Dreams All-Diamond Watch
Here, the rainbow-hued Arabic numbers add a touch of whimsy to this Franck Muller timepiece. The case is also set with a total of 4.82 diamond carats while the buckle of the pink alligator strap has also been given the sparkly treatment.
It’s a sporty yet elegant watch that you can wear to a cocktail or even a black-tie affair if you’d like to add a pop of color to an all-black ensemble.
To buy: $27,800, neimanmarus.com
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Blacklight
Roger Dubuis is known for its striking skeletonized designs but this rainbow-inspired timepiece (that took a whopping 530 hours to create) takes it to a whole new level.
The 42 mm case is embellished with colorful gems along its edge while the automatic movement is decorated with a sapphire structure tainted in all colors of the rainbow that glow under UV light.
The watch comes fitted with a white rubber strap that sports a white gold buckle.
To buy: Price Upon Request, rogerdubuis.com
Jacob&Co Palatial Classic Manual Big Date Mineral Crystal Dial
Inspired by the elegance of Art Deco timepieces, this watch will please anyone who appreciates vintage styles with a nod to the present.
The 42mm case is crafted from 18-karat rose gold and houses a stunning green mineral crystal dial. A matching alligator strap with a rose gold buckle complements it.
To buy: Price Upon Request, jacobandco.com
Hermès Heure H Watch
This Hermès watch comes in such a beautiful and perfect-for-fall shade that is also so emblematic for the company—it was created in 1925 and was called H-red.
The 26mm H-shaped case is crafted from steel and lacquered in the same burgundy-like hue to match the dial and the calfskin leather strap.
To buy: $3,250, neimanmarcus.com
Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Sapphire
With this eye-catching Big Bang Unico model, Hublot proves its innovative spirit will always be a leading factor in its creations. The proof is in the transparent yellow case that is made from one of the company’s many proprietary materials—namely synthetic sapphire. It is completely see-through so it reveals the watch’s movement and also strong enough to protect it in case of accidental drops.
The timepiece is fitted with a transparent textured strap in a similar shade of yellow.
To buy: $95,000, hublot.com
Cartier High Jewelry Rhodiumized White Gold Watch
This is so much more than just a watch—it is a work of art the beauty of which will leave anyone speechless. Part of Cartier’s High Jewelry collection, this unique timepiece-slash-bracelet has a case made from 18-karat white gold with a translucent lacquered sunray effect dial. A single brilliant-cut diamond indicates 12 o’clock.
The bracelet sports a gorgeous engraved rubellite totaling 45.46 carats as well as 416 more rubellite beads for a total of 97.78 carats. In addition to all this pink goodness, there are 17.86 carats-worth of brilliant-cut diamonds also set on the bracelet.
To buy: Price Upon Request, cartier.com
H.Moser & Cie Venturer Small Seconds
The design of this gorgeous timepiece is reminiscent of the watches of the 20s and 60s. The simple and elegant purple fumé dial only features four indices and a seconds dial. It is fitted with a leather strap with contrast purple stitching.
To buy: $20,610, shop-now.h-moser.com
Michele Deco Carousel Pavé Two-Tone Diamond Watch
Rainbow-hued semi-precious Swarovski stones embellish the pavé dial of this striking ladies watch. With 108 more diamonds set along the two-tone 18-karat yellow gold-plated and stainless steel case there’s even more sparkle to this statement timepiece.
And if that’s not enough color, you can easily swap out the white alligator strap with another 18mm Michele strap.
To buy: $5,995, Michele.com
IWC Portugieser Automatic Watch
The striking burgundy dial adds a contemporary touch to this classic automatic 42mm Portugieser model. The watch has a stainless steel case that houses IWC’s proprietary 52010 caliber, revealed through the transparent sapphire case back. The timepiece is fitted with a sophisticated black leather alligator strap.
To buy: $12,700, iwc.com