By Hailee Lucchesi
All product photos courtesy of retailers
MARKING THE HOUR has never looked so good
Let’s TURN THE CLOCK BACK to a period when timepieces didn’t have all the glitz and glamour we know today. It all began with the invention of the pocket watch in 1510. Parisian watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet designed the first wristwatch for the Queen of Naples nearly 300 years later. It wasn’t until World War I that men transitioned from pocket watches to wristwatches to make telling time more accessible on the battlefield. What was once a necessity has evolved over centuries into timeless timepieces that can range from everyday wear to luxury collector’s items. These stunning wristwatches blend form with function, all wrapped in fashion to complement every outfit in your wardrobe.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Automatic Steel Rose Gold Sand Grey 36mm, $26,200 at Oster Jewelers, Cherry Creek, 303.572.1111, osterjewelers.com
This Swiss-based watchmaker combines an 18-karat rose gold and steel bi-color dial to create a look of elegance and ease. The wide dial opening, subtle chromatic variations and immaculate finishes exude luxury and class, speaking directly to the brand’s ethos.
When it comes to the perfect pick for everyday opulence, look no further than Matheu’s Michele Deco Madison Blue Mother of Pearl Diamond Watch. The marriage of 18-karat gold and stainless steel creates a powerful appearance, while the midnight mother-of-pearl dial radiates a refined charm that will last for years to come.
Michele Deco Madison Blue Mother of Pearl Two-Tone 18k Gold Diamond Watch, $3,195 at
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry, Highlands Ranch, 303.471.8463, matheusfinewatches.com
Longines is a heritage brand that created its Master Collection with cutting-edge design and modern techniques to result in true masterpieces. This gorgeous timepiece stands out with a rich blue leather strap, stainless-steel case and sapphire crystal front with an exhibition caseback.
Longines Master Collection Automatic Chronograph, $3,650 at Hyde Park, Cherry Creek, 303.871.8418,
If modern form is more your style, RADO has you covered. Four diamonds are the center of this rectangular dial, drawing your eye in immediately. The two-tone styling combined with lightweight construction creates a bold and beautiful look to pair from day to night.
RADO Integral Diamond Ceramic Bracelet Watch, $2,500 at Nordstrom, Park Meadows, 303.799.3400, nordstrom.com
If you’re looking for a hero watch to wear with your everyday uniform, Trice’s Raymond Weil Toccata watch is made for you. Blending an art-deco and vintage-inspired design, the soft brown leather and clean lines make this timepiece ideal for wearing alone or layering with your favorite bracelets.
Raymond Weil Toccata Ladies Champagne Dial Brown Leather Watch, $1,095 at
Trice Jewelers, Centennial, 303.759.9661, tricejewelers.com
This premier John Atencio timepiece was inspired by the Roman Pantheon. Featuring a black iconic plated case, leather band and Swiss quartz movement, the composition is bold and fearless for a dynamic look.
Pantheon V Chronograph Watch With Austrian Leather Band, $1,495 at John Atencio,
Park Meadows, 303.799.0910, johnatencio.com