Wine-Hued Watches Just in Time for the Austin Food & Wine Festival
By Roberta Naas Photography by Jeff Crawford| February 23, 2015 |
As Austin prepares to raise a toast to this year's Austin Food & Wine Festival, watchmakers are bringing bacchanalian beauty to the wrist.
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1. This stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch ($5,400) features a bordeaux-hued dial. It is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement and is a COSC-certified chronometer. Ben Bridge at The Domain, 512-491-8014.
2. From Piaget, this 38mm Altiplano watch ($26,000) is crafted in 18k white gold and features a case with 78 diamonds. It is accented with a burgundy-colored lizard strap. Sam L. Majors, 2727 Exposition Blvd., 512-473- 0078
3. This David Yurman Classic 30mm quartz watch ($4,600) is crafted in 18k rose gold and set with diamonds. It is accented with a glossy burgundy-toned alligator strap. The Domain, 512-834-8700
4. From Parmigiani Fleurier, this Tonda Metropolitaine watch ($11,500) is crafted in steel and set with diamonds. The cabernet-hued dial features a sunburst pattern. Jack Ryan Fine Jewelry, 3520 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills, 512-732-2408
The return of spring gives Austinites a reason to celebrate with a glass of fine wine at the Austin Food & Wine Festival (April 24–26). And some of the world’s leading watch brands have incorporated the rich hues of the vine into their designs, making wine-colored accents one of the hottest trends for spring.
Pantone named “Marsala” 2015’s Color of the Year, and many watch makers are embracing this shade and the deeper, richer hues of bordeaux, burgundy, and port. Whether as a strap or on a dial, a wine hue is on trend and in demand for its style and saveur.