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By Roberta Naas | August 25, 2015 | Watches
Austin women are favoring exceptional cerulean timepieces that offer azure-hued elegance this season.
It is not unusual for luxe timepiece brands to emblazon their straps with the most-coveted colors of the season. But today’s watchmakers are taking the notion a step further by adorning watch dials and dial accents with the hottest shade of the moment: blue. And watchmakers are adding this heavenly hue to their most finely crafted creations.
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From Parmigiani Fleurier, this Tonda Hémisphères watch ($28,000) is crafted in a 42mm stainless steel case set with diamonds. The blue Hermès strap matches the blue hemisphere globes set into the dial. The watch is powered by an automatic 337 movement with dual-time-zone indication and 50 hours of power reserve. Jack Ryan Fine Jewelry, 3520 Bee Cave Road, West Lake Hills, 512-732-2408
Breitling crafted this Transocean Chronograph ($8,380) in a 38mm stainless steel case with diamond bezel. The self-winding Breitling 41 chronograph movement times to the quarter second and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Ben Bridge, The Domain, 512-491-8014
The Omega De Ville Ladymatic watch ($17,200) is created in stainless steel with a blue mother-of-pearl sunray dial, diamond stars as markers, and a snow-set diamond bezel. It is powered by the Omega Co-axial caliber 8520 and is a COSC-certified chronometer. Russell Korman, 5011 Burnet Road, 512-451-9292
Crafted in 18k white gold, this Patek Philippe Ref. 4947G ladies annual calendar watch with moon phases ($49,800) features a sunburst dial and alligator strap. It is powered by a self-winding movement. Moretti’s, 14230 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, 210-493-8080
Metal clutch, Chanel ($3,500). North Star Mall, Saks Fifth Avenue, 7400 San Pedro Ave., 210-341-4111. Indian horse silk pocket square, Hermès ($145). Silk pocket square, Brunello Cucinelli ($165). Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., San Antonio, 210-558-8000; neimanmarcus.com. Big wallet ($875), small wallet ($540), and pin ($505), Prada.
PHOTOGRAPHy by JEFF CRAWFORD. styling by terry lewis.