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Radiant Orchid on the Wrist

Orchid, the Pantone color of the year, makes a bold statement in refined wristwatches for women this year.  Each year the fashion and design worlds eagerly anticipate Pantone’s announcement of the color of the year. In 2014, Radiant Orchid received the honor. According to Pantone, this shade is “a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones [that] emanates great joy, love, and health.” Top watchmakers, recognizing the creative spirit of the shade, fully embraced the trend with a selection of eye-catching timepieces that pop against seasonally chic white fashions and summer tans. (Portions of this article can be found in Michigan Ave Magazine.)


Orchid watches (Photo by Jeff Crawford)

Orchid watches (Photo by Jeff Crawford)

 Hermès Cape Cod watch crafted in stainless steel with opaline-silvered dial and raised rhodium-plated numerals. The quartz watchis finished with a smooth calfskin leather interchangeable strap. $2,600. From Swarovski, this Lovely Crystals watch features 16 floating white and pink Swarovski zirconia and other stones that move around the dial in a circular motion. The timepiece features an orchid-hued calfskin leather strap. $465. This Versace Purple Vanity watch emulates the soft hues of orchid with its leather strap and pale orchid dial. The watch is crafted in gold-plated steel. $1,095. From Baume & Mercier, this Linea stainless steel watch  features a mother-of-pearl dial with a satin-finish interchangeable orchid strap. $2,990

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