Move over women, pink is for men too. Especially when it comes to the watch world. Today’s hottest luxury watches for men – from sporty to sophisticated and ultra complicated – are crafted in 18-karat rose gold. The rose gold phenomenon has roots dating back to the Second World War, when steel and white metals were needed for military arms. The jewelry industry added the copper alloy to the gold to use less solid gold and the result was a super rich rose that could be referred to as 5N. Turned out consumers loved the rose hue. The color later translated into timepieces and has been an undying love ever since. Here we bring you five fantastic rose gold watches for men.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date
Rolex embodies the epitome of rose gold with its proprietary “Everose” gold that is highly scratch resistant and has a warm, rich “red” gold look to it. The newest addition to the brand’s line up of Everose watches is in the form of the Oyster Perpetual Day Date that was unveiled in 2016 in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Day Date watch. The new timepiece – with Everose case and bracelet – houses a new high-performance movement, the caliber 3255. The Oyster Perpetual Day Date is lovingly referred to as the “Presidents watch” as it has been worn by many a US (and other countries) president. The new version features a bright green dial reminiscent of the brand’s hallmark color.
A boutique and USA exclusive launched late last year, the IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound “D.H. Craig US” pays homage to Florentine Ariosto Jones – the American founder of the now-famed Swiss brand. When he created his first movement, not too long after establishing IWC, the Jones 2N Pattern H Caliber was engraved with the name D.H. Craig, in honor of the successful businessman who was his mentor. The watch is offered in the much-loved Portugieser case – as it is the brand’s largest case and the one that can best emulate the pocket watch looks of Jones’ day. Created in 5N 18-karat rose gold, the new 43mm complicated tourbillon, minute repeater watch is being built in a limited edition of just 27 pieces and retails for $57,000.
Known for its technical and design prowess, Chopard celebrated the 20th anniversary of its L.U.C Manufacture in Fleurier in 2016. In honor of its two decades of success, the brand unveiled the L.U.C in-house-made Time Traveler One — in stores now. The L.U.C Time Traveler One marks the very first Chopard World Time watch and is designed with concentric layers to display the date, local time and 24 main time zones around the world. Wile the watch is offered in steel and platinum, it is the rose gold version that is the most alluring. This model of the COSC-certified chronometer watch features a silvered dial with blue day/night time ring on it. The 42mm watch measures just 12.09mm in thickness—to tuck nicely beneath a shirtsleeve and suit jacket. It retails for $22,500.
The brand’s most complicated movement to date made its debut in 2016 in the form of the patented Caliber ARF 15 with Mirrored Force Resonance technology. You can read more about resonance and this movement, which was two years in the making, here. The movement was shown in a bold18-karat gold Fire case, part of the brand’s element statement. The 43.4mm world premier rose gold watch features a sapphire crystal caseback for viewing the finely finished movement. Just 50 in rose gold are being built, each retailing for 67,000 Swiss Francs.
Also unveiled to the world in 2016: the Monsieur de Chanel men’s watch. The classically elegant timepiece houses an all-new in-house-made movement that was five years in the making and that represents Chanel’s commitment to horology. It offers Jumping hour and retrograde minute indications. The 40 mm watch is offered in two renditions, with one being the brand’s proprietary “beige gold” – that has soft hints of pink hues. Just 150 pieces are being made. The watch retails for $34,500.