7 Best Rose Gold Watches for Men6:03 am
Leonardo DiCaprio’s pink suit in the 2013 Hollywood film, The Great Gatsby, says a lot about the perception of pink in the 1920s. The great American novel, which inspired this film, was published in 1925 and is set in New York of the 1920s. In the novel, when Tom Buchanan is told that Jay Gatsby (played by DiCaprio in the film) is an Oxford man, he immediately retorts, “Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit.” By the comment, Buchanan is not raising questions about Gatsby’s masculinity, but rather refers to the fact that a pink suit was considered as a working-class man’s outfit at the time. That is how common pink was among men in the 1920s.
“In the 18th century, it was perfectly masculine for a man to wear a pink silk suit.”
- Valerie Steele, Fashion Scholar
Pink was not always a feminine colour. It was initially considered a masculine colour, like a cousin of red, which was looked at as a “warlike” colour, representing energy, vigour and blood. The trend towards “Blue is for boys and pink is for girls” started only after the 1950s. It is difficult to pinpoint who or what was responsible for this change in attitude, but over the years, the trend has caught on and today pink is generally considered to be a feminine colour.
Of course, trends are changing again and most luxury fashion houses are now offering pink shades in suits, shirts, jumpers, trousers and other accessories for men. In fact, in Britain, it is now widely acceptable for men to wear pink, especially the lighter shades, such as salmon. Pink shirts and ties are considered quite popular for wearing at work. Pink now ranks among conservative colours for work-wear and is more preferable than red, which can be considered flashy, bright or over-the-top for wearing in the office. We bring to you the best rose gold watches for men.
In men’s watches, pink has been in fashion since a long time. Pink gold, which is more commonly known as rose gold or red gold, is a popular colour preferred by men across the globe for timepieces. Pink gold is an alloy of gold and copper with minor traces of silver. It is especially preferred by men who wish to wear a golden timepiece for its lustre and value, yet do not like the bright colour of regular gold, which is now also referred to as yellow gold. Rose gold is a classic watch colour that has been donned by men since ages and is usually preferred by those with a refined taste in timepieces.
All major watchmakers, including Rolex, Breguet, Omega, TAG Heuer and others have produced watches made of rose gold. Even niche watchmakers from Switzerland like Carl F. Bucherer produce rose gold timepieces for men. These Rose gold watches have a distinctive colour that is regal, yet definitely masculine. The best part about pink gold is that it goes well with any kind of colour. One can wear a pink gold timepiece with clothing of black, blue, white or any other colour.
As far as clothing is concerned, it is understandable that all men won’t be comfortable wearing pink shirts or suits. True, contemporary fashion considers pink to be a suitable colour for men, but it is equally true that not everyone can carry off this conspicuous shade with aplomb. However, when it comes to pink gold, that’s one shade you can never go wrong with. It’s lustrous but not loud, conspicuous yet not too bright. Pink gold is a classic colour in watches and one that you can carry off with great ease, whatever your style sense may be: conservative, contemporary or ahead of the times.
Here are a few popular pink gold watches for men that will go well your wardrobe:
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
He is a watch aficionado with an obsessive compulsion for writing. He spends his days exploring the intricacies of modern watchmaking and his evenings reading literary classics.