Colour To Watch: Purple

Purple in various guises — lace, sequins, florals and latex — rocked the Prabal Gurung spring/summer 2012 runway. Hollywood “it” girls from Natalie Portman to Blake Lively wear their celebrity in all shades of the regal colour. And taking the cake is Katy Perry — she rocked a lilac bob at the recent MTV VMA’s, and we liked it. If you, too, want to be pretty in purple, but in a less OTT fashion, opting for a watch in your preferred hue would be a great … mauve!

Swarovski Elis Bangle (Limited Edition)

Purple is the reigning colour for Swarovski’s fall/winter 2011/12 collections. Case in point: The limited edition bangle watch, brilliantly decked in 744 Diamond Touch Light purple crystals on its strap and nine clear ones on the 3-, 6- and 9-o’clock markers.

Ballon Bleu de Cartier
A timeless classic and decidedly one of Cartier’s iconic timepieces, this particular model of the Ballon Bleu comes in an 18k pink-gold diamond-set case, paired elegantly with a purple alligator leather strap.

Dior Christal
One of the many faces of Dior’s unmistakable Christal collection, this quartz number exudes a casual air of elegance with its purple sapphire-crystal-studded strap, a simple lacquered purple dial adorned only by a halo of diamonds on the bezel.



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