by Agatha Gilmore | July 28, 2014
Temperatures have risen -- and so have the intensity of colors and styles for watches. The distinctive design of the Bulova Classic Collection (style 98M119) -- shown to the left -- features rich colors, pairing a patterned burgundy dial with a stainless-steel case and bracelet in a two-tone rose-gold and silver finish. It also features a trapezoidal calendar window and smooth deployant closure. It is water resistant up to 98 feet. $250, [email protected]

Lalique's New York Clock is an eye-catching monument to the city that never sleeps. Outfitted in clear crystal and reflecting the same Art Deco aesthetic of the New York skyline, this desk accessory features geometrical lines reminiscent of the famous Brooklyn Bridge. $1,095,

Movado's SE Pilot chronograph (style 0606759) features more clean lines, with a 42-mm stainless-steel case, a bi-level round black soleil dial with minute reflector ring, three black timing subdials, luminescent hands and date display, a stainless-steel signature dot-motif bracelet, and Swiss quartz chronograph movement. It is water resistant up to 98 feet. $1,495,

TAG Heuer's Formula 1 watch dazzles with a 41-mm case; a black dial; curved, polished rhodium-plated, hand-applied indexes; 12 numeral luminescent markers; rhodium-plated hands with luminescent markers; an angled date window, highlighted with white square printing; a unidirectional black-titanium-carbide-coated steel bezel with raised fine-brushed shield and numerals; and a fine-brushed steel bracelet.  It is water resistant up to 656 feet. $1,250, [email protected]

Bulova's Swiss automatic timepiece (style 65B165), part of the Percheron Collection, cuts a striking silhouette with a titanium and black ion-plated finish, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a vertically brushed black dial, red markers, a calendar, luminous hands and markers, and a black silicone strap. It features an on-dial team logo for Manchester United and commemorates the team's historic Continental Treble wins of 1998-1999. It is water resistant up to 328 feet. $2,595, [email protected]


INCENTIVE Platinum Partners

•     Bulova Corporation
•     Citizen Watch Company of America, INc
•     Fossil
•     Movado Group Inc
•     Seiko Corporation of America
•     Tourneau
•     Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc.