Today’s timepieces for women offer cool and useful functions that allow Aspenites to express their active lifestyles.
Aspen is all about enjoying the great outdoors. In summer our activities turn from traversing the slopes to exploring every part of the amazing terrain in the Roaring Fork Valley. From kayaking to biking, from playing golf or tennis to riding the gondola up Aspen Mountain or Snowmass for a leisurely hike, being outside is on every Aspenite’s agenda. Thankfully, top watch brands comply by creating stunning timepieces that offer function as well as great form.
FROM TOP: 1. Crafted in stainless steel with an 18k white-gold fluted bezel, Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch ($7,350) is perfect for personal sports, such as tennis. This timepiece can take the beating of a strong backhand thanks to the COSC-certified chronometer status, which means it is tested for strength and durability over a period of time in different positions. The 31mm watch is equipped with an Oyster bracelet to offer further strength and endurance. Meridian Jewelers, 525 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-3833
2. Going out on the water necessitates a durable timepiece that can weather the elements with you. Water-resistant to 100 meters, this Hermès Clipper Chrono ($4,800) is equipped with a rubber strap that dries quickly if your kayak rolls or canoe tips. Crafted in stainless steel, the watch offers a chronograph timing function for up to 30 minutes. 105 Fillmore St., Denver, 303-388 0700
3. A gondola ride at Aspen Mountain or Snowmass takes you to a summit of activities. A relaxing afternoon of active fun is complemented by this elegant Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch ($6,000) that features a 36mm stainless steel case and sapphire bezel that is light and resists perspiration while housing a quartz movement. It is water-resistant to 30 meters. Available at select Cartier boutiques, 800-cartier
4. Setting off for a day of climbing, hiking, or biking, you may want to time your sojourns in nature with a chronograph watch. A functional yet fashionable 45mm Swiss watch, this Alor Forte Collection Chronograph ($1,095) is crafted in stainless steel with a mother-of-pearl dial and leather strap. W Jewelers, 520 E. Hyman Ave., 970-920-3500