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Watches of Summer

They're big and they're gold, Vogue writer Armand Limnander says about this summer's watches. "For some months now, status-mad fashion houses have been very indiscreetly splashing gold on everything from suits to evening dresses, and jewelry designers have upped the ante," Limnander writes. These oversized gold watches are elegant, bold and feminine. The new chronographs look perfect even on the daintiest wrists. "I expect this watch to be worn as a very chic, very fine bracelet," Christian Bedat says of his diamond-faced watch. Also featured in July's Vogue are watches by Chopard, Cartier, David Yurman, Patek Philippe and Van Cleef & Arpels.

- by Julia M. Duncan