If that isn't enough reason for me to get it, I don't know what is.
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Michael Kors 'Large Layton" Chronograph Watch in Rose Gold $166.90 (Anniversary Sale Price); $250 (Retail)
Etched tachymeter encircles a slick chronograph watch sporting illuminated markers on the tonal dial. A dual-finished polish lends handsome texture to both case and bracelet.via Nordstrom
- Trifold buckle with spring-lock closure.
- Approx. band length: 200mm.
- Approx. band width: 22mm.
- Approx. case diameter: 43mm.
- Date function.
- Water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 meters).
- Rose gold-plated stainless steel/mineral crystal.
- By Michael Kors; imported.
I have been on a hunt for a rose gold watch piece. I've always liked Michael Kors's watches, but found the price tag a little too steep. When I found out about the sale on Hautelook for Michael Kors watches, I sat around and waited too long and the piece I wanted was sold out.
A few weeks back, I decided to get the a Fossil Multifunction Rose Gold watch since it was a cheaper alternative. It looks similar to this Michael Kors watch except it has a smaller face. I just bought the Fossil watch to think about it in case it sells out. A few weeks later of buying it, I haven't worn it once and the watch stayed inside the box.
When I found out about the sale, I checked online which watches were on sale. I saw that there were two Michael Kors watches in rose gold were on sale for the anniversary sale. Both equally looked attractive online, but I called the store to have one of each put on hold, so I could check it out after work to see which one I'll like more.
It really took me an hour to decide which one I should get. Several people gave their input on which one looked the best on me. I really liked the 'Blair' Mother-of-Pearl watch when I saw it online (left) because of how elegant and feminine it looked. As far of the 'Large Layton' Chronograph watch (right), I was drawn to the rose gold face and the masculine appeal of the watch.
I stood there and contemplated which piece to get. I kept going back and forth with my decision, but in the end, I picked the Large Layton over the Blair watch.
I ultimately wanted a rose gold watch, so the rose gold face of the Large Layton won me over. The Blair does look elegant, but the Blair watch has a mother-of-pearl face which is an iridescent face that results in different colors reflected depending on the angle. And with the Swarovski crystals around it, it emphasizes its "bling" factor. I felt that it was too much 'shine and sparkle' for my taste. And it felt like it was too "old" for me. I also noticed that the Blair watch's rose gold tone wasn't as deep as the Large Layton watch. The Blair watch almost looks gold with a slight hint of pink, where as the Large Layton watch has a really nice shade of rose gold.
When it came to the size of the watch, I was concerned about the size of the Large Layton on my tiny wrist. The SA at Nordstrom said that the Large Layton was about 43 mm while the Blair was about 39 mm. The face does makes a difference on my teeny wrist which measures about 140 mm (14cm). If I were to base my pick by size, it would have been the Blair watch. The size of the face is a perfect proportion to my wrist. The Large Layton watch is definitely big on my wrist, and feels heavy when I wear it. Although after wearing it a couple of times, I've gotten used to it. After the wrist band has been adjusted to my wrist size, I really love how the face is actually big in comparison to my wrist. It's a chunky, statement piece, and the size definitely suits it's masculine look.
|How the MK Large Layton looks on my tiny wrist.|
I'm really obssessed with this watch ever since I bought it. And all the times I've worn it, I definitely get plenty of compliments on how beautiful this watch is. If it weren't for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, I probably would've end up keeping my Fossil watch. I'm really glad that I waited. The temporary price drop* on this watch was definitely a sign that I was meant to have this watch.
*Regular price effective August 1, 2011