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time honored the color purple THE COLOR OF KINGS MAKES THE FASHIONABLE BOSTON WOMAN FEEL LIKE THE QUEEN OF SUMMER WITH THESE ELEGANT TIMEPIECES. by roberta naas P urple has been associated with royalty since antiquity. The ancient Greeks squeezed the pigment from mollusks, making it a color only the noble could afford. Today this sovereign shade continues to enchant with its depth and beauty. When the world's finest watchmakers incorporate this must-have summer color into their creations, the result is the crowning glory to a sophisticated woman's wardrobe. "Boston women have a sporty yet classic elegance, which makes our Octea Chrono watch a favorite here," reports Livia Marotta, director of communications for From Omega, this Constellation Quartz 35 MM watch ($4,400) houses a quartz movement inside the case. It features diamond markers on the 90 purple dial and date indication at 6:00. Omega, Natick Mall, 508-545- 2398; From Swarovski, the Octea Chrono watch ($900) features a 40mm stainless-steel case with a clear crystal bezel and purple accents. The dial is a violet sunray with chronograph subdials and LumiNova indexes. It is accented with a purple rubber strap with six Amethyst DTL crystals. Swarovski, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-578-0705; This Ritmo Mundo Persepolis Dual Time Swiss Quartz Model 204/3 Swarovski North America. "Purple is the go-to color this season, and it Multi Gem watch ($11,000) is crafted with a 44mm round stainless-steel really sparkles with Swarovski crystal accents." orbital case. Set with diamonds and multicolored gemstones, it features a dial display of floating diamond dust. The dial of this watch turns over in the case to offer an alternative display. BC photography by marshall troy

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