Time of Your Life: Engagement-Worthy Watches

For those who may not want to put a ring on it, luxury watches are increasingly popular engagement exchange option. Get down on bended knee with one of these handsome timepieces and we can (almost) guarantee they'll say yes.engagement-watches-kate-spade

Kate Spade ‘Gramercy' Skinny, $275: This golden timepiece's classic design was inspired by Manhattan's Gramercy Park. Available at Macy's


Fossil ‘Wakefield' Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch, $175: Embrace a masculine mood with the ultra sport-inspired Wakefield. New for the season with a two-tone steel band and bright blue dial, its precise performance lies within the intricate chronograph movement and durable case design. Available at Fossil


Allen Lyle ‘Porter' watch, $140: Perfect for the eco-enthusiast, this unisex sandalwood watch accomplishes style in an eco-friendly manner. Available at shopallenstyle.com


Triwa Rose ‘Nevil' watch, $295: We love how every detail in this metal masterpiece is made in a rose-colored finish except for the expressive red color of the second hand. Available at triwa.com


Cartier ‘Balloon Bleu' watch, $6,350: The leader in watch-making luxury, Cartier's Balloon Bleu watch adds a touch of elegance to male and female wrists alike. With the convex curves of the case, guilloché dial, sword-shaped hands and polished or satin-finish links of the bracelet, this timepiece is pure elegance. Available at Cartier


Baume et Mercier ‘Clifton' watch, $2,850: This traditional timepiece was inspired by a Baume & Mercier design from the 1950s. Worn with a black alligator strap closed by an adjustable triple folding buckle with security push-pieces, this model epitomizes chic city values. Available at Baume et Mercier


Autodromo ‘Stradale' watch, $875: The Autodromo Stradale draws inspiration from dashboard instruments from Italian sports berlinettas of the late 1950s and early 1960s, featuring a fascinating multi-layered dial. Beneath the domed sapphire crystal, the hour indexes are applied to a transparent glass ring, which floats over the colored dial below for a 3-dimensional effect. As with all of Autodromo watches, the Stradale arrives in beautifully conceived packaging evoking the idea of a road trip in Northern Italy circa 1960, complete with vintage-inspired map hand stamped with your purchase date. Available at autodromo.com