Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch   watch releases

I put this question before you now: Can a man wear a pink watch and retain his masculinity? I made fun of the first guy I saw wearing a “salmon” colored shirt. But, today, it isn’t that uncommon. Worn properly, and in the right style, pink isn’t always out-of-place. So I wonder, has the time come when a man can get away with wearing a pink watch?

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch   watch releases

When I write about men’s watches in white people always fight about whether they would wear them. While one guy can easily pull off a white watch, it definitely isn’t for everyone. I expect that even fewer men would be wiling to try it with something pink. Here is what I think: If you take the right type of fairly masculine watch and make it pink, at least a few guys will be able to pull it off. Which brings me to this new-for-2011 limited edition piece from Chopard.

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch   watch releases

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch   watch releases

Apparently the wife of Chopard’s CEO wanted this to happen. It is a limited edition of 1000 piece pink version of the Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Turismo XL watch. Named “Racing in Pink,” it is otherwise identical to the standard black-dialed version of this 44mm wide steel watch. Design is anything but feminine and I was brave enough to strap it to my wrist.

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch   watch releases

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch   watch releases

Even the tire tread leather strap is in pink. Actually, I am not gonna call it pink anymore. How about bubble gum? See, that sounds childish, but not nearly as girly. Actually, the strap sort of looks to be made of bubble gum (even though it is scented like vanilla). Women wear men’s watches all the time. They steal our names and our t-shirts. So the least we can do is  wear a pink watch? Or maybe not. I still haven’t decided yet but I have a feeling a few of you already have.

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch   watch releases

Can Men Wear Pink? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Racing In Pink Watch   watch releases

It would be interesting as a test. To wear the watch – in its otherwise masculine glory – out and about to see what people would say. I think most of you would agree that this is, by all other accounts, a watch make for dudes. However, I am not so sure that is completely the case with regards to the version with diamonds on the bezel. Let’s leave that one for the ladies, please.

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24 comments
katelewis18
katelewis18

Yeah men can always wear Pink even I have almost one item in all type of apparel in pink and pink is just give the awesome look on Men's Golf Clothing.


Greg
Greg

I have a pair of pink mother of pearl cufflinks from Dunhill that when worn on a pale blue business shirt turn me into an absolute pussy magnet. Some of you might choose to drop the 'magnet' bit but that's ok, I'm secure and don't have a girls name to hinder me. :)

Rich B
Rich B

No thanks. I wear pink shirts and ties but this is a definite no in my book.

Chris
Chris

I really like this piece, though I agree with the others that the pink strap should be replaced. I'm curious what the list price is.

Geoff
Geoff

I'd definitely wear it. I have various pink pieces of clothing, including shirts and some truly awesome shoes. The fact is that, like any colour, it just needs to be worn properly. You don't wear a pink suit with pink shoes and a pink shirt, just as you wouldn't with yellow. But wear a light grey suit with a pink tie, and a pink watch, that'd work really well.
To be honest if you think a colour puts doubt on your masculinity I think you have bigger insecurities.

Richard
Richard

I like the dial but that strap would look ridiculous on a man or woman--it's really looks cheap. However, I would consider this on a different strap, namely black leather or (preferably brushed) steel.

What bothers me more is that this seems like a tone deaf product release. When I first saw this article in my feed reader, I assumed this watch was designed to raise money for breast cancer research. Having the words "Racing in Pink" on the dial immediately brought to mind associations with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I was disappointed to find out that the slogan and color choice is meaningless here; it's just a luxury product made at the whim of the CEO's wife. It strikes me as somewhat myopic that Chopard didn't see the obvious chance to tie their brand into the breast cancer cause with this release. They would have found more buyers, too, making for a win-win situation.

Sam
Sam

Errrr........ that'll be a NO then.

Armand Nicolet
Armand Nicolet

Personally I would not wear it. And personally I would never wear any pink on me. Maybe I am a bit too conservative, but pink is not a colour for accessories.

But then there might be people who feel this watch is what characterizes them, so why not. Other than the colour the watch looks quite interesting.

witch watch
witch watch

Did you guys not realise that pink was indeed for boys and blue for girls until the 40's where eventually that practise was reversed?(thought by some people to be down to the use of the colour pink by the nazi's to 'out' homosexuals). So can men wear pink? Yes in my opinion as i own a few pink coloured items of clothing, not this shade though as this firmly places itself in the feminine "camp".

Not the first mens pink Chopard i might add, Elton John anyone??

Simeon Weinraub
Simeon Weinraub

I think the watch is fine. It would never by my everyday watch, but I would wear it. I would not wear it with that strap, however. It needs a steel bracelet.

Ovidiu
Ovidiu

Few days ago I want to buy some shirts and I've tried to reach out one from the shelf, to feel the material. Before reaching the product, I've heard my wife next to me: "you ought to be kidding me! you're not wearing pink!".
...needless to say that I didn't had the chance to know what fabric it was.

Secondly, Ariel: you got this all wrong :)) This watch is NOT pink by any means... nor that I really know what is that color either.
Check this out for more info:

http://images.piccsy.com/cache/images/how-men-and-women-see-colors-76874-500-526.jpg

BIG CHRONO
BIG CHRONO

For many men, these are as welcome as "pink slips" @ work, & that's not clothing.

MichaelG
MichaelG

Let's face it, the CEO's wife had a whim which was to see this watch in pink and her husband complied. Not even a bagful of marketing pamphlets and a handful of male fashion magazines will ever convince me that that's not the case. It's a ladies watch and the only males that could wear this and not fall pray to ridicule are probably Italian and most likely, very gay. Still doubting? Stick a few diamonds and a ruby on and you'll get the picture.

shinytoys
shinytoys

Maybe this watch wasn't made for men in this color as the article says, but primarily for women who want a chunkier, bolder, super fine watch from a well respected craftsmen. It was inspired buy the Chopard's owners wife, as the article says.

Ulysses
Ulysses

I would never personally wear anything pink, although some guys can pull it off. I just don't think it will ever be a "masculine" colour, regardless of what the fruity fashion gurus like to dictate to us. This shade of pink is too light though. It looks like pencil erasers or gum as you suggested. A little more red or purple thrown in there would improve the look.

Jim C.
Jim C.

You're right - men can and do wear pink - but pink jewelry may be pushing it. I can think of a few guys who could pull it off, but not many. No pink watch for me!

carolyn
carolyn

Ever since reading, "A Separate Peace" I have felt pink shirts are completely cool on men. This watch, however, is for me. This watch is for girls who love pink (me) and want a real watch (me) that is tough enough to balance all that pink (me.)

kris c
kris c

Can Men wear pink? Of course they can. I have a few pink shirts, and a few ties with pink in them as well. Never Salmon though.

But this is all wrong in the pink department. This is feminine pink through and through. The tire tread pattern on the strap in pink just looks like frilly girlishness, and the Hostess Snowball colour dial, complete with red accents, is about as masculine as helping put sunscreen onto one of your golf buddies.

Pink is fine, but it has to be a commited shade. This is a large girl's watch. I like colour; I've tried it all - wearing so many shirts and ties, you gotta mix it up. I wouldn't be comfortable wearing this.

IS3515
IS3515

Yes, but not for me. It might not be too bad if you change the strap or the strap color. I think this is definitely for the fashion bug kinda guy. Women might like it.

Jerome Pineau
Jerome Pineau

Ah...the answer is a resounding "no" :)
End of story.

admin
admin

Good man Geoff

admin
admin

Thanks for all the input everyone. Looks like we have some potential wearers!

Pete
Pete

Your damn right!

Back in the early naughties pink T shirts were fairly popular summer fashion in the UK, around the time of an 80's revival of sorts.....a pink shirt with a dark suit is fine even now but pink accessories are just plain stupid and you would get ripped a new one for wearing them!