Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch: MK5430

I’ve always loved rose gold, so I’m really enjoying the current popularity of rose gold accessories. I love my Sydney Evan Rose Gold Disc necklace (posted about here), and now Hubby has bought me the most beautiful rose gold watch…I really am in rose gold heaven!

Rose Gold Watch by Michael Kors
Michael Kors MK5430 Rose Gold 33mm Women’s Watch (My watch here (on sale!) and here, Similar 33mm model here)

I’ve been looking for a rose gold watch for a while – I think a lot of the current selection is inspired by Victoria Bechkam’s Rose Gold Rolex Daytona – isn’t it gorgeous?

I took some time to find the most suitable watch – I knew I definitely wanted both the band AND the watch face to be rose gold. Michael Kors oversize watches have been quite popular in the blogosphere – especially their metal and ceramic watches. After some research, I discovered that Fossil makes Michael Kors watches. They sell similar (but more affordable) versions of many MK watches through their own line.

Comparing Rose Gold Watches

US shoppers are SO lucky – there are so many amazing deals on watches – the MK5430 is on Amazon for $187.50 (although Saks has it at $250). I didn’t want to risk buying my watch online (due to cross-country servicing and warranty issues – as well as potential customs and duties), so we had to pay CAD$300 at Holt Renfrew.
The top two watches are Fossil brand watches, while the bottom two are MK watches.I’ve tried all four of these watches on. The Fossil watch with the crystal face (mini Riley) looks quite flimsy in person, but the Stella is very pretty. However both the Stella and the MK watch (MK5128)  in the bottom left corner have large faces (around 38mm). I have small wrists – so I look a little ridiculous when I wear such a large watch face! The watch I purchased (MK5430) has a 33mm watch face – a much better size for my wrist, while still working with the oversize trend.
Even though I ended up buying a MK watch, if you can wear a larger watch face and just want the Rose Gold oversized look – I’d definitely look into the Fossil Stella. The MK5128 watch has a nicer sheen and finish up close – but the Fossil is $135 cheaper.

 Longines Rose Gold Face Watch

My other dress watch also has a rose gold face – it’s a Longines Dolce Vita watch bought 5 years ago. I think it’s a lovely contrast to my MK watch – small, delicate, silver-toned and square-shaped. I’m so grateful to have both these watches – and to my lovely hubby for giving me both! (P.S. I’m lovely to my hubby too LOL – I just finished doing his taxes – he HATES doing paperwork!)

What type of watch do you like to wear? Do you love Rose Gold as much as I do?


  1. Yomi Uba
    April 17, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    I like Man-watches the best. :3

  2. Beautygirl24
    April 17, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Beautiful watches! I'm loving rose gold too. I just bought a rose gold watch a few weeks ago at a local boutique. It was only 28 dollars! I have yet to wear it though because I need to have some links removed. Yours is goregous!

  3. Anonymous
    April 17, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    I just got a new MK watch as well. I got gold though. I tried the rose gold one on, I was looking both the rose gold with the royal blue face and the rose gold version of the gold one I got with the little crystals. I thought they were beautiful but the gold suited me better. They are such beautiful quality watches I am sure you will get lots of wear out of yours 🙂

  4. JCHokie
    April 17, 2011 / 9:42 pm

    I have the MK Small Madison in rose gold and I LOVE it!

  5. Anonymous
    April 17, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    I love your watches! That's one thing I haven't really gotten into, I don't even own one! But I definitely admire them on others. I also am loving the rose gold popularity now, it's so feminine and lovely.

  6. Lilly's Style
    April 17, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    LOVE your watch! I actually looked at Fossil's Stella one last night at Macy's and it looks very much like MK…so I might end up getting it as it is a bit cheaper.

  7. Ella Pretty Blog
    April 18, 2011 / 5:58 am

    Yomi – I like the trend for chunky men's -inspired watches too.Noelle – I think the way I found your blog was googling for info about MK watches – I love your white one. I can't wait to see what your rose gold boutique watch looks like!Jennifer – It's so funny that we both picked up MK watches at the same time. I checked yours out on your blog – you made a really lovely choice!JCHokie – The Madison is such a pretty and sparkly watch!Andi – that's too funny that you don't even own a watch!!! But I guess with cell phones and all, they're not really essential anymore…still, I always need to wear one (I even wear mine while sleeping!)Lilly – the Fossil Stella really is a beauty – and considering they're made by they same company, you're getting the same look and quality for a lower price – a total deal! What colour will you get yours in?

  8. Lindy May
    April 18, 2011 / 11:18 am

    Your watch is beautiful and so you! Though I can't afford an MK watch I love Fossil so maybe I can talk hubby into a new watch for our anniversary, lol.

  9. Ella Pretty Blog
    April 18, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Lindy – the Fossil ones really are lovely – and if you live close to a Fossil outlet – they sell BOTH Fossil and MK watches there 🙂

    April 18, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    I adore rose gold…one of my faves! xo

  11. Ella Pretty Blog
    April 19, 2011 / 4:24 am

    Thanks for adding me Frankie – you're my 100th follower!!! My next post will be a blog giveaway 🙂

  12. Leigh
    April 20, 2011 / 2:28 am

    i love michael kors watches! and i love the one you have :)thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

  13. Nuha
    April 20, 2011 / 3:03 am

    I love the MK rose gold watch too. I'm not much of a watch wearer so I guess I feel guilty spending the money on it. So glad you got one you liked!xoxo

  14. Ella Pretty Blog
    April 20, 2011 / 4:48 am

    Thanks Leigh! Your blog has such a cute name!Nuha – I understand that – I only like spending money on items that I'll get a lot of use out of…I've been wearing this watch non-stop, and everytime I see it's pretty pink face, it cheers me up 🙂

  15. Fashion Meets Food
    April 28, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    I am so obsessed with Rose Gold. I have been trying to decide if I want a Rose Gold MK or Michele watch actually. Love your blog and I am your newest follower. xo

  16. Ella Pretty Blog
    April 28, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Thanks for following! I adore rose gold – I'd love to find a pair of rose gold earrings now.I'm very happy with my MK purchase – no buyers remorse at all 🙂 It's the perfect accessory for summer!

  17. Ella Pretty Blog
    December 9, 2011 / 2:22 am

    My watch is the Michael Kors MK5430. I'll edit the post to add a link to the exact watch I purchased.Comment (sorry – for some reason it wouldn't publish so I've just copied it below)Wow, love that watch! I also have small wrists and I've been looking into Michael Kors watches. What is the make and model of the specific watch that you purchased? Dying to know!

  18. Minza.
    July 11, 2012 / 8:50 am

    I got my MK watch today, it's gorgeous! :)You've a lovely blog. Enter my Dior Giveaway! xoDior Giveaway

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