Color Me Happy – Green & Purple Watches
Luxury watches tend to be made in neutral tones for ease of coordination. But, if you’re looking for something a little unusual, a vibrant timepiece is a great way to add a splash of color to your look — especially in the light-filled setting of the sunny Caribbean. In stark contrast to watches in the more traditional muted shades of black, silver and brown, there has been a slew of recent releases in eye-catching shades to discover.
Pantone declared Ultra Violet as its “Color of the Year” for 2018. As a result, we’ve spotted plenty of fine watches with pops of purple, plum and mauves on dials and bracelets.
Audemars Piguet, for example, presented three new versions of the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon with striking sunburst dials, including a rich plum-toned one, while Bulgari fitted the iconic Serpenti snake-head-inspired watch with a fashion-forward purple leather band to coil around the wrist. Purveyors of some of the finest leather goods in the world, Hermès launched the new Klikti diamond watch collection with a variety of colored leather straps, including a dark “cassis” purple.
Green was also a favorite color of watchmakers this year, helping to set apart several new timepieces from the raft of more somber releases. Taking full advantage of their in-house dial factory, Glashütte Original impressed onlookers with a new steel Sixties watch housing a stunning green dégradé dial. Piaget also took on the green trend by way of an intriguing malachite marquetry dial inside the rose gold Altiplano Flying Tourbillon watch. Breitling aptly turned to British racing green as the color choice for the new Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley in honor of the long-running partnership between the Swiss watchmaker and the British carmaker.