Forget about understated elegance – this season, the luxury watch world is all about fun, with colourful watches the order of the day. From Rolex’s eye-catching gem-set watches in coral, turquoise and burgundy to Chanel’s neon rainbow wraparound and Hublot’s interchangeable straps, which come in 14 different mood-enhancing colours, these technicolour timepieces are likely to be the talking point of any outfit. Here, we’ve rounded up the best colourful watches of the season.
Pops of colour are seriously jazzing up Rolex’s classic gem-set watches: the new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 line now features pieces with vivid Roman numerals matched to leather straps – in either eye-catching coral, turquoise or burgundy – complemented by a feast of pavé diamonds. There are 254 stones on the lugs, lug caps and case, 52 more surrounding the bezel and another 450 pavé diamonds across the dial, as the iconic Rolex arc-shaped window and Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock peep through, for day of the week and date.
Hublot’s chic new Big Bang One Click 33mm colourful watch collection is the ultimate in versatility, offering no fewer than 14 different straps – all of which are self-interchangeable with a simple click. Whether choosing the gold or steel model, all the strap options work brilliantly, from sporty natural rubber in blush pink or sky blue, citrusy yellow or orange, to stylish calfskin finishes in electric blue, raspberry pink or terracotta orange. Stylised numerals, screws and a bezel set with 36 diamonds complete the look.
From £10,400, straps from £375
Rainbow hues have emerged as the fashion colourway of our times and Chanel’s new Electro collection fully embraces the trend, with high-wattage neon pulsing through every design. Its classic wraparound Première watch features a graduating rainbow leather strap that twists around the blackened steel watch, while colour block fans will make a beeline for the Code Coco Electro, which comes in a vibrant shocking pink.
Breitling has been making strong inroads into the women’s market over recent years, with on-point designs including these super zingy new pieces inspired by their 1950s diving watches. Oozing a retro-cool, laidback summer vibe, the colourful watches come in five shades – aquamarine, iced latte, mint green, white and tangerine. Full-on colour saturation comes courtesy of tone-on-tone dials matched to bezels and Saffiano calfskin straps – a technicolour statement piece guaranteed to brighten your mood.