Pastel colour new women’s watches to brighten up the season
The perfect watch is the ultimate addition to any outfit. Elegant yet contemporary, this season’s new women’s watches feature pastel faces and straps, romantic diamond details and whimsical touches. Whether you’re after a minimalist style or a statement timepiece, the world’s top watch houses, including Rolex, Cartier and Omega, have a colourful new design that will suit.
Ice blue is emerging as the dial colour du jour in watchmaking, and Rolex has elevated the hue by pairing it with platinum. This marks a new dial colour and precious material combo that will only be reserved for Rolex platinum pieces going forward. Add to that a new fluted bezel for the first time – and you’re looking at one of the most coveted Rolex models of 2022.
The Gem Dior watch collection riffs off the organic, sensual shape of rough gemstones, all framed in a signature eight-faceted bezel, and comes in all manner of colourways, from chic monochrome to a rainbow medley of stones. The latest design is perfect for spring: a trio of hardstones – aragonite, carnelian and tiger’s eye – offers a beautiful palette to show off the collection’s angular, multifaceted beauty.
Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow
A total of 384 coloured gemstones make up this rainbow-bright timepiece – the second collaboration between the Swiss luxury watchmaker and the Japanese contemporary artist. The face takes the form of a smiling flower – Murakami’s signature – created from rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, tsavorites and sapphires in yellow and orange, which pop against the polished sapphire crystal case and transparent strap.
Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar
Leave it to Vacheron Constantin to bring ultra-femininity to high complications: its new Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar is ultra-thin at just 4.05mm thick, presented in an elegant 36.5mm diameter case topped with gorgeous pastel dials in either blue-grey tinted mother-of-pearl for the white-gold model, or white mother-of-pearl for the pink gold – all set on matching tonal straps.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier
This spring, time-telling becomes a super-romantic affair with the new Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier watch. A dozen red and pink miniature painted flowers open and close throughout the day to indicate the hours, as blue butterflies flutter round a garden of sculpted gold branches and clouds of mother-of-pearl.
Arceau Les Folies du Ciel
This delightful Arceau Les Folies du Ciel watch harks back to a 1984 Hermès silk scarf that celebrated aerostatics – think fin de siècle hot-air balloons, airships and flying vessels – and is now immortalised on this beautiful textured mother-of-pearl dial with engraving and miniature-painted appliqué. Limited to 25 pieces.
Coussin de Cartier
Cartier has always been a master of shapes – and on point about naming them, too. There’s the nail motif Juste un Clou, the Dali-esque Crash watch or the bath-shaped Baignoire. Now, enter the square – or pillow – shaped Coussin de Cartier, where a spiral of diamonds ring the watch face, with the stones coming in varying diameters for extra tactility and allure.
Seamaster Aqua Terra
To mark the watch’s 20th anniversary, Omega has launched a collection of Seamaster Aqua Terra models in new dial colours that range from ‘Aqua’ to ‘Terra’, reflecting the shades of both sea and land. The women’s 34mm range comes in Sea Blue, Lagoon Green, Sandstone, Shell Pink and Lavender, on bracelets that have been redesigned with rounded links.