Baselworld trends #1: colours in fine watchmaking for Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel and Tudor
As for fashion, also fine watchmaking introduces colours!
The strongest position is the Rolex’s one. The enriched Oyster Perpetual collection, the first Rolex price, includes a new 39mm case and many new dials for all sizes. The most appreciated colours were the ones of the nature: green, red grape and white grape.
The colour is main character also in the Pearlmaster collection. A new 39mm size, with the new caliber 3255, is enriched with three different bezel colour: green and yellow, purple and blue, yellow and orange. The same colour dial is a very good option to give a strong look to the watch.
Tudor designs a new Fastrider chronograph with brushed steel case and matt finish. Angular and detailed, it recalls the body of a motorcycle, and the referral to engine world is clear with the leather strap: an interpretation of typical leather saddles with gadroons, offering an additional sporty effect. It holds a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of approximately 46 hours, providing a calendar function with rapid corrector which may be read through an aperture positioned at 4.30. This watch is available with three different dial options: red, green or yellow.
Color is introduced also at Patek Philippe. The new annual calendars for woman, ref. 4748G and 4748R are dressed with cherry red, on the rose gold, and ocean blue, as the dial for the white gold version. Blue is a strong trend this year in the collections of many brands, as we will see in the next posts!
Chanel introduces lighter colours: together with the evergreen white of the J12, a limited edition for 2015 will have the bezel coloured on light pink, light blue and light green.