Discover our selection of chromatic timepieces that have brightened up the world of horology.
It goes without saying that trends for luxury watches are as fast-changing as the ones in fashion. Right now, more and more brands in the industry are offering the flashy timepieces with dials sporting a rainbow of colors. Whether you consider them primarily as timepieces or jewelry pieces, here are five of our favorite rainbow watches for you to chase right now!
HYT’s Soonow Instant Rainbow
HYT showcases a fluid story in a captivating and colorful way with the new Soonow Instant Rainbow. This multi-colored timepiece—integrating HYT’s patented fluidic module—shows time and light performing their intrinsic magic, just as a ray of light interacts with water drops to create a rainbow. Its design is rooted in the truth that both are in constant motion. Up front, yellow and blue fluids, two of the three primary colors, trace the paths of elapsed and future time respectively. The other colors of the rainbow are spread across and around the dial with refined gradual shading. Lastly, we can see light dancing off this watch thanks to its 668 sapphires, amethysts and tsavorites in 14 color variations.
Breitling’s Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II
Earlier this year, Breitling introduced The Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition at the brand’s first-ever Summit Webcast. Long story short, the remarkable commitment of the healthcare professionals combined with the enthusiastic feedback for its first rainbow watch led Breitling to create the Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II. The watch features a blue dial and rainbow design elements. In particular, the aforementioned rainbow-inspired highlights are a clear link to the symbol that has come to represent support for frontline healthcare workers around the world. More importantly, the brand wanted to make a meaningful gesture in support of the aforementioned healthcare workers and is contributing part of the proceeds from sales of the new watch to charities in countries hit hardest by the pandemic.
Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Sapphire Rainbow
Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Sapphire Rainbow features transparency, radiance and robustness in unique shades. The watch sports a polished transparent composite resin skeleton dial up front which offers a striking contrast to the 48 baguette-cut colored gemstones paving a rainbow path on the white gold bezel. Powered by the HUB1280 UNICO manufacture self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel, this watch is limited to only 50 pieces.
Richard Mille’s RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo
The RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo is the outcome of Richard Mille’s desire to introduce contemporary art within haute horlogerie in an unprecedented manner. The case features a Carbon TPT case-band, a black ceramic bezel and a design tapers in two directions—in thickness from 9 to 3 o’clock and in height between 12 and 6 o’clock. In short, Richard Mille and street artist Cyril Kongo succeeded in taking an art essentially associated with large-scale urban murals and translate it for the horological world of micromechanics and precision, thereby making a leap from city walls to bridges, baseplates and sapphire dials of watchmaking.
Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked
The shimmering 18K Frosted Gold case and bracelet of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked are enhanced by a bezel set with 32 baguette-cut rainbow-colored sapphires. Furthermore, this boutique-exclusive piece also comes with a rhodium-toned open-worked dial, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Equipped with the Manufacture Calibre 3132 movement, the watch is completed with 18K white gold bracelet with an AP folding clasp.
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