Here’s one that will get fans of the Santos de Cartier smiling: Following up on the blue-dialled version, the model has been updated with a deep green dial with a gradated, metallic finish. Each dial is created by applying a thin layer of tinted lacquer. This 39.8mm steel timepiece is powered by Cartier’s 1847 MC self-winding movement.
This year, IWC launches its new Ingenieur Automatic 40 timepieces based on the Ingenieur SL designed by the famed Gerald Genta in the 1970s. Of the four new references, this one stands out with the bold green Aqua hue that colours the watch’s grid-patterned dial. The 40mm steel watch is powered by the self-winding in-house 32111 calibre.
Audemars Piguet certainly hits it out of the ballpark with the first 37mm Royal Oak in yellow gold since 2018. Providing gorgeous contrast to the case is a dial made of Mexican turquoise. To produce it, each slender disc of turquoise — just 0.75mm in thickness — is ground, sandblasted, and polished. The self-winding in-house Calibre 5900 drives this timepiece.
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Soon after its introduction in 1931, the Reverso was launched with coloured dials. The latest versions of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds pick up on this thread. The model here features a burgundy lacquer dial in a redesigned pink gold case, which is almost 1mm thinner with a thickness of just 7.56mm. Within the watch beats the hand-wound manufacture Calibre 822.
In the 60th anniversary year of Tag Heuer’s classic racing-inspired Carrera, the Carrera Date watches, at 36mm, are the smallest of the brand’s new releases. But there’s no way you can miss them, especially when it comes to the edition with a hot-pink dial. The steel timepiece now has a slimmer case profile, a tapered bracelet, and an upgraded movement in the form of the Calibre 7 Automatic.
The dials of the watches in Montblanc’s 8000 Capsule Collection are strikingly grey, but the hue itself is just part of the story. Look closer at the 1858 Montblanc Automatic Date Zero Oxygen The 8000, and you will see the textured, glacier-inspired pattern that replicates the colour and texture of rock and ice at peaks 8,000m above sea level. The 41-mm timepiece is powered by the automatic calibre MB 24.15.
Known for its knack for creating high-tech materials with ultra-saturated colours, Hublot now releases the Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Magic. The 42-mm tonneau-shaped timepiece is housed in a polished yellow ceramic case topped with a matching bezel. Powering this cheerful timepiece is the MHUB4700 self-winding skeleton chronograph movement.
Following the 41mm Defy Skyline models launched last year, Zenith now introduces 36mm editions. The steel timepieces are available in three colours — pastel pink (shown here), dark blue or pastel green, all in a metallic finish. Engraved star motifs add further interest to the faces. These sporty-chic watches are powered by an Elite 670 in-house automatic movement.
As if its Grand Central Tourbillon wasn’t attention-grabbing enough with its outsized shape, Franck Muller now releases new, colourful iterations of the self-winding watch. Measuring 52.65 by 36.5mm, the Grand Central Tourbillon Flash uses electric shades of orange, green or blue for key accents — the acrylic indexes, the arrow on the tourbillon cage, and the calfskin-lined nylon strap.