Cru 2018




We might reproach watchmaking for being too serious and rigorous, but it proves equally brilliant at fantasy with technical timewear that's big on colour.

Pink, green, purple, turquoise… for summer Audemars Piguet revisits its Royal Oak Offshore Diver in a new palate of hues. This Funky Colours edition teams a Méga Tapisserie decor on the dial with a rubber strap, and has been given an upgraded luminescent finish for perfect visibility in the water and a rotating bezel for timing dives. In this World Cup year that habitué of flashy watches, Hublot, is offering the connected watch all football fans were hoping for: the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM, in the colours of whichever team you're supporting.

Precious rainbow
More classical but also more fun, the Piaget Possession ladies' collection treats itself to shimmering outfits in fun combinations of gold, diamonds and steel. These watches have interchangeable coloured straps and some have dials decorated with ornamental stones. While Chanel's Boy.Friend and Chaumet's Class One see life in the pink, Chopard celebrates 30 years partnering the Mille Miglia race with a series of five watches in the colours of the racing nations: Rosso Corsa, Speed Silver, British Racing Green, Vintage Blue and Speed Yellow. Last but not least, Rolex illuminates its legendary Cosmograph Daytona with a rainbow of sapphires, Hermès offers the brightly coloured Arceau Casaque with a stylised horse's head, and Harry Winston presents the Premier Winston Candy flaunting a sparkling multi-coloured dial.