Colourful watch dials for the Northern summer

These latest releases from Omega and Panerai are sure to complement your summer style.

By Sony Thomas

Nothing captures the essence of the Northern summer and evokes the warmth and energy of the vibrant season like colours do. Incorporating summery hues into your wardrobe and home décor lets you capture the spirit of the season and enhance your summer experience. Equally apt for the season are watches with dials in colours that conjure up images of the sky, the sea, sand, greenery, and flowers. Thankfully, just in time, two major watchmakers have come out with timepieces that embrace exciting shades inspired by nature.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Shades

Omega’s new collection of watch dials in its Aqua Terra range is just perfect for the Northern summer. The Aqua Terra Shades collection, shown in 2022 but launched this year, offers a bold array of 10 dial variants that feature unique tones encapsulating the spirit of the season. These include Atlantic Blue, Bay Green, Sandstone, Saffron and Terracotta in 38 mm, and Sea Blue, Lagoon Green, Shell Pink, Lavender, and Sandstone in 34mm.  Crafted from brass and sun-brushed from the centre, the dials offer great depth and visual interest. In the 38 mm models, the dials feature traditional rhodium-plated hands and indexes, while in the 34 mm range, the dials are enriched with 18K white gold for the hands and indexes that contrast beautifully against the sun-brushed surface. The watches are offered in polished stainless-steel cases and are powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 movement, ensuring precision and reliability. For those looking for an added touch of luxury, there are two additional models available in 18K Sedna and Moonshine gold.

Panerai Luminor Due Pastello

Panerai’s new Luminor Due Pastello collection features three new models with colour gradient dials. Offered in 38 mm case sizes, these models are positioned as a contemporary and urban interpretation of Panerai’s larger and bolder Luminor watches. This new collection showcases the watchmaker’s first-ever pastel dials in light blue Ref. PAM01309, green Ref. PAM01311, and powdery pink Ref. PAM01319. The sandwich dials, featuring white Super-Luminova that glows green in the dark, have a double-finishing polish with a gradient effect from a lighter top to a darker bottom. All three options include a date display at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. Complementing the polished steel case is a metal bracelet inspired by Panerai’s crown-protection device, with each link bearing the iconic semi-oval profile of the safety-lock system. The automatic P.900 calibre that powers the Luminor Due 38mm models offers a three-day power reserve. The Luminor Due Collection is part of a boutique exclusive programme, with each dial shade limited to 500 pieces per year, adding exclusivity to these remarkable timepieces.

Whether you’re lounging by the beach or exploring the outdoors, one of these colourful watch dials from Omega and Panerai could be the perfect accessory to complement your summer style.

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