If there’s one big trend to spot in 2016, it’s blue’s big comeback. It may often be dropped for more popular, mainstream and easy to match colours like black, white and silver but blue has popped up in collections over the last few years. It keeps a low profile but it’s definitely here, often in the small details. Now it’s back and coating men’s and women’s watches ready to sail the high seas, walk the earth and travel the Milky Way as it washes over the straps.
Blue may be seen as cold in graphic art but it’s a colour that’s full of tone and life. Here are four examples to prove it.
When you think of blue, you naturally think of the ocean, the deep sea and whales. The colour whisks you off the coast to play at being an adventurer on or under the water which is exactly what Eterna’s Super KonTiki chronograph is made for. Its solid steel case (45mm diameter, 16mm thick) is topped by a rotating blue bezel; it houses the self-winding 3916A calibre which provides a 65-hour power reserve and the time, date and chronograph functions. The blue dial is dotted with luminescent triangular markers with the hours, minutes and chronograph seconds in the centre. Two blue counters at 9 and 3 o’clock display the seconds and chronograph minutes.
By Sharmila Bertin