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Geneva Watch Days - Five Turquoise Timepieces to Cling on to Summer

Geneva Watch Days Five Turquoise Timepieces to Cling on to Summer

Could this be the best horological color to feel summery all year long?

If you are interested in the psychology of colors, turquoise is an interesting one. It is associated with calm, energy, creativity, emotional balance, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, patience, loyalty, and the list goes on. No wonder brands like Tiffany & Co. Canva, Siemens, Clinique, and Moroccan Oil have made it their corporate color.

This intense green/blue color can be found in nature in the gemstone of the same name, in tropical waters that lap white sandy beaches, or in the deep mineral-rich mountain lakes of Switzerland. It emits its color best in the sunshine, which is perhaps the reason why it is a color we associate most with summer.

During the Geneva Watch Days, a number of turquoise-colored timepieces popped up at different brands, so we decided to give you a little round-up of horological ideas to make you feel summery through the fall.

Bovet 19Thirty Guilloché

If there was one color that dominated Bovet’s novelties this summer, it was turquoise. After the success of the brand’s red guilloché dials, the manufacture has created a whole line of turquoise guilloché pieces. Photographed here is a model from the 19Thirty collection that was introduced in 2015 and inspired by a vintage pocket watch from 1930. It comes in a 42mm stainless steel Fleurier or Dimier case and features these beautiful off-centered dials with a guilloché engraving and this translucent turquoise enamel.

Cinq montres turquoise pour retenir l’été

19Thirty Guilloché © Bovet

Bianchet Tourbillon Openwork

We were delighted to discover a new brand during the fair called Bianchet. It was founded by Rodolfo and Emmanuelle Festa Bianchet, who after a successful career in Fintech, decided to follow their dream of creating their own brand. This first collection comes in a tonneau-shaped case with an openworked tourbillon movement, both of which follow the design rules of the Golden Ratio. They couple have a great eye for color and how to use it, as can be seen here with the carbon and turquoise version that includes turquoise hands, indexes, and a line around the case middle.

Cinq montres turquoise pour retenir l’été

Sub 200 C-Graph © Doxa

Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint

Maurice Lacroix’s Aikon line has become a huge success for the brand over the last few years, thanks to its rugged good looks and great value for money. This new Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint immediately caught our eye with its 44mm stainless steel matt black DLC case, embossed and sunray.

finished dial, and turquoise touches on the opaline small seconds subdial, hands and rubber strap. It is a color that works well for a sports watch as it is fresh and dynamic and reminds us of a clear blue sky.

Cinq montres turquoise pour retenir l’été

Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint © Maurice Lacroix

Doxa Sub 200 C-Graph

This timepiece isn’t new for Geneva Watch Days, but it was one of the watches we got to see during the fair. Doxa has been rocking colored timepieces for over 50 years now and this blue marine Caribbean collection says it all with its brightly colored dial and matching rubber strap. It is made for the ocean with an extendable metal bracelet that goes over a wetsuit, a robust chronograph caliber, and 200-meter water resistance.

Five Turquoise Timepieces to Cling on to Summer

Sub 200 C-Graph © Doxa

Oris Aquis Date Upcycle

Rocking a cool turquoise dial made out of ocean plastic, the Oris Aquis Date Upcycle is a fun sports watch with an important story. According to recent studies, a truckload of plastic ends up in the ocean every minute and there could well be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. With its “Change for the Better” program, Oris is taking steps to make a difference and raise awareness, and what better way to do it than with a great-looking watch that uses ocean plastic to indicate the time?

Five Turquoise Timepieces to Cling on to Summer

Aquis Date Upcycle © Oris

 

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