Colours are trending with a vengeance in horology this year, perhaps in celebration of a return to (somewhat) normal life after a long period of uncertainties

This story was originally published on April 21, 2022, and updated on September 19, 2022.

The recently ended Watches & Wonders 2022 was a veritable feast of colours. Watchmakers weren't afraid to play with vibrant shades in a blatant attempt to inject a sense of optimism and hope. Green is a popular choice but there is a wide palette of hues to choose from, making this year's collections of luxury watches one of the most fun yet. 

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Beyond Watches & Wonders, watchmakers have been brightening up throughout the year with TAG Heuer recently making a splash with its latest trio of Formula 1 Chronographs in red, green, and the rarely seen yellow. Urwerk launches the UR-100V in the even rarer shade of purple.

Scroll the gallery below for the 10 watches that caught our attention with their stunning use of colours.

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Photo 1 of 10 Urwerk UR-100V UltraViolet
Photo 2 of 10 Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d'Art with a dial decorated with a gold hummingbird against malachite background. The hummingbird also features blue and green opals.
Photo 3 of 10 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with azzurro blue dial finished in different techniques—sunray, grained and matt—for a textural effect
Photo 4 of 10 Louis Vuitton Tambour Slim Vivienne Jumping Hours with a skarn dial to evoke the green of a casino table
Photo 5 of 10 Chanel Boy.Friend Skeleton in red
Photo 6 of 10 Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date with green dial
Photo 7 of 10 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M 38mm with terracotta dial
Photo 8 of 10 TAG Heuer Formula 1 chronograph in vivid yellow
Photo 9 of 10 Van Cleef & Arpels the Lady Arpels Heures Florales adorned with pink and red blooms. Some petals open and close to tell time in a rather poetic manner.
Photo 10 of 10 Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium with a rotating ring of wheels set with green tsavorites
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