Coloured high-tech ceramics make a big splash in the horology world.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
An update of a model with a red-blue “Pepsi” bezel in Cerachrom
– the brand’s registered gold or platinum-coated ceramic – which was launched in 2014. The twist? That “Pepsi” came with a white gold bracelet; this has a fivelink steel variation (inspired by the archives and dubbed the Jubilee) that lends this traveller’s watch a cool vintage appeal.
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Brown Co-axial Master Chronometer
A new automatic ladies model from the brand’s signature diving line. The ceramic dial and bezel come in a rich chocolate brown that’s set off with indexes in the brand’s patented 18K Sedna gold, resulting in one modern yet sophisticated number.
Rado True Thinline Colours
As recognised for their monochrome hues as their 4.9mm-thin profile (think two 50-cent coins stacked together), these quartzpowered ceramic watches now come coloured for the first time. In midnight blue, forest green, cognac brown and slate grey, the models recall the palette of Vermeer paintings with the green being a standout for its rare deep hue and polished finish.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic
Limited to 500 pieces, it’s the brand’s first watch made of coloured ceramic – the intense crimson hue is said to be more vibrant and the material harder than conventional hightech ceramic.