olor is emerging as a strong trend in watches. New shades are showing up, not just in sports watches, which have traditionally flashed brightly colored dial highlights to enhance readability, but C COLOR BOOST also in dress watches, with artfully hued dials that add extra style and personality. Seiko is at the forefront of the trend, with new pieces in both its dressy Presage collection and its sporty Diver’s collection, showing off subtly colored dials. Blue and green are the most prominent colors in dial tones at the moment. Blue is the color of casual sportiness, and it looks good with cases and bracelets in any metal: white, rose, or yellow. Green is a statement maker that symbolizes nature, youth, and spring time. From forest green to military green to pastel hues, green is a color for individualists. Other colors, such as rust, brown, and ice blue, are even more unique and have the power to create a strong sense of individual style. The signature feature of Seiko’s Presage collection is the artistic dials. Shadows and light play over the peaks and valleys of artfully textured dials, a feature that is emphasized and brought to life with added color. The sports watches are also getting a color lift. As one of the brands that helped to develop water resistant watches in the 1940s, Seiko is now famous for its wide range of professionally rated dive watches. The Automatic Diver’s watch line is water resistant to 200 meters, and contains an automatic mechanical movement. The unidirectional rotating bezel is designed to time deep dives, and the luminescent hands and markers are guaranteed to offer optimum visibility under water. The new ice blue and green dials make these watches as fashionable as they are tough.
Presage SPB167 Sharp Edged $1,000.
Prospex SPB177 Ice Diver USA Special Edition $900.
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