The Pantone colours of the year might be grey and yellow – or Ultimate Grey and Illuminating, if we’re being specific – but in the watch world, the hue that companies are feeling appears to be green.
The latest company to affirm this is Audemars Piguet, which recently presented its 2021 novelties in a virtual session hosted by its CEO Henry-Francois Bennahmias.
Green dials characterise the manufacture’s latest crop of Royal Oak models. Complemented by a variety of finishes, the verdant hue colours the faces of the new platinum Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin, a Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph and three new Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon models.
Audemars Piguet traces its use of the colour back to its colourful stone dials – in brown, green and blue – from the ’70s. Not that one needs a reason when the results look this good.