As buds burst and nature blossoms, watchmakers offer a riot of color in pieces that bloom on the wrist.
FROM LEFT: Classic elegance and colorful éclat define this Cartier Clé de Cartier 35mm ($29,100). The rhodiumized 18k white-gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch features a Manufacture self-winding, mechanical movement, caliber 1847MC. A flainqué sunray effect brings depth to the dial that is elegantly offset by blue-steel sword shaped hands. The fuschia pink alligator strap adds a dramatic burst of color. Bellusso, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-650-2988
IWC’s Portofino Automatic Moonphase 37 ($8,500) blends stunning shade, lunar loveliness and exceptional craftsmanship in one peerless piece. The stainless steel case houses a white mother-of-pearl dial that is accentuated by 12 diamonds and contains a self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The green alligator strap by Santoni lets this handsome watch make a colorful leap into spring. Bellusso, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-650-2988
Richard Mille offers a pop of pink this season with this special RM 07-01 ($100,000). The classic tonneau-shaped case is crafted from pink ceramic and red gold and houses a skeletonized dial. The automatic caliber CRMA2 movement is exclusive to this timepiece. The inner dial glitters with pavé diamonds and has luminescent red-gold hour and minute hands with drop-shaped hour batons. The Shops at Crystals, 702-588-7272
“April… hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” wrote William Shakespeare in “Sonnet 98.” Indeed, the boundless energy of nature’s rebirth has been an inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. And like the Bard, some of the world’s finest watchmakers use springtime as an occasion to express their artistic skill in pieces that celebrate color and high style on the outside and engineering excellence on the inside. Shimmering precious metals, mother-of-pearl accents, and dazzling gemstones enhance the hues of the season. These creations may measure time, but like a beautifully turned sonnet, their appeal is timeless.