When it comes to which watch brands are popular, we all know what we are talking about, and we can even name quite a few, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Omega, IWC, Panerai, Richard Mille, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and so on, including Rolex, which we are focusing on today, each of which can be said to be unique and distinctive in its own way.
However, when it comes to colour, it can honestly be said that not every brand has interpreted colour in such a way that it receives so much attention. For example, what would you say is the dominant colour of Patek Philippe? Black leather straps + white (stainless steel, white gold, platinum, etc.) cases are, I’m afraid, the image many people have. In fact, this is true of many watch brands, and not just one in particular. Patek Philippe, of course, does not focus much on colour, but it is notable for its complications and for the craftsmanship of its watches.
Perhaps some brands have not yet paid particular attention to the issue of colour, or perhaps some brands have introduced models in different colours but have not attracted much attention. In contrast, the colours of Rolex watches have attracted more attention. Here we talk about them separately.
Black is actually very serious, or very solemn, as in the case of the Qin dynasty in China.
Many of Rolex’s classic models have black dials, such as the Aquatimer, Airmaster, Sea Ambassador and Greenwich type. When you look at many watch brands, there are not many that can make so many black dials and get so much attention. Many brands are actually “immersed” in the world of white or light-coloured dials. Of course,fake rolex uk watches there is also a reason why they have introduced black dial watches, but they have not received so much attention.
Gold is a symbol of wealth, and in this respect the aesthetics are almost identical between East and West. The big gold Rolexes (the gold logbook or day date models are more popular) have always been an important part of the perception of Rolex for many watch enthusiasts.
However, gold can be very fussy, and if it is not used properly or matched well, it can easily create an incongruous look. Therefore, to hold the aura of gold, you do need to have a different aura to do so. A friend of mine once told how he liked gold watches but would not consider them yet because he was worried that he could not hold the aura of gold watches and wanted to wait until he was 60 years old before considering them.
Thirdly, the colour green
The colour green often represents abundant vitality or exuberance.
For this reason, there are many watch enthusiasts who are very attracted to the colour green. However, it is easy to see that there are very few brands that have really made the colour green a hit. One of the more iconic models is the Rolex Green Ghost, which is even now being hyped up. In addition, Rolex also has a green-bezeled Water Ghost and a green-dialed yellow gold Daytona, which are also popular.
Fourthly, mixing and matching colours
Mixing and matching colours actually highlights the colours even more. Therefore, it is not something that many brands are willing to try easily, after all, compared to the safe choice of colours, colour mixing is still relatively risky and can easily cause polarisation between those who like it and those who do not. However, some of Rolex’s colour-mixing models have attracted a lot of attention, notably the Daytona and Greenwich models.
For example, the combination of red and black, red and blue, also known as the Coke Circle or Pepsi Circle.
In the late 1950s, Rolex, in order to help an airline solve the problem of flying across time zones to see the time in different time zones, modified the original Turn-O-Graph Ref. 6202, the model with the 24-hour scale and bi-directional rotating bezel that would later appear. This dual time model was ordered in large numbers by the Peruvian military, and Rolex, in order to To distinguish the military version from the civilian version, Rolex made an all-blue colour scheme on the bezel. Later on, Rolex entered into a partnership with Coca-Cola, which split the colour of the ceramic bezel into red and black, or the “Coke ring”, as it is often called. The red and blue bezel model in collaboration with Pepsi is known as the “Pepsi Circle”.
There is also the Rainbow Dee, which is of interest to many watch fans. The so-called “Rainbow Di” is actually a colourful circle of diamonds around the outer bezel, as bright as a rainbow, and it even continues to the bridges and lugs with a few scattered diamonds, which is very luxurious. First seen at Baselworld 2012, this model comes in two versions, one in yellow gold with diamonds, model number 116598, and one in white gold with diamonds, model number 116599.
Objectively speaking, it is not easy for a brand to interpret the theme of colour to this extent, and it is especially not easy to make the element of colour both eye-catching and heart-grabbing, and still marketable. However, we should also see that not all watch aficionados are interested in a model with such a prominent colour or shade, and these are quite normal.