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Ten blue watches at SIHH
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Ten blue watches at SIHH

Tuesday, 26 January 2016
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Marie de Pimodan-Bugnon
Freelance journalist

“One must be absolutely modern.”

Arthur Rimbaud

It takes passion, a healthy dose of curiosity and a sense of wonderment to convey the innumerable facets of watchmaking…

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Watchmakers have been swept away on an indigo wave. An immersion, in images, in the multiple shades of time turned blue.

The colour of kings, Yves Klein’s trademark, blue is unquestionably one of the stars of the 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Is there a watchmaker out there who has never explored its hues? Indigo or azure, sky or cerulean, teal or navy, the year’s collections revel in a vast palette of fashionably chic blues. Dials as blue as the ocean’s deep or as luminous as the sky, hands heated over flames to ignite desire, colourful straps that bring originality to the wrist. Once the exception to the rule, blue has become one of watchmakers’ go-to colours. Whether matched with the soft sheen of pink gold, the warmth of yellow gold, or contrasting with the icy purity of steel, blue has the faculty to adapt to every style and material. Better still, blue is for men and for women, a unisex colour that recounts watchmaking’s noble origins. Blue for the blood that runs in its veins…

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