Every fashion house of note is positively bursting with color for summer and beyond. So intense and captivating is the trend that even classic, iconic watch brands are participating, with vibrant additions often bedecked with a touch of diamonds or gemstones and accented with state-of-the-art mechanical movements and all of the features that you would expect from a luxury timepiece.
From Cartier, this medium Ballon Bleu ($29,375) is crafted in 18k yellow gold and set with a double row of diamond brilliants. It houses an automatic movement and features a sapphire cabochon crown that is set into the case design for enchanted appeal. Meridien Jewelers, 525 E. Cooper Ave
From Hublot, this Big Bang Tutti Frutti Steel Lemon ($19,900) is set with 48 yellow sapphire baguettes. The steel watch is a mechanical movement that offers chronograph functions, including center seconds and a date indication at 4:00. Oster Jewelers, 251 Steele St., Denver, 303-572-1111
This all new Fendi Crazy Carats ($4,800) features a steel case with 18k gold bezel. This unique patented watch features an extra crown that, when turned, enables the wearer to change the gemstone indexes at will. The diamond at 12:00 is stationary, but each of the other gemstone marker stations is set with a bezel containing a choice of three colored gems--changeable by the turn of the crown. Fendi, 208 S. Mill St.
From Bertolucci, this Serena Garbo ($4,500) is crafted in stainless steel with an 18k rose-gold bezel and an orange matte calf/varnished alligator strap. The dial is a guilloche sunburst that gives extra depth and dimension to the ergonomically curved case. Osters, Denver, 305-572-1111