Add a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your watch wardrobe with a design that embraces the subtle complexities of light and shade.
Coco Chanel said many quotable things – ‘fashion changes, but style endures’ – but the most tangible of her observations were surely those on colour. One time, she concluded: ‘I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.’
Even now, nearly half a century on from her death, black and white dominate Chanel collections. For far longer the yin and the yang of the colour spectrum have also shaped watch design, providing a consistent, failsafe palette for watch dials.
Increasingly, they’re also informing cases as bolder brands experiment with light and shade. The results can be spectacular – or perhaps that should be enduringly stylish.
Here’s a selection of pieces that embrace the monochromatic black and white palette.