The definition of "rainbow" in the name of the watch most often alludes to the bezel, decorated with baguette stones arranged in accordance with the rainbow spectrum. Colored sapphires can cover the lion's share of shades, which, as you know, are not only blue and blue, but also yellow, orange, pink, purple and even green. By the way, in last year's "rainbow" Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, exclusively colored sapphires were used - 36 stones adorn the bezel, 11 more baguettes serve as hour markers (the famous Rolex crown shines in gold at the 12-hour mark). The 2019 Rolex Oyster Day-Date 36 uses a total of 10 multicolored sapphires as hour markers (the date window is located at 3 o'clock).
Iridescent bezels adorn the intricate double-balanced skeleton Audemars Piguet and the Royal Oak Offshore chronograph, both featuring 32 colored sapphires. The same stones are used in the Chopard Imperiale jewelery watches with dark and white mother-of-pearl dials and in the ultra-modern titanium Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow chronographs. In two new limited edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-vous Celestial models64 polychrome sapphires, laid out along the rim, complement the astronomical picture of the world. The hand-painted mother-of-pearl dial is reminiscent of the aurora borealis. In its lower part, a disk with the constellations depicted on it rotates - the map of the starry sky makes a full counterclockwise revolution in 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds.
1) Imperiale, Chopard
2) Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow, Zenith
3) Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, Audemars Piguet
4) Big Bang One Click Rainbow King Gold 39 mm, Hublot
5) Rendez-vous Celestial, Jaeger-LeCoultre
6) La D de Dior Cocotte, Dior
7) Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Rolex
8) Rainbow, Dolce & Gabbana © Press Services
The maximum rainbow palette is presented in the Hublot Big Bang One Click Rainbow watch - colored stones of different cuts in a strictly verified order completely cover the bezel, dial and even the case. The rainbow picture is complemented by a multicolored alligator strap. In addition to blue, pink, yellow and orange sapphires, rubies, amethysts, blue topaz and tsavorites are also used. Dolce & Gabbana watches from the Rainbow set can also boast of a variety of minerals. The bezel and bracelet are lined with London topaz, green and pink tourmalines, lemon quartz, citrine, chrysolite, rhodolite, amethyst, Madeira-colored quartz.>