8 Rainbow watches that make a vibrant statement on your wrist

Follow the rainbow


By Benedict Unang

8 Rainbow watches that make a vibrant statement on your wrist

Many people may not know this, but Rolex was the first luxury watch designer to explore rainbow-coloured watches in the 1980s, with colourful sapphires adorning the iconic Cellini models. However, it wasn’t until 2012 that the trend gained traction, notably when Rolex debuted the Rainbow Cosmograph Daytona at Baselworld. The masterpiece ultimately ignited the rainbow wave, and more luxury watchmakers have since followed suit. 

Ahead, we’ve rounded up eight luxury watches that perfectly capture the vivid vibes, including the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 and the Tag Heuer Carrera Polychrome.


Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 is the pinnacle of elegance and comfort. This timepiece resides in an Everose gold case and boasts 10 baguette-cut, rainbow-coloured sapphires adorning the hour markers that harmonise with the diamond-paved dial. While the bezel is studded with diamonds, the bracelet features a diamond-set President bracelet with semi-circular three-piece links for added bling. 

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Hublot Big Bang One Click Rainbow King Gold

Hublot amplifies its distinctive designs and cutting-edge materials with the Big Bang One Click Rainbow King Gold, which mixes hues with excellent craftsmanship. The Swiss watchmaker refreshes its flagship model, the Big Bang, with 48 baguette-cut coloured gemstones on the bezel and 307 vivid jewels on the dial. It also has multi-coloured alligator leather straps to complete the vibrant look.

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Zenith Defy 21 Chroma

The Zenith Defy 21 Chroma is an attractive option if you prefer something more subtle with unassuming pops of colour. This watch comes in a matte white ceramic case and sports a rainbow-hued movement that shines through the open dial, along with hour markers in an array of tones. In addition to the yellow rubber that hugs the crown, a closer glance reveals rainbow stitching on its white rubber strap. 

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Richard Mille RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo

Although the RM 68-01 by Richard Mille doesn’t feature a rainbow bezel, it serves as a canvas to introduce modern art into the realm of luxury watches. This idea comes to life through French street artist Cyril Kongo’s painting on the baseplate of the Tourbillon movement and the inner bezel in an indelible palette of bright colours. Fun fact: It takes more than a year to perfect Kongo’s painting technique.

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Jacob & Co Brilliant Full Baguette Rainbow White Gold

If you’re on a quest for a timepiece that screams rainbow, the Jacob & Co Brilliant Full Baguette Rainbow White Gold checks all the boxes. The bejewelled beauty sports an invisible dial embellished with 152 baguette-cut precious sapphires, with its white gold leaf hands driven by the Swiss JCGQ01 movement. On top of that, the white gold case is subtly studded with 159 baguette-cut precious stones, and the crown is adorned with 12 baguette-cut multi-coloured sapphires and one rose-cut sapphire.

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Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce ‘Rainbow’

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce ‘Rainbow’ effortlessly blends sporty style with exceptional artistry highlighted by precious stones. Powered by Calibre CH 28-520, this wristwatch sits in a rose gold case that frames the white mother-of-pearl dial embossed with an Aquanaut motif, as well as 12 multicoloured sapphire hour markers. Further, the bezel is encrusted with 40 diamonds and 40 rainbow sapphires for a vibrant pop of colour. 

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Breitling Superocean Heritage ‘57 Special Edition II

The Superocean Heritage ’57 Special Edition II evokes Breitling’s notion of conscious luxury with purpose, but with a playful twist. Inspired by the casual, laid-back surfing lifestyle of the 1960s, this watch features oversized rainbow-coloured indices and hands that compliment the polished denim blue dial. Likewise, the mesh band that comes with it pairs well with the ceramic bezel.

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Tag Heuer Carrera Polychrome

The Tag Heuer Carrera has often been deemed the height of sports elegance, but the Polychrome model raises it even further. Limited to 150 pieces, this chronograph is encased by a 45mm case crafted from grade 5 titanium with a black PVD treatment and offers a distinctive rainbow dial that makes a striking statement. Aside from the unmistakably contemporary design, it’s powered by the Calibre HEUER02T, which has a power reserve of 65 hours.

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