Nothing has the power to elevate your look quite like well-chosen accessories. Handbags can add a final flourish, while a simple shoe change can create an entirely new aesthetic. As such, accessories should never be overlooked or under-appreciated. Of course, we give every accessory its due consideration before we make that all-important purchase, but, in our opinion, none require more thought than watches.
Watches are personal and become an intrinsic part of your signature style—something that people instantly notice about you as you rarely take them off—so it’s certainly worth putting in the effort to find the perfect one. That, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun with your watch selection—in fact, bolder watches can have a bigger pay-off and will make more of an impact when it comes to honing your look. And this season, as the fashion world embraces colour in all its joyful glory, we’ve found the ideal It watches to go with.
Hailing from Switzerland, the watch capital of the world, Rado has become known in fashion circles for its directional designs. Acknowledged as the master of materials, Rado has revolutionised traditional watchmaking, leading the industry by introducing ultra-light, high-tech ceramic watch styles in beautiful bright colours—the calibre of which is previously unseen. Award-winning with countless accolades to its name, Rado is widely considered the most forward-thinking design player in the business today, making it a need-to-know brand if you think yourself a luxury accessory devotee.
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Right now, there is a particular Rado collection that's caught our eye and that fits in with 2021's bold mood; its partnership with Les Couleurs Suisse. Les Couleurs Suisse is an organisation granted authority by the Foundation Le Corbusier to license the acclaimed designer, Le Corbusier's, original palette of striking architectural colours, known as Architectural Polychromy. Truly a collection for the design aficionados, only Rado has permission to produce these nine colours, making them a rarity—something that's hard to come by in fashion these days.
A bursting rainbow of colour, Rado's watches are a potent blend of style and substance, designed to last and love for a lifetime. Using only the finest materials, Rado's pioneering use of high-tech ceramic means its designs are durable whilst being light, comfortable to wear, and beautiful to look at. Scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic to boot, Rado's wrist candy ticks every watch box you can think of, without scrimping on style.
With so many sleek colours to choose from, we've whittled down our favourites from Rado's True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier collection. Owing to their versatility and enduring fashion clout, these are shades we find ourselves consistently gravitating towards when we consider making a premium accessory purchase—and we can't think of a better way to channel these on-trend tones than by way of a Rado watch. Scroll below to see our pick of the prettiest colours, then continue on to browse the rest of the Rado True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier collection.
For those looking to inject their wardrobes with a dose of colour, yellow is a chic solution. From the same colour family as camel and biscuit, yellow tones will blend in more seamlessly with your existing wares than you might think. With everything from loud marigold to mellow butter making an appearance, you're sure to find a shade to suit your taste with a Rado watch.
Whether you prefer the sharp classicist feel of stand-out tomato or the more subtle sophistication of blush, red and pink consistently appear on the style agenda season after season. Different saturations of the same hue, red and pink work wth a multitude of other colours, making them one of the most versatile shades to invest in.
Elegant and versatile, classic greens will always be a fashion protagonist. Depending on its vibrancy, you can use green accessories to dial down or amp up your ensembles. Deep tones are a mainstay, as they provide a playful alternative to black and grey, but we’ve noticed that pastels and sage are proving increasingly popular, too.
We think there's a place in every accessory arsenal for a bright timepiece. Still, if you consider yourself a minimalist, you'll be pleased to learn that Rado's True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier collection also features an edit of neutral tones. With timeless camel taupe, charcoal, these watches will further enhance a refined wardrobe colour palette.