Men’s watches come in a myriad of styles and designs to accommodate varying tastes. But by and large, features like gold or silver tone, a glossy dial, elegant hands, and a fashionable bracelet are usually good indicators of a fine timepiece. However, a classy watch is not always restricted to these parameters. In fact, manufacturers are coming out with more and more classy but colorful men’s watches every year. This helpful overview highlights a few watches that display exuberant color while still maintaining a high level of style and class.
Colorful watches have been labeled over the years as perhaps being “juvenile.” However, premier companies like Invicta are working rigorously to dash the antiquated notions. A watch does not have to sacrifice color to preserve class, and Invicta’s Subaqua Collection proves this emphatically. These timepieces are always encased in 316L surgical stainless steel cases, possess only Swiss Made movements, and come in a variety of color options complete with ionic plating. Available with a beautiful lime green or sunshine yellow dial, this watch features a stylish, skeletonized lug to allow full visibility of its precise inner workings. Three semi-transparent sub-dials reveal the intricate mechanics of the date scale and Swiss ETA 251.272 Quartz Chronograph movement.
Another colorful entry in Invicta’s Subaqua Collection is the Men’s Reserve Combat. The black ionic-plated 316L surgical stainless steel case is complemented by a stunning royal blue dial. Three Semi-transparent sub-dials reveal the intricate working of the Swiss ETA 251.272 Quartz Chronograph movement. Beautiful and functional, the Combat is water resistant to an impressive 500 meters.
The Invicta Lupah Revolution is a newer model that has been turning heads due to its unique design and bold colors. The silver-tone stainless steel case is crafted in a daring round-rectangular design; and the stunning dial, available in brown or red, is protected by a Flame Fusion crystal that has been magnified and reinforced by a triple-layer of crystal coating. Three sub-dials are positioned around the piece’s unique center dial design, and proudly exhibit the Swiss ETA G10.211 Quartz Chronograph movement.
Invicta provides men with a plethora of options when it comes to watch styles. One of their more popular lines is the Russian Diver Collection, originally created to honor the 1959 watch commissioned by the Russian Naval Fleet. These watches are artfully oversized and crafted of surgical stainless steel or titanium, distinguished as being Invicta’s largest watches. Perhaps the most exciting, timepiece to come from this collection is the Quinotaur Extreme Grand Russian Diver. A simple, yet bold design, the Quinotaur comes in a traditional black dial/black strap combination as well as vibrant options of blue, red and yellow. Water resistant to 100 meters, the Quinotaur’s case is constructed in silver-tone stainless steel.
It is important to note that unique color does not always have to mean extremely vivid shades. Some timepieces have fun with subtle, understated tones that still vary from the expected watch palate. This is precisely what Renato has achieved with its Men’s Wilde-Beast Diamond Watch. Sturdy 316L stainless steel plated with 18K rose gold constructs the marvelous five-piece case adorned with approximately 3.44ct of diamonds. The round chocolate brown dial, fashioned with a unique carbon fiber, displays a date window at 4:00, rose-tone Arabic numerals at 8:00 and 12:00, and rose-tone luminous index markers at all remaining hour positions. Rose-tone sub-dials are located near 2:00, 6:00, and 10:00 with the Renato logo beneath 12:00. Also water resistant to 300 meters, a tapered, rose gold-plated stainless steel bracelet completes the Wilde-Beast from Renato. After looking at the Wilde-Beast, nobody will ever refer to brown as “drab” again!
Invicta’s Reserve Subaqua Venom Men’s Watch is truly amazing. The Venom’s signature 316L silver-tone stainless steel case protects a one-of-a-kind sunray dial, available in the vivid options of orange or green. A unidirectional rotating bezel has Arabic numerals at 10 second intervals, as well as scalloped edges where screw accents are located. The Venom’s bi-level dial comes in your choice of blue sunray or black matte, and has a very nautical aesthetic. A 1/10 second counter sits next to 2:00 while a second counter rests atop 6:00 and a minute counter is observed near 10:00. A black rubber strap keeps this exciting watch firmly gripped to your wrist, even at the Venom’s water resistant depth of 100 meters!
While years of conventional opinion may have deterred men from purchasing a colorful watch in years past, today’s watches are proving that vibrant colors do not detract from a watch’s class or style. In fact, many of these gorgeous pieces are notably enhanced by their colorful brilliance. With watchmakers constantly raising the bar and pushing the envelope, there is sure to be a daring yet classic timepiece out there for you!
Keith Truman is a freelance writer who writes about popular products such as Invicta watches.