SHADES OF EMERALD | Solitaire Magazine


Luxury timepieces constantly evolve, often revolving around trends like watch case materials, new types of straps, or innovative mechanisms and complications. In the quest for ever more desirable products, tried-and-true watchmaking standards are reintepreted and updated. This is where the use of colour comes to the fore, as a useful tool to differentiate the new from the usual. SolitaireLuxe celebrates spectacular green timepieces.



A part of its iconic Cintrèe Curvex line, the Casablance 8880 CDT celebrates a dynamic, classic, and inventive style. Its directive numerals, a symbol of the brand, allow perfect visibility and distinguishes it from other brands. This series comes in yellow, green, orange, and blue dials, and is available in stainless steel with PVD treatment.




DeLaneau once earned the title of ‘The Jeweller of Watches’, through its creations of colourful jewellery timepieces. One of the brand’s boldest creations, the Grave Demantoids, comes in white gold case set with 58 diamonds, topped with a Grand Feu enammelled dial. Its white gold cuff bracelet set with 245 demantoids (the highest form of green garnet) and 415 diamonds.




In this numbered edition by Van Cleef & Arepls, the Lady Arpels Jour Nuit Coccinelles features ladybirds and four-leaf clovers, regarded as symbols of luck. It has a mechanical automatic movement driving the hour and minute hands, with an additional 24-hour module powering a disc lying behind the over-dial featuring the four-leaf clovers. By day, a disk of cloisonné enamel reveals two ladybirds; and by night, delicate flowers glitter like a sea of stars. The watch’s case is 38mm, with diamond-set bezel, a dark green alligator strap, and a white gold pin buckle set with diamonds.




The Picadilly Princess Royal Emerald Green is the third in a series of five unique watches by Backes and Strauss, following the release of the Picadilly Princess Royal Blue in early 2015. The series commemorates the 225th anniversary of the manufacture, whose creations are inspired by London’s regency era. The vibrant green jewels reflect London’s devotion to its lush green parks, displaying 245 Zambian emerald with 10 different cuts.




Inspired from an Hermès silk scarf by Mexican graphic designer Laetitia Bianchi, Hermès’ Slim d’Hermès Mille Fleurs du Mexique watch features a mother-of-pearl dial used as a canvas to highlight the art of miniature painting. Limited to only six pieces, the watch also emphasises the “Mille Fleurs” motif with an array of cut leaves and flowers, evocative of the 15th and 16th century tapestries after which it is named. The 39.5mm dial is encased in white gold complete with an alligator strap.