The Colours of Spring At BaselWorld By Maria Doulton, Founder of The Jewellery Editor

Colourful watches from Dior, DeLaneau, de Grisogono, Omega and Chopard got Baselworld off to a bright start, as Maria Doulton from The Jewellery Editor reports.

Spring has arrived in Switzerland and at BaselWorld, the flags are flying in the sun and the flowers are in full bloom. There is plenty of colour inside the vast, newly revamped halls of the fair too, as bright and breezy tones are once again in favour.

La Mini D Dior watch with neon strap, steel case, diamond-set bezel and black mother-of-pearl dial.

La Mini D Dior watch with neon strap, steel case, diamond-set bezel and black mother-of-pearl dial.

Dior presents the La D Mini, with a neon patent leather strap for a bold colour fix, while Chopard’s new My Happy Sport Bespoke Passion lets you mix and match your colours and diamonds. I love the bright rubber straps for a fun look for summer.

Chopard My Happy Sport Bespoke Passion watch with pink alligator strap.

Chopard My Happy Sport Bespoke Passion watch with pink alligator strap.

DeLaneau, the Swiss house that makes an art out of painted enamel dials, brings the soft hues of Impressionist paintings to its miniature canvases. The Flower Field range tests the skills of its three in-house artists, who have captured the hazy beauty of this art style. Like a Cezanne or Monet, each one is unique.

DeLaneau's Atame Flower Field watch captures the beauty of the Impressionist art style on its hand-painted enamel dial.

DeLaneau’s Atame Flower Field watch captures the beauty of the Impressionist art style on its hand-painted enamel dial.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, de Grisogono’s Sugar watches sparkle with emeralds, orange and blue sapphires and, of course, diamonds. With their cascade of gems, these watches are made for the dance floor – the precious stones on the side of the watch move with each flick of the wrist.

The full collection of de Grisogono Sugar watches with gem-set sides.

The full collection of de Grisogono Sugar watches with gem-set sides.

A hint of colour lights up Omega’s new Ladymatic dials in soft pastel hues for a pretty and very wearable look. Combining a mechanical movement with precious metals and stones, the Ladymatic is fast becoming Omega’s most iconic women’s watch.

The new Ladymatic watch by Omega in stainless steel, with a pretty pink mother-of-pearl dial, diamond hour markers and pavé diamonds decorating the case.

The new Ladymatic watch by Omega in stainless steel, with a pretty pink mother-of-pearl dial, diamond hour markers and pavé diamonds decorating the case.

Maria Doulton is the founder of The Jewellery Editor.