Brown is the new blue?

Brown is the new blue?

Postby koimaster » May 24th 2017, 9:35am

In a Sea of Blue, High-End Watch Makers Also Bet on Brown

(Bloomberg) -- As the many tens of thousands of clocks tick down on Baselworld 2017, nearly all of the trend pieces note that watchmakers are feeling kind of blue.

From the cool-as-a-pool tone of Nomos Glashuette’s Ahoi Neomatik Signalblau to the forceful navy of Breguet’s Marine Équation Marchante 5887 to the classic coloration of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, horologists’ infatuation with azure seems, this year, to know no limit.

But if you prefer earth to surf, or the warmth of wood to the chill of lapis lazuli, Baselworld offered many cutting-edge watches in brown, too. Not a few of these are the umber brothers of blue models that began their rise to prominence about three years ago and are now ubiquitous. If your acquisition of a timepiece involves hatching a plan to stand out from the pack, then you will want to check them out.

The trend is partly related to the move toward heritage pieces—many of these dials evoke a shade collectors call “tropical brown,” a sun-faded black for which dealers of vintage Omegas, Rolexes, and Heuers often charge a hefty premium. Despite the nomenclature, these homages to those artifacts will prove dashing at all latitudes.


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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby biglove » May 24th 2017, 10:16am

Not that my Citizen Attesa is anything close to haute; but, the brown dial is one of the things that caught my eye. Could have bought it in blue or white; but, one doesn't see many brown dials out there in the wild. At least I haven't.
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby conjurer » May 24th 2017, 10:30am

We can thank Rick Kalina for this.
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby iwasbanned » May 24th 2017, 11:29am

when i purchased my nomos blaugold, they also had a nomos braungold which was pretty nice as well:
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby JAS1125 » May 24th 2017, 12:58pm

Never cared for brown..eventually sold every one I tried
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby foghorn » May 24th 2017, 1:00pm

JAS1125 wrote:Never cared for brown..eventually sold every one I tried




Me too.
Had two.
No longer do.
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby eddiea » May 24th 2017, 2:18pm

iwasbanned wrote:when i purchased my nomos blaugold, they also had a nomos braungold which was pretty nice as well:
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That's cool , love brown dials ......
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby Racer-X » May 24th 2017, 4:26pm

foghorn wrote:
JAS1125 wrote:Never cared for brown..eventually sold every one I tried


Me too.
Had two.
No longer do.


Well, it's more of a Root Beer color.

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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby smellody » May 24th 2017, 6:11pm

I like my new brown one.
   
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby conjurer » May 24th 2017, 6:41pm

smellody wrote:I like my new brown one.


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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby smellody » May 24th 2017, 8:09pm

This
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Not doo doo ya dork.
   
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby conjurer » May 24th 2017, 9:53pm

smellody wrote:This
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Not doo doo ya dork.


All righty then. As you were!!
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Re: Brown is the new blue?

Postby bobbee » May 24th 2017, 10:03pm

I sold this recently, wishing I hadn't. 1979 DS4.




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