It’s not yet 2023 but everybody’s already on board the Barbiecore train. Celebrities from Megan Fox to Winnie Harlow have all been spotted decked out in all-pink ensembles—and have you seen Dua Lipa’s bright fuchsia pink ‘do?
So obviously there are a million and one ways to rock the Barbiecore trend, whether it’s through clothing, beauty, bags and shoes… But don’t forget timepieces too, as the pickings are rich with glamorous luxury watches dressed in pink.
Brands on the ultra-high end have hit upon splendid ideas in embracing this feminine hue, either through gorgeous gemstones or high-tech materials such as sapphire crystal or Quartz TPT as avant-garde watchmaker Richard Mille has done.
So check out Vogue Singapore’s timepieces edit featuring the best pink watches for some haute horlogerie inspiration, and where to get your hands on the season’s chicest designs.
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Richard Mille Tourbillon RM38-02 Bubba Watson
Launched in early 2022, the RM38-02 Bubba Watson was a long time coming for Richard Mille. Bubba Watson, the prodigious American golfer who is a Richard Mille brand ambassador, requested for a pink watch as long as 10 years ago. This year, the brand finally managed to create one that not only fulfilled Watson’s dream, but also met the watchmaker’s high demands.
Made of Quartz TPT, the case is completely on-point for Barbiecore if there were a Golf Barbie, this would be the watch she’s wearing. Those bright pink striations against a matte white background are unique to Richard Mille thanks to its proprietary fabrication techniques. You can even see layers of black and pink on the side of the watch.
And although it’s designed for Watson, we can definitely see lady golfers rocking this timepiece whether on the green or at the most glamorous parties.
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Pink Tourmaline
Rainbow watches? Been there done that, says Audemars Piguet. Instead, the manufacture presented its latest take on this scintillating trend—the rainbow collection. Continuing its celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet released two sets of 10 watches, each of them fully paved with baguette-cut coloured gemstones. When placed altogether, they form a Royal Oak rainbow collection like no other.
In addition to the Big Three stones—rubies, emeralds, and blue sapphires—the collection features gemstones rarely seen in the haute horlogerie world. Tanzanites, yellow chrysoberyls, amethysts, blue topaz, orange spessartites, tsavorite garnets, and last but not least pink tourmalines.
A total of 800 gemstones all of the exact same hue were set onto each timepiece by stone-setting specialist, Salanitro, which is a long-time partner of Audemars Piguet.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Heures Florales
As always, Van Cleef & Arpels thrills us with the most enchanting high complication timepieces, and the Lady Arpels Heures Florales doesn’t just play with the time but evokes the seasons, too. This stunning timepiece is completely unconventional in the way it displays the hours and minutes, teasing the wearer as it encourages her (or him) to not be hurried by time’s relentless passage.
Inspiration for this piece came from Linnaeus’ Flower Clock, a garden plan that uses different plants and flora that open or close their petals at different times of the day to accurate depict the time. This is how the Lady Arpels Heures Florale manages to offer a new dimension to Van Cleef & Arpels’ Enchanting Nature theme of haute horlogerie.
Depending on the time of the day, these cherry blossoms will open and then close, animating this metiers d’art infused dial with poetic beauty.
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Zenith Chronomaster Original Pink
Because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink is such the perfect colour to be wearing in October and Zenith took the opportunity to show how much it supports this worthy cause by creating the Chronomaster Original Pink. Only available for this month, a portion of sales proceeds will go directly to the Susan G Komen Foundation.
To amplify the efforts behind the organisation and the creation of this unique timepiece, Zenith also hosted its DreamHers event in Singapore, bringing six trailblazing women from all over the world to our Little Red Dot.
Along with our very own Sheila Sim, the gala evening at Chijmes saw Japanese actress Chiaki Horan, Extreme E racer Catie Munnings, health and wellness coach Melody Hsu, violinist Esther Abrami, and Spanish actress, model, and LGBT activist, Lola Rodriguez forming a discussion panel on women empowerment for the future.
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Chanel Code Coco Electro
The world of Chanel might be rooted in black and white (with the occasional burst of red or beige) but don’t be surprised to see the maison getting comfy with hot pink. Its Electro collection which debuted in 2021 still manages to make shockwaves in fashion and watchmaking circles—testament to how crazy the pieces were.
The maison created EDM-themed versions of its core timepieces, from the J12 and the Première to the Boy.Friend and the Code Coco, and the latter was what truly blew our minds off. Wearing like the hottest cuff bracelet you could ever lay your hands on, it unlocks with the signature Code Coco clasp, and tells the time so discreetly you would never, ever, feel hurried with it on the wrist.
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Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève
Fashion and accessories might be Louis Vuitton’s forte but in case you hadn’t already noticed the French luxury giant has made great strides in the world of luxury horology. The iconic Tambour which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year now exists in a plethora of different versions, from the Tambour Curve to the Tambour Slim to the Tambour Moon. This latter model is known for its svelte concave case shape that is reminiscent of a crescent moon, hence the name.
In this grand complication iteration first introduced in 2021 which combines the flying tourbillon regulator with a fully open-worked movement, the maison amplifies the effect of the movement’s vast emptiness by intensifying its ethereal lightness. Using transparent sapphire, tinted a beautiful blush shade of pink in this version, you can see through the timepiece from all directions with crystal clarity.
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Harry Winston Emerald
Fans of the American jeweller who was nicknamed the King of Diamonds as well as jeweller to the stars will know that Harry Winston and emerald cut diamonds go back a long way. Regarded by the maison’s eponymous founder as the most beautiful of all diamond cuts, emerald-cut gemstones have inspired the brand to design more than jewellery creations. It has also influenced the interiors of the Harry Winston flagship salon in New York Fifth Avenue, as well as an entire line of timepieces named after the cut.
The Harry Winston Emerald gainfully embraces the faceted rectangular shape, and wears elegantly on all wrists, whether men or women. Since 2021, Harry Winston has also expanded the Emerald collection to include new models paired with ultra-chic satin straps in single or double tour designs, such as this one in sweet light pink. Echoing the lovely hue are three pink sapphire gemstones set on the mother-of-pearl dial, the most prominent of which is an emerald-cut stone set at 12 o’clock, while brilliant cut diamonds fill up the bezel and an inner row on the dial.
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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M
Sporty watches can look cute and feminine too, as Omega proves with the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M. Among the brand’s top highlights of 2022, the new collection comes in a plethora of darling pastel dials which come complete with a striking sunburst effect that shimmers with a beautiful play of light.
This 34mm all-stainless steel model make for an ideal daily timepiece as its finely finished case and bracelet are as versatile as they are timeless. Well-equipped for undersea adventures thanks to 150 metre water resistance, this timepiece expresses the sporty yet feminine spirit of anyone who chooses to wear it on the wrist.
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Bulgari LVCEA watch
Jewellery watches are usually all about the gemstones, and while this smouldering new LVCEA model does indeed shine with its fair share of diamonds, it brings something extra to the fore. Something that métiers d’arts aficionados will definitely appreciate. Within the signature LVCEA case with its integrated mobile lugs and crown set with a radiant cabochon-cut synthetic rubellite, Bulgari showcases a fascinating new dial infused with exceptional artistry: a fascinating technique inspired by traditional intarsia.
Here, Bulgari’s artisans formed a perfectly round dial using slivers of pink mother-of-pearl all placed side by side so they create a discreet pleated pattern. This highlights the beautiful nuances of mother-of-pearl and plays with the tonality of the material to elicit a dazzling finish found nowhere else. Paired with a red alligator leather strap, this adorable timepiece evokes a romantic personality with its unusual pink-on-red aesthetic which is highlighted by a ring of diamonds all around the bezel, plus 11 more for the hour markers.
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Chopard Happy Sport
It’s hard to find a diamond-set timepiece that evokes more happiness and joy than the Chopard Happy Sport—or Happy Diamonds. To see free-moving diamonds having a ball of a time underneath a crystal clear glass is akin to feeling that freedom of expression and movement ourselves. It’s a style that truly never gets old and one that Chopard embraces and respects in equal measures.
Dressed in pink mother-of-pearl, this sweet pink model is ideal for daily wear, with just a smidge of rose gold—and it’s ethical gold, if you didn’t already know. Five brilliant cut diamonds swivel and dance around the above dial, which is filled out with pink gold hour indexes and hands.