Colourful watches from Dior, DeLaneau, de Grisogono, Omega and Chopard got Baselworld off to a bright start

Dior went neon, while DeLaneau condensed an Impressionist painting onto its dial. Colourful watches for women brightened up our Baselworld 2013.

La Mini D de Dior (19mm) with neon strap, steel case, diamond-set bezel and black mother-of-pearl dial by Dior (£2,900).

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.

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.

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.

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 dancefloor - the precious stones on the side of the watch move with each flick of the wrist.

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.

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