Boodles Raindance collection

Sid Jandu discusses the Boodles Raindance collection and, more specifically, the Raindance watch

The Boodles Raindance collection includes a new gem-set wristwatch.

Boodles Raindance Watch featuring a quartz movement and gem set dial and case

In September 2017, the beautiful V&A Museum, with British Fine Jewellery brand, Boodles welcomed existing Raindance customers to celebrate the launch of the Raindance watch range.

The Boodles Raindance collection, borne out of a rainy day at the Chelsea Flower show, has become an iconic brand for Boodles. What started as a few drawings led to a ring being exhibited at the V&A and subsequently a watch. This was something Boodles Head of Design, Rebecca Hawkins, never dreamt of when she first penned the ring designs. Raindance is important to Boodles as it has also provided the DNA for other iconic Boodles collections.

The movement

The movement is not really the raison d’être for selecting this watch. Nevertheless, be rest assured the quartz calibre, sourced from Roventa Henex, Bienne, Switzerland will provide reliability and convenience, especially for those special evenings when you need to dazzle.

Boodles Raindance Watch featuring a quartz movement and gem set dial and case

The case

This watch comes into its own with its diamond encrusted case.

The 24mm white gold version has a diamond bezel composed of a circle of perfectly formed large round diamonds, each capturing the light not only from the top but the side as well.

The larger 32mm versions feature a closed circle of smaller raindrop diamonds.

Boodles Raindance Watch featuring a quartz movement and gem set dial and case

Both watches have further diamonds, positioned at the 12 o’ clock and 6 o’ clock, in the middle of the strap links.

The back of the watch has a circle of randomly placed diamonds, continuing the round theme and the haphazard trajectory of rain. In fact, this watch is festooned with diamonds.

The ethically sourced alligator strap is finished beautifully with a diamond embedded clasp.

The dial

The watches capture the dramatic and sometimes subtle shapes of water.

Boodles Raindance Watch featuring a quartz movement and gem set dial and case

The Raindance ring encapsulated simplicity and purity through platinum and diamonds, now the Raindance watch builds on this by employing new materials. The natural blue aventurine is used to great effect to portray a dramatic rainfall against a stormy blue background. Mother of pearl is also exquisitely employed.

Closing remarks

Boodles has built on the ethereal beauty of the Raindance ring by releasing its younger sibling, the Raindance watch. The use of diamonds to evoke thoughts of water droplets and the dramatic vision of rain in flight is truly inspired. Once again, Boodles has created another collection which will engender covetous thoughts in any lady of discerning temperament.

Further Information

https://www.boodles.com/