We’ve seen a lot of blues within the watch world of late, and it’s only recently we’ve seen other hues starting to become more prominent again. Yellows, reds, and greens have started to appear on watch straps, watch dials, and on casings. We previously wrote an article about the surge of new colours within our timepieces here and since then, we’ve seen a great demand for green. Green has a myriad of symbolisms and meaning. One of the most important is positivity and growth within its connections to nature and our surroundings. The colour of nature is said to invoke a sense of peace and wellbeing, and is a good colour to focus on when you need a distraction from day to day activities.
Green can also symbolise hope and new beginnings, and a timepiece with touches of green makes for a fantastic gift to symbolise or commemorate new beginnings like an engagement, graduation or a new job. It is a luxuriously rich colour when combined with colours like silver, and gold. With this in mind, it is little wonder why it’s such a popular choice for timepieces, as green echoes the ethos of timepieces; artistic, luxurious and stunning.
We’ve curated a selection of our favourite green watches below.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date
The Rolex Day-Date made its debut in 1956 and is available in all Rolex precious metals. It was the first wristwatch to display the date and the day of the week spelled out in full in windows on the dial. The President bracelet is a prominent inclusion; originally created for the launch of the prestigious Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, and is still reserved today for the Day-Date and certain versions of the Datejust in precious metals. This piece is made from stunning white gold, and features a subtle green face making it an ideal addition to any watch collection. The case is 40mm in size, and the model boasts many of the iconic Rolex features including a concealed folding Crownclasp, high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers and a 3255 Calibre.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date £31,450.00
Grand Seiko WoS Exclusive Toge Special Edition
This captivating new model is a Watches Of Switzerland Group exclusive and takes inspiration from the Japanese and English legacies of the two respective companies, combining classic British Racing Green with the fine texture of Grand Seiko’s signature Mount Iwate dial. The term 峠 (Tōgè), or mountain pass, refers to a navigable route through a mountain range, and this special edition timepiece subtly evokes the image of a spirited drive over the many ridges of Mount Iwate in Northern Japan. The exterior case design is an original creation by acclaimed Grand Seiko Chief Designer, Nobuhiro Kosugi, who is celebrated for his conception of the modern 44GS case design. It features a crescent moon-shaped profile courtesy of the Zaratsu polished, curved lugs. A royal gold GMT hand adds a distinctive touch and the brown leather strap, with fine green stitching, beautifully finishes the bold, refined and minimalistic aesthetic.
Grand Seiko WOS Exclusive Toge Special Edition $5,200.00
Grand Seiko WOS Exclusive Toge Special Edition £5,200.00
Breitling Chronomat Bentley
The Chronomat holds a significant place in Breitling’s history. Introduced in 1984, at a time where extra-thin quartz timepieces were the order of the day, Breitling placed a bold bet on an impressively proportioned mechanical watch. Based on the Frecce Tricolori chronograph, which had been developed and launched in 1983 in collaboration with the famed Italian aerial squadron, the Chronomat celebrated Breitling’s centenary in style and marked the return of the mechanical chronograph to its rightfully prominent place at the brand which had built its global reputation on these incredible watches. Featuring a 42 mm case and the iconic bezel with the four rider tabs, the Chronomat Bentley celebrates the long-lasting partnership with Bentley with a distinctive green dial. Paired with the signature “Rouleaux” bracelet, the Chronomat Bentley is powered by the in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, a COSC-certified chronometer.
Breitling Chronomat Bentley $8,100.00
Breitling Chronomat Bentley £6,650.00
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most iconic models and it’s not hard to see why. There are many reasons to love this timepiece, with it’s exceptional aesthetics and 69355 calibre at work. It is a strong and robust piece, but equally as elegant. The dial boasts applied Arabic numerals, slender Feuille hands and is printed with a quarter-second scale. The inner réhaut not only allows precise reading of the stop time but also reminds us of the Portugieser’s origins as a nautical precision instrument for the wrist. This model features a stainless steel case that fits comfortably on the wrist and is fitted with a black alligator leather strap that features a stainless steel clasp embossed with the IWC emblem. These touches, combined with the unique and striking green dial make for a very handsome watch and an ideal choice for a gift for a loved one.
IWC Portugieser $7,950.00
IWC Portugieser £7,050.00
OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer
OMEGA’s maritime heritage is often present within the design of their timepieces, and the Seamaster Aqua Terra is one such example. This stainless streel timepiece has many embellishments and decorative nods to the sea. This includes a wave-edged design featured on the back, and a teak pattern within the dial that is inspired by the wooden decks of luxury sailboats. The watch is powered by the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8900, certified at the industry’s highest standard by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) making this not only a beautiful watch, but one that will last the test of time. The rhodium-plated hands and indexes are filled with white Super-LumiNova, a substance that absorbs light, and re-emits it when it is dark. It is perfect for those who choose to adventure on sea and land!
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra £4,610.00
TAG Heuer Autavia
A seriously rugged automatic watch for today adventurers, with bronze case and khaki smoked dial, the TAG Heuer Autavia is an impressive piece. Inspired by classic explorer’s watches, the design is upgraded by 21st-century materials, including titanium for the case back and black ceramic for the bidirectional turning bezel. The sparse 42mm dial design is highlighted by numerals and hands with white Super-LumiNova treatment for enhanced readability in low light. It features a leather strap with fine brushed bronze pin buckle and the easy-to-read date window is at 6 o’clock. Bronze is a metal that evolves naturally over time and so its patina will become unique, for a stand out watch.
TAG Heuer Autavia £3,100.00
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph
Bringing together modern materials and the latest timekeeping technology, the Hublot Classic Fusion range remains true to the brand’s trademark Porthole design. A stunning example of luxury timekeeping, this Hublot Classic Fusion Timepiece is showcased in a striking 45mm satin finished and polished titanium case. The satin-finished green sunray dial is equipped with three chronograph sub-dials, a date display and a protective sapphire crystal glass. Secured with a black rubber and green Alligator strap with a secure stainless steel deployment buckle clasp, this high-performance watch is water resistant to 50 metres and powered by a self-winding chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve.