It is said that the average person checks their watch 60 to 80 times a day. It’s imperative, then, that the dial you’re focusing on during this ritual is as alluring and engaging on the 80th glance as it is on the first. When it comes to coloured watch faces, we’ve been completely won over by 2020’s trend for green dials. Symbolising growth, nature and harmony, the appeal of this hue is as eternal as it is contemporary, and it is perfectly suited to many of the world’s finest luxury watch designs. Here is a small selection of our favourite green-dialled delights chosen by our experts, Faye Soteri Senior International Luxury Watch Buyer, and Lisa Broun, Senior Luxury Watch Buyer.
ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST (pictured above)
Aesthetically, the Rolex Datejust is just about as classic as you can get – an icon of the dress-watch world. Released as part of the brand’s 2020 collection, the Datejust 31 with mint-green dial makes a significant statement on the wrist, and its 3 I mm case size is appealing for ladies, too.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust $8,050
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust £6,400
IWC PORTUGIESER CHRONOGRAPH
The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most iconic models. Fitted with a green dial that contrasts dramatically with the model’s clean-lined stainless-steel casing, this automatic chronograph offers a classic design accented by a contemporary pop of colour. £7,050 / $7,950
IWC Portugieser Chronograph $7,950.00
IWC Portugieser Chronograph £7,050.00
With a matt green dial, date window at 3 o’clock, 41 mm stainless-steel case, automatic movement and 300m water resistance, the HydroConquest is a stunning piece of watchmaking, combining high performance and technical innovation with the sort of understated elegance for which Longines is universally revered.
Longines HydroConquest $1,600.00
Longines HydroConquest £1,300.00
ORIS HANGANG LIMITED EDITION
Based on Oris’s high-performance Aquis diver’s watch, this 43.5mm stainless-steel automatic timepiece with its distinctive green dial, small-seconds indicator and circular date window with white indicator creates a striking focal point on the wrist. Limited to 2,000 pieces, it has been released in support of a campaign to clean, protect and restore Korea’s Hangang River.