Add A Splash of Colour With These Fresh Looking Timepieces
From olive to emerald, the shade is elevating luxury watches to new heights of desirability.
In case you did not know green watches are in. In the past watchmakers have often relied on safe colourways for their watch dials. It goes without saying that the traditional colours of black, silver, and white, still retain a classic aesthetic appeal. However, in recent years we have seen brands push the boundaries of style and fashion with more daring shades.
Green has been a popular choice and it has emerged more than a passing fad. The shade adds a vibrancy and sophistication to a timepiece. After all green is often associated as the colour of life, renewal, tranquillity, as well as energy.
If you are looking to stand out from the crowd, a watch with a green dial is a good bet. Especially as it adds a different character to a timepiece. Here are some brands that have injected a splash of colour into their iconic models, which will no doubt leave some green with envy.
The story of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso dates to the 1930s. Although initially created as a timepiece for polo players to wear, the model has since transcended the sport, becoming a highly identifiable fashion icon. With its rectangular design, minimalist aesthetics and geometric lines, the model embodies the very essence of Art-Deco style. As such it is fitting to see the brand produce the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds, which harkens to the original model’s codes, complete with a green dial and matching Casa Fagliano leather strap that is reminiscent of the deep green of the pine forests that surround Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée De Joux.
Paired with a stainless-steel case, the timepiece’s green sunray-brushed dial shimmers vibrantly under light. It also further accentuates the signature rectilinear case along with the dauphine hands, applied bar indexes, and small seconds display.
Take Off In Style
When it comes to aviation watches, you will find IWC Schaffhausen at the top of its game. The brand has a strong bond with the world of aviation that goes back over 80 years and chronographs have been a mainstay offering since the mid-90s. Now IWC has made the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph better than ever with a new ergonomic 41mm stainless steel case, a new movement and a dial beautifully executed in green. The timepiece is powered by an IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre, which can be observed via the sapphire case back.
Gold & Green
With its vintage design, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight has struck a chord with watch aficionados ever since it first arrived in 2018. The latest iteration of the model, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K, takes that retrospective appeal higher. The timepiece is presented with a solid yellow-gold case along with a golden green dial. The outstanding colour combination, further highlights the diver’s bold and impressionable lines. Powered by a Manufacture Calibre MT5400 (COSC), the timepiece is paired with an alligator strap with yellow-gold buckle. Tudor also provides a complimentary green fabric strap for users to shake-up styles.
Breitling’s Heritage, Revived
The past proves to the perfect place for Breitling to seek inspiration for some of its new models. The brand’s new Premier Heritage Collection is proof of that, offering a selection of timepieces that exemplify the inventive spirit of its founders. The Premier B09 Chronograph 40 undoubtedly lives up to that motto with an elegant and refined design along with heritage-inspired codes. The COSC-certified chronometer is water-resistant up to 100m and features Arabic numerals and retro-inspired hands. However, it must be said the outstanding piece from the collection is the Premier B09 Chronograph 40 equipped with an eye-catching pistachio-green dial. Encased in stainless steel is exemplifies Breitling’s uncompromising commitment to design excellence.
Omega’s rich maritime heritage is on full display in the latest Seamaster Aqua Terra model. The 41mm diver boasts a symmetrical case, which has been crafted from stainless steel and features a wave-edged design featured on the back. The front of the watch though is where seafaring details truly come alive. The stunning green sun-brushed dial is further distinguished by a horizontal “teak” pattern, which is a reference to the wooden decks of luxury sailboats. As with all Omega Seamaster models, the watch features rhodium-plated hands and indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova. A date window sits at 6 o’clock. The new Seamaster Aqua Terra is powered by an Omega Master Chronometer calibre 8900 movement.
The Longines HydroConquest is well-known for its high-performing capabilities. It combines technical innovation and elegance and most importantly exemplifies the term affordable luxury. The Swiss watch brand has added a new green model to the HydroConquest collection, where it joins the other colourways of blue, grey, and black. Like the models in the range, it is kitted with a ceramic bezel insert that matches the colour of the dial. The khaki-coloured dial assuredly raises the profile of the HydroConquest, lending it a colourful façade, which helps modernise the timepiece’s sporty silhouette. Paired with a stainless steel or matching green rubber strap, the timepiece is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement and is made available in 41mm or 43mm stainless steel cases.