When it comes to watches and color, blue hues have long been the preferred choice. However, last year we saw the emergence of bright yellow dials – possibly as a way to add a little sunshine to an otherwise incredibly bleak year. We also saw a few other colors emerge in an effort to offer diversity. Among them: green.
Green is typically considered the color of life. Spring arrives and the grass greens, the trees, and foliage get new leaves, and there is a freshness in the air. Green represents nature and energy and is associated with the environment, growth, and even harmony. As such, green — the color between blue and yellow on the light spectrum — is a great option for watch straps and dials.
What’s more, today’s savvy brands are using green in all of its many hues – from military green to bright verdant green and even dark forest green. We expect to see this color on many a wrist in 2021. It’s perfect for both men and women.
Rolex – Price USD 5,600
Rolex may have the widest selection of green dials of any brand on the market. This may be because the brand’s signature color is green. Its boutiques boast green leather chairs and accents, its packaging is green and so much more. On its watches, the colors range in all hues, as well. Of particular note, though, is the unisex 36mm Oyster Perpetual model made in Oystersteel with a steel Oyster bracelet with matte and polished finishes. The distinctive dial is verdant green with white gold markers coated with luminescence. Each Rolex dial is created in-house to ensure precision in color and looks.
Tutima – Price USD 1,950
Green is a staple in the Tutima lineup and this Flieger Automatic watch attests to the brilliance of the color. The 41mm stainless steel watch with stainless steel bracelet houses the Tutima 330 automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve. But it is the bright green dial that gets all of the attention here. Especially with its bright white numerals, markers, and hands (all luminescent at night). The red accents add a touch more excitement.
Hublot – Price USD 10,800
Turing to an army or khakied shade of green for its Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium Green dial, Hublot ramps things up a notch. The automatic watch offers 42 hours of power reserve and is crafted in lightweight titanium. The green dial of the 45mm watch features a sunburst dial that offers great detail. Hublot finishes it with a matching green alligator strap.
H. Moser & Cie – Price USD 22,300
H. Moser & Cie is a master at creating gradient fume’ dials with so much depth to them. They typically start out lighter in the center and get gradually darker as the dial reaches the outer case. This Venturer Small Seconds XL Purity Cosmic Green is a perfect example. It is paired with a natural-colored leather strap so as not to take away from the Cosmic Green fume’ dial. The watch is powered by a manual-wind in-house-made movement that offers 72 hours of power reserve. The 43mm watch is crafted in stainless steel.
Audemars Piguet – Price USD 19,900
Think dive watches and you automatically think of blue dials to match the water. Audemars Piguet, though, offers bolder colors for many of its Royal Oak Offshore Diver watches, including this one with matching green dial, strap, and crown protectors. The green dial features the brand’s Tapisserie motif and the matching strap is made of rubber. The green is an earthy tone instead of a vibrant hue – perfect for underwater activities. The 42mm stainless steel watch is water-resistant to 300 meters and is equipped with a diver scale on the chapter ring.
Fabergé – Price USD 133,300
A jeweler who always thinks of the feminine side, Fabergé takes green up a few notches in this Dalliance Lady Libertine 1 watch. The 36mm rose gold watch features a dial made of more than 400 emeralds and diamonds. It is powered by a manual-wind movement that offers 50 hours of power reserve. The time is indicated by the gold triangles that lie on the inner circular dial.
Cuervo y Sobrinos – Price USD 2,250
Looking on the lighter side of green, Cuervo y Sobrinos offers a summery or even beachy take on time. The dial of its Senora Sol y Estrellas watch is hand guilloche and created to match the turquoise waters of the Caribbean seas, which range from green to blue with a host of hues in between. The 34mm stainless steel watch is paired with a light green leather strap and is water-resistant to 30 meters.
Jaquet Droz -Price USD 26,300
Working magic with malachite in this Lady 8 Petite Malachite watch, Jaquet Droz adds a slab of the green stone for the dial and a cabochon of it for the small inset above the dial that forms the figure 8 – a lucky number in many Asian cultures. The 5N rose gold case measures a petite 25mmm and the watch is powered by an automatic movement. The figure 8 is set with more than 90 diamonds and this Jaquet Droz watch is finished with a matching green alligator strap.
Alexander Shorokhoff – Price USD 2,150
Aptly named Spring, this mint-green-hued watch from Alexander Shorokhoff is a breath of fresh air. The 39mm stainless steel watch features a galuchat (stingray) strap with its natural dotted texture. The dial of the watch is painted in the same mint green color, but also with a textured motif to complement the stingray. The chronograph watch is water-resistant to 50 meters and is powered by an automatic movement.
Breitling – Price USD 8,650
Also favoring the paler green tones, Breitling’s Chronomat Automatic 36 chronometer-certified watch offers sporty-chic appeal. The diamond-set bezel and light green dial color bring femininity to the sporty 36mm watch. Crafted in stainless steel with a stainless steel bracelet, the watch is powered by the Breitling Caliber 10 automatic movement with 42 hours of power reserve.
So, if you are looking for a new watch to brighten the year, green may just be the way to go. Use The Watch Pages search to find 100s more watches with green dials.
About the Author
Roberta Naas is a veteran watch and jewelry journalist who began her career in the early 1980’s, and was the first female watch journalist in the United States. She is the editor and founder of the authoritative watch blog, ATimelyPerspective, has written six books on watches, writes for numerous consumer publications (including Forbes and Elite Traveler) – and always brings forth in her work the essence of what makes watches tick. She tirelessly travels the world in search of watch news and stories that she turns into compelling and enlightening articles.