Green, a dominant color in nature, is associated with growth, renewal, and life. No wonder it is the most preferred color in the world, second only to blue. In that same order, we have seen in recent years watchmakers all around the world incorporating these colors in their timepieces. Whether those be novelty watches or flagship collections, green dial watches are adorning people’s wrists more than ever before.
Olive green, pistachio green, forest green, cosmic green – many watchmakers have given particular attention to green dial watches, establishing a new style that has been warmly embraced by the watch enthusiasts community. So buckle up and enjoy surfing through the best green dial watches you have ever seen.
Rolex Datejust “Palm Motif”
Rolex, a brand that is widely associated with classy dress watches, knows also how to go off-piste every once in a while. Shout out to the designer who went ape and came up with the remarkable green dial of the Rolex Datejust “Palm Motif”. It can’t pass unnoticed how fresh and exotic the watch’s green dial and texture look, in a way making you want to leave everything and go drink some Pina Coladas near the beach.
Seiko Presage SRPE45 Dark Green Dial
Driving inspiration by the colors of cocktails, Seiko Presage is undoubtedly the brand’s latest hit in terms of visuals. SRPE45, in our case, comes in a dark green dial, inspired by the classic Mojito cocktail. Underneath the watch ticks an accurate and reliable automatic movement with manual winding capacity and 41 hours of power reserve. You can even take a look at it, courtesy of the see-through case back.
Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium
Swiss luxury has never been so accessible. Tissot, the highly regarded Swiss watch manufacturer, has in recent years invaded every watch shop and jewelry store all around the world, being present in more than 160 countries. Understandably, exclusivity is no longer found in a sentence with Tissot, however, the brand manages to keep its quality at the highest standards. The model we picked comes in a green index dial and is powered by a Swiss automatic movement with 80 hours of power reserve.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five “Cotton Candy” Wild Green
It is thanks to these distinguishing designs that Oris keeps preserving its well-earned place in the altar of the best Swiss watchmakers. The charming Cotton Candy edition comes in bronze, which with the passing of time will develop a new look, courtesy of the natural oxidation process.
Sporting a 38mm case, the watch’s size is intentionally unisex, making it perfect for the wrist, regardless of gender. And with hues like wild green, the watch exudes even more enthusiasm on the wearer.
Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph “Pistachio Green”
If you have a preference for green dial watches, I believe Breitling’s chronograph in pistachio green will definitely be an option to consider. The color is truly unique in the world of watches, and it looks absolutely wonderful, adding a genuinely stylish and modern edge to the otherwise traditional and retro aesthetic of the watch.
Swatch The Dream – By Henri Rousseau
Rousseau, a self-taught painter, may never have left France, but his vivid works accurately portray the exotic forests he fantasized about. Swatch The Dream – By Henri Rousseau (SUOZ333), features the design of The Dream, one of the most renowned works by Rousseau, a customs worker by day and artist by night.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1300A-001
The watch is truly a showcase of superb craftsmanship, with a sunburst olive green dial that symbolizes good luck and wellbeing, a 40mm case oddly inspired by the structure and hinges of a ship’s porthole, and a bezel with factory-set 3.6ct of shimmering colorless and internally flawless baguette-cut diamonds. Its production started and finished in 2021, making its second market price skyrocket, as usual. Talk about green watches that spark envy!
Rolex Submariner “Hulk”
The Rolex Submariner, widely recognized as one of the most iconic timepieces of all time, is somewhat a staple on these lists. The “Hulk” comes with Submariner’s signature design and its classic hallmarks and features the eye-popping green dial and bezel. The watch was recently discontinued, making it twice more difficult to get one to adorn your wrist.
Nixon Time Teller – Green Sunray Dial
From all those possible combinations and finishes, green has never before looked so good in gold. Inspired by a traditional style but with a modern twist, Nixon’s Time Teller celebrates simple sophistication. The watch is marked as 100 meters water-resistant, has a green sunray dial, and underneath ticks a quartz Japanese Miyota movement. For the price tag, I’ll have to admit, Nixon has done quite a good job.
Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum
Many well-known watchmakers took part in Watches and Wonders 2021, with Zenith being one of the brands that stole the show. The Defy 21 Spectrum was introduced in five distinct colors, with just ten pieces available for each model. The variant with a green dial has a case decorated with 288 brilliant-cut colorless diamonds, while the bezel is ornamented with 44 baguette-cut green tsavorites. This timepiece is the definition of an untouchable watch, whose rarity makes it nearly impossible to get. Sold out!
MB&F x H. Moser LM101 Green
What happens when the two most crazy watchmakers team up? A display of extremely good watchmaking art is the end product. Legacy Machine 101 is a novelty watch introduced by MB&F in collaboration with H. Moser & Cie, in a way blending the DNA of each brand. It comes in 4 limited editions with 15 pieces each, where the Cosmic Green takes its well-deserved shout-out from us.
The green fumé dial comes with a sunburst pattern which is displayed in total freedom and complemented by a polished bezel.
Seiko Prospex SBDC115 Alpinist Mechanical
More and more is Seiko becoming a master of dials, with colors and patterns that make even the most luxurious Swiss watchmakers have a run for their money. Indeed the model we picked is special. It is a field watch with a refined touch, great lume, impressive movement, and power reserve extended to 70 hours.
Cartier Tank Must Forest Green Dial
As odd as it gets, tanks, the combat vehicles from War War 1, inspired Louis Cartier to come up with the original Cartier Tank – A watch worn through the years by many world-renowned celebrities like Muhammad Ali or Princess Diana. The Tank Must, a worthy descendant, was re-brought in production in 2021, with colorful dials and a simple design as usual. The stunning forest green is cased in stainless steel and underneath ticks a quartz movement with eight years of battery life.
Breitling Top Time “Ford Mustang”
2021 was a great year for green dial watches, and 2022 is following the same rhythm. Last year, in Geneva Watch Days 2021, Breitling made its debut with a triplex of chronographs. The Breitling Top Time was inspired by classic sports cars from the 60s, paying tribute to America’s car culture and Breitling’s own Top Time model from the same years. The “Ford Mustang” watch comes in a black and green dial fitted in a 42mm stainless steel case.
Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date
Bronze watches are quite popular, but those with entire bronze bands were uncommon until Oris launched one in 2020. The same finish is now in 2022 given to a new edition of the brand’s Big Crown Pointer Date. It seems exceptional, nevertheless, with its seven-link, Jubilee-style bronze bracelet. The only difficulty is that the four dial colors of blue, green, red, and brown complement the bronze so perfectly that it’s difficult to pick a favorite.
Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Green Dial
Some 150 years ago, to the beautiful city of Firenze (Italy) was added another work of art, that is today one of the city’s many great delights. Officine Panerai was opened in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai, and you might recognize the watches of today by their distinguished crown-protection bridge, exceptional lume, or the small seconds sub-dial positioned usually at 9 o’clock.
The model featured above is the creme de la creme of Panerai. A limited-edition green dial watch with a GMT function, a groundbreaking 8 days of power reserve, the signature crown-protection bridge. As if it wasn’t enough, the watch comes with a chronograph function, whose operations are controlled by the push-button at 8 o’clock.
Kurono Tokyo 1st Anniversary “Mori” Forest Green Dial
Mr. Hajime Asaoka, an independent Japanese watchmaker, launched the Kurono Tokyo watch brand in 2019 with the purpose of providing handcrafted watches at reasonable costs. So far, its watches have made the main story of every industry blog and forum on the planet. The watch we showcase in this post has a forest green dial. It was created to celebrate the brand’s first anniversary, and a total of 288 pieces were made.
Lacoste 🐊 12.12 Green Watch
I know you guys have mixed feelings about fashion watches, but for as long as they deliver accuracy and comfort, there is nothing that should stop me or others from wearing them. Lacoste, the iconic Italian fashion brand, comes this time with a simple, all-green watch, which will surely serve as the perfect conversation starter.
Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical
Featuring a military green dial, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical has the right hue for any outdoor activity. It comes with its classic field watch dial design, a durable matte-finish stainless steel case, and 80 hours of power reserve.
Patek Philippe Nautilus “Olive Green”
The second-hand watch market always clearly reflects if the buzz about a watch is real or not. In this case, the Patek Philippe Nautilus in olive green (ref. 5711/1A-014), is reaching $ US 1 million. The watch’s official retail price was $29,803. Sold out!