The colour green, what’s left to say about it when it comes to watches? Well, plenty, as it turns out! Especially when brands are stepping up to the plate by fully embracing the green vibe and pushing it to new heights with fresh tones and unique decorations. The colour is steamrolling through the watchmaking industry and seems to be far more than just a shortlived, fashion-like one-year trend. These five recently released watches show that the trend for green isn’t going anywhere soon!
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green Gradient
The first watch on the list is also the newest release. The Polaris Date Green Gradient by Jaeger-LeCoultre is a very handsome edition of the vintage-inspired dual-crown dive watch by the Maison. It comes with a deep forest-green gradient dial in multiple sections, playing with the senses. The centre section is the most “green”, with the rest of the dial gradually darkening towards the inner rotating bezel on the outside edge. The large applied indices and hands filled with cream-toned Super-LumiNova, paired with subtle orange touches, make for a very appealing overall look. It’s accompanied by a deep forest-green rubber strap. Presented as a boutique exclusive edition, it retails for EUR 8.700 before taxes.
For more information, please visit Jaeger-LeCoultre.com
Quick Facts – 42mm x 13.92mm – stainless steel case, brushed and polished – box-shaped sapphire crystal – screwed caseback with sapphire crystal – dual-crown – crown-operated inner rotating bezel – 200m water-resistant – green lacquered dial with double gradient effect – inner green rotating bezel with orange touches – applied markers and indices with cream Super-LumiNova – Calibre 899AB, in-house – automatic – 32 jewels – 28,800vph – 70h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date – green textured rubber strap with quick-release system – boutique exclusive – EUR 8,700 (excl. VAT)
Patek Philippe 5270P Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Green Lacquered
The sheer combination of “Patek”, “Chronograph” and “Perpetual Calendar” are enough to get any enthusiast buzzing with excitement. Patek Philippe just has an unprecedented knack for creating stunning, superbly-finished watches from the case, to the dial and movement. And the new Patek Philippe 5270P is certainly no exception. The green lacquered dial is just gorgeous, and no longer dips into the minute track which will certainly please collectors. There’s a lot going on in terms of indications, but overall it feels fairly balanced despite the complexity. Three subdials and four apertures display all the chronograph and calendar indications. Round the back, the 456-component Calibre CH 29-535 PS Q can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback, which can be exchanged for a solid one if desired. At EUR 189,500 it certainly isn’t the cheapest green dial around.
For more information, please visit Patek.com
Quick Facts – 41mm x 12.4mm – 950 platinum case, polished and brushed – sapphire crystal – interchangeable full back and sapphire crystal caseback – 30m water-resistant – lacquered green dial, black gradient effect – white printed tracks and scales – white gold applied markers and hands, polished and facetted – calibre CH 29-535 PS Q – in-house, Patek seal – hand-wound chronograph with column wheel and horizontal clutch – QP module on top – 33 jewels – 456 components – Gyromax balance, 4hz frequency – 55h-65 power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with central seconds and 30-minute counter, perpetual calendar with date, day of the week, month, leap year, moon phases and day-night indicator – alligator leather strap – fold-over clasp in platinum – 5270P-014 – EUR 189,500
IWC Big Pilot 43 TOP GUN Woodland Green Ceramic
IWC is not simply applying the green theme to the dial of some of its watches but extends it to the exterior as well. With a full zirconium-oxide ceramic case, the Big Pilot 43 TOP GUN Woodland Green Ceramic is literally green all over. Everything with exception of the Ceratanium crown, caseback and pin buckle is made of the highly scratch-resistant material. It’s not the first special edition of the new Big Pilot 43, but certainly one of the more striking ones. Its completely green colour scheme gives it a unique look, all the while retaining the Big Pilot’s original design code. Power comes from IWC’s in-house made Calibre 82100, mounted in a soft-iron case to up the magnetic resistance. The IWC Big Pilot 43 TOP GUN Woodland Green Ceramic is priced at EUR 14,300.
For more information, please visit IWC.com
Quick Facts – 43.8mm x 13.9mm – green zirconium-oxide ceramic case – Ceratanium screw-in crown and caseback – sapphire crystal – soft- iron inner case – 100m water-resistant – matte “Woodland” green dial – black hands with luminous materials – painted Arabic numerals and hour markers with luminous material – Calibre 82100, in-house – automatic – 22 jewels – 28,800vph – 60h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds (hacking) – green rubber strap with textile inlay – EasX-CHANGE system – Ceratanium pin-buckle – IW329802 – limited to 500 pieces per year – EUR 14,300
Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Green Birch SLGH011
Grand Seiko is renowned for playing around with colour and texture, so it’s no surprise the colour green has founds its way to the Japanese manufacture. One of the latest (and greatest, but we’re slightly biased) from Grand Seiko is the Evolution 9 Green Birch SLGH011. This uses a similar textured dial as the White Birch SLGH005, but in a luscious green tone. The dial is inspired by the birch tree forests surrounding the Shizukuishi studio where it’s manufactured. The green dial is a dramatic background to the polished and faceted indices and hands, albeit the relief becomes a little less pronounced under the darker tone. Set in the new Evolution 9 style case, the rest of the watch is identical to the aforementioned SLGH005. A Grand Seiko online boutique exclusive, it retails for EUR 9,500.
For more information, please visit Grand-Seiko.com
Quick Facts – 40mm x 11.7mm – 47mm lug to lug – stainless steel case, satin brushed and Zaratsu polished – box-sapphire crystal – sapphire caseback – screw-down crown – 100m water-resistant – dark green dial with stamped texture covered in transparent polished lacquer – applied, faceted hour indices and hands – Calibre 9SA5, in-house – automatic – 47 jewels – Dual Impulse Escapement and Grand Seiko free-sprung balance – 36,000vph – 80h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds (hacking), date – three-link stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp, brushed and polished – EUR 9,500 – available from autumn 2022 exclusively from GS’ online boutique
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Master Chronometer Green
Even something as iconic as the Omega Seamaster can’t escape the gravitational pull of green that is currently storming through the industry. But, when it’s executed to the level of the Seamaster Diver 300M Master Chronometer Green, we’re far from complaining. It respects all the elements that make the Seamaster Diver 300M such a great watch, and introduces the colour green in multiple ways. First, there’s the classic ceramic dial with laser-cut wave-like grooves. Second, there’s the ceramic bezel insert with enamel diving scale. And lastly, but this is optional, you can wear it on a green rubber strap (the alternative being the familiar stainless steel bracelet). Mechanically speaking, all remains the same, so you get Omega’s METAS certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800. It’s available for EUR 5,400 (on rubber) or EUR 5,800 (on the bracelet).
For more information, please visit OmegaWatches.com
Quick Facts – 42mm x 13.5mm – stainless steel case, brushed and polished – unidirectional rotating bezel – polished green ceramic bezel insert with enamel diving scale – helium escape valve at 10’ – domed sapphire crystal – sapphire caseback – screw-down crown – 300m water-resistant – green ceramic dial with wave-like grooves – applied indices and hands with Super-LumiNova – Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 – certified by METAS – 25,200vph – 55h power reserve – rhodium-plated rotor and bridges – Geneva waves in arabesque – blackened screws, barrel and balance wheel – hours, minutes, seconds, date – green rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet – EUR 5,400 (rubber strap) or EUR 5,800 (steel bracelet)