Is green the new blue? It seems so this year. At Watches & Wonders 2021, luxury watchmakers like Rolex, TAG Heuer, and IWC premiered their timepieces featuring green dials, and watch enthusiasts seem to be gladly accepting the playfulness of its many hues. Manufactures have paired green dials with green rubber or fabric straps and silver bracelets, all of which have come together to create standout designs. Here's our pick of six watches that are making dials in green look cool.
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition
Rs40 lakh (approximately)
The new Breitling chronograph timepiece pays homage to the Breitling-Bentley partnership and is a limited edition of 25 pieces. The Premier Chronograph Tourbillon Bentley comes in a 42mm 18K red-gold case with a remarkable green dial and a gold-brown alligator strap with a folding clasp.
The Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition features rectangular chronograph pushers and Arabic numerals. On the dial are vintage-inspired hands and an open tourbillon cage that together make for a stunning face. Powered by Breitling B21 Manufacture self-winding mechanical movement, the chronograph offers a power reserve of around 55 hours.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Ref. 126200
Rs5.07 lakh (approximately)
The Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Ref. 126200 draws inspiration from tropical forests for its olive green dial that features a palm motif. This delightful timepiece comes housed in a 36mm Oyster case, which is fitted with a domed bezel. The green dial flaunts hour markers made from 18K gold for a long-lasting lustre. This dial, like most Rolex dials, is manufactured in-house and are largely handmade.
Caliber 3235 drives this watch, which delivers a power reserve of around 70 hours. The new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 is water resistant up to 100 metres and is offered on an Oystersteel bracelet.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref. 15720ST.OO.A052CA.01
Rs19 lakh (approximately)
The adventurous Royal Oak Offshore Diver shows off a khaki green dial with 'Méga Tapisserie' pattern, pink-gold applied hour-markers, and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. The dial has been clubbed with a black rotating inner bezel with zone from 60 to 15 minutes in beige. Complementing the green dial is a khaki green rubber strap with a stainless-steel pin buckle and interchangeable strap system.
The Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref. 15720ST.OO.A052CA.01 finds its home in a 42mm stainless-steel case, which is water resistant up to 300 metres. Self-winding Manufacture Calibre 4308 powers the timepiece, delivering a power reserve of up to 60 hours.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 Calibre 5 Automatic Ref. WBP208B.BF0631
Rs4 lakh onwards
The green sunray brushed dial of the new Aquaracer is a showstopper. Clubbed with a splendid green ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale, the green dial puts on a show with its rhodium-plated applied indexes and white Super-LumiNova for great legibility.
Made from lightweight and scratch-resistant Grade 2 titanium with sandblasted finishing, the 43mm case and bracelet come together to complete the look of the watch. The Calibre 5 Automatic beats at the heart of the new Aquaracer, delivering a power reserve of up to 38 hours. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 Calibre 5 Automatic is water resistant up to 300 metres.
Patek Philippe Ref. Ref. 5711/1A-014 Nautilus
Rs27 lakh (approximately)
Patek Philippe introduced a new dial in sunburst olive green — a colour that has never made its way to the Nautilus collection until now. The olive green dial is a delightful shade that makes this member of the Nautilus family an outstanding piece. The horizontally embossed sunburst olive-green dial features gold applied-hour markers with a luminescent coating.
The Ref. 5711/1A-014 sits snug inside a 40mm stainless-steel case, with a sapphire-crystal caseback, which is water resistant up to 120 metres. Self-winding mechanical movement Caliber 26-330 S C powers the timepiece and delivers a power reserve of up to 45 hours. It is offered on a steel bracelet with the Nautilus fold-over clasp.
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Ref. IW388104
Rs6 lakh (approximately)
While the new IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Ref. IW388104 is available in blue or green dials, the latter is a spirited variant with its dark shade, beautifully complementing the watch's overall appearance. The sports watch comes housed in a stainless-steel case with rhodium-plated hands and stainless-steel bracelet.
Powered by IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre, the watch is a precision tool that can ensure measurement of stop times up to 12 hours. The stopwatch function is controlled by a column wheel - a complex component with two functional levels. The movement is visible through the caseback and delivers a power reserve of up to 46 hours.