Green is the new blue and it cannot get any greener in today's watch world! Marking a new dawn in the world of watches, green has been slowly carving a place in the hearts of watch lovers. Why? Because unlike blue, green demands attention. It 'proclaims' freedom and symbolises individuality. It is a colour filled with nuances and almost always assures a polarisation of opinion. As dissent is the new flavour of the century, we bring you eight new watches representing different hues of the colour green. Check them out and decide for yourself!
H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Cosmic Green
Schaffhausen-based manufacturer H. Moser & Cie. highlights the essence of the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept watch with a Cosmic Green fumé dial, two leaf-shaped hands for the hours and the minutes, and a one-minute flying modular tourbillon at 6 o'clock. The fascinating green fumé dial with a sun-ray effect takes centrestage on the watch in the absence of any numerals and logo. The minimalistic nature of the dial further accentuates the visual impact of the tourbillon sitting pleasantly at the bottom of the dial.
It plays with the theme of only prioritising the essential and assures a lasting impression. Practically, the appropriately sized 38mm white gold case strapped to a hand-stitched beige kudu leather strap makes for comfortable wear on the wrist.
Limited to just 50 pieces, the watch is powered by the automatic Calibre HMC 804 that provides an excellent power reserve of three days. Utterly contemporary and resolutely seductive, the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Cosmic Green is a timepiece with a powerful aesthetic.
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Spitfire
For IWC, 2019 is all about the Pilot's watches, with the Spitfire collection standing out the most. The IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Spitfire is a well-proportioned, vintage-inspired, bronze-cased, green dial no-nonsense chronograph. Working within is the upgraded Calibre 69380 movement which is a rugged chronograph movement with a classic column wheel design and a power reserve of 46 hours. The reduced case size of 41mm makes the watch popular with both the millennials and budding watch enthusiasts. The olive-green dial with gold-plated hands, dark bronze case and a dark brown calf-leather strap offers a military theme with an attractive design. The aesthetics of the timepiece give off an overtly earthy tone that checks all the boxes for any watch lover.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition
Limited to just 1858 pieces, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere is inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and the 1930s. It's 42mm polished and satin-finished bronze case featuring a khaki-green dial and a high-quality woven khaki-green “NATO” strap truly expresses the spirit of mountain exploration and perfectly embodies the modern trend of returning to nature. What adds to its charm is the presence of an in-house world-time complication movement that is represented on the khaki-green dial by two domed globes turning in opposite directions. Offering a casual and sporty demeanour on the wrist, the extensive use of the colour green in the 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition also allows the brand to pay tribute to the original theme of the timepiece which was dedicated to military use and mountaineering exploration. All in all, the timepiece represents Montblanc's vintage exploring theme without losing sight of modern technology.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36
Also called the ultimate prestige watch, a new generation of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 was released this year. Now available in a novel dial design with an 18K yellow gold case, the Day-Date 36 is a classic timepiece that has stood the test of time. It features a green ombré dial that is embellished with diamond hour markers in 18K gold settings. Leave it to Rolex to incorporate a beautiful green fumé dial that offers a rich and traditional emotion that not many brands are worthy of emoting. The use of baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o'clock adds to the signature configuration of the iconic Day-Date range. The 18K yellow-gold Oyster Perpetual case is a paragon of robustness and elegance with a guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100m and a screwed down case back that can be accessed only with a special tool that Rolex watchmakers possess. The winding crown on the side is fitted with the Twinlock double waterproofness system that further secures the case. The virtually scratch-proof sapphire crystal fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o'clock cements the aesthetic aura of the green dial and also aids in the easy reading of the date. Powered by the new-generation movement calibre 3255, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 is strapped to an 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement (LM-SE) Titanium Green
It is safe to say that the Legacy Machine is one of the sharpest and most interesting designs to come out of MB&F. Throughout its many iterations featuring various complications and functions, the oversized 14mm balance wheel at the centre floating above all other elements of the dial remains constant. After its debut in 2017 in a range of four-frosted dial colours (blue, ruthenium, rose and yellow gold), all encased in white gold, the latest iteration is now available in an awesome shade of emerald green dial with sun-ray finish in grade 5 titanium. This is the first time the Legacy Machine is available in a non-precious metal. Apart from the lightness and heightened wearability of the grade 5 titanium case, the watch also embarks the brands shift towards more accessible products. For the all-new Legacy Machine Split Escapement (LM-SE), the independent Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell has reinterpreted a fundamental mechanism like an escapement by literally splitting the escapement into two parts with the dial side featuring the oscillating balance wheel and the reverse side featuring the anchor and the escapement wheel. The timepiece is limited to just 33 pieces.
TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph
With the launch of the new TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph earlier this year, the brand wants you to know that they are not just about race cars. Expanding its Autavia collection with seven new references at Baselworld, the collection features an array of dial colours, case materials and strap options. The TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph (WBE5190.FC8268) features a smoked green dial set up with a 42mm bronze case and a khaki green leather strap. The textured green dial gives off a fumé-like appearance and offers a dégradé finish which means that the colour of the dial gets lighter at the centre and darker at the outer edges. The newly designed hands and applied hour markers are filled with aged ivory lume that combines perfectly with the textured green dial. The model is equipped with a chronometer-certified Calibre 5 automatic movement that features a newly developed carbon composite hairspring that gives the timepiece an Isograph distinction.
Grained Khaki Green
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Adventure
This timepiece features one of the most stylish trends of the season: Combining a bronze case with green dials. Bold and adventurous, the Pilot Type 20 Adventure brings to the forefront an urban outlook that is extremely versatile, comfortable and reliable. It features a 45mm bronze case size that is combined with a grained khaki green dial and a stylish range of cool and colourful straps. The grained green dial also features oversized Arabic numerals that are filled with Super-LumiNova® that makes reading time easier. Long lugs and onion-shaped crown further add to the overall pilots watch theme of the timepiece. The timepiece is powered by the elite El Primero 4096 movement and clocks in a power reserve of 50 hours. It is available in a camouflage-motif alligator leather strap and a “khaki matrix” calfskin leather strap.
Khaki Green and Orange
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 MA-1
Inspired by the iconic MA-1 military flight jacket which was originally introduced in 1958, the 2019 Bell & Ross BR 03-92 MA-1 is a cool watch in colours that match the iconic jacket. The famous MA-1 military flight jacket in its unmistakable orange-lined khaki-green nylon colours have not only saved numerous lives during its initial years but also influenced countless men's fight jackets after its resurgence in the 1970s. For 2019, Bell & Ross takes this iconic jacket and offers a timepiece that appeals to everyone. The timepiece features a 42mm square case made of dark khaki-coloured ceramic and a circular bezel of the same colour. The khaki-coloured sandwich dial is made of two superimposed metal plates. The lower level plate has a coating of orange Super-LumiNova which can be seen through the upper khaki green coloured plate which features cutaway numerals and hour markers. This particular feature ensures an interesting visual dimension while also making the dial of the watch look very cool. Powered by the automatic BR-CAL 302 with a 38-hour power reserve, the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 MA-1 like the bomber jacket is very stylish and contemporary. It is a limited edition of 999 pieces.