It’s not just on St. Patrick’s Day that the watch world is turning to green. In fact, we’ve been saying for a while that green is the new blue. The thing is, blue is still here to stay. But green is giving blue a run for its money. Still, just in time for the big green day next Friday, March 17, we take a look at four great green watches.
Deftly blending the earthy tones, IWC makes this Pilot’s Watch Chronograph incredibly desirable thanks to its rugged appeal. The stainless steel case measures 41mm in diameter and thanks to a screw-in crown, the watch is water resistant to 10 bar. The green dial features color-coordinated subsidiary dials for the chronograph counters and offers day and date indication via aperture at 3:00. The hands and markers are all coated with Super-LumiNova for easy reading in the dark. A 231-part IWC-manufactured automatic, self-winding movement powers the watch. Finishing touches: a transparent sapphire case back, and the IWC bracelet quick-change system. It is a boutique exclusive. $7,600.
Rolex is the king of green. This is the brand whose corporate color is green, and it has been creating green-dial watches for decades. This Rolex Datejust Oyster watch measures 31mm in diameter, making it a perfect daily wear for everyone. The watch boasts a fluted bezel and mint green dial with and is powered by a mechanical perpetual self-winding movement with 55 hours of power reserve. It is crafted in the brand’s proprietary Rolesor made of gold and steel. Sold on a Jubilee bracelet and is a COSC + Rolex certified chronometer, it is water resistant to 100 meters. $8,400.
Another brand that has long created green dials across almost all of its pillar collections is Omega. Bold and beautiful, this Omega Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer 29mm watch is immediately identifiable from across a room thanks to tis dramatic half-moon facets and “claws” on the case. Crafted in 18-karat Sedna™ gold – one of the brand’s proprietary golds – the watch is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8701 – fully antimagnetic – making it a true powerhouse timepiece. The watch holds its Master Chronometer Certification from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). It features a date window at 6:00 and features diamond markers and a diamond-set bezel. $21,800.
Dramatically alluring the recently released Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date watch now comes in green with a glacier-patterned dial that recalls the mountain of Mont-Blanc. The textured look was achieved using a special process that offers depth and dimension. This line represents Montblanc’s first sports diving watch, and it features a unidirectional ceramic bezel, an interchangeable rubber strap and an engraved case back. Powered by the automatic self-winding MB 24.17 movement, it is water resistant to 300 meters — conforming to the ISO 6425 diving standards. Crafted in stainless steel, the watch offers hours, minutes, seconds, and date indication. $2,975.
And for those who want to indulge a little more …