When it comes to dial colors, decades were ruled by black and silver as the most popular choices. They still rule supreme, but now need to give a bit of space to other colors as well. Blue has become a staple in more recent years, but grey and brown tones are getting more popular as well. Green might seem like a more extreme color, but also this one seems to be here to stay. While it will probably never dethrone black and silver, these four watches are bound to make anybody who sees you wear them, green with envy!
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G
The khaki green embossed dial and matching composite strap give the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G an almost utilitarian look. That doesn’t take away from the fact that it remains a very precious watch, with its Jumbo-case made from white gold, and fitted with one of Patek Philippe’s finest automatic movement, caliber 324 SC, which can be admired through the sapphire case back. Just by changing the color do we get to know a side of the Aquanaut that we have never seen before.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Spitfire
This IWC is a unique creation in many different ways. It is already not too common to fit a Flieger-style watch with a perpetual calendar, but to craft the case out of bronze makes it even more exceptional. The green dial does a wonderful job of bringing these two features together in a unified design, with the brown calfskin strap as finishing touch. As the bronze will age, it will take on a unique patina, which is likely to also include some green tones, making this great watch look over time even better.
Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date
Glashütte Original takes full advantage of making their own dials with the tantalizing design on this Sixties Panorama Date. It is not only the pattern that makes this watch such an eye-catcher, but also the color, which goes from bright green at the center to almost black at the outer rim. It is fitted with automatic calibre 39-47, which has been made following the traditions of German watchmaking in the brand’s manufacture in the town of Glashütte.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere
IWC is not the only one who thinks that green and bronze are a match made in heaven. Montblanc thinks so as well, and rightfully so. The 1858 Geosphere features this color not only on the dial but also on the bezel and the Nato-strap. It turns this watch into something that you want to take into nature, as you hike through dense forests and climb snowcapped peaks. This is exactly the mood that Montblanc wants to create. As is the case with all the other watches in this article, does also the 1858 Geosphere feature a beautifully constructed manufacture movement.