Watchmakers Go for Green in 2021

The unofficial dial color of the year proves to be surprisingly versatile.

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A version of this story first appeared in Gear Patrol Magazine. Subscribe today.

First came blue, but watchmakers have a new muse: green dials, now found on dressy vintage reissues, modern sport watches and every timepiece in between. There is no single single green, of course, but whether khaki, olive, forest or that hue apparently specific to British race cars, it's a color that effortlessly lends watches a feeling of natural, calming elegance. Here are, six fresh — but not flashy — options worthy of your wrist.

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Waldan Heritage Professional
Seiko Presage Sharp Edge Series SPB169
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Rolex Datejust 36 126200
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18k
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TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph
H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Centre Seconds
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