Watchmakers Go for Green in 2021

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

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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

Powered by an American-made quartz movement, Waldan’s throwback design features a green inner dial that lends it a special automotive character.

Diameter: 40mm

Movement: Ameriquartz

Seiko Presage Sharp Edge Series SPB169

The faceted texture of Seiko’s automatic Sharp Edge Series' dials reveals different hues of green simultaneously.

Diameter: 39.3mm

Movement: Seiko 6R35 automatic

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Rolex Datejust 36 126200

An unexpected move from notoriously conservative Rolex, this gorgeous Datejust features not only a leafy green, dial but one with an exquisite palm frond motif.

Diameter: 36mm

Movement: Rolex ​​3235 automatic

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18k

The unusual combination of 18k gold with a green dial and bezel results in a surprisingly unique version of Tudor’s Black Bay Fifty-Eight dive watch.

Diameter: 39mm

Movement: Tudor MT5400 automatic

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TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph

Sporty and retro? Yeah, green can do that too, and TAG Heuer’s Carrera chronograph proves it with panache.

Diameter: 39mm

Movement: TAG Heuer Heuer 02 automatic

NOTE: This watch has been discontinued, but is available pre-owned here.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Centre Seconds

High-end independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. is known for its dial executions as much as its impressive horology — here, its sporty Streamliner shows off both.

Diameter: 40mm

Movement: H. Moser & Cie HMC 200 automatic

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