Watchmakers go green in 2021

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Blue first appeared, but watchmakers have a new muse: green dials, which can now be found on dressy vintage reissues, modern sports watches, and all in-between timepieces. There is no single green, sure, but whether it’s khaki, olive, forest or that seemingly specific British racing car hue, it’s a color that effortlessly gives watches a feeling of natural elegance and soothing. Here are six cool – but not flashy – options worthy of your wrist.

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Walden Heritage Professional

Powered by an American-made quartz movement, Waldan’s retro design features a green interior dial that gives it a distinctive automotive character.

Diameter: 40mm

Movement: Ameriquartz

Seiko Presage Sharp Edge Series SPB169

Rolex Datejust 36 126200

An unexpected movement from notoriously conservative Rolex, this magnificent Datejust not only features a leafy green dial, but one with an exquisite palm leaf pattern.

Diameter: 36mm

Movement: Rolex 3235 automatic

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-eight 18k

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Automatic

Sporty and retro? Yes, green can do it too, and TAG Heuer’s Carrera Chronograph proves it with panache.

Diameter: 39mm

Movement: TAG Heuer Heuer 02 automatic

REMARK: This watch has been discontinued, but is available used here.

Central second H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner

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

Diameter: 40mm

Movement: H. Moser & Cie HMC 200 automatic

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