5 watches set to induce instant envy
Whereas blue was once the go-to for watch lovers who wanted a splash of colour on their dials, green has come into its own recently, as both luxury watch houses and fashion brands bring out appetizingly verdant models. And more designs are coming to the fore this year: Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Omega are just a few of the leading brands to release major new designs decorated with green dials in 2022.
It’s easy to see why this is such an alluring palette for designers to play with. The shade is a versatile one — from soft pistachio to dark pine and vibrant emerald, there’s a hue for every mood. It matches brilliantly with warm gold tones and brings a zest to stainless steel, and it plays well across both men’s and women’s timepieces.
Green represents hope and renewal. It also brings us closer to nature and the environment. It’s a positive, empowering colour, and could be just the boost your watch collection — and mood — needs. We’ve rounded up a few of our pieces that showcase the approach beautifully.
EMPORIO ARMANI MEN'S AUTOMATIC WATCH
This is a green watch designed to make a statement. The three-dimensional dial has been constructed so as to appear layered, creating an intriguing play of light and shadow. For more visual stimulation, it clusters together two sub-dials — one for counting seconds, the other for tracking night and day via a 24-hour dial — along with a small window to view the movement. Golden markers and hands chime beautifully with the vibrant pine green.
FOSSIL WOMEN'S CARLIE THREE-HAND DATE WATCH
The Carlie timepiece offers a softer take on the trend, with an appealing pistachio hue. Texture has been added to the outer segment of the dial by way of a sunray pattern, created by ultra-thin lines that are engraved into the metal and radiate out from the centre, on which a repeating, textural ‘F’ pattern pays homage to the brand.
DANIEL WELLINGTON QUADRO PRESSED MELROSE
The shade of this rectangular dial from the Quadro collection takes inspiration from malachite, a naturally patterned green gemstone. To ensure that the colour is the star of the show, the rest of the dial has been kept clean, with simple linear hour markers and slim hands in rose gold-coloured stainless steel. The watch is fitted with a Milanese-style woven metal strap.
SEIKO DFS EXCLUSIVE EDITION AUTOMATIC GENT SRPG11K1 42MM
This deep forest green-dialled watch is exclusive to DFS. The calming face is accented by sleek stainless steel hour markers and dauphine hands, and a date window positioned at three o’clock. The case size of 42 millimetres complements the minimal style with a little heft for strong wrists. The watch, which has an automatic movement that delivers a power reserve of 41 hours, is fitted with a stainless-steel bracelet.
ANNE KLIEN CRYSTAL BOX SET
This stylish set uses a vibrant emerald green to bring a pop of colour to both the dial of a ladies’ dress watch and one of two bracelets sold alongside it, in DFS-exclusive styles. The richness of the jewel colour is accented by warm yellow gold-toned metal. For an extra shot of glamor, the bezel of the quartz watch and one of the bracelets have been embellished with sparkling crystals.