Bright ideas: The best green watches

Dial up your timepiece collection with the addition of these sophisticated and colourful options

Watches & Jewellery 22 Feb 2021

TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph

The Carrera is a true racing watch classic, and with this latest update TAG Heuer has introduced subtle enhancements that maintain the essential DNA of the 1963 original while bringing it into the modern day. The 44mm case has been streamlined with polished and fine-brushed finishes giving it a sleeker, thinner feel, presented on a new, ergonomic H-shaped bracelet. The new Carrera Sport Chronograph comes in four colours, however introduction of a bright olive green dial brings a particularly contemporary edge to the design.


Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Bentley

Breitling and Bentley enjoy one of the longest-standing partnerships between a watchmaker and car brand, an achievement they’ve celebrated in style with another enduring classic – the Chronomat. The sports-chic timepiece from the 1980s has been reimagined in a sophisticated, contemporary watch that bears the popular hallmarks of the original. These include the interchangeable rider tabs and distinctive “Rouleaux” bracelet, meanwhile the dial comes decked out in the marque’s signature green.


Seiko Prospex ‘Island Green’ Limited Edition Collection 1968 Recreation Divers’ Watch

Seiko looks to the abundant nature of its native Japan for the inspiration behind the deep hue of this new take on one of its classic water-resistant timepieces. It draws inspiration from the pristine mangrove forests that surround the coral reefs of the island of Iriomote, in the Okinawa Prefecture, a mecca for divers. This model is a nod to an early 1968 version of the Prospex, given a modern makeover to mark the brand’s 140th anniversary.


Panerai Platinumtech Luminor Marina

The watchmaker showcases its high-tech research and development of materials, dreamed up in its innovative Laboratorio di Idee, in the latest iteration of this iconic diver’s watch. It’s made from hard-wearing Platinumtech, an alloy tougher than traditional platinum that requires special skill and care to craft into the finely finished case. Limited to just 70 pieces, it also comes with a rather unusual 70-year warranty guaranteeing the precision and reliability of the watch for decades to come.


Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph King Gold Green

This timepiece is a case in point of Hublot’s ‘art of fusion’ philosophy, deftly weaving together bold design with innovation in both materials and timekeeping. The case, with its recognisable porthole design, is constructed from the watchmaker’s ‘Magic Gold’, the first scratch-proof version of this prized material. Its rich, warm hue is complemented by the green satin-finished, sunray dial, paired with a matching alligator leather strap. It comes powered by the HUB1153 chronograph movement, offering a power reserve of 42 hours.


Piaget Polo

The Polo is a luxury sports watch seen through Piaget’s unique, sophisticated eye, which made waves when it was first introduced in 1979 thanks to its bold, graphic aesthetic. Over the decades it has morphed into a sleek, curvaceous design that retains the refined, yet daring, spirit of the original. Recent updates see it presented in a handsome green, brought out with the use of an intricate guilloche decorative technique to create horizontal stripes across the dial. It comes presented on a comfortable, stainless-steel bracelet to complete the smart-casual look.


Bulgari Octo Finissimo

When it comes to wearable, ergonomic pieces of haute horlogerie, Bulgari’s svelte Octo Finissimo leads the pack. The watch is ultra-thin and light as a feather due to its incredibly slim mechanical manufacture movement measuring in at just 2.23 mm thick. Here, this technical mastery is matched with a similarly futuristic and clean aesthetic, the black DLC-coated titanium case providing a stark contrast against the deep green dial and alligator strap.