Editors Pick Watches

Time to Go Green: Our Favourite Green Dial Watches of 2020

Green is so much more than a colour. Thanks to its abundance in the natural world, this particular pigment has become a byword for all things ecologically minded, sustainable and altogether planet-loving. The fact that it’s been wholeheartedly embraced as a watch colour of late can be no mere coincidence. Either way, we’re not complaining: it’s a gorgeous and previously underrepresented hue that whispers pure class. It’s also, rather fittingly, the colour of pure envy.

Piaget Polo S Automatic Green-and-Gold Limited Edition

Piaget Polo Watch

Ref: G0A45005   |   Case/dial: 42mm diameter, steel case   |   Movement: Piaget 1110P, automatic, 25 jewels   |   Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)   |   Power reserve: 50h   |   Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date   |   Strap: Stainless steel bracelet   |   Price: £11,400, limited to 888 pieces, more details at Piaget.

Tag Heuer Carrera 2020

Tag Heuer Carrera 2020

Ref: CBN2A10.BA0643   |   Case/dial: 44mm diameter, fine brushed/polished stainless steel case   |   Movement: Calibre Heuer 02, automatic, 33 jewels   |   Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)  |   Power reserve: 80h   |   Functions: Hours, minutes, small running seconds, date, chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour totalizer   |   Strap: Steel H-shape bracelet   |   Price: £4,695, more details at Tag Heuer.

Seiko Prospex LX SNR045

Seiko Prospex LX SNR045

Ref: SNR045J1   |   Case/dial: 44.8mm diameter 15.7mm height, titanium case   |   Movement: Calibre 5R65, automatic, 30 jewels   |   Power reserve: 72h   |   Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve   |   Strap: 3-link high-density brushed titanium bracelet   |   Price: £5,250, limited to 500 pieces, more details at Seiko.

Breitling Chronograph Bentley

Breitling Chronogaph Bentley

Ref: AB01343A1L1A1   |   Case/dial: 42mm diameter x 15.10mm height, stainless steel case   |   Movement: Calibre Breitling 01, automatic chronograph, 47 jewels   |   Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) |   Power reserve: 70h   |   Functions: Hour, minute, second, date   |   Strap: Stainless-steel Rouleaux bracelet   |   Price: £6,650, more details at Breitling.

Longines HydroConquest

Longines HydroConquest

Ref: L3.781.4.06.9   |   Case/dial: 41mm diameter, stainless steel and ceramic case   |   Movement: Calibre L888, automatic, 21 jewels   |   Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)  |   Power reserve: 64h   |   Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date   |   Strap: Green rubber strap   |   Price: £1,300, more details at Longines.

Frederique Constant Vintage Healey

Frederique Constant Vintage Healey

Ref: FC-397HGR5B6   |   Case/dial: 42mm diameter x 14mm height, stainless steel   |   Movement: Calibre FC-397, automatic, 25 jewels   |   Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)  |   Power reserve: 46h   |   Functions: Hours, minutes, small second, chronograph   |   Strap: Leather   |   Price: £2,595, limited to 2,888 pieces, more details at Frederique Constant.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Full LUM Limited Edition

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Lum Limited Edition

Ref: BR0392-D-C5-CE/SRB   |   Case/dial: 42mm diameter, matte black ceramic   |   Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.302, automatic, 25 jewels   |   Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)  |   Power reserve: 38h   |   Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds   |   Strap: Woven black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric   |   Price: £3,800, limited to 999 pieces, more details at Bell & Ross.

Norqain Independence 20 Limited Edition

Norquain Independence 20 Limited Edition

Ref: NN3000   |   Case/dial: 42mm diameter x 11.80mm height, 316L polished, stained, sandblasted stainless steel   |   Movement: Norquain calibre NN20/1, automatic, 27 jewels   |   Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)  |   Power reserve: 70h   |   Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds   |   Strap: 3-link stainless steel bracelet   |   Price: £2,290, limited to 200 pieces, more details at Norquain.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Master Chronometer

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Master Chronometer

Ref:   |   Case/dial: 41mm diameter, stainless steel   |   Movement: Omega calibre 8900, automatic, 39 jewels   |   Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)   |   Power reserve: 60h   |   Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date   |   Strap: Green leather   |   Price: £4,630, more details at Omega.

About the author

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.

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