Green dials are the hottest trend in luxury watches right now. Let’s learn why you should consider adding one to your collection and check out some gorgeous examples by Filippo Loreti.
There are a few things to consider when buying a classic watch.
First, the design. Classic watches are usually well-known vintage designs that never fall out of fashion. Often, they’ll be based on an iconic watch that captures the essence of a certain style - the Rolex Submariner is the original dive watch, for example.
Second, the movement. Mechanical or automatic movements are most commonly found in classic watches. These complex movements are powered by an intricate interplay of gears and springs, something which requires incredibly skilled craftsmanship to create. This is the very foundation of watchmaking and is a proud tradition that goes back hundreds of years. If your classic watch isn’t powered by one of these movements, then chances are it at least tries to recreate the look and feel of one. Because let’s face it, in today’s busy world we don’t always have time for manual winding and care of mechanical watches.
Third, the color. This can be a controversial subject in the watchmaking world, which is often seen as conservative and traditionalist. Until recently, it was impossible that anything other than black, white, gold, or silver could be considered to be a classic watch. However, times they are a-changin’ and colors are beginning to make a big impact. It began with blue, which was once acceptable only in dive watches. Now, blue has become a mainstay in luxury watches of all kinds. The same thing is beginning to happen with green. What began in military and aviation watches is now being found everywhere, with luxury brands releasing a huge number of green-dial watches in recent times.
Why Green Dial Watches?
Green is Naturally Attractive
As a color with positive associations to the environment, peace, and good fortune, green was the obvious big trend after blue. From dark forest green to brighter hues of mint and emerald, there are various shades to choose from, each bringing its own character to the wrist.
With green all around us, we are naturally attracted to its warm and calming tones. At the same time, green blends nicely into our surroundings, making it a suitable color for more formal occasions where subtlety is required.
Green is Luxurious
I personally consider green to be a regal and luxurious color, particularly when combined with gold or silver. Think British Racing Green and the silver trim of an Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, or Jaguar - classic designs that simply ooze old-school luxury. This works especially well for vintage sport or dive watches, especially when paired with an equally classic brown leather strap.
Green is the color of the upper classes, the well-to-do country gentleman who enjoys a spot of hunting and the finest single malt whiskey. It signifies wealth, but not in the ostentatious, vulgar fashion of new money.
Green is Different
While releases are coming thick and fast, green is still definitely a novelty in luxury watches. It’s different enough to get you noticed but subtle enough to stay classy and cool. Luxury brands are releasing their green watches in small and exclusive batches, making them real collector’s items.
In a few years, green will become as ubiquitous as blue is now. We will be eagerly discussing the next big color in luxury watches. Will it be yellow? Red? Who knows. But for now green is in that perfect period of desirability and scarcity, so get your hands on one while you can.
4 Best Green Dial Watches for Men
No luxury brand has embraced the green trend as enthusiastically as Filippo Loreti. Let’s have a closer look at 4 of our favourites!
Eterno Green Diver Watch
When it comes to classic green dial watches, this stunning new release ticks all of the boxes. A retro dive watch strongly influenced by the original Rolex Submariner, the Eterno Green Diver keeps it simple with a sleek and understated dial, complemented with a vintage brown leather strap.
Featuring a complex automatic mechanical movement, this watch is powered by the finest traditions of watchmaking. For added convenience and to avoid the daily hassle of manual winding, there’s a 41-hour power reserve to keep it ticking long after you’ve taken it off. It’s incredibly rare to find a high-quality automatic for less than $500. The Eterno Green Diver is, without a doubt, one of Filippo Loreti’s finest examples of affordable luxury, available for a fair price of just $219.
Ascari Moss Rose Gold Rubber Watch
We spoke about the classic green of vintage cars like the Aston Martin and Jaguar. The Ascari Moss Rose Gold is a prime example of this old-school luxury, tinged with the high-octane vibes of a retro racer.
The Ascari gets its name from Alberto Ascari, Italy’s first World Champion and a true legend of motorsport. Ascari was the first driver to win back-to-back titles, driving his Ferrari to victory in both the 1952 and 1953 seasons. This feat is commemorated on the case back of the watch, where you can find an artistic engraving of Ascari’s iconic car.
With a moss green dial featuring chronograph hands strongly reminiscent of a car’s dashboard, the racing pedigree of the Ascari really shines through. Add in a clever hybrid movement that combines the accuracy of quartz with the sweeping hands and snapback of a mechanical, and you’ve got an instant classic. You’d better hurry on this limited-edition piece though, there are not many left at just $197.
Okeanos Rose Gold Green Link 2020 Edition Watch
Back by popular demand, the Okeanos Rose Gold Green Link 2020 Edition was Filippo Loreti’s first and most successful green dial watch for men. Its eye-catching color combination proved to be such a hit that another limited batch is now available at special prices.
The Okeanos is a classic dive watch with a simple, minimalist design. Featuring a clean, clear dial that’s unencumbered by complications beyond a simple date box, the Okeanos is suitable for anywhere from the ocean to the office. This unique Rose Gold edition adds an extra layer of elegance and luxury, meaning that it wouldn’t look out of place on even more formal occasions.
How much would you expect to pay for such a popular and versatile piece? With only 13 of this extra special second production remaining, this is your last chance to get one at just $219.
Odyssey Two-Tone Green Link Watch
We finish with the Odyssey, one of Filippo Loreti’s original classics. Inspired by the luxury holiday vibes of the Italian Riviera, this masculine timepiece combines sporty chronograph features with luxurious gold and silver details.
Featuring a complex dial with 3 chronograph hands, the Odyssey is sure to get you noticed. Its polished, bright emerald dial blends regally with rich gold trim, an opulent look that’s completed by an intricate artwork on the case back. Now available for just $214, this is another perfect example of luxury at fair prices.
Filippo Loreti has the biggest range of luxury green dial watches to choose from. Check out our green watch collection for all these beautiful examples and more!