Most watch collectors will have at least one green dive watch in their collection. But what lies behind the enduring popularity of this classic style?
The first modern dive watches were released back in the 1950s after Jacques Cousteau invented the Aqua-Lung self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). This paved the way for recreational diving and the need for waterproof, anti-corrosive watches with a measuring system to indicate diving time (a rotating bezel with markers every five minutes), a minimum water-resistance rating of 100 meters, and visibility in the dark from at least 25cms.
Advances in digital technology have largely replaced the need for mechanical dive watches—today’s divers are more likely to use complex dive computers to aid them underwater instead.
However, the timeless design of the original classics lives on. Dive watches are loved for their masculine, sporty style that looks good on any occasion, from a casual dinner date to black tie at the casino or more formal event. So while the practical use of dive watches may have declined over time, their vintage look and interesting history ensure that they remain just as popular as ever.
Green Dive Watches By Filippo Loreti
You may have noticed an increase in green dive watches lately—an on-trend combination of a classic watch style with a more unusual but increasingly popular color. Just as blue-faced watches have found their place in the mainstream, we believe that the green diver watch has also arrived and we will only be seeing more of them in the future.
At Filippo Loreti we are well ahead of the trend and have multiple green dive watches to choose from at astonishingly affordable prices, shaking up the luxury watch industry with direct-to-consumer model, which cuts out the middlemen and their associated markups to deliver top-class timepieces directly to your door.
With that in mind, let’s check out 3 of Filippo Loreti’s very best green dive watches, all available now for under $300.
1. Okeanos Green Steel Link Green Watch
The Okeanos is the quintessential dive watch, a classic design featuring a rugged 316L stainless steel case, sapphire-coated mineral glass, and luminous dial features.
The Okeanos Green Steel Link takes a classic color combination (think Bentley or Jaguar in British Racing Green with steel trim) and adds subtle details such as an intricately engraved artwork of the Roman God Oceanus on the case back, and his trident on the crown.
This subtle yet stylish watch is a true allrounder—you’d be just as comfortable wearing it in the office as you would in the ocean. That’s the beauty of the green dial dive watch, it is truly a watch for any occasion.
2. Odyssey Two-Tone Green Link 2020 Edition Watch
For something a little more complex, let’s check out the Odyssey. The Odyssey is a dive watch with chronograph features suggestive of the Italian Riviera style—fast cars, yachts, and cocktail parties by the sea.
The Two-Tone Green Link 2020 Edition takes the natural elegance of this watch a step further, with its regal green/gold color combination giving it a mark of true luxury. Combined with a bold, detailed dial featuring chronograph and 24-hour hands, the Odyssey is designed for the sporty and active gentleman who takes pride in his appearance.
Flip the Odyssey over and you’ll find an engraved artwork on the case back, with two seahorses paying homage to this dive watch’s maritime origins. If it’s a rugged, yet intricately detailed dive watch that you are looking for, look no further than the Odyssey. With an incredible build quality, complex functionality, and vintage, James Bond-esque look, it’s no surprise that this is one of Filippo Loreti’s absolute best-sellers.
3. Okeanos Rose Gold Green Link 2020 Edition Watch
Finally, let’s go back to the Okeanos and its unique Rose Gold Green Link 2020 Edition. Offering similar features to the Okeanos Green Steel Link described above, this green dive watch adds a touch of class with an unusual rose gold bracelet and case.
This brings a more formal air to an otherwise sporty and dynamic watch, making it even more suited to formal occasions like business events and romantic dinners for two. Don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s not a true dive watch though—this beautiful watch is still just as capable of accompanying you on active pursuits, from hiking in the mountains to deep-sea dives.
This limited edition Rose Gold Okeanos has an extra feature on the dial, a subtle date display box that adds just a little more complication to a minimalist, elegant timepiece. Get in quickly for this model, it is one-of-a-kind and is selling out quickly.
Are you a fan of the trend for green dive watches? We most certainly are, and these stunning examples by Filippo Loreti mean that you can add one to your collection today, without having to break the bank.
But you’d better hurry! Because these green beauties are all currently on sale, so there has never been a better time to snap one up. Head over to Filippo Loreti's green watch collection for more info, and get ahead of the green watch trend while you can.