St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world, by people of all ages, whether of Irish ancestry or not, many of whom wear green in honor of the holiday. Over the last several years, luxury watch brands have started to embrace green as a featured color on watch dials and straps. Here, we take a look at seven green-tinted timepieces that we’ve covered recently. How many are in your collection? And are there any other “Irish-look” watches that we’re missing?
1. Rolex Day-Date 36
At Baselworld 2013, Rolex released the Day-Date 36, which featured several dial-strap combinations. Among them was this was the green-dial, green-strap version with yellow-gold case pictured above. Other color combinations are available, with either a yellow gold, white gold, or Everose gold case; all are a modest 36mm in diameter. More about the various color versions of the classic Day-Date here.
2. H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Cosmic Green
As it did in 2016, H. Moser & Cie. introduced another special-edition piece in its “Concept” collection at SIHH 2017. The Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Cosmic Green, shown above, is limited to 20 pieces each in white and rose gold. The green fumé dial is unblemished by subdials, windows, numerals, indices, not even a brand logo. It’s the first fumé dial — the brand’s speciality — that features the color green. You’ll find more information about the watch here.
3. Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph GMT (Ref. SBGC017)
The Spring Drive Chronograph GMT (Ref. SBGC017) from Seiko‘s high0-end Grand Seiko collection, has a dark green dial finished in a “fir tree” motif. The pattern symbolizes Japan’s Onbashira festival, which is hold every six years in the Japanese town of Suwa, not far away from the Seiko atelier where the watch is produced.
4. Jeanrichard Aeroscope
At the end of summer 2014 Jeanrichard launched this military-green Aeroscope watch with three hands and a date. Usually the aviation-inspired Aeroscope models come equipped with a chronograph function, but it’s been removed in this simpler, more functional timepiece, which is also available with a grey dial. More information about the watch in this article.
5. Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo 47 mm
The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo 47 mm from Panerai features a dark military green dial and a bronze case. It has a large diameter of 47 mm and the Panerai typical crown protector. The arc-shaped power reserve indicator at 4 o’clock differentiates this Luminor Submersible model from its predecessors. All about this watch, which debuted at SIHH 2013, can be found in this article.
6. MeisterSinger Neo
The German watch brand MeisterSinger introduced the green-dialed Neo at Baselworld 2016. The watch is one of three pieces – the others are the No. 02 and the Pangaea – that featured this all-new color called “Rensing Green.” The color, which first appeared on the brand’s Salthora Meta jumping-hour in 2015, was created by Nico Rensing, a longtime member of MeisterSinger’s international sales team. More details about the Neo and its green companions in this article.
7. Oris Divers Sixty-Five
This dark-green-dial-version of the Divers Sixty-Five from Oris was added to the popular vintage-inspired dive watch collection in 2016. The hands and indices are filled with a type of colored Super-LumiNova called “Light Old Radium.” The watch is available with four different bracelet and strap options. All details can be found here.