A medical review, recently published on Color Psychology, written by author Kendra Cherry and reviewed by Psychotherapist Steven Gans, MD, suggests that different colors have different psychological impact on our moods and emotions. These reactions are either related to the intensity of the color or, in some cases, the product of our experiences. For some, the color green is associated with nature, while others find it calming. Which makes sense. Readers of the study often described the color as “refreshing” and “tranquil,” which explains why I found Seiko’s Prospex LX SNR045J1 Limited Edition so calming while writing this story. In hopes of calming your pandemic-ravaged nerves, we have rounded up some of the latest 2020 watches with green dials.
Oris x Momotaro Divers Sixty-Five
The Oris x Momotaro Divers Sixty-Five, produced in collaboration with the Japanese brand Momotaro Jeans, is the latest model in the collection to receive an updated green dial. The green-colored gradient used on this model’s dial, in contrast with the two-tone green used on dials of past Oris models is faded to accentuate the bronze coloring of the watch’s diving bezel, hour markers, and baton-shaped hands. The 40-mm-diameter steel case houses the Oris 733 movement (Sellita SW 200-1 base) ticking inside. The watch has a 38-hour power reserve and comes mounted on a blue denim strap with white stripes; it’s priced at $2,200. For the full story, click here.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition
Blancpain‘s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition made waves with its sunburst-finish green dial, and unidirectional bezel with matching green ceramic insert, earlier this year. The new watch features the vintage-inspired elements that debuted on the first Bathyscaphe model from 2013, including the rectangular-shaped central hour and minute hands and case diameter of 43.6 mm. Protecting Blancpain’s self-winding Caliber 1318 is a black, satin-brushed, ceramic case with beveled lugs, which is 13.8 mm thick. This automatic movement has 204 components (including a silicon balance spring to prevent shocks and to fight against magnetic fields), 35 jewels, and a power reserve of five days. Priced at $15,500 and mounted on a black NATO textile strap with a ceramic buckle, it’s limited to 50 pieces. To read our full article on the watch, click here.
Ressence Type 1 Slim X
The concept for Ressence‘s Type 1 Slim X model stems from a place of mindfulness. The hourglass design and concept is intended to inspire the wearer to “make better use of their time by focusing on our relation to it” — fitting for a list focusing on the calming properties of the color green. The dark olive-green dial is produced in German silver and bears three different tones of green on its time-telling disks. The dial’s time indications are engraved in silver and coated in green Super-LumiNova. The 10-meter water resistant case is produced in Grade 5 titanium and protected by a domed sapphire crystal. The self-winding function for the in-house-developed Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS) is set via a lever on the caseback and uses a minute axle driven by the customized ETA 2892/A caliber. Behind a sapphire caseback, the self-winding movement comprises 212 components, 40 jewels, and 27 gears, with a frequency of 28,800-vph (4 Hz), and amasses 36 hours of power. The watch retails for $21,500 and comes presented on an olive green-colored calfskin strap with a silver Ardillon buckle. You can read more here.
Grand Seiko Toge Special Edition
Inspired by Japan’s Mount Iwate, Grand Seiko‘s Toge Special Edition features a British Racing Green dial with classical Grand Seiko dial elements. The textured green dial uses razor-style hour and minute hands, applied, faceted hour indices, and a polished, framed date window at 3 o’clock. The stainless steel case measures 39.5 mm in diameter and is designed by Grand Seiko’s longtime chief designer Nobuhiro Kosugi. It features the Zaratsu polished finish on the case and curved lugs, protected by a retro-style box-shaped sapphire crystal. Inside the case, which is crescent-shaped in profile, is Caliber 9S66, which powers the watch via a MEMS escapement and a hairspring and mainspring produced in Grand Seiko’s proprietary Spron alloy. The movement’s accuracy has been tested within -3 to +5 seconds per day and it can retain power up to three days (72 hours). This Grand Seiko timepiece, as well as all of the brand’s boutique-exclusive editions, are showing at the Grand Seiko and Watches of Switzerland “Nature of Time Experience” from July 10 through September 30 at the retailer’s new gallery space on Spring Street, New York. For the full story on Grand Seiko’s Toge Special Edition, click here. To learn more about the “Nature of Time Experience,” follow this link.
Norqain Independence 20
The family-owned brand Norqain, founded in 2018 in Bienne, Switzerland, recently launched its first timepiece fitted with an exclusive manufacture movement. The movement, produced in partnership with Tudor-owned Kenissi, beats behind a forest-inspired green dial, inside a 42-mm-diameter stainless steel case. The satin-polished and sandblasted case is fitted with the automatic three-hand movement, Caliber NN20/1, and is visible through its box-shaped sapphire glass caseback. The scratched-pattern dial features hand-applied indexes and faceted hour and minute hands whose tips are coated in Super-LumiNova, while the seconds hand has a red-colored tip to match the “Chronometer” indication on the dial. Limited to 200 pieces, the watch has a four-year international warranty and comes presented on either a stainless steel bracelet with brushed and polished links or an integrated black leather strap. It retails between CHF2,990 – CHF2,840 and can be purchased at authorized Norqain retailers. Click here for the full details.
Seiko Prospex LX SNR045J1
The latest limited edition to join Seiko‘s Prospex LX series has a moss-patterned, green-colored ceramic dial inspired by an underwater forest in Antarctica. The Prospex LX SNR045J1 uses arrow-shaped hands, applied indices, and a rotating bezel all of which are coated in LumiBrite, Seiko’s proprietary, long-lasting luminous substance that it claims is free of radioactive materials. The 44.8-mm steel case is fitted with a dial-matching green-colored unidirectional, rotating bezel with a diving scale upon a silver cermet exterior panel. The push-button and the diver-adjusted mechanism is slightly animated and protrudes from the case’s right side. Inside the water-resistant case, which can resist depths to 300 meters, is Seiko’s Spring Drive Caliber 5R65. The high-beat movement is accurate to +1 seconds per day and +15 seconds per month and has a power reserve of 72 hours when fully wound. The watch is limited to 500 pieces and comes presented on a three-fold clasp steel bracelet with secure lock and push-button. Available for purchase in August, it is priced at 6,100 euros (the U.S. price has yet to be announced). For the full story, click here.