Seven of the best green dials that you can buy right now

by Lewis Butterfield
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Over the course of the past few years, the watch industry has seen a boom in the popularity for the use of green dials in watches. Perhaps one significant contributing factor was the introduction of the Rolex Submariner green dial, better known as the Rolex hulk, in 2010.

Since that time brands have sought to have a piece catch the attention of the watch buying public with their own green dialed offerings. Here are some of those timepieces that we at watchadvice find most intriguing and alluring. 

Oris Aquis date

Oris Aquis Date Reference 01 733 7732 4157-07 8 21 05PEB

Perhaps the closest thing visually to the Rolex Hulk, without reaching into the murky waters of homage watches, the Oris Aquis date offers an intriguing alternative for a staggeringly modest price. Available in either 39.5mm or 43.5mm the Aquis covers its bases nicely to ensure wearability for the buyer. 

The Oris offers many higher end features, water resistance of 300m, ceramic bezel insert, sapphire crystal and an automatic swiss movement. The Aquis also offers a raft of strap options, including leather, rubber and stainless-steel bracelet, all fitted to the integrated lugs of the watch.

The Oris Aquis date can be purchased today for $3,100.00 AUD.

Panerai Radiomir PAM 995

Jumping up in price we find one of the best looking Panerai pieces in their vast collection of historical dive watches. The PAM 995 showcases a stunning green dial reminiscent of old school military drab uniforms. The watch at 45mm features a water resistance of 100m, and also showcases the in house micro rotor automatic calibre p.4000 movement, beneath its clear sapphire case back. 

The use of the signature Radiomir case and sandwich dial, accentuates the luminous Arabic numerals and produces a timeless design for an RRP of $16,200.00 AUD.

Breitling B01 Bentley British racing green

Reference: AB0118A11L1X1

Moving into more complicated green dialed offerings, we find the exceptional Breitling B01 Bentley. The watch features a gorgeous sunburst British racing green dial, accented by black sub registers. 

Reference: AB0118A11L1X1

An automatic chronograph boasting an impressive 70 hours power reserve, the B01 calibre is a stand out performer for its finish and durability. The watch comes in at 42mm by 13.5mm and again features 100m water resistance and a sapphire case back from which to enjoy the manufacture movement.

The B01 Bentley is an excellent contender for an everyday timepiece and with an RRP of $11,250.00 AUD.

Glashuette Original Panomatic lunar Green

Reference: 1-90-02-13-32-02

Stepping into a world of higher end watchmaking, we find the Glashuette Original Panomatic lunar, available for 2020 with a deep forest green dial. A truly spectacular offering from the German brand, whilst not one for the wet only availing 50 metres of water resistance, the Panomatic lunar showcases some top end finishing and class.

Reference: 1-90-02-13-32-02 – Calibre 90-02

The classically German asymmetric dial features a Grande date and moon phase complication, driven by the exquisitely finished calibre 90-02 movement. Through the sapphire case back the owner is treated to a ¾ style skeletonised rotor, expertly executed Glasshuette striping and a hand engraved balance bridge. 

The Panomatic lunar is available for purchase from $14,350.00 AUD.

Rado Captain cook automatic

Reference:  01.763.6105.3.531

A reissue of the classic design from 1962, Rado released their modern interpretation of the captain cook automatic to immediate popularity amongst collectors. The watch features a distinctive swirling sunray effect dial helping it to stand out in a sea of similarly priced divers. 

Truly an everyday timepiece the Rado is contemporarily sized at 42mm and is rated to 300m. Available on a stainless steel bracelet, leather or fabric straps, the Rado features a quick change system ensuring ease of use when switching up the looks.

The Rado Captain Cook automatic is available for just $3,550.00 AUD.

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere

Another watch leaning heavily into two current market trends, the 1858 Geosphere offers a military inspired green dial, wrapped beautifully in a polished and satin finished 42mm bronze case. 

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere

The timepiece features a manufacture world time complication that turns the two domed globes on the dial in opposite directions over the course of 24 hours. World time scales are positioned around the globes featuring 24 time zones and day night indications to boot. The geosphere is by no means a slight watch with a substantial 42mm x 12.8mm profile, this is a watch that defiantly packs a visual punch and with the bronze case, it is a watch that will uniquely patina with use.

The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere in bronze can be purchased for $9,680.00 AUD.

Nomos Orion Neomatik olive gold

Reference 364

Hailing from Germany, Nomos is a truly special brand in the watch industry. Offering exquisitely crafted Bauhaus timepieces at modest price points. Recently the Nomos Orion family has been upgraded, receiving new movements and new colourways.

Reference 364

Here, the Orion Neomatik olive gold showcases a subtle yet alluring olive dial, accented with gold hour markers and hands. The Calibre DUW6101 showcases some of the best German movement manufacturing outside of A Lange and Sohne, with Nomos’ patented swing system, the updated calibre also now features a larger date wheel set around the movement which can be set in either direction.

Available for purchase now for $6,090.00 AUD.

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