The best green dials of 2021, including Patek, Rolex, Moser and many more – Part 1 The best green dials of 2021, including Patek, Rolex, Moser and many more – Part 1

The best green dials of 2021, including Patek, Rolex, Moser and many more – Part 1

Nick Kenyon

Green is the colour of 2021. At least when it comes to watches, there’s absolutely no doubt about it. It’s only the middle of April, yet we’ve already seen dozens of new watches with green dials from what feels like every large brand in the world. From Patek Philippe and Rolex to Seiko and Oris, there are multiple shades of green wherever we look. It raises two questions: why is this happening and what are the best green dials of 2021?

best green dials of 2021

The “why” is a straightforward question without a straightforward answer.  Perhaps blue has enjoyed a monopoly on desirable dials for long enough? Perhaps green has been recognised as a popular colour in the important markets of the Middle East and Asia? Regardless of the why, I’m personally enjoying the new hues, from the forests and fields to olives and pickles, it seems that all tones of green are being embraced.

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The second question is a matter of personal taste, but there are a few standout watches that most seem to agree are sensational shades. Here are 30 of the best green dials of 2021, including watches from many different brands and of many different styles.

Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711/1A-014

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The watch we were all waiting for once Patek Philippe had confirmed that the blue dial ref. 5711 would be discontinued. The Genevan brand did not disappoint. Price: CHF29,500

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra-Thin Ref. 15202

best green dials of 2021

A platinum Royal Oak with a stunning smoked green dial. What’s not to like? Price: USD$105,400

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds

best green dials of 2021

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2021 and what better way to mark the occasion than with a sunburst olive dial? Price: USD$8,750

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

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A precious metal Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight must have been on the cards since the first reference in steel was announced and this yellow gold model looks the goods. Price: AUD$22,880

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Titanium 

best green dials of 2021

TAG Heuer released a number of new references in the Aquaracer collection this year, but the titanium reference with a forest green dial is particularly attractive. Price: AUD$6100

Rolex Datejust 36 

best green dials of 2021

The Rolex design team must have taken a tropical vacation recently with such an inspired palm leaf dial that walks the line between delightful details and a kitsch motif. Price: AUD$9900

Panerai Luminor Marina eSteel

best green dials of 2021

Panerai have been experimenting with more environmentally friendly materials and production methods in recent years and the new eSteel boasts 58.4% of its components as made from recycled-based materials. Price: USD$8,700

MB&F LMX

The MB&F LMX is basically the original MB&F LM1 taken to its logical conclusion with a flying balance wheel and two totally independent time zones. Very cool indeed. Price: CHF98,000

Audemars Piguet Offshore Diver Khaki

best green dials of 2021

This hulking green machine turns the Royal Oak up to 11. From the case proportions to the dial texture, this isn’t for the faint of wrist. Price: USD$25,400

Grand Seiko SBGJ251 GMT “Shunbun”

The mechanical GMT from Grand Seiko is one of the most popular models that the brand offers and you can see why. Pure practicality, finished to the exacting standards of the Japanese watchmaker. Price: USD$7,100

H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Mega Cool

best green dials of 2021

You don’t need to say too much about this watch to be impressed by it. Just look at that dial. It’s absolutely mesmerising, especially paired with that kevlar strap. Price: USD$15,300

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 ref. 7300/1200A-011

best green dials of 2021

This 36mm stainless steel reference is for those looking for a little bit of bling, without the precious metal price tag. It features two offset rows totalling 160 brilliant-cut diamonds and remains perfectly balanced thanks to the 6 o’clock date window. Price: USD$27,796

Seiko SLA047

best green dials of 2021

This is a serious dive watch, with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a timepiece based on the legendary Seiko ref. 6159. Price: AUD$4995

Farer Exmoor

best green dials of 2021

This endearing field watch from the British brand Farer offers plenty of old-world charm such as a pointer date, with enough colour pop to keep your attention firmly fixed on that dial. Price: USD$995

Swatch “The Dream”

Produced in collaboration with New York’s MoMa, this 41mm Swatch takes inspiration from the artwork The Dream (1910) by Henri Rousseau. Affordable fun at its best. Price: AUD$150

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet One

Limited to just 28 pieces, this is a technical tour de force that shows just what Jaquet Droz are capable of when it comes to fine watchmaking, with a ceramic case and tasteful olive green highlights. Price: USD$26,300

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy

best green dials of 2021

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five collection has enough foundational strength in its design that you can take it almost anywhere and this bronze execution with a soft pastel dial is the proof in the pudding that it always looks good. Price: CHF2500

Check out Part 2 right here