The envy-inducing green watches to wear this season
by Simon de Burton
Simon de Burton surveys the envy-inducing green watches to dive the depths and hit the heights of sophistication...
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Harrods Edition
Bulgari’s eight-sided dress model contains the thinnest automatic movement in any production watch. Just 10 examples of this 40mm, titanium-cased Harrods edition will be made, all with dials finished in the famous London store’s green and gold livery and fitted with green alligator-skin straps.
Watches from the Master collection are the historic brand’s biggest sellers and can be had with a variety of functions and in a range of dial colours and strap/bracelet combinations. But this simple, three-hand automatic with a small date window at three o’clock and “waffle” pattern dial still takes some beating.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
Omega’s yacht-worthy Seamaster Aqua Terra is water-resistant to a depth of 150m and features a dial based on the look of deck planks. The self-winding movement is certified for accuracy, anti-magnetism and shock resistance by the Swiss Federal Institute for Metrology and the watch is offered with a range of strap options.
A slim and elegant Piaget dress watch was an essential piece of operational equipment for any self-respecting playboy during the 1960s and 70s. The Altiplano range continues the historic brand’s tradition of making timepieces with ultra-thin movements, with this green-dial version having been created for the model’s 60th anniversary in 2017.
Carl F Bucherer Manero Power Reserve
Lucerne jeweller Bucherer's in-house watch brand is fast expanding. An unusual feature of the Manero is the “peripheral” self-winding rotor that encircles the back of the movement, allowing it to be clearly seen. This version, with green dial and power reserve indicator, is limited to 188 pieces.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
Named after the submersible invented by Auguste Piccard, the Bathyscaphe version of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms is smaller and slimmer than the original, but is still water resistant to 300m. This version, with “meteorite grey” dial, has a steel case and ceramic bezel insert.