Black and white dial watches are classic to be sure, but they are a dime in a dozen. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not opt for one with a green face instead? The underrated green shade is a versatile and bold colour, and one not always found on watches. Plus, they’re just so darn pretty. You’d stand out from the crowd, whether it’s at a party or at the office, with one of these timepieces for sure.
Here’s our edit of 10 designs you should consider. From opulent emerald tones to earthy khaki green, there’s something to suit every watch fiend.
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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Military Type, S$5,400
This structured black and camo green creation from Bell & Ross screams ‘strong woman’, and is perfect for those who prefer a more androgynous vibe. Sporting a ceramic case and a black rubber and khaki canvas strap, it’s a piece that can be easily matched with a sophisticated tuxedo dress and black pumps. What we love about this is the crystal face, which is built with anti-reflective sapphire. Perfect for reading the time with ease on glaringly sunny days. This is also an automatic watch that does not require winding as it draws power from your movements so you don’t have to worry about the battery going flat.
Photo: Bell & Ross
Gomelsky Audry watch – malachite, US$2,000 (S$2,704.07)
For something with a bit more bling, go for this opulent Gomelsky watch that comes with a dial made from genuine malachite and 90 full-cut diamonds around its bezel. We love that no two pieces are alike, because each malachite stone varies in colour. Show off your style by wearing this with an asymmetric top and straight-legged trousers.
Gucci Le Marché des Merveilles watch, 38mm, price available in store
While its face is not entirely green, we couldn’t help including this playful piece because the embroidered dial sporting the Gucci Bee motif is simply one of a kind. Bonus: The green and red nylon strap gives the piece a youthful effect. Pair this with your favourite sun dress for a pretty weekend date.
Gucci boutiques are located in Paragon, ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G-010, S$52,300
We know this piece is part of Patek Philippe’s men’s collection, but its unique rounded octagonal silhouette and checkered patterned strap makes this a covetable piece for the modern woman as well. Our favourite detail is the clear crystal back that lets you watch the self-winding mechanical motion in real time — you’ll literally see how the automatic watch ticks. How cool is that?
Photo: Patek Philippe
Rado True Thinline, S$2,810
This gorgeous watch exudes an air of mystery, owing to its deep emerald hue and a watch dial that sports intricate leaf veins. It’s part of a series True Thinline that is inspired by nature and done in collaboration with Italian garden association Grandi Giardini Italiani. Constructed with Rado’s signature ceramic straps and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, we especially love the interplay between the rich jewel tone and the gold dials and hands — all of which make this a timeless and stunning creation.
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Cluse La Tétragone mesh gold/forest green, US$114 (S$154.13)
It’s hip to be square — when it comes to watches at least. While Cluse’s signature square face La Tétragone watches are eye-catching enough, the brand brought this piece several notches higher by giving it a forest green dial and a gold Milanese mesh strap. The result? A sleek and modern timepiece that you’d be proud to have on your wrist. Play it cool by wearing this with a silk dress and kitten heels.
Fossil Scarlette Mini three-hand date striped brown leather watch, US$115 (S$155.48)
It’s fun, flirty, and glamorous too, thanks to its rose gold case, playful striped leather strap and studded bezel. Wear this whimsical creation with an off-shoulder playsuit and sandal flats for a quirky weekend look.
Nixon Time Teller 37mm, price available in store
You can’t go wrong with this Nixon timepiece — it’s a striking watch that is an intriguing combination of a sleek and simple watch face with a chunky metal link strap. Juxtapose its masculine silhouette by wearing it with a spaghetti strap wide-leg jumpsuit.
Nixon can be found places such as Tangs and Zalora.
Tissot Generosi-T, price available in store
Rectangular watches are rare — and we wonder why, because the shape is so distinctive and sophisticated that we don’t mind having more of them around. Just look at this Tissot piece that’s made with a stainless steel design and comes with a smoky forest green face. It’s refined with graceful edges, yet not overly delicate. Bring out its architectural design by wearing with a sharp pantsuit.
Timex Expedition Field Mini 26mm leather strap watch, US$55 (S$74.36)
Show off your sporty side with this edgy Timex piece that comes with a rugged fabric strap that has a rich brown leather trim and a deep khaki watch face. Contrast this masculine number with a flowy midi dress paired with strappy sandals during weekend brunch.
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