Going Green: Top Five Green Watches
Green was the dominant color on the catwalks this year, and naturally it showed up at watch fairs too. Several high-end brands used subtle variations of green in their designs to highlight special functions and make their dials pop.
Linde Werdelin’s SpidoSpeed Green The SpidoSpeed Green showcases skeletonization not only throughout the outer case as with previous iterations in the Spido family, but also into the dial and movement. What makes this piece unique is the balance of its design. The rugged forged carbon outer case compliments finer details, such as the LW-shaped stylized rotor, and pusher level engraving on the inner case. Turn it around and you’ll spot Linde Werdelin’s new signature pattern on the movement plate. Make sure to also check out the Spidolite II Tech Green. Pricing: Between $20,000 and $25,000. For more, please visit Linde Werdelin
Richard Mille RM 11-02 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Dual Time Zone The automatic caliber of the RM 11-02 is a technical evolution of the ever-popular RM 011 model, with the original caliber RMAC1 superseded by the caliber RMAC2 with added features. In addition to the functions of the Flyback chronograph, annual calendar with oversize date, 60-minute countdown timer and 24 hour totalizer, the RM 11-02 adds a UTC feature for the indication of a second time zone with a Super-Luminova filled hand. For more information and availability please visit Richard Mille
HYT’s H2 Black DLC & Pink Gold HYT earns its place in the sphere of high-end watchmaking by continuing its all-encompassing quest for hybridization with the H2. A system of bellows in the movement powers the ring of luminescent green liquid to indicate the hours. In the centre, a minute hand, designed in stages to perfectly fit the structure of the fluidic system jumps after 30 minutes to avoid the bellows. To achieve this, HYT’s hydro mechanical experts partnered with the APRP team (Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi), overseen by Giulio Papi. Launches this summer. For more information and availability, please visit HYT
Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono It’s the Official Watch of this year’s FIFA World Cup™, and to celebrate this year’s event, the dial bears the national colors of Brazil – yellow and green – in reference to the competition’s host country. When the chronograph is started, the chrono’s second hand and minute hand move from left to right in a circular arc of 45 minutes (one half of a football match), with an area for 15 minutes’ added time up to 60 minutes. The green push-button at 2 o’clock is also used to show the period of time selected from the following 4 options: 1st half, half time, 2nd half and end of match, indicated by a window in the centre at 12 o’clock. For more information and availability, please visit Hublot
Ulysse Nardin’s Black Sea / Blue Sea This one’s for the divers! The Black Sea honors Ulysse Nardin’s nautical legacy in haute horology, and updates its line with this green model. Sporting a powerful and avant-gardist design, it’s a rugged all weather sports diving timekeeper with a self-winding movement, which features a 42 hours power reserve indicator, and oversized small seconds register. For more information and availability please visit Ulysse Nardin