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The green wind of watches

A total of 38 brands took part in Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021 online watch fair. The latest trend in watches was introduced: everything is green.

In recent years, green watches have been the talk of the town, from bronze watches with green faces to dials made of special stones. How to bring green into the design of one’s own watch is a learning curve, and we’ll be looking at the brands’ unique interpretations.

The event is a great example of green with these stunning designs by Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and others

Blue dials have always been popular, and it’s easy to see why. However, the increased number of green dials on display at the show makes one wonder whether this underrated colour should be given a chance. Thanks to Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Piaget, as well as other brands, there were plenty to choose from – emerald, olive or forest…
Cartier has launched a number of trendy and up-to-date Tank collections, including the Tank Must photoelectric watch, which is infused with the concept of sustainability. The most eye-catching aspect of the collection is the use of colour, particularly in the blue, red and green colours commonly used in Cartier’s historical creations,replica watches in the Tank Must, which is a single release!

Jaeger-LeCoultre is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the launch of its most popular collection with a pine green Reverso. The sun-brushed lacquered dial features applied hour-markers and Dauphine hands, while the case is secured to the wrist with a matching leather strap. Like the other Reversos, the solid metal back of this reversible case is perfect for personalisation with a pattern or engraving. The wearer can choose to conceal this personalisation as a pleasing decoration known only to them, or flip the case over and display it as the front of the watch’s design.

The faceted shape of the hour-markers is offset by the dauphine hands, which visually add depth and dimension to the lacquered dial. The small seconds display on the lower half of the dial features a circular track ring that contrasts with the linear geometry of the dial and case. When the case is turned over, the bezel is engraved with a sunburst motif that echoes the sunburst-embellished dial.
1858 Montblanc split-seconds chronograph limited edition

The 1858 Montblanc collection, which was launched in 2019, makes extensive use of green to echo the mountain spirit of the Minerva watch. The case is made of specially developed “Lime Gold” and features a gold dial, green hour-markers and a green brushed calfskin strap, giving it a vintage look.

Piaget continues to push the limits of human watchmaking with the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, an ultra-thin watch just two millimetres thick! Since the launch of the prototype in 2018, it has won the GPHG Gold Indicator Award in 2020.

And in 2021, Piaget is taking it a step further by presenting a special edition of the Altiplano UltimateConcept with bridges, screws, indices, dial and strap in dark green, in tribute to the brand’s eponymous watchmaking workshop founded in 1874 in La Côte-aux-Fées in the Swiss Jura.

This year, Tudor is offering the Black Bay Fifty-Eight in an 18ct yellow gold case with a gold-green dial, with a transparent caseback that allows the movement to be seen.

TAG Heuer’s new Aquaracer Professional 300m Automatic is available in seven models and two sizes, including a 43mm watch in high-tech matte grade 2 titanium with a green face for a more adventurous and sporty look.

This year,Replica Patek Philippe is launching four new models in the Nautilus collection, two of which are available with a green face.

The classic horizontal cambered pattern of the Nautilus is interpreted in olive green, giving a new look to this classic sports watch.

The watch industry is an industry that values spirituality and the transmission of skills, and as history goes on, many brands have sought different ways to recapture the core of their important watchmaking, even through collaborations with prominent figures in different fields, to create new creations with contemporary spiritual values.

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Patek Philippe Aquanaut Blue Dial & Strap White Gold 5168G-001

In 1997, shortly after Patek Philippe Nautilus celebrated its 20th anniversary, it launched the first models of the Aquanaut collection. Clearly inspired by the iconic shape of the Nautilus, these models feature rounded octagonal cases. In order to make it more appealing to the younger market, Patek Philippe positioned the Aquanaut at a slightly lower price point than the Nautilus, offering a more affordable alternative to the latter’s fans.

The Aquanaut reference no. 5060A, the first reference in the series, features the iconic rounded octagonal 35.6 mm stainless steel case. The dial features a black checkerboard pattern with tri-filled hour and hand hands. A date window with programmed cursive script is located at 3 o’clock. The rugged, sporty rubber straps, nicknamed “tropical” and made of an ultra-durable composite material, complement the texture of the dial. It is worth noting that this was the first Patek Philippe model to be equipped with rubber straps. As such, they weren’t sure how the market would react.

To enhance the design of the sports watch, the Aquanaut is equipped with a three-part case and screw-down crown and is water-resistant to 120 meters. The self-winding Caliber 330 SC movement powers it, giving the watch a 45-hour power reserve. It is limited to 1,000 pieces.

Like the original model, the dial features the iconic “chocolate chunk” motif and is fitted with a black tropical rubber strap. In addition to the dimensions, another important upgrade was the use of the updated Calibre 315 SC – replacing the previous Calibre 330 SC – the newer movement was thinner at 3.22mm (3.5mm previously). Unlike previous models with closed casebacks, the “Oversized” model has a sapphire caseback, which allows Patek Philippe to showcase its mechanism.