The 20 Best Green Dial Watches For Men of 2021

Sep 22, 2021

Category: Style

The watch industry routinely goes through major fads. Five or so years ago, every brand started churning out vintage-style dive watches. In 2018, GMTs — especially of the Pepsi variety — were the flavor of the year. 2020 saw a major rise in the amount of integrated bracelet steel sports watches. And 2021? Well, this is shaping up to be the year of the green dial watch. Just about every major brand has launched one within the last year, and the best green dial watches on the market offer an on-trend look that also happens to be a lot more versatile and timeless than you’d think.

Just because green dial watches are having a moment, that doesn’t mean they’re new or anything. They’ve been around forever, and they’ll still be around after the current mania subsides. That’s a good thing, as it means your green dial watch will always be in style. And while black and blue dial watches are considered watch box essentials, green dial watches shouldn’t be too far behind. After all, green is right next to blue on the color wheel, and you’ll be surprised at how often wearing the emerald color on your wrist complements the rest of your outfit. So take a look at our picks for the best green dial watches for men below, and discover that, contrary to what Kermit the Frog says, it is easy being green.

Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical

The quintessential field watch, Hamilton’s Khaki Field Mechanical has a long history that dates back to U.S. soldiers in WWII. And while the black dial original will always remain a classic, we find this military green dial version especially fitting. It’s the same Khaki Field you know and love with its classic field watch dial layout, rugged matte-finished stainless steel case, and 80-hour hand-wound movement, but with the added bonus of a dial that’s the perfect shade for any outdoor adventures.

Case Size: 38mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Manual-Wind

Purchase: $495

Seiko Prospex SPB121 “Alpinist”

Beginning with the reference SARB017, the Seiko Alpinist is one of the most iconic green dial watches ever made. And although the SARB017 was discontinued a few years back, its spirit lives on with this upgraded successor. The Prospex Alpinist looks similar to its predecessor with its gold indices, cathedral hands, inner-rotating compass bezel, and of course sunburst green dial, but it’s now been upgraded with a cyclops, anti-reflective coating, and the Caliber 6R35 movement with its 70-hour power reserve.

Case Size: 39.5mm
Water Resistance: 200m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $725

Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium

Tissot’s “Baby Rolex” is often touted as being perhaps the best Swiss watch under $1,000, and it’s easy to see why. With classic sports watch styling that can easily be dressed up or down, a 40mm case size, and 100m water resistance, the Gentleman makes for a perfect “go anywhere, do anything watch.” But its the watch’s luxury-lite finishing and Powermatic 80 movement with silicon hairspring and 80-hour power reserve that really set it apart in its price bracket. And now that it’s available with a gorgeous green dial, there’s really no reason not to get one.

Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $775

Autodromo Group B “Safari”

Lots of watches have green dials, but not many are bold enough to pair it with a green case and bracelet. But Autodromo’s Group B is all about boldness, as the line of retro watches was inspired by the daring and dangerous Group B racing of the 1980s. The Safari edition draws further inspiration from the decade’s East African Safari rallies and Paris-Dakar rallies, and matches its orange Safari-emblazoned green dial with semi-matte green plating on the bi-metal case and faux-integrated bracelet. The result is a watch unlike anything else on the market.

Case Size: 39mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $975

Farer Lander GMT

You may be looking at the photo of the Lander and wondering why we’ve included a blue dial watch in our roundup of the best green dial watches. But that’s the beauty of the Lander. Farer’s flagship GMT watch has developed a reputation for having a chameleonic dial that comes across as various shades of green or blue depending on your viewing angle. Fans can argue until the end of time over whether the dial is really blue or green, but since Farer labels it “sea green sunray,” that’s proof enough of its greenness to warrant inclusion on this list.

Case Size: 39.5mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic GMT

Purchase: $1,445+

Oris x Momotaro Divers Sixty-Five

Every incarnation of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five is a smart buy, as it’s one of the best vintage-style dive watches you can get, but this limited collaboration with Japanese denim brand Momotaro Jeans is especially fetching. A light green fume dial that transitions to black at the edges pairs wonderfully with a bronze bezel, old radium lume hands and indices, and a dark denim strap from Momotaro to create a watch that is extremely stylish and fashion-forward without being hokey or over-the-top.

Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $2,200

Longines Spirit

In 2020, Longines introduced the Spirit to great acclaim. The modern take on a pilot’s watch turned heads for its jaw-dropping good looks, its versatility, and its classic coolness. So for 2021, Longines made the Spirit even better by introducing a green dial variant that’s perfect for this moment. The green matte dial really jibes with the Spirit’s neo-retro pilot style, and it’s complemented nicely by the silver-blasted hands and red-tipped seconds hand. All versions of the Spirit are lookers, but the green makes the most sense to us.

Case Size: 42mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $2,250+

Omega Aqua Terra

We mentioned “go anywhere, do anything” watches a few spots earlier, and there is arguably no better GADA watch being produced today than the Aqua Terra. Omega’s most versatile watch works great in any setting, with a ridiculous aversion to magnetism thanks to its Master Chronometer movement, near-diver-level water resistance, and dressy-sporty looks that never go out of style. And while the AT comes in many striking colors, this muted olive green version of the trademark teak dial is the definition of understated class.

Case Size: 41mm
Water Resistance: 150m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $5,700

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41

One of the many new IWC releases revealed at Watches & Wonders 2021 was the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, a shrunken down and more wearable version of the brand’s flagship flyboy stopwatch. Additional upgrades include 100m of water resistance, IWC’s patented quick-change strap removal system, and the in-house caliber IWC 69385 column-wheel chronograph movement. The 41 comes in a few traditional colorways, but none are more striking than the brilliant sunburst green you see before you here.

Case Size: 41mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic Chronograph

Purchase: $6,500

TAG Heuer Carrera Special Edition

TAG Heuer really knows how to make a limited edition watch feel special. For this exceptional piece, the brand has taken the vintage version of their Carrera chronograph and outfitted it with a stunningly beautiful teal-green dial. The brilliant saturation of the dial is thoroughly modern, and it plays nicely with the retro design of the rest of the watch. From the oversized box crystal to the old-school Heuer logo to the vintage lume, everything just comes together here to create what can only be described as a future classic.

Case Size: 39mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic Chronograph

Purchase: $6,650

Grand Seiko GMT Four Seasons “Spring”

For the 2021 edition of Grand Seiko’s new tradition of “Four Seasons” releases, where the brand releases a group of four watches sporting dials inspired by each of the four seasons, Seiko’s high-end luxury offshoot opted to up the ante by going the GMT route. This year’s “Spring” installment offers a hi-beat automatic GMT movement paired with a dial that’s meant to capture the feeling of spring’s arrival following the vernal equinox — or Shunbun — with its windswept green textured dial and rose gold accents. This is as much a piece of art as it is a timepiece.

Case Size: 39.5mm
Water Resistance: Splash Resistant
Movement: Automatic GMT

Purchase: $6,800

Rolex Datejust 36 “Palm Motif”

Rolex, for as popular as it is as a brand, sometimes has a reputation for being too conservative and stuffy. But once in a while, Rolex will come out of left field with something radical and incredible, and that’s what we have here with this plant-tastic Datejust variant. Unveiled during Watches & Wonders 2021, the “Palm Motif” is an undeniably fun, tiki-esque take on one of The Crown’s most classic and restrained models. With an olive green dial festooned with bold palm fronds, no one is mistaking this for your grandpa’s old two-tone Datejust.

Case Size: 36mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $7,050

Glashütte Original Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition

Glashütte Original’s Original Sixties series is one of the German brand’s best-known lines, as the vintage throwbacks are loaded with mid-century cool. And for this limited edition version of the Original Sixties Chronograph, Glashütte Original really went above and beyond with their dial work. The watch’s retro green dial is handmade, with a dégradé effect that transitions from a bright green at the center to a darker shade at the edge. There’s also an intricate textured pattern that was made using original tools and methods from the watch’s namesake era.

Case Size: 42mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Movement: Automatic Chronograph

Purchase: $8,300

Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph “Pistachio Green”

You are looking at perhaps the most impressive (and unexpected) Breitling release of 2021. Known mainly for their large aviator chronographs like the Navitimer, the brand opted to celebrate their history with the new 1940s-inspired Premier line. All references in the new series are excellent, but none turn heads quite like this chronograph with its unique pistachio geen dial. The color is completely unique in the world of watches and it looks utterly fantastic, bringing a seriously cool and modern edge to the watch’s otherwise classic and retro design.

Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Manual-Wind Chronograph

Purchase: $8,400

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds

Another brand that’s opted to celebrate their history this year is JLC, and they’ve got a good reason for doing so. In 2021, the brand is celebrating the 90th anniversary of their most iconic watch, the revolutionary Reverso. This particular Reverso variant is a special 90th-anniversary edition that recalls the colorful options that JLC had for the Reverso in 1931, with a blue, red, and, naturally, green version. The sunray-brushed green lacquer dial and matching leather strap are meant to invoke the pine forests that surround Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux.

Case Size: 27.4mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Movement: Manual-Wind

Purchase: $8,750

Panerai Radiomir PAM00995

Even more so than Breitling, Panerai is known for offering oversized and thoroughly modern sports watches. But, also like Breitling, they know how to play in the heritage sandbox of their illustrious history, too. The Radiomir was Panerai’s watch in the 1930s, first designed as a military diver for the Royal Italian Navy. Today, it reps the military heritage side of the luxury brand, and nowhere is that better executed than on this army-green dial version that pays homage to the field-tested prototypes from nearly a century ago.

Case Size: 45mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $11,200

H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds “Mega Cool”

Moser is kind of known for their fumè dials, as the high-end brand has perfected the art of gradient-colored dial work. Their latest take on the effect is expressed in the aptly-named “Mega Cool,” which may be the perfect summer watch. The watch’s “Blue Lagoon” dial shows a remarkable amount of depth, and staring into its iridescent center will have you thinking you could climb onto one of the applied anthracite indices and dive in. Moser also makes a technically greener Pioneer Centre Seconds in the “Cosmic Green” variant, but we dig the blue-green “Mega Cool” because it’s just so, well, cool.

Case Size: 42.8mm
Water Resistance: 120m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $15,090+

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

As this list is ordered by price, you probably didn’t expect to see a Tudor sandwiched between ultra-luxury offerings from Moser and Patek. Well, welcome to Tudor in 2021. The brand has fully emerged from sister brand Rolex’s shadow and is now doing whatever it wants, and whatever it wants is frequently unexpected and always great. New for 2021 is this rendition of the uber-popular Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight diver in solid gold, with a Hulk-like green dial and bezel insert to boot. Now, this is how you make a gold watch that people want to wear.

Case Size: 39mm
Water Resistance: 200m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $16,800

Patek Philippe Nautilus

The most buzzed-about green dial watch released this year, and probably ever, is undoubtedly the 5711/1A-014 Nautilus from Patek Philippe. Envisioned as the replacement for the blue dial Nautilus 5711/1A-014 because it was literally too popular, Patek’s plan to break Nautilus fever may have backfired. The olive Nautilus is even harder to get ahold of than its older brother, with examples trading at nearly ten times the retail price on the secondhand market and the president of the company being quoted as saying recently that even his son couldn’t get one. Oops.

Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistance: 120m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $34,890

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin

While it may look like AP’s answer to rival Patek going green, the emerald Royal Oak actually made its debut a few weeks before Patek’s industry-rattling release. And, for what it’s worth, it may be the more impressive watch. This stupendous version of the most classic Royal Oak reference still measures just 8.1mm thin thanks to its amazing and beautiful Calibre 2121 movement, but it elevates the iconic stainless steel luxury sports watch by upgrading to a platinum case and bracelet along with a smoked green sunburst dial that’s just to die for.

Case Size: 39mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $105,400

The 15 Best Affordable Integrated Bracelet Watches

Interested in getting in on the latest watch trends but not feeling green? No worries, we’ve got you. Stainless steel sports watches with integrated bracelets are still white-hot in the industry, and not all of them are as wallet-busting as the Royal Oak and Nautilus. Have a look at our guide to the best affordable integrated bracelet watches for 15 cheaper alternatives to those luxury icons.

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