Green used to be an unorthodox color in the watch world. This hue is bound to attract enthusiasts with its quirky but irresistible appeal.
Today, it’s a different story, with almost every watch brand having their own green dialpieces – from military and olive green shades to pastel and racing green colors. With greenas their signature color, Rolex was ahead of the pack, having used the vivid hue in their iconic Day-Date, Datejust, and Submariner lines decades back.
In the mood for green? Here are the best green dial watches from The Crown:
Evoking a masculine feel, the watch also marks the first appearance of the Cerachrom bezel in all Rolexes. This black bezel comes with golden 24-hour gradations that complement the yellow gold case and bracelet.
Boasting a sunburst finish, the dial is in forest green — a darker take on the citrus green Kermit— and has a magnified date window. The brand recently discontinued the 116610LV to make way for the 2021 edition (ref 126610LV), which brings back the Kermit’s green bezel-black dial combination. Today, the Hulk is still highly sought-after in the pre-owned market.
The ref 228235 exudes sophistication with its sunburst olive dial, paired with a choice of an 18k Everose or white gold case. The faceted baton and Roman numerals are also a clever combination as they give the dial a more streamlined look. Together, these details reflect light beautifully when combined with the fluted bezel.
Unlike the steel Daytona, the ref 116508 was a sleeper hit. While it’s a sure standout due to its regal look, it only took off in a major way in 2019, when John Mayer showed it as part of his collection in Hodinkee’s Talking Watches.
Today, it’s a celebrity favorite. The sunburst green dial is complemented with gold-trimmed indices and chronograph registers in white, red, and gold, which maintain the edgy aesthetic that Daytona fans have come to love.
The ref 124300 also marked birth of the 41mm case, replacing the 39mm edition, which used to be the largest size in the line. The smooth bezel increases the watch’s sleek look while the luminous baton indices give it a contemporary feel.
Rolex Datejust Palm Dial Green 126233
The Datejust ref 126233 comes in a 36mm stainless steel case, outfitted with the new generation Caliber 3235. As expected, the foliage-inspired dial comes in a green version with varying shades of the hue. Rolex went a step further by adding champagne and silver Palm dials to match the looks of the Rolesor yellow and Everose gold models.
These Green dial models serve as testaments to Rolex’s passion for creating unique yet timeless watches. Explore our selection of Rolex Green Dial watches at SwissWatchExpo.com.