May 20 , 2021
2021 has seen a few great new watches from some well-known names, and there is a bit of a trend...Green seems to be in. Is blue on it's way out? No, but let's take a look at just a few of the new breed...
TAG HEUER CARRERA GREEN SPECIAL EDITION
This exceptional TAG Heuer Carrera, limited to only 500 pieces, subtly blends the heritage of the first Heuer Carrera, with modernity and elegance, in an incomparable Riviera style. Paying tribute to the original 1963 model (with its signature lugs and its "glass-box" sapphire crystal), this piece is adorned with modernised details, in particular the "Teal" colour, a subtle blend of blue and green and a larger diameter of 39mm.
The teal sunray brushed dial looks strikingly luxurious, with contrasting 'azurage' finished counters dazzling under the glassbox sapphire crystal.
This watch is powered by the in-house Heuer 02 manufactured movement promises an 80h power reserve, with a vertical clutch and column wheel. Green highlights on the rotor and column wheel add a dramatic look to the chronograph.
BREMONT JAGUAR E-TYPE 60TH ANNIVERSARY
It has been 60 years since the iconic Jaguar E-type was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961 and it is still hard to imagine the impact this sublime sports car had on the world’s motoring community. The 265 bhp, 3.8 litre straight-six engine gave it a top speed of over 150 mph, with a price tag of just half an Aston Martin or a Ferrari. When it was unveiled in March 1961, the E-type not only stole the show but every motoring headline. Famously described as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ by Enzo Ferrari, the Jaguar E-type epitomised the glamour and excitement of the swinging 60s. To celebrate this impressive anniversary Bremont has developed an exclusive limited edition box set.
Each set includes one of the two different coloured bezel chronographs, as well as Bremont’s first ever rally timer. The rally timer integrates two mechanical instruments, a stopwatch with a tachymeter on the left, as well as a clock with sub-seconds on the right. Both are mounted on a beautiful engine-turned back-plate, which can be displayed on an elegant desktop stand or can be fitted into a customer’s car. Furthermore, every box set comes with a rather special unique driving experience hosted by Jaguar Classic. The 120 privileged customers will get the chance to take the wheel of 3 iconic E-types and put them through their paces at Jaguar’s Fen End facility
The 43mm limited edition Bremont E-type Jaguar watches draw direct inspiration from the car itself. The watches feature a black dial inspired by the E-type’s instrument gauges. The chamfered hour and minute hands replicate the car’s tachometer needle. The Trip-Tick® watch case is constructed from circular brushed stainless steel with polished bevels on the lugs and a winding crown which is engraved with the pattern of the period-correct Dunlop racing tyres fitted to the E-type. Turning the watches over reveals a further reference to the car in the form of the automatic winding rotor, visible through a sapphire crystal case back, taking the form of an exquisite miniaturisation of an alloy-spoked E-type steering wheel.
BREITLING PREMIER HERITAGE B09 CHRONOGRAPH
As part of their new Premier Heritage collection, Swiss watch giants Breitling have released a duo of Breitling Premier Heritage Chronograph watches. The more unique of the two is this stunning stainless steel and “Pistachio green piece which takes inspiration from the brand’s original Premier family launched back in 1940. The design features all the familiar elements of its predecessor with a bi-compax dial layout, bold Arabic numerals and easily operatable knurled crown, elements which embody Breitling’s vision of style and elegance. The solid stainless steel case of this Breitling Premier Heritage Chronograph watch measures to 40mm in diameter and comes equipped with slim contoured lugs, a screw down case back and a non-screw down crown with two gaskets promising a water resistance of 100 metres.
Housed beneath scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass treated with anti-reflective coating is a a unmissable Pistachio green dial dressed in silver Arabic numerals and hands to match the case. A 30 minute counter sits at 3 o’clock while a smalls seconds dial is placed parallel similarly treated to silver hands and black scales to pair with the detailed minutes track and black tachymeter scale around the dial’s circumference.
The Breitling Premier Heritage Chronograph also provides central hands for hours, minutes and chronograph seconds and a power reserve of 70 hours all thanks to the COSC certified Breitling Manufacture Calibre B09 with column wheel mechanism and vertical clutch. To complete the men’s Breitling watch, a warm brown alligator leather strap is added with a folding buckle engineered from its respective case material.
JAEGER-LECOULTRE REVERSO TRIBUTE
In the thirties, Jaeger-LeCoultre was the first, if not the only, Manufacture to offer its Reverso with colored dials. In 1931, the Reverso was already adorned with silver-white, dark gray or red dials. In 1933, it featured a superb navy blue and in 1935, an elegant chocolate dial. The success of these colorful watches was immediate and global.
At the time, our Maison's desire was to stand out and exceed the standards of traditional watchmaking. In terms of aesthetics, a resolute new step was taken with the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds, a green timepiece made for the refined man.
OK - that's just a small handful to whet your appetite. Not everyone's cup of tea, and I'm sure there's a bit of a bandwagon going around that is getting jumped on by all the parties. Most of them work I think (notice I didn't include the Monaco in green, as I think that is definitely a case of someone jumpng on that passing wagon), but even if you really want a green timepiece yet don't like any of these, there are plenty more to choose from. Go hunting!