When it comes to buying a statement-piece watch, there are many timepieces on the market today which fail to balance show-stopping quality with practical functionality. Long considered to be associated with new life, love and vibrancy, the colour green words exceptionally well once incorporated into the cutting edge designs of world-class luxury watchmaking. This week we suggest our top 5, most favourite sport-green watches which achieve dynamism and boldness with brave new contemporary features.
The Tissot T-Race MotoGP Nicky Hayden Quartz 2015 Limited Edition:
Embellished in a sleek green and black aesthetic, this special edition is an appropriate tribute to the successful motorbike driver Nicky Hayden. Capturing the racing driver’s new colours and taking inspiration from a shared passion and enthusiasm for the relationship between the sporting world and professionalism, the Tissot T Race MotoGP Quartz 2015 Limited Edition watch priced at £660.00 (part number T0924172705701) is an interpretation of adrenaline-infused beauty. You will appreciate the brake disk and magnifying glass over the date aperture, decorated in an exotic lime green trim which demands attention as does the matching 60 seconds, 30 minutes and one tenth of a second sub-dials which are placed in good proportion over the onyx black dial. Nicky Hayden’s famous star emblem becomes the focal point of the display, emanating with huge presence from above the 6 o clock location. If you are looking for a watch with high legibility, the oversized white Arabic numerals which alternate among the sub-dials reference the motorbike that drives the success of Hayden’s profession. A continuation of sporty touches continue with the robust black rubber strap with lime green sporting stripes, giving you a realistic plunge into the industry of fast-paced motorcycle pleasure.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Christiano Ronaldo Special Edition:
Signifying the player’s immense talent, the TAG Heuer Christiano Ronaldo Special Edition timepiece priced at £1200.00 (product number CAZ1113.FC8189) from TAG Heuer’s iconic Formula 1 collection, epitomizes a perfect blend of sporty appeal with contemporary engineered tools and a strikingly bold presence. Evoking the vibrant colours of the running pitch, a football green hue is applied to a number of exquisite elements to the Formula 1 special edition, culminating a sense of adrenaline, fused with the success of the inspirational footballer’s presence. For those of you who love the boldness of blending black and green together within one design, this timepiece is set on a stunning matt black dial with a green injected flange which instantly attracts attention and creates depth and an extra dimension to the black chequered backdrop. The chronograph hosts three sub-dials consisting of a one tenth of a second at 6 o’clock, current seconds at 3 o’clock and chronograph minutes at the 9 o’clock location, all mounted against the intensified blackness of the dial, yet effortlessly enhanced by more green hints from the sub dial hands.
The Graham Silverstone Stowe Racing Green:
This breathtaking Graham timepiece uses green in all the right places. The contemporary watch perpetuates the spirit of remarkable mechanical engineering. Enhanced by a sporty tyre-marked strap embossed with the Graham lettering, the Silverstone Stowe Racing Green Watch priced at £4580.00 (product number 2SAAB.B02A.K07N) is another fine example of innovation and trend-setting style, The Graham timepiece is modest and holds an understated sophistication. For those of you who enjoy wearing a sporty watch on your wrist which can easily be dressed up with smart attire during the evening, this is the watch to invest in! A sporty green hue occupies the tachymeter scale, a beautiful colour which is reiterated within the chronograph sub-dial positioned to the right of the 9 o’clock location. With white luminous coated chunky hour and minute hands and oversized 12 and 6 o’clock Arabic numbering, the Graham Silverstone Stowe Racing Green is the perfect masculine-infused timepiece for the summer.
The Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition:
Although dressed in a less overpowering green, this subtle 41mm timepiece was created in line with Grand Seiko’s 55th anniversary. The GMT Limited Edition priced at £4000.00 (product number SBGE033), from the award-winning Spring Drive collection features their 9R66 Spring Drive GMT calibre housed within a smooth mirror hand finished, Zaratsu polished stainless steel structure with brushed stainless steel lugs. The exquisite creation is featured on a light brown alligator strap with contrast stitching and stainless steel deployment clasp stamped with the authentic Grand Seiko logo. For a green watch, the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition’s bold charm is disguised in many underlying ways, allowing for a relaxed approach to time reading to permeate through those less intense features. Being a limited edition, the watch is an investment which will only ever grow in value. The classic design of Grand Seiko’s world-leading mechanical expertise has allowed for a refined timelessness and therefore, a particularly special sentiment to hand down through generations to come.
The Meistersinger Salthora Jumping Hour:
Uniquely encapsulating MeisterSinger’s watermark; the single hand, the Salthora Jumping hour (product number SAM909) is a watch which not only embraces the green concept with ease, but takes on a new direction to time reading. The jumping hour mechanism requires storage of energy in order to rotate the disk. Its 12 pointed star hour wheel is positioned centrally which springs by the help of an actuating level after 60 minutes. Dressed in a beautiful stainless steel case, the Meistersinger Salthora Jumping Hour carries a beautiful invigorating deep green hue to its dial. The velvety sheen which emanates under certain angles of light provides the perfect contrast against the white numerals which decorate the periphery of the face and the clear, perfectly rounded date aperture sitting underneath the twelfth hour mark. If you are more an explorer of the traditional, classic-style gentleman’s timepiece, you will instantly fall in love with this Meistersinger instrument. Executed wonderfully on a rich chocolaty-brown leather strap with stainless steel fasten, the wearer friendly 43mm dimensions of the Meistersinger watch sit flush with the skin forming an affinity to the wrist whilst also delivering on unparalleled technique.
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