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Rolex Green Is The New Black

November 5, 2017

BY Paul Altieri


An emerald colored dial is bound to make any onlooker green with envy. There’s something about that rich color that just pops against gold and silver — maybe it’s the contrast between the organic hue and the cool metallic frame. But, whatever it may be, the combination has been a watchmaking classic since it was first introduced in the Rolex Submariner 50th anniversary edition.

Since then, there has been an increasing demand for green dial Rolex watches. Many experts tie it to the growth of Chinese markets — since green symbolizes success in the Chinese culture — and now, there are a whole lot more people with the money to wear it around their wrists.

Despite a spike in recent trends, green dial watches have been a favorite here at Bob’s since we laid our eyes on them. And as Rolex experts, we have a soft spot for the Submariner and it’s ability to usher in this timeless look. Here, we’re going to introduce you to a couple of our favorite green faced watches, the Rolex GMT-Master 116718 and of course, the Rolex Submariner 16610V Anniversary.

Rolex Green

There are a few watches from Rolex with a green dial.

Rolex GMT-Master 116718 – Yellow Gold and Green Dial

Take a moment to let that image sink in. The yellow gold case and bracelet absolutely pop against that anniversary green dial — the black bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel tying the two elements together perfectly. With this watch, you can enjoy everything you already love about a GMT-Master. There is the automatic 3186 GMT 31-jewel movement, automatic winding, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal encapsulated in a watch that effortlessly transitions from outdoor activities to a dinner date.

Then, there’s that green face. On top of that luminous color this face featured the date, a second time zone, GMT hand, and has a waterproof scratch-resistant casing to keep it all safe. The hour markers shine in pearly white, enhancing the depth of the emerald green face. Everything about this watch shines a little bit extra off of that stunning hue, and for that reason, we had to introduce you to this stunner.

Rolex Green

This Submariner has the nickname “Hulk” for its green dial and bezel.

Rolex Submariner 16610V Anniversary

This here is the watch that made green vogue. The Rolex Submariner 16610V Anniversary features that signature green dial — plus a green bezel — emitting an effortless cool and showcasing stunning masculinity. This watch is one of the most sought-after pieces by enthusiasts and collectors today — and can you blame them?

This handsome watch is everything you love about a classic Submariner and more. Of course, it’s outfitted with an automatic 3135 movement featuring the date, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, waterproof case with an unidirectional rotatable diver’s bezel, and those classic Mercedes hands. The green face and bezel are also encapsulated in sturdy stainless steel, meaning this watch will easily transition from meetings to sports matches. Every detail of this watch shines through, from the luminescent hour markers to that emerald face that will leave any watch aficionado green with envy. And in all honesty, you just can’t go wrong with a classic like this.

Rolex Green

Which of these two green Rolex watches do you prefer?

Green Is The New Black

Move over black, silver and pearl dials — green is here to stay. Whether it was the Chinese market or innovators at Rolex who turned green dials vogue, we’re just glad it happened. This subtle yet bold display of color intrigues anyone’s eye it catches and is sure to be a piece you sport often and cherish for a lifetime. Can’t get enough? Neither can I.



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