This is the first instalment of our five-part Watch Trend Report 2022 series on the top trends in horological releases so far this year.
Horology is keeping pace with the world as it makes a careful transition into a post-pandemic era. With people resuming travel, for instance, the world-time function is resurfacing as a popular complication. On the other hand, certain tropes that have come to the fore in recent years — think green dials and historical reissues — continue to ride the wave of popularity.
To kickstart this series, The Peak takes a look at green dial watches.
As one theory goes, the seeds of our collective passion for the colour green were planted at the height of the pandemic, when we were all cooped up and craving the great outdoors. This year, even as the world reopens and people get to immerse themselves in as much nature as they want, green continues being a dominant dial colour. And considering how good the hue looks on a variety of timepieces, whether they are sporty or sophisticated, it’s a chromatic choice that isn’t going away anytime soon.