The Best Green Rolex Watches For Saint Patrick's Day
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The Best Green Rolex Watches For Saint Patrick's Day

The Best Green Rolex Watches For Saint Patrick's Day

 

Top of the mornin’ to you. We are back once again with the specific intention of letting you in on the best green Rolex watches in preparation for your Saint Patrick's Day bash. 

While we know you will all be extremely responsible and not drink to excess, we want to probe into whether or not your watch game is prepared for the great event. Saint Patrick's Day originally started in the 15th century on March the 17th, celebrating the death of Saint Patrick and the return of Christianity to Ireland. Admittedly, the cultural reasons for the celebration may have disappeared in recent years but a great time should still be had by all. 

That's why we believe here at Chrono Hunter, that you must make the most of the day and show off your green watches with gusto! Join us as we take you through the best green Rolex watches for that blessed Day. Good times and good craic all round!

Rolex Submariner 116610LV

 

Watch aficionados will recognise this bad boy by a different name - The Rolex Submariner ‘Hulk’.

The Submariner ‘Hulk’, as you can imagine, is green both on the dial and the bezel. It takes the title for the most green Rolex ever created so you are in safe hands when donning this on the 17th of March. Introduced in 2010, the model was brought in during the period of the ‘Supercase’ revolution by Rolex. This meant that while the diameter of the watch did not increase, the lugs and the bezel were widened, giving the appearance that the watch was larger than its 40mm size. 

The bezel is also made of ceramic in Rolex’s own concoction named ‘Cerachrom’. This provides a strong green colour and is extremely resistant to scratching and abrasions. This is perfect as it matches the dials rich colour too and makes the entire model appear seamless. 

 

Rolex Submariner 116610LV - Source - TheLuxuryWatchCompany

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After the revelry and some horological showing off well into the night, what happens when it's pitch black? The Rolex Submariner 116610LV of course. The dial has a sunburst finish which looks awesome when the light hits it and provides the perfect backdrop for applied luminous indices which have white gold edging. Furthermore, the dial utilises Chromalight which is the brand's own luminous mixture emitting a neon blue when plunged into darkness. Don’t fret, you won't be mistaken for Papa Smurf! 

Fear a few drunken mishaps? The watch is made out of 904L Oyster Steel meaning the watch is extremely robust and is more than capable of handling your inevitable stumbles out of the pub. The watch can also reach an impressive 300m water resistance which is accentuated by the triplock crown and solid caseback.

Wear this with your green leprechaun hat with a matching ginger beard or wear it with something a tad smarter like a white shirt with a black suit jacket. The watch is extremely valuable as it is one of the most unique coloured watches in the brand's collection and has since been discontinued after a 10 year run.

You can no longer buy a Rolex 116610LV at retail due to it being discontinued at the time of writing. However, get your hands on one and this will no doubt hold its value over time.

 

Rolex Datejust II 116333

 

The Rolex Datejust II may have thrown a few of you watch fans off. 

 

Rolex Datejust II 116333 - Source - Trovestar

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While it is not as overtly green as the Rolex Submariner 116610LV, a very close look would reveal the green tinged gothic Roman numerals on the dial which stands out beautifully against the slate grey dial. This is also what granted it its name, the ‘Wimbledon Watch’ due to its link to the colours of the sporting event. 

The case and bracelet are crafted out of the very durable stainless steel and are two toned, featuring yellow gold. The yellow gold bezel is fluted and adds a very nice aesthetic to the watch as it gives it more of a fashionable edge as opposed to its sporty brethren. 

The fluted bezel is also of historical significance as it was originally used to screw the bezel onto the case for waterproofness. Nowadays, it's a beautiful fashion piece which will make your hilarious Irish costume look a little less humiliating. 

Furthermore, the hour markers are crafted from gold which prevents them from tarnishing. The cyclops lens is a useful tool to have if you’ve forgotten how many until March 17th… As if! This Datejust II is extremely distinctive and magnifies the date display for a clear view of the date, especially against the dates white background which is extremely legible. Protected by a sapphire crystal and powered by the Swiss Chronometer 3136 movement with 48 hour power reserve, these specific watches are a true spectacle of beauty and are certainly worth considering if you want to up your watch game. 

Pair this Datejust II with a green suit to look classy or dress it down with dark blue polo if you want to look a tad more casual. The watch is extremely valuable as it has been discontinued since and it's one of the brands only models that features the unique roman numeral colours on the dial. You cannot buy a Rolex Datejust II 116333 at retail as it has been discontinued since the time of writing. 

 

Rolex Milgauss 116400GV

 

The Rolex Milgauss isn't just a watch for one day of the year. 

 

Designed in 1956, The Milgauss was unveiled to meet the expectations of the scientific community. In fact, it's so lauded by the community that it earned the reputation as the perfect magnetic shield by CERN engineers. Specifically, it was capable of reaching 1000 gauss which was phenomenal at the time. 

You want green? The Milgauss’ sapphire crystal is incredibly unique as it's got a slightly green tinge to it. Scratch proof and fade proof, the crystal is created to be slightly tinted through a secret process which the brands aren't allowed to divulge in. 

 

Rolex Milgauss 116400GV - Source - Rolex

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Not to worry though. The sapphire crystal is very effective against the black dial which has white and orange hour markers, brimming with luminescence. With its anti-magnetism through a ‘B’ on the caseback, or the symbol for the magnetic flux density for you timekeeping nerds, the watch is powered by the 3131 movement. The movement is a certified Swiss chronometer, an achievement made especially for highly competent movements. Crafted out of Oyster steel with an oyster bracelet, the watch is very durable for all the mishaps you will encounter and shines to a beautiful finish when polished. 

The second hand is shaped like a lightning bolt and is orange, which links back to the original model that was released. Let's hope there’s no thunder when you're out on the town gents! The watch is very nice and has very clean lines which allow it to be worn with a smart jacket for the colder nights or rolled up sleeve mint suit shirt for when you're back in-doors. 

The watch is very valuable as there are now only two Milgauss' in production. Furthermore, the watch is unique in its heritage as a watch made for scientists and the cool features like the orange lightning bolt seconds hand enhance the dial and will certainly make your wrist game the talk of St Paddy’s Day.

You can buy a Rolex Milgauss 116400GV at retail for £7,850. 

 

Rolex Submariner 16610LV

 

This looks mighty familiar to ‘The Hulk’, Timelords.

 

You’d be right in saying that, however this watch tones down the colour. In fact, this watch was released first, in front of the Rolex Submariner 116610LV. Similar to the colour scheme of the ‘Starbucks’ model, it was released in 2003 as part of the 50th anniversary of the Submariner, ‘The Submariner 16610LV ‘Kermit’ was born. Now is certainly not the time to be a muppet watch fans! It was created as an alternative to the traditional black bezel Submariner that had preceded it. The bezel is made of aluminium as the Cerachrom bezel wasn't introduced until 2005 when it was first adorned on GMT-Master II models. 

It does still harbour some traditional Rolex elements such as Mercedes hands and the classic luminescent batons and dots which are found on these watches. Look out for its top-notch legibility against the black dial which oozes refinement. Based on a ‘Maxi’ dial, the hands and indices are larger but is doesn't have the ‘Supercase’ that its successor The Hulk had. This means it's sleek and can slide effortlessly from beneath your cuffs without any risk of it catching and ruining your Saint Paddy’s day attire.

 

Rolex Submariner 16610LV - Source - The Watch Lounge 

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Housing the 3135 movement, this is a superlative chronometer allowing the watch to be extremely precise which is key for timing precisely when to get the next round of drinks. The watch has its old school elements with its aluminium bezel but modernises it with fantastic movement allowing the watch to be worn with your retro Shamrock Rovers kit or a smarter cashmere jumper. The watch is very valuable as it has a vintage bezel it's coloured in a rare unique shade. It's also discontinued and lives in the exclusive world of Rolex’s with nicknames. You can no longer buy a Rolex Submariner 16610LV at retail because it has been discontinued at the time of writing. 

 

Rolex Daytona 116508 

 

Possibly the most regal of the brands watches, The Daytona 116508 is a stunner of a watch. The Daytona is already revered as extremely influential even after its slow start due to its manual movement and obscure design. It’s since bounced back and has become one of the hallmarks of the brand. 

The tachymetric scale is a big factor for the Daytona as it symbolises its sporty edge and its inherent relationship with racing. After all, it was designed to be the best tool for a driver while on the track. 

 

Rolex Daytona 116508 - Source - The Watch Club

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The dial is different on this Daytona as its bright green with 3 subdials etched in gold and red. The indices and hands are gold appliques and stand out superbly against the Chromalight dial which significantly enhances the dial's legibility. The central sweep seconds can competently read the time up to ⅛ of a second while the remaining two counters measure time in hours and minutes. Admittedly we don't think you’ll be needing these but who knows? Maybe you’ll be measuring your alcohol per breath intake…

The case is crafted out of 18K gold which is made out of the brand's own foundries. That's right, Timelords. You get your hands on this and you will be as bright as Saint Patrick’s halo. This also applied to the Oyster bracelet which is also crafted out of 18CT gold and looks superb when given a little TLC. Housing the 4130 movement, this self-winding mechanical chronograph needs fewer components than a standard chronograph, thus making it more reliable and less likely to encounter any faults. As it's COSC certified, it's guaranteed to be extremely precise meaning you won't miss out the moment it turns 00:00 on March 17th. The movement also includes a Parachrom Hairspring which is very resistant to shocks and temperature changes and is helpful in a crowded environment like an Irish pub on March 17th. 

You will look the part if you wear this due to its bright green dial evidently shown against the golden case and bracelet. If you wear this with a smart shirt, you may encounter people that may turn ‘green’ with envy! Packed with heritage and racing spirit, these watches are extremely valuable and will more than likely hold their value. Crafted in unusual gold instead of stainless steel like the previous watches, the green dial is very rare amongst Rolex models and is highly desirable. 

 

You can buy a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116508 at retail for £32,600 at the time of writing.

 

​​Rolex GMT-Master II 116718LN

 

The Rolex GMT-Master II originated in 1955 as a solution for pilots to keep track of two time zones while navigating the craft. 

 

Rolex GMT-Master II 116718LN - Source - The Watch Club

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Introduced in 2005, The 116718LN was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the watch. This model features a Cerachrom bezel which is extremely durable against all manner of marks. It is bi-directional and features a 24 hour zone, extremely effective for calculating three time zones as the hour hand and minute hands tell GMT time. As per watches originating around this time, the GMT-Master II is fitted with a ‘Maxi’ dial white widens the hands and indices, allowing for a clear look when all you have is the time to glimpse down. As opposed to the ‘Supercase’ the watch is sleek and almost tapers to your hand. The indices are white and edged with gold, matching the gold and white hands. 

These run on top of a dark green dial which creates the same regal effect as the Daytona 116508. This is enhanced further as the dial is layered with chroma light which offers a blue light during the night. At 40mm, the watch isn't too big so you can still slip it beneath your shirt cuffs if a situation calls for it. The Oyster bracelet is very comfortable and polished, giving a fantastic allure to the gold colour. Furthermore, the bracelet utilises an ‘Easylink’ connection which allows you to lengthen and detract the watch when you're feeling a bit stuffy on the wrist. 

A horophile’s delight, suffice to say, you will have one of the best watches to enhance your collection. Its regal colours should go with most colours but would never look better than on a green suit shirt with gold rings to accentuate the watch. The watch is extremely valuable as it was discontinued in 2018, making there more demand than there is supply. Furthermore, the green dial is rare, especially with the gold case and bracelet. 

You cannot buy a Rolex GMT Master II 116718LN at retail as it has been discontinued at the time of writing. 

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300

 

The Oyster Perpetual 124300 is universally acknowledged as the staple of Rolex watches. 

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300 - Source - Watch Vault

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The emerald green dial is a joy to behold while its white indices fashioned from gold prevent tarnishing. The dial is vibrant and extremely legible due to the strong contrast of white on green. The case and bracelet is crafted out of Oyster Steel which is highly resistant to corrosion and brushes up beautifully when given a quick polish. The Oyster bracelet was first introduced in the 1930s and is very durable as well as comfortable. 

This is primarily due to the three-piece link structure that makes its way throughout the bracelet. It shows the level of detail in the bracelet as it's an undoubtedly complex procedure to make them with individual pieces. The in-house 3230 movement saw its launch in 2020. It is extremely anti-magnetic, shock resistant and very precise due to mechanisms like the Chronergy escapement, allowing the watch to be both efficient and reliable. 

The watch is deceptively simple, allowing its lush green dial to take centre stage without the interruption of subdials or tachymeters. Furthermore, the colour is influenced by the ‘Stella dials’ which became prevalent during the 1970s in the Day-Date models. Due to the Oyster Perpetual being so understated, it can be dressed up or dressed down as it is very malleable. For example, you could pull this off with a green jumper or a green T-shirt and not have the watch look out of place.

It is a valuable watch as it sums up the design that Rolex has been gearing towards all these years. The green dial is unique and adds a little zest to the fairly simple case design. You can buy a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300 for £5,400

 

Conclusion

 

That's it, Timelords! We’ve run through the best green Rolex watches for Saint Patrick’s Day. The green dial is pretty rare in the brands' collection so be aware of this when you come to buy a watch with a green dial. All of the watches are extremely durable and can brush up really nicely when given a little polish. This is certainly the case for the gold models which will shine beautifully against the green dial. Speaking of which, we would love to see more gold watches released at Watches and Wonders 2023 as the 80’s vibe could see a well deserved comeback. 

But if green is your thing, we must give a nod to the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M in polished green which has been highly praised in timekeeping circles. Anyways, that’s it for now. Just make sure to be merry and rejoice over these spectacular green watches. Sláinte!

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