Winter is coming. I don’t know about you, but just like summer, when winter hits, I want to find that perfect watch that seems to match with the season naturally. We don’t see much of any snow where I live, so having a watch with a dial that exudes winter always intrigues me. Today, we’re going to take a look at a few watches that will give you all the snowy feels.
I don’t think you can nickname a watch “snowflake,” and it not be reminiscent of snow in some way or another. Grand Seiko introduced this model way back in 2010, and it has since become the flagship model for the Spring Drive line. The dial almost looks to be made from water color paper but is reminiscent of snow on either the ground or on a mountain. Add to that the zarastu polished indices and hands, and you’re instantly transformed to a mountain in Japan. The lightness of the titanium case and bracelet also make this watch extremely wearable.
If you’ve never seen this watch or any Grand Seiko Spring Drive watch in the metal, go check out your local AD. The smooth like butter sweep of the second hand will have you mesmerized. And don’t forget to bring a loupe! This is a dial you truly can get lost in. Titanium watches like the Grand Seiko Snowflake can be easier to scratch. Help keep them scratch free in one of our Everest Watch Pouches, here.
2020 brought us so many great watches this year despite many setbacks due to Covid shutdowns. Among the new releases from Rolex this year was a new series of dial options for the Oyster Perpetual 36, including a “Holiday” green dial as I like to call it. While this dial can very much remind you of fresh cut grass in the summer, all I see is a winter evergreen. What a perfect watch to wear to all the holiday festivities this winter. And despite coming off as a not-so-versatile dial color, I’ve seen so many pulling off these dials with ease!
Rolex creates these dials from lacquer, and they also feature 18ct white gold hour markers that are filled with Chromalight, which is Rolex’s own luminescent material. All these additions make the dial really pop in the metal. Need to catch up on the latest models from Rolex this year? Check out our Everest team’s guide here.
Gilt dial’s have been the rave the last few years, and it’s easy to understand why. They embody a vintage and warm feel of many years ago as the trend for the most part is stainless steel, white gold, and silver. When MONTA introduced its gilt dialed Oceanking a few years back, it was an instant hit, and it revivaled the ever popular Tudor BB58. This watch screams to be worn in cooler weather with flannel and long sleeves. The rhodium plated gold hands and indices remind me of warm holiday lights during the festive season.
We put away our bright colored shirts and exchanged them for darker/warmer colored sweaters for the winter, and the Gilt Oceanking has the perfect dial to go with all. MONTA also matched the gold on the indices to the bezel for a complete gilt look. Staring at this watch on your wrist will definitely make you want to grab a nice warm glass of whiskey and chill by the fire. Read more on the Oceanking here.
Written by K.T. Morales
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