Last year, Aquastar released a modern interpretation of one of its earliest watches, the Model 60. The no-nonsense black dial paired with a utile skin-diver case made it an instant hit. Now a new dial color joins the fray. The limited-production Greenwich Edition has a dark green dial that works well with the design.

It took nine months, but Aquastar is back with a second dial color for its popular Model 60. It’s a familiar move from the brand and a name consistent with past releases of modern Aquastar models. The Greenwich Edition features a dark green dial and “Old Radium” Super-LumiNova. The idea is simple enough, yet it brings a decidedly different look to an otherwise straightforward design.

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The Aquastar Model 60

I had the chance to review the original Aquastar Model 60 last May when it debuted. The 37mm × 47mm diver was a real hit on my wrist — not a surprise considering its identical footprint to the earlier Deepstar II. It turns out that the watch was popular with others too as the response was overwhelmingly positive. I also like that the Model 60 in its black guise is a serial-production piece, so it’s always available. Today’s Greenwich Edition won’t be around for long, but I’m okay with a sprinkling of these limited efforts.

Aquastar Model 60 Greenwich Edition

The Greenwich Edition

The Aquastar Model Greenwich Edition features a dark green sunburst dial. The aged Super-LumiNova carries over from the regular black edition, but the indices now have metal surrounds. I think the color combination complements the dial color well. The watch keeps the same 37mm diameter, 47mm lug-to-lug, and 11mm thickness. That last number includes the domed sapphire crystal with a triple coating of antireflective material. There’s also a bidirectional 120-click dive bezel with a luminous marker at 12 o’clock. A signed, screw-down crown and the distinctively shaped screw-in case back help achieve water resistance to 200 meters.

Using the ETA 2824-2

Inside, Aquastar has managed to source original Elaboré-grade ETA 2824-2 automatic movements. This differs from the black model, which uses a La Joux-Perret G100. While these have a lower power reserve of just 38 hours, ETA movements are becoming a novelty in new releases from brands outside the Swatch Group.

Just 100 pieces

Aquastar will offer the Model 60 Greenwich Edition on its beads-of-rice bracelet. A dark green seatbelt-style one-piece nylon strap is included in the package. Dark green 19mm Tropic straps will be available separately. Overall, adding this color is a no-brainer, and I expect that fans of the brand have been waiting for this release. As I stated, I think the green infuses this model with even more depth and character than the original black edition. It’s a nice release indeed. Unfortunately, just 100 will be produced. The pre-order price is US$990 and will ultimately rise to $1,390. I think that’s quite fair considering the specifications and laudable build quality. The Model 60 Greenwich Edition is available for pre-order on the official Aquastar site and will begin shipping at the end of May 2024.

Watch specifications

Model 60 Greenwich Edition
Dark green sunburst with applied indices and "Old Radium" Super-LumiNova
Case Material
Stainless steel
Case Dimensions
37mm (diameter) × 47mm (lug-to-lug length) × 11mm (thickness)
Domed sapphire with antireflective coating
Case Back
Solid stainless steel, screw-down
ETA 2824-2 — automatic and manual winding, 28,800vph frequency, 38-hour power reserve, 25 jewels
Water Resistance
Beads-of-rice bracelet and green nylon one-piece strap (19mm width), with green Tropic strap available separately
Time (hours, minutes, central seconds), date, 60-minute dive bezel (bidirectional with 120 clicks)
US$990 (pre-order price) / US$1,390 (regular price)
One year
Special Note(s)
Limited edition of 100 pieces