Milus recently released a new version of the Snow Star watch called the Boreal Green. Featuring a trendy green dial, the watch is a handsome addition to the classic lineup and has already set the watch market ablaze. The Milus Snow Star watch collection is made up of colors connected to themes in the sky and includes four dial options – blue, black, silver, and now, Boreal Green.
The green color is the same one found in the famous Aurora Borealis. It is a striking metallic forest shade with a sun-brushed finishing pattern. Let's take a closer look at the Milus Snow Star Boreal Green Dial Watch.
The official specs for the Milus Snow Star Boreal Green watch are as follows:
- Hands: Brushed' Dauphine,' diamond cut, and rhodium plated
- Casing: 39mm, polished, resistant 904L steel, 47.7mm lug to lug, 9.45mm thickness.
- Water Resistance: Up to 10 atmospheres.
- Movement: ETA 2892A2 (TOP) caliber, automatic self-winding, 42-hour power reserve, 21 jewels, 3 o'clock date window.
- Caseback: Screw-down.
- Glass: Curved sapphire glass featuring inner anti-reflective coating.
- Dial: Boreal green sunray brushed with applied indexes
- Finishing: Snailed and pearlized bridges, open-worked Milus logo, oscillating wheel, blue screws.
- Strap: Leather, 18mm clasp
In 2021, Milus revived the Snow Star lineup as a modern iteration of a classic dress watch. Some evidence may exist to show that a version of the original Snow Star model was included in the pilot survival kit of US Air Force service members that were flying over parts of Asia in the Pacific theater of combat.
Whether or not the backstory rings true, the Snow Star has made a name for itself in the market as a watch that offers value for your money and impeccable quality. This most recent addition to the line is a welcome addition to the family and a sight for sore eyes. It has mirror-polished finishing, sunray brushed green dial, strong 904L steel casing, hand-laid indexes, and Dauphine hour hands, making it arguably the most stunning piece from the Swiss watchmaker so far.
Moreover, the overall design is impeccable, featuring a leather strap, a dash of red at the 3 o'clock date counter, and an elongated case with seamless contours. The ETA 2892 automatic movement is the cherry on top and adds an air of nobility to the already handsome timepiece.
Color and Design
The green color of the Snow Star boreal green is perhaps its most striking feature. According to the official Milus website, it is derived from the famed Boreal forests found in the northern part of the globe between 50° and 60° N latitudes. These popular but mysterious forests have served as an inspiration for storytellers and travelers for centuries.
Local lore claims that lost travelers would lie on the thick moss beds in the forests only to wake up beneath the aurora or northern lights. Consequently, Milus has designed this watch's color so that it captures the green experienced by travelers in Nordic nature and the beauty of the aurora.
The face features a sunray brushed finish that helps the dial capture the light and produce a subtle glow that shifts and changes when you move the watch. This, in addition to the dome-shaped sapphire glass that comes with an anti-reflective coating, makes for a magical visual spectacle. The brushed, diamond-shaped, rhodium-plated Dauphine hands blend well with the forest green and contrast sharply but beautifully with the dash of red on the 3 o'clock date counter.
The dial is overlaid by an AR-coated sapphire crystal that is slightly dome-shaped. The hour markers are applied so that they allow for maximum legibility while lending an air of antiquity to the face. Since it is a dressy watch, it does not contain any luminant. The date window is surrounded by a prominent frame and is speckled with red date numerals that complement the other red text on the watch's dial.
The hands of the Boreal Green watch are Dauphine-style but also feature a brushed aesthetic for increased legibility. While 'Instant Date' text exists on the dial, it is not related to any feature of the movement in the current models but is a nod to the 'wandering dates' used in previous versions.
The Milus Snow Star Boreal Green Dial Watch comes with a 39 mm wide, 9.45 mm thick steel case with a lug-to-lug distance of 47.7 mm. This means that it should sit comfortably on both men's and women's wrists and make a great dress watch. Instead of the standard 316L steel that Milus is known for using, the watchmaker went with 904L steel, which is similar to the material Rolex uses.
This latter option material has higher chemical resistance and is tougher than the 316L steel. Thanks to this, it maintains a shiny polish and accentuates the beautiful curves of the watch's case. The case itself has a screw-down crown and a water resistance of 100 meters.
This Snow Star watch is powered by Top Grade, Swiss-made ETA 2892-A2 automatic time/date movement. In addition to a custom automatic rotor, it boasts blue screws and decorated surfaces. It also has a power reserve of about 42 hours and a 4Hz (28,800 bpm) frequency. Sadly, the caseback is solid, which means you cannot view the movement through it.
Milus is known for adding some quirky elements to its watches. In the case of the Boreal Green watch, the strap and case are separate. The straps are fixed onto quick-release spring bars and are made of leather. The original model features a 20mm-wide natural tan leather strap, but you can pair several strap options with the stunning dial color.
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