Trend Watch: Watches with Blue Dials
This entry was posted on August 17, 2018.
In modern fashion, blue has earned its place as a neutral shade. You can pair blue denim with just about anything and a navy suit is a staple in any well-dressed man’s wardrobe. The same approach applies to watches—a blue dial is appropriate to wear every day but adds a little something extra over plainer black, white, or silver dials. Plus, blue dials look equally as good on sports watches as they do on dressier watches. Here are a handful of our favorite watches with blue dials to sport right now.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M with a Blue Dial
Whether you actually take this watch diving or use it as a daily beater, the Omega Seamaster is a classic. This particular Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ref. 2231.80.00 includes a generous 41mm titanium case on a matching titanium bracelet. The most striking feature, however, is the electric blue bezel with the Seamaster’s characteristic wave pattern. The vibrant shade is an ideal contrast to the large sword-shaped luminescent hands, large luminescent indexes, and date window at 3 o’clock.
As a dive watch that offers 300 meters of water resistance, the Seamaster includes dive essentials like a unidirectional rotating bezel to track immersion times and a helium escape valve to release any gasses built up during decompression periods. Running on the Omega Caliber 1120 automatic movement, this Seamaster provides a 44-hour power reserve.
Breitling Chronomat with a Blue Dial
Ranked as the best selling model the brand makes, the Breitling Chronomat owes it popularity to its sporty and versatile design along with the top quality we’ve come to expect from Breitling. Like many of watches Breitling makes, the Chronomat flaunts an aviation spirit. In fact, the Chronomat was created in the early 1980s, inspired by a chronograph created for the Italian Air Force’s aerobatics team.
This two-tone Breitling Chronomat ref. B13047 with a blue dial offers a touch of luxuriousness thanks to the yellow gold details on the 40mm stainless steel case. The winding crown, chronograph pushers, and rider tabs on the bezel are all crafted in 18k yellow gold. Plus, the rich blue dial sets the perfect background for the contrasting yellow gold hands, yellow gold registers, and yellow gold applied indexes. With the Breitling Caliber B13 automatic movement working away within, this Chronomat includes a 42-hour power reserve.
TAG Heuer Monaco with a Blue Dial
Along with the Carrera, the Monaco is one of TAG Heuer’s signature chronograph watches, characterized by its bold square case. Blue is the color most associated with the TAG Heuer Monaco since not only did the very first Monaco from 1969 have a blue dial but Mr. Cool himself, Steve McQueen wore a Monaco chronograph with a blue dial.
This modern TAG Heuer Monaco ref. CW2113 carries on the tradition, housing a bright blue dial within its 37mm square steel case accented with a pair of white registers and red hands. This Monaco comes with a stylish stainless steel link bracelet and is powered by an automatic movement with 40 hours of power reserve.
Rolex Day-Date with a Blue Dial
Moving away from sports watches, we now take a look at a dress watch with a blue dial. And that watch is none other than one of the most famous luxury watches ever made—the Rolex Day-Date.
Sometimes named the Rolex President due to its famous President bracelet with semi-circular links, this particular vintage Day-Date ref. 1803, circa 1968, actually comes fitted with an elegant black leather strap. The 36mm Oyster case is topped with the signature fluted bezel and houses a royal blue dial. The yellow gold hands, applied indexes, and coronet pop against the dark blue background, as do the famous pair of calendar windows that indicate the date and day. As with most Day-Date watches, at the heart of the Rolex ref. 1803 is an automatic movement—in this case the Cal. 1556.
Watches with Blue Dials
As illustrated by the above four luxury watches, a blue dial is a fantastic addition to any timepiece. Watches with blue dials add a splash of color without going over the top and are easy to wear on a daily basis. If you’re ready to add one to your collection, don’t miss our extensive collection of blue dial watches to find the ideal one for you.