Is blue the new black? Our five favourites with a blue dial



March 08. 2018 - by CHRONEXT

While trends in the fashion industry change seasonally, the watch world tends to be a bit slower with innovations crystallising over years. That being said, most watches - despite new developments - remain timeless, allowing you to wear them over decades without losing their charm. Over recent years, a new trend has developed; watches with a blue dial. Read on as we introduce our top five favourites.

The trend that never ends: Luxury watches with a blue dial

When it comes to luxury watches, there is one thing you can say without a doubt: today’s selection of watches is so great that there truly is something out there for every taste. Of course, watches with a blue dial have been prevalent in the watch world for quite some time. Nevertheless, in recent years many manufacturers have been releasing special models with blue dials along with presenting blue models that would otherwise only be available with a black dial. This is especially true when it comes to men’s watches made of stainless steel.

Even the most popular manufacturers can not ignore the trending color. Breitling has been introducing more blue dial watches in recent years. And the same applies for Rolex: The Swiss luxury manufacturer has launched a new dial for the white gold Daytona, speaking volumes to the popularity of the colour. The blue dial trend is definitely something to be welcomed: especially if you are looking for a watch for everyday use.  With daily business attire mainly consisting of blue rather than black suits, a dark blue dial is the perfect pair to a more formal dress code. And for those who enjoy a bit more color will be happy with a striking blue.  

Discover our top 5 blue dial watches

1. IWC Pilot Chronograph “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition

IWC is known for its high-quality and uncompromising wristwatches. Since the 1930s, the manufacturer has built pilot’s watches. In order to ensure the best possible readability for pilots, high value is placed in the dials of aviator watches to the greatest possible contrast: Therefore, the dial is normally black with white labels. Since the blue is kept dark, the pilot’s watch remains authentic, making it even more appealing. The IWC Pilot Mark XVIII is also available with a blue dial.

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2. Breitling SuperOcean II 42

The Breitling SuperOcean II 42 is available with both black and blue dials, but the blue version definitely gives the timepiece that something special. Not only does the elegant dark blue blend perfectly with the polished stainless steel, but it also adds a touch of elegance to the timepiece (despite the typical toolwatch appearance from Breitling). In addition, the Breitling SuperOcean 42 is one of the watches that excels in both a leather and stainless steel band. Therefore, it makes sense to additionally buy a blue Ocean Racer rubber strap for the SuperOcean. With all three bands, this watch becomes the perfect, most versatile and diversified companion.

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3.   Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Baselworld 2016 was an important event for the Daytona series. It was here that the new ceramic Daytona was presented. While the new bezel is reserved exclusively for stainless steel models, there was a special feature for the Cosmograph Daytona in white gold in 2016: a blue dial. The Rolex chronograph is already one of the most elegant watches from Rolex. However, the blue dial perfects this look making the white gold Daytona one of the most desirable timepieces Rolex has to offer.

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4.   Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra has many facets. So, it’s not surprising that there are several variants of this Omega model with a blue dial. The model we have selected has an automatic movement and a diameter of 41 millimeters. Of course, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is also available with a quartz movement and a smaller diameter. This specific model impresses with its sporty, elegant presence and co-axial escapement. The Aqua Terra is waterproof up to 150 meters and robust enough to withstand the hardships of everyday life. A unique highlight of the watch is the matching dial - blue date disc, as it is common that the date display is white.


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5. Rolex Milgauss

Another Rolex - but this time with a completely different effect. While the Daytona performs in elegant restraint, the Rolex Milgauss with the blue dial is the perfect companion for the summer. The blue dial changes depending on the light and makes a striking impression when the sun shines just right. In addition, the electrifying blue fits well with the history of Milgauss, which, as a particularly durable timepiece, should defy magnetic fields in the field of nuclear research and other engineering work environments. If the orange second hand is too much color for you: The Rolex Milgauss is also available in both blue and black.   

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