In our recent article, dedicated to some of the best green dial watches of all times, we came across a myriad of green hues. Olive green, cosmic green, pistachio green, and everything in-between green, we were happy to list 20 green dial watches that proved that this dial color is here to stay. It has indeed erupted in 2020 and 2021 significantly, but watch brands do not seem to get their attention off of blue dials. And how can they? Blue is the most dominant color in nature and it calls to mind feelings of calmness and freedom. Much like the way you feel when you look at a clear sky or a calm beach. The second good reason blue dial watches are still a thing, and will always be, is their ability to adapt to every outfit. While a green dial watch will sometimes make an extravagant appeal, blue dial watches are warmer style-wise and can pass unnoticed on your wrist.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711-1A with a Tiffany blue dial
Add here the hype inflated by Nautilus 5711, its predecessor in Tiffany blue, as well as the new releases from other reputable watchmakers, and there you have it, a dial color that finds its place on the horological map for good. So, buckle up and enjoy our selection of 5 best blue dial watches recently released. We decided to go for the affordable blue dial watches this time and save those limited editions, valued at the yearly income of an American worker, for another occasion. Check them below.
Seiko Presage SRPE43J1 Automatic Blue Dial Watch
From a bar to adorning your wrist, this is the deep blue color of the “Old Clock” cocktail that inspires the mesmerizing dial of this Seiko Presage SRPE43J1. Indeed, the entire Presage collection from the Japanese watchmaker Seiko is inspired by the vivid colors of cocktails. In addition to the royal blue color, what steals the show is the dial texture, a mosaic-like finish that adds to the watch’s fresh character.
The hypnotizing dial houses a date window, perfectly positioned at 3 o’clock, the dauphine hands, and the hour markers integrated with Arabic numerals.
An automatic movement with winding capacity ticks beneath that blue dial. It has a power reserve of up to 41 hours and you can see the movement through the exhibition case back. It is without a doubt the most striking watch featured in our post, and it will surely start a conversation.
|Functions & Features: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, second hand stop function, see-through caseback. Movement: Automatic movement with hand winding function, calibre 4R35. Case: Stainless Steel. Bracelet/Strap: Calf skin leather blue strap with a fold steel clasp. Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50 m / 164ft). Power Reserve: 41 hours. Diameter: 38.5mm. Glass: Hardlex.
Tissot PRX Powermatic 80
With their PRX Powermatic 80 (ref. T1374071104100), Tissot, a watch brand sold in over 160 countries, is currently featured in our post . This model has created a buzz in the watchmaking industry since its debut, owing to its overall aesthetics. Because of its case shape, the watch gives the wearer a genuine 70s vibe.
The watch’s blue textured dial (tappiserie dial) adds to its appeal, making it a perfect match for the case it is housed in. Speaking numbers, the watch comes with a 100 meters water resistance rating, offers a staggering 80 hours of power reserve, and the case diameter measures a sweet 39.5mm. It is unmistakably designed to follow the wearer on a daily basis, offering durability and precision. I would recommend it as a dress watch that can also be worn in the office with a semi-formal wear.
|Functions & Features: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, luminous hands and markers, see-through caseback. Movement: Swiss made automatic movement, calibre Powermatic 80.111.Case: 316L Stainless Steel. Bracelet/Strap: Interchangeable stainless steel bracelet; Butterfly Clasp With Push-Buttons. Water Resistance: 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft). Power Reserve: 80 hours.Diameter: 40mm. Glass: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective coating.
Mido Ocean Star Diver 600 Blue Dial Watch
Kudos to the century-old Swiss watchmaker for delivering a well-made and fashionable dive watch, where functionality meets aesthetics halfway. With a simple composition, as it suits a dive watch, Mido Ocean Star Diver 600 (ref. M0266081104100) has the blue dial you were looking for. It is a perfect fit for a professional diver’s wrist, with luminescent hands and markings (Super-LumiNova Grade X), a divers bezel, and, of course, superlative water resistance.
Featuring a case diameter of 43.5mm, the watch is sized for modern preferences. The case back has a delightful surprise: a polished starfish in relief, the Ocean Star’s historical symbol. Underneath that blue dial ticks a true “workhorse movement” – calibre 80Si, which provides up to 80 hours of power reserve and is COSC-certified. Priced at nearly $ 1,200, this blue dial dive watch will for sure make the Swiss competitors have a run for their money.
|Functions & Features: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, luminous hands & markers, helium escape valve. Movement: Swiss automatic movement; calibre 80 COSC Si. Case: Stainless steel case with a ceramic bezel. Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet. Water Resistance: 60 bar (600 m/1,968ft). Power Reserve: 80 hours. Diameter: 43 mm. Glass: Sapphire crystal with double sided AR treatment.
Bulova 96C125 Day-Date
Bulova, an American company, is noted for its creativity, craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology. Since 1875, when founder Joseph Bulova established his store on Maiden Lane in midtown Manhattan, Bulova has stayed faithful to its tradition, perfecting the old art of timekeeping while constantly looking forward. Featuring a deep blue dial with a day/date window (Rolex-style), the Bulova 96C125 comes as a perfect accessible alternative for the ones looking for a dress watch.
It is lovely in a straightforward, clean manner and the case and the band look fantastic together. The face is straightforward and uncomplicated and I really like how the day is displayed in full, with no abbreviations, and at 12 o’clock. The date is a little small, but it is still readable.
A watch made by a respected watchmaker, such as Bulova, works well and is reasonably priced. I wouldn’t go further!
|Functions & Features: Hours, minutes, seconds, day/day (president-style). – Movement: Quartz.Case: Stainless Steel. – Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet. – Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 m / 100ft). – Power Reserve: (battery operated). – Diameter: 39mm. – Glass: Domed mineral glass.
Oris Aquis GMT Date Blue Dial Watch
Sporty excellent looks, a crisp blue legible dial, a reliable and practical travel partner who won’t mind joining you on a Seychelles scuba diving tour. This is the Oris Aquis GMT Date (ref. 0179877544135-0742465EB), a not so orthodox dive watch. Although its 43.5mm case provides a 300 meters water resistance rating, it goes the extra mile and offers travelers three distinct time-zone readings.
The standard hour hand is used to set the local time. The GMT hand with the yellow tip is used to set the home time, and a third time zone can be set by using the bidirectional GMT bezel and the GMT hand.
The sunburst blue dial is both visually appealing and simple to read. The Super-LumiNova treatment on the large thick applied indices and rhodium-plated hands absolutely pop against the blue dial. The black ceramic insert on the bezel, which has a 24-hour track for the third GMT reading, and the date display positioned at 3 o’clock, are the extra details that complement this striking timepiece.
|Functions & Features: sapphire crystal caseback, black ceramic bezel with GMT scale, luminous hands and markers. – Movement: Swiss made automatic movement; calibre 798. Case: Multi-piece stainless steel case. – Bracelet/Strap: Blue rubber with stainless steel folding clasp. – Water Resistance: 30 ATM (300 m / 1000 ft). – Power Reserve: 42 hours. Diameter: 43.5mm. – Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating.
FAQ about Blue Dial Watches
Why are blue dial watches popular?
Versatility contributes to the popularity of blue dial watches. This color is classy enough to wear with a suit to work, but it’s also stylish and modern enough to sport with chinos or jeans on the weekends.
The buzz created by reputable watchmakers who have incorporated the hues of blue on their timepieces, also adds to the universality of blue dial watches.
When should you wear a blue dial watch?
From casual to formal, blue dial watches have become a versatile accessory, appropriate for almost every occasion. For the most ceremonial events, a dark blue dial watch with a minimalist design would be more suitable. If you’re uncertain, stick with the classic white or black dials.
Are blue dial watches still trending?
Blue dial watches have been around for a long time. When applied in a watch, the calming hue of the sea and sky gives individuality to your look. That, while also capturing and reflecting light in a visually appealing manner. So yes, blue dial watches are still trending and fashionable.