Every day, when we look up at the sky, we are met with beautiful shades of blue. If you are an ocean lover, you enjoy colors that range from turquoise to deep dark blue. It is a universally loved color not only because it represents nature, but also because it is most commonly considered soothing, stable, and inspiring. Often symbolizing not only the heavens but also trust, loyalty, and wisdom, blue is said to slow down the human metabolism because of its tranquil effects. Because it is so beloved, watch brands enjoy using it for their dials, straps, and even accent colors. Blue dial watches, especially deep blue watches and medium blue watches, are in high demand, with many collectors preferring blue dial watches to any other color. Here we take a look at 10 incredible blue watches.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date – Price USD 14,300
Beloved by many, the Rolex Submariner blue dial watch is a spectacular new piece that was just introduced for 2020. This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date watch is powered by the 3235 in-house movement that offers hours, minutes, seconds, and date function. The new version marks the first time this caliber has been used in a Submariner date watch. It is crafted in two-tone metal, using Oystersteel and 18-karat yellow gold for the bracelet. The royal blue dial features a rotating blue bezel with a Cerachrom insert. The Cerachrom illuminates blue in the dark. The new Rolex Perpetual Submariner Date watches are all in-house tested to strict standards and carry the Rolex Superlative Chronometer certification.
Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure – Price USD 274,000
The newest Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure is a breath of fresh air – with colorations that resemble the sky. The stunning 46mm watch is crafted in blue sapphire – making it a mesmerizing artistic piece. While it is water resistant to 30 meters, the watch is a three-bridges tourbillon and offers hours, minutes, and seconds. Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the Quasar Azure offers 60 hours of power reserve and the movement consists of an impressive 260 parts. Because the blue sapphire case is so time-consuming to create – requiring hundreds of hours of milling and machining – just eight pieces will be made.
Carl F. Bucherer TravelTec GMT – Price USD 10,900
A particularly popular watch amongst world travelers, the Carl F. Bucherer Travel Tec GMT has become even more beloved thanks to the newest gradient blue dial offering. The center of the dial is a bright blue, while the outer 24-hour chapter rings and inner subsidiary dials are black. There is a date aperture at 4:00, as well. It is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement and offers time in any of the world’s 24 main zones. The newest version is equipped with a bold Travel Tec bright blue rubber strap that matches the center dial.
Moser & Cie. Endeavour Center Seconds Concept
This relatively young independent watch brand has become world-renowned for its exquisite Fume’ dials. It is also known for its minimalistic designs, often flaunting dials devoid of even the brand logo. Such is the case with its Concept series, and this year, to celebrate five years of the fume’ dial, H. Moser releases three new pieces. The most alluring, though is the Endeavour Center Seconds Concept blue watch, devoid of the logo and blending the brand’s two key concepts into one. The rich blue fume’ dial starts out lighter in the center and then graduates to deeper tones. It is powered by a mechanical movement of equal distinction.
The newest DeBethune DB28 Steel Wheels Sapphire Tourbillon watch boasts certain DNA codes from the brand, including its crown at 12:00, inspired by vintage pocket watches, and its incredible moveable floating lugs that make the watch ultra-comfortable on the wrist. The DB28 Steel Wheels Sapphire Tourbillon showcases portions of the watch movement, including mainspring barrel and gear wheels, all crafted from pure blue sapphire.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sky Blue – Price USD 21,500
This striking new Hublot Big Bang Unico Sky Blue watch is crafted of polished and satin-finished light blue ceramic to emulate the blue of the skies. It is water resistant to 100 meters and features a skeletonized HUB 1242 Unico self-winding flyback chronograph column-wheel movement. The chronograph subsidiary dial — showcasing the minutes elapsed — is also matte blue with white counters. Offering 72 hours of power reserve, the eye-catching watch is finished with a white fabric strap and a blue ceramic buckle clasp.
Ulysse Nardin Blue Blast – Price USD 44,000
The all-new Ulysse Nardin Blue Blast watch boasts a new movement, case, and patented clasp. It was three years in the making for the movement, and another year and a half to create the case and butterfly clasp. The round case plays on shapes with a rectangular inner motif borrowed from the brand’s Executive Skeleton watch line, and then further flaunts an X-shaped bridge motif in the center. The bridges join the movement plates together so they offer function as well as looks. Powered by an automatic caliber, Blue Blast features a micro-rotor and a flying tourbillon with an x-shaped cage motif. The X design underscores the brand’s “X-treme, X-cite, X-ploration” and other X-inspired concepts.
Tudor Pelagos Blue
Perhaps not as new as some of the other watches showcased herein, the Tudor Pelagos Blue watch is a tried-and-true delight. The divers’ watch is water resistant to 500 meters and houses a Tudor self-winding movement, the Caliber MT5612. Equipped with a helium escape valve, the Tudor Pelagos Blue is an officially certified chronometer, attesting to its strength, durability, and precision. The striking blue dial and bezel feature luminescent snowflake hands, markers, and dive scale indication. The snowflake hands are a throwback to the original 1969 model. The watch is fitted with Tudor’s patented Auto-Adjustable buckle that boasts a spring mechanism that allows the bracelet to expand and contract with the dive.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra blue watch is another coveted blue-dial watch sought-after by collectors. The Co-axial self-winding movement is a certified Master Chronometer – meaning it has been tested and passed standards established by Omega that exceed those standards set by the COSC. The 41mm watch boasts a maritime blue dial with horizontal lines to emulate the teak pattern found on ship decks. Crafted in stainless steel, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra has a wave motif on its caseback. Anti-magnetic and water resistant to 150 meters, it is finished with a sea-blue strap.
Rado True Thin Line Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier – Price USD 2,100
Taking its color cues from one of the most famous designers of all time, Le Corbusier, Rado’s True Thin Line Spectacular Ultramarine watch recalls the rich blue seas. It takes its name, Spectacular Ultramarine, from a 1959 color created by Le Corbusier. The 39mm limited edition watch is powered by a quartz movement and is super lightweight and comfortable on the wrist.
About the Author
Roberta Naas is a veteran watch and jewelry journalist who began her career in the early 1980’s, and was the first female watch journalist in the United States. She is the editor and founder of the authoritative watch blog, ATimelyPerspective, has written six books on watches, writes for numerous consumer publications (including Forbes and Elite Traveler) – and always brings forth in her work the essence of what makes watches tick. She tirelessly travels the world in search of watch news and stories that she turns into compelling and enlightening articles.