The color blue has a certain quality that fills us with amazement. Most people associate the color blue with depth, tranquility, calmness, and stability. If you have a passion for collecting watches, you must be familiar with the popularity of wristwatches with blue dials.
A timepiece with a blue watch face indeed looks elegant. A newbie collector can’t go wrong with picking a wristwatch with a blue dial, whether it be in royal, cerulean, navy, or whatever kind of blue. There’s something about this color that blends perfectly with whatever clothing you’re wearing.
If you want to own such a timepiece, you should read this compilation of the best watches with blue dials. Read on below.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Blue Dial
A Blancpain Watch that combined both technical excellence and awesome aesthetics. Yes, that’s the best description of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe watch.
It features a 43mm plasma grey ceramic case, which has a striking similarity to the 2014 Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronograph (although the new one has more sheen to it).
The dial has a deep blue elegance that makes you look at it in awe for a few minutes. It has hands and indices coated with luminous material, and it has a date aperture located between 4 and 5 o’clock. It’s powered by a self-winding movement called Caliber 1315, which features a 5-day power reserve.
Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Acciaio Automatic
We all know that the watch industry is dominated by Swiss watchmakers. But if you want a watch made in Italy, you should try this Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Acciaio Automatic.
This timepiece takes inspiration from the relationship between light and sea. This design element is easily noticeable through the bright blue dial that gives off a sparkle like that of the sun’s reflection on seawater. This Panerai watch houses a Caliber P.2003, a self-winding movement with GMT function, seconds reset, and a power reserve that can last up to 10 days.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 45.5mm
Omega is always innovating their wristwatches to offer something new to its loyal customers. The Swiss luxury watchmaker has upgraded their watches’ calibers to meet specific precision standards, and because of that, we now have the Omega Master Chronometer timepieces.
One great example of these revved-up watches is this 45.5mm Chronograph in the Seamaster Planet Ocean line. The 45.5mm case and the bracelet boasts a combination of 18k Sedna gold and steel. Then, the watch’s ceramic blue dial is polished to perfection. It sports a date display at 6 o’clock, a 60-minute counter at 9 o’clock, and a 12-hour counter at 3 o’clock.
Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer
The German watchmaker Glashutte Original’s Senator Chronometer is a quintessential stylish wristwatch. It has a 42mm 18k white gold case complemented by a blue Louisiana Alligator leather strap. The dial is also a thing of beauty with its blue-grainé finish and laser-engraved Roman numeral indices.
This watch houses a manual-winding movement called Caliber 58-01. It has a small seconds function, a second stop/reset function, Panorama Date, and a day and night indicator.
Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930
Another example of a technically precise watch is the World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 by Patek Philippe. This timepiece is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement called Caliber CH 28-520 with a 55-hour power reserve.
It has a hand-crafted blue guilloché dial with luminescent applique white-gold hour markers. This watch features a chronograph function, a 24-hour indicator for each of the 24 different world cities, and a day/night indicator.
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue
The vintage Tudor Submariner inspired Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue
When Rolex, Patek Philippe and Tudor pulled out of Baselworld in April 2020, we didn’t know what to expect next. Could we still expect any of them to release anything this year? And if so, in what format? Tudor was the first to do so, with the release of the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue. Tudor only released one watch last year, but it was enough to sweep the internet off of its feet.
In the seven years since its launch, the Black Bay has planted itself firmly in the hearts of many. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight in particular, with a black dial and gilt accents, was an instant hit when it arrived on the market in 2018. The 2020 Navy Blue is a beautiful new addition to the collection, inspired by the “Blue Snowflake” Tudor Submariners from the mid-70s.
Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary
For the most part of the 2020, Omega had been mum about what they had been up to. But as we edged closer and closer to October, we knew they had something in store for us. The release of the Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary coincided with the very anniversary date of the Silver Snoopy Award to Omega — on October 5, 1970 — following the Apollo 13 mission. The Silver Snoopy Award is a special honour awarded to NASA employees and contractors for their outstanding achievements related to flight safety and mission success.
There couldn’t have been a more uplifting watch than this latest Silver Snoopy timepiece. The Omega Snoopy watches have always been some of the most desirable Omega watches – a great juxtaposition between the playful comic and the recognition of Omega’s efforts during the space exploration years. The 2020 version is presented in the classic 42mm Speedmaster steel case, with a stark white dial and blue accents on the bezel, hands, hour markers, sub-dials and logo. There’s also a Snoopy illustration in the small seconds sub-dial.
The ultimate surprise however, lies in the back. On the back of the watch is an animation of the moon, the earth and Snoopy in a white Command and Service Module. When the chronograph is started, Snoopy in his command module will travel to the far side of the moon, hidden from view, and reappear on top of the earth at 14 seconds — an homage to the trip taken by the Apollo 13 crew.
If you want to own a watch with a blue dial, you should see to it that it’s one of the best. Of course, you should consider factors such as the watch’s movement and aesthetics. For more details and if you’re into luxurious Swiss watches for men and women then the timepieces mentioned above are sure to be a worthy investment.