Feeling Blue: 22 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps


Watches with the blue dial/blue strap combo are still one of the hottest style trends  in the watch world. Here we take a look at 22 of them, all released within the past few years. If you have a favorite watch from a brand on the blue-dial bandwagon, let us know in the comments section and maybe we’ll include it in an update.

Bremont’s U-2 Blue chronometer takes its design cues from a model worn by Israeli armed forces and retails for $5,495. The watch was tested by U2 pilots at 100,000 ft in temperatures of -50 degrees Celsius. The U-2 Blue comes in either a calfskin leather strap or NATO military nylon strap, both in a dark navy blue that matches the dial.

Bremont U-2 Blue
Bremont U-2 Blue

To celebrate the 275th anniversary of the first watch made by its namesake, watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz,  Jaquet Droz updated its Grande Seconde series with a modernized Grande Seconde Quantième model. The watch, in a 43-mm case with côtes de Genève pattern on the dial, simplifies the Grand Seconde design, replacing the Arabic and Roman numerals of previous models with simple markers for the hours.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième

Frédérique Constant is introducing its manufacture moon-phase movement with the release of the Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture. The watch, with a starting price of only $3,550, offers a single-crown adjustment system for setting the time, date and moon-phase. Among the five styles available is the model pictured above with a navy blue dial and matching alligator strap in a stainless steel case.

Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture
Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Rolex launched a colorful new lineup of Day-Date watches in five different color variations at Baselworld 2013. Among them is a model featuring a blue dial with sunray finish and a matching blue alligator strap. The blue-dial version of the new Day-Date comes in an 18k white gold case, 36 mm in diameter.

Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date

The rectangular Patek Philippe Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication, as its name suggests, has a power reserve of eight days. The blue dial is accented by a spot of red on the last segment of the power reserve indicator.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication
Patek Philippe Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication

This A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” features a very rare combination of a white gold case and a blue dial. The German-made watch was part of a limited edition of 200, only 19 of which came in white gold. At auctions, the Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” ranks among the most sought-after A. Lange & Söhne models, usually fetching three to five times its original price.

A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite”
A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite”

The other German watch on our list, Glashütte Original’s Sixties Panorama Date, comes in a 42-mm stainless steel case, with a midnight blue dial with a sunburst finish and a dark blue Louisiana alligator leather strap. The numerals of the date display appear on a background the same color as the blue dial.

Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date
Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date

Breitling released a blue watch inspired by the summer, the Breitling Superocean 42, a divers’ watch water-resistant to a depth of 5,000 feet. The watch, a limited edition of 2,000 pieces, features a bezel covered in blue rubber in addition to its blue dial and blue rubber strap.

Breitling Superocean 42
Breitling Superocean 42

Louis Moinet celebrates the three-time Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet with the latest addition to its Legend collection, the Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet, a limited-edition two-pusher automatic chronograph. The dial features white numerals and counters against a navy blue backdrop, accompanied by a blue rubber strap. The white and blue colors are inspired by the colors of the F1 cars driven by Piquet throughout his career.

Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet
Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet

The Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301, a COSC-certified chronometer, features a two-zone blue dial with two domed subdials: the one at 3 o’clock displays both the 60-minute and 12-hour counters for the chronograph, while the one at 9 o’clock is for the running seconds. The model shown here comes in an 18k rose gold case, with rose gold hands and indices standing out against the blue dial.

Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301
Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, a limited edition of 10 pieces, has a platinum case and a “grande tapisserie” pattern on the dial.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Harry Winston’s Project Z6 Blue Edition has a satin-brushed blue dial with overlapping displays for current time and alarm time. The case is made of a DLC-treated alloy called Zalium. The watch comes on a blue rubber strap.

Harry Winston Project Z6 Blue Edition
Harry Winston Project Z6 Blue Edition
61 Responses to “Feeling Blue: 22 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps”

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  1. Robertus

    Breitling has some beautiful blue dials – I have 3: Chrono Cockpit blue, Steelfish Chrono blackeye-blue and Chronomat 41 blackeye-blue dials. They are “cold” blue colors and simply beautiful. I simmply call this kinda blue “Breitling-blue”. There is another type of blue on the IWC Aquatimer ref. 376710/11, I think they call it midnight blue or navy blue? Maybe midnight blue. It is darker, warmer and also very nice. Maybe one day this will be my 4th blue dial watch if I find a nice pre-loved one…

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  2. Raymond

    Please do an update to the list to include the Tissot PRC 200 Chronograph which is a Caribbean special edition. Model # T055417A

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  3. The Omega Globmaster blue dial should be on the list too, it’s a really nice piece.

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  4. Lux Watch Guy

    New Zenith Type 20 Pilot Watches (2016 Las Vegas)
    New Omega Speedmaster CK2998 (2016 Baselword)
    New Omega Speedmaster Moonphase (2016 Baselword)
    New Omega Globemaster (2016 Baselword)

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  5. Richard

    Did I miss the Bulgari “Octo” in your list – it has a beautiful blue dial and strap, and the incredible case is breathtaking! Why didn’t you list prices next to each watch?

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  6. Richard Kalina

    Sometimes a few of the major design creations are introduced by dedicated and very non-traditional true Fine Swiss brands that have not yet fallen prey to the perception that profit is everything and you MUST rely on Far Eastern stamped-out movement and case parts that cost almost nothing compared to Pure Swiss components. Jean Marcel is such a brand. They have led because they are driven to do things 1st and they only produce a “Limited Edition” of 300 pieces of each model and say they can introduce models with big risks because they will only produce 300 of it. They are willing to accept the risk. They did that when they introduced Havana Tobacco Brown Hand Guilloche” dials. The other brands said Brown dials don’t sell. Well, 3 years later, almost all brands had introduced BROWN dials into their assortments. The same happened when Jean Marcel followed Havana Tobacco brown with OCEAN BLUE but this time OCEAN BLUE was featured by most serious brands with-in 2 years of Jean Marcel. Because they only produce 300 of each model for Global sales, they are very targeted and are not driven to do tonnage. This is the same as most serious really 100% PURE Swiss brands were committed to 200 plus years ago. If you really want to see where Havana Tobacco Brown, followed by Ocean Blue guilloche’ dial collections were launched, checkout Jean Marcel line introductions from 5 years back until now. Sometimes being small and committed to doing things 1st can have collector benefits giant tonnage brands can’t afford the risk of making giant mistakes. Jean Marcel also introduced The Vertichron Collection of chronographs with vertical sub-dials 12:o’clock to 6 o’clock with the day/dates in top and bottom sub-dials. Driven by creative design,New-things done 1st’s and unquestionable 100% Pure Swiss Quality, Jean Marcel is the product driven and still affordable, really serious Swiss collectors brand

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  7. The new 2016 Vacheron Constantin Overseas has a blue face as well.

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  8. John Kaufman

    I tried on that F P Journe Chromonetre Bleu at the Journe Boutique in Hong Kong. It is the absolute finest watch I have ever seen!

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    • John, your comment is spot on. This watch is the most beautiful watch I’ve seen to date. It will be in my collection in the near future.

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  9. Gwyn Timmer

    Just enjoying laughing at all the pathetic ‘hey what about MY watch?!’ and ‘you forgot [name of blue-dialled watch]!!’ commenters. It’s not supposed to be a list of every blue-dialled watch in existence, you fools.

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  10. Mars Holmberg

    Don’t forget Meistersinger Salthora with blue dial (jumping hour) on a blue straps!

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  11. Also awesome is the Breitling Avenger Seawolf A17330 on Blue Crocodile Strap and Victorinox Dive Master 500 with Blue Rubber Strap model 241425 of which I own both.

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  12. What about the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Liquidmetal Titanium Case with Blue Lacquered Dial, Titanium Numerals at 3,6,9 and 12 o’clock, Ceramic Bezel at 45.5mm !!
    Has Twin Mainspring Barrels, Silicon Balance Spring, 8500 in-house Co-Axial Movement with 60 hour Power Reserve, Helium Escape Valve, 600m Water Resistance, Sapphire Crystal see-through case back and very comfortable Blue Rubber strap with folding clasp in Titanium as well.
    Amazing bang for the buck!!
    That\’s why I bought one!
    It has ticked all the boxes and will surely be a classic collectors piece in 20 years no doubt !!

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  13. Steve Carl

    Hello, nice list of watches but IWC should have made the list and what about the coolest blue faced watch the 40th anniversary Omega James Bond Ltd edition.

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  14. Guillermo

    Why don’t you do an article about watches with green dials….blue is too common…

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  15. sam smith

    Before buying any timepiece, you first need to be sure about the purpose for which you will be wearing it. If you are looking for any stylish or luxury timepiece, you will be better off with one of the Rolex watches. You will easily find a lot of online stores which sell rolex online at affordable discounts.

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  16. Anthony

    Did someone forget the Omega Planet Ocean LIQUID METAL, beautiful blue face with the most comfortable blue strap?

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    • Exactly!!!
      The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Liquidmetal Titanium Case with Blue Lacquered Dial, Titanium Numerals at 3,6,9 and 12 O’clock, Ceramic Bezel at 45.5mm !!
      Has two mainspring barrels, silicon balance spring, 8500 in-house co-axial movement with 60 hour power reserve, helium escape valve, 600m water resistance, sapphire crystal see-through case back and very comfortable Blue Rubber strap with folding clasp in Titanium as well.
      Amazing bang for the buck!!
      That’s why I bought one!
      It has ticked all the boxes and will surely be a classic collectors piece in 20 years no doubt !!

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  17. Not sure when it was actually released compared to this article but I think the Girard-Perregaux 1966 blue dial in pink gold should certainly be on this list (if it was indeed updated). It is a stunning timepiece. From this list I really like the Omega DeVille and the GO.

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  18. What outfits go with navy blue watches? I want one but don’t know when to wear one!

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    • A blue watch with blue strap goes great with many things. I have a brittling super ocean heritage, blue face with blue crocodile strap. This is absolutely one of my favorite summer time watches, it looks great with jeans an a polo shirt or a nice pair of shorts an a button front oxford. In fact I get more complements with that watch than I do with my rolex gmt master

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  19. Jerry Sagona

    Got a blue Seiko 5 with a blue strap for Christmas only $55. Best value on the planet!

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  20. MARUT A. VATEE

    Why don’t you include the Patek Philippe 5140P in the list?
    It’s look more elegant with the perpetual blue dial and strap.

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  21. Check out this Historiador Flameante Blue by Cuervo y Sobrinos. Simple and beautiful

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  22. Debashish

    As far as I can recall, A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite”, Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Flameante Blue Edition and Meistersinger Salthora – these three watches were not there in the old article posted during mid-2013.

    As blue is my favourite colour I really enjoyed the write-up – both old as well as new.

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  23. Robinoz

    This is an old post and perhaps the Oris Blue Diving watch wasn’t around then. It is a lovely watch, without a blue strap, but could be fitted with one.

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  24. Randy Rogers

    Absent from the presentation are the IWC’s, Perpetual, Portuguese and Big Pilots, which introduced this hue to the Dial world a few years ago.

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    • Couldn’t agree more. IWC, through their relationship with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation designates one model in their collection each year for a special blue dial presentation. It may be a Portofino, Portuguese, Pilot or Ingeniuer. In addition there are regular pieces in the line, Yacht Club, Portofino Hand Wound Eight Days and Pilot St. Exupery that feature blue dials. Omitting IWC? A serious oversight.

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    • My thoughts exactly, I was expecting it to be the first or last one.

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  25. Missing some beautiful Cuervo y Sobrinos time pieces.
    Always seeing same brand, which are wonderful, but I believe you should also talk about others sometimes………

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  26. Deric Kryvenchuk

    I love blue dials as well, but a little disappointed that you missed my Tag Heuer Monaco, but I guess you can’t get them all.

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    • Joe Kapusta

      I own a blue Monaco on a blue leather strap and it gets more comments than any of my other watches!

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  27. Fabio Anderaos

    I think the Omega Aqua Terra 150 m Co-Axial with its amazing blue dial Teak Concept pattern should be included in the list.

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  28. Love this combo! I’d add IWC Laureus blue Inge & F P Journe Chronometre Bleu

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    • Albeit, I am very fond of the IWC Pilot “Le Petite Prince” Chrono. However, I also miss my own IWC Aquatimer Cousteau 2014 edition on this list. Fantastic.

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  29. MrTissot

    Also awesome is the Breitling Avenger Seawolf on Blue Crocodile Strap and Victorinox Dive Master 500 with Blue Rubber Strap model 241425

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  30. Bill Walah

    One of my all time favorites is the old 38 mm Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer 1846 blue on blue. So nautical and classislc.

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    • Rob McBride

      I agree, the Bremont looks good but unless the watch was strapped to the wing of a U2, it would in fact be subjected to the same temperature and pressure as the pilot. I’m not sure a U2 would reach 100,000 feet anyway.

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  31. Aki Ranin

    Missing some of the most dramatic blues: Rolex Datejust II, Zenith Captain Chronograph and Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer

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