Feeling Blue: 17 Watches With Blue Dials and Straps

One of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S. — is the blue-on-blue dial-strap combination. We took a look at watches unveiled at the 2013 watch fairs as well as watches released within recent years, and compiled a list of 17 timepieces from brands on the blue bandwagon.

Bremont U-2 Blue

Bremont U-2 Blue

First unveiled at JCK in Las Vegas, 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 C. 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.

Jaquet Droz Grande  Seconde Quantième

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième

To celebrate the 275th anniversary of the first watch made by its namesake, watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz,  Jaquet Droz is updating it’s 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.

Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

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.

Rolex Day-Date

Rolex Day-Date

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

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

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

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.

A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite”

A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite”

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.


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About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.


  1. john says:

    How can you not have the FP Journe Chronometre Bleu on here?

    • poom says:

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

  2. David R says:

    Cool color. Cuervo y Sobrinos also have a beautiful blue timepiece in their Historiador collection http://bit.ly/CyS-historiador-blue

  3. cary cheifetz says:

    H. Stern makes a lovely blue watch with a blue titanium strap

  4. Luisa says:

    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……...

  5. Josh P says:

    How does the Blanpain fifty fathoms not make this list?????

  6. Michael Roach says:

    You missesd out on the Carl Bucherer Blue Wave big Date

  7. Deric Kryvenchuk says:

    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.

  8. Fabio Anderaos says:

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

  9. mohamed shartouh says:

    Missing Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograhp withblue dial.

  10. Leo Sitorus says:

    The blue GO Sixties is mesmerizing.

  11. Ken says:

    Love this combo! I\'d add IWC Laureus blue Inge & F P Journe Chronometre Bleu

  12. MrTissot says:

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

  13. Bill Walah says:

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

  14. iwan tarmat says:

    Bremont good looking for pilot watch

  15. David C Elliott on Facebook says:

    Also like the blue dials on new GO Senator Sixties and Rolex Yachtmaster.

  16. Lewis Zagon on Facebook says:

    Also fond of blue dials.

  17. David C Elliott on Facebook says:

    Love the blue dials!

  18. Aki Ranin says:

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

  19. Leo Sitorus on Facebook says:

    Very cool

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