Feeling Blue: 20 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera ChronographBlue watches are 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.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap combinations. We took a look at such blue watches with blue dials and blue straps released within the past few years, and compiled a list of 20 timepieces from brands on the blue-dial bandwagon.

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 blue 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 is updating it’s Grande Seconde series with a modernized Grande Seconde Quantième model. The blue 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 blue 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 blue watch 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

 

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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.

Comments

  1. mike says:

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

  2. leon says:

    Still no Chronometré Bleu.
    Why?

  3. Debashish says:

    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.

  4. Robinoz says:

    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.

  5. Randy Rogers says:

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. David R says:

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

  8. cary cheifetz says:

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

  9. 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……...

  10. Josh P says:

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

  11. Michael Roach says:

    You missesd out on the Carl Bucherer Blue Wave big Date

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. mohamed shartouh says:

    Missing Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograhp withblue dial.

  15. Leo Sitorus says:

    The blue GO Sixties is mesmerizing.

  16. Ken says:

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

  17. MrTissot says:

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

  18. 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.

  19. iwan tarmat says:

    Bremont good looking for pilot watch

    • Rob McBride says:

      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.

  20. David C Elliott on Facebook says:

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

  21. Lewis Zagon on Facebook says:

    Also fond of blue dials.

  22. David C Elliott on Facebook says:

    Love the blue dials!

  23. Aki Ranin says:

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

  24. Leo Sitorus on Facebook says:

    Very cool

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