Feeling Blue: 25 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 25 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.

1. Ressence Type 1² “Squared”

Ressence: Type 1 "Squared"
Ressence Type 1² “Squared”

The Type 1² “Squared”, which Ressence unveiled at SIHH 2017, is a little bit different than other Ressence watches. For example, there’s its case material: The 41-mm case is made of stainless steel, while other models from the brand usually come in a platinum case. The shape of the watch is also different from other models — cushion-shaped instead of round. Typical for the watch is the Ressence moving dial system, powered by a mechanism on top of the automatic ETA 2824-2 movement.

2. Bremont U-2 Blue

Bremont U-2 Blue
Bremont U-2 Blue
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.

3. Jaquet Droz SW Chrono

Jaquet Droz: Grande Seconde SW Chrono - Blue
Jaquet Droz: Grande Seconde SW Chrono – Blue

The 45-mm case of Jaquet Droz‘ SW Chrono, part of the brand’s sports watch collection, has a distinctive, notched bezel. The azure dial comes with a côtes de Genève pattern and thin white Roman numerals as well as a double-window big date display at 12 o-clock. More details about this watch are provided in our hands-on review.

4. Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture
Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frédérique Constant introduced 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.

5. Rolex Day-Date

Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date

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

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

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.

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

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.

8. Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date

Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date
Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date

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.

9. Breitling Superocean 42

Breitling Superocean 42
Breitling Superocean 42

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.

10. Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet

Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet
Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet

Louis Moinet celebrates the three-time Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet with this 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.

11. Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301

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

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.

12. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

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

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.

13. Piaget Altiplano Self-Winding

Piaget: Altiplano Self-Winding
Piaget Altiplano Self-Winding

The Piaget Altiplano Self-Winding 43 mm is one of two special edition watches launched in 2017 for the 60th anniversary of the famous Altiplano. The Swiss brand calls the color of the dial “historical Piaget blue, a deep shade somewhere between cobalt and midnight blue.” The light-blue crosshair is inspired by vintage Piaget watches. Read all about this watch in this article.

14. Harry Winston’s Project Z6 Blue Edition

Harry Winston Project Z6 Blue Edition
Harry Winston Project Z6 Blue Edition

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.

 

15. Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ocean Commitment

Blancpain 50 Fathoms BathyscapheThe Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ocean Commitment is a special, limited edition of the brand’s flyback chronograph divers’ watch; Blancpain donates a portion of the sale of each timepiece to oceanic environmental charities.

16. Hublot’s Big Bang Jeans Ceramic

Hublot Big Bang Jeans Ceramic
Hublot Big Bang Jeans Ceramic

Hublot‘s Big Bang Jeans Ceramic has a 41-mm black ceramic case and a dial made of blue-jeans denim. The strap is composed of bonded denim and black rubber.

17. Jeanrichard Aquascope

JeanRichard Aquascope - blue dial
JeanRichard Aquascope

Jeanrichard‘s Aquascope has a satin-finished stainless steel case with blue PVD coating and a blue rubber strap.

18. TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph
TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

 

TAG Heuer‘s 1887 Carrera Chronograph uses the manufacture 1887 automatic movement and comes on a navy alligator strap to match the dial.

19. Victorinox Maverick

Victorinox Maverick
Victorinox Maverick

The Victorinox Maverick has a blue lacquered bezel and case and comes on a rubber strap.

20. Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback

Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback
Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback

The Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback is equipped with an automatic column-wheel chronograph movement.

21. Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Flameante Blue Edition

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Flameante Blue Edition
Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Flameante Blue Edition

Released at JCK 2014, the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Flameante Blue Edition is a limited edition commemorating 10 years of Cuervo y Sobrinos watches in the U.S.A. “Flameante” refers to the decorative “flames” pattern on the watch’s Indigo Blue dial.

22. Meistersinger Salthora

Meistersinger Salthora - blue dial
Meistersinger Salthora

Meistersinger, a German brand renowned for its single-hand watches, presented the Salthora model at Baselworld 2014. The center-mounted hand displays the minutes, while a jumping hour numeral, in a window at 12 o’clock, indicates the hour. Among the several dial-color options is the “sapphire blue” model pictured.

23. Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta Chronograph

Ulysse Nardin: Marine Regatta Chronograph
Ulysse Nardin: Marine Regatta Chronograph

The Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta Chronograph debuted at SIHH 2017. The highlight of this watch, which is also available with a beige-colored dial, is the bi-directional chronograph counter, which begins timing a regatta once the countdown is complete. You’ll find more details in this article.

24. F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu

F.P. Journe: Chronometre Bleu
F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu

The F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu is the first F.P. Journe watch to use a case made of tantalum, a rare, dark gray, highly corrosion-resistant metal with blue overtones that is rarely used in watchmaking due to its high density and high fusion temperature. The mirror-polished dial, in blue chrome, harmonizes with the bluish shades of the 39-mm tantalum case, and features cream-colored Arabic numerals, F.P. Journe’s signature shaped hour and minute hands, and a guilloché small-seconds subdial. Like all F.P. Journe watches, it contains a movement made of solid gold, which is visible through a clear caseback.

25. Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Météorite Special Edition

Parmigiani: Tonda 1950 Météorite Special Edition
Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Météorite Special Edition

The abyss blue dial of Parmigiani Fleurier‘s Tonda 1950 Météorite Special Edition is fashioned from a meteorite fragment. It’s cut by using a special process, developed from the Parmigiani watchmakers. The model was launched at SIHH 2017 is available in either a titanium or rose gold case. More information about this watch here.

(This article was originally posted in 2013 and has been updated with new material.)

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78 Responses to “Feeling Blue: 25 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps”

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  1. Sylvio F. Bertoli

    It is missing the Tudor Bronze Blue especially made for Bucherer.

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  2. Tony Swetman

    And what about the Tudor black bay bronze blue Bucherer special edition?

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  3. Gary stewart

    You should add the Vacheron-Constantin Quai de L’ile ref. 4500s/000A-B364 its new 2017

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  4. You left out one of the most iconic and famous blue-faces of all time; the Tag Monaco, basic Calibre 11 on blue leather band.

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  5. Richard Kalina

    From the fellow who introduced “Havana Tobacco Brown” Guilloche’ engraved dials and matching straps came the next hot color 5 years ago- Ocean Blue Guilloche’ engraved dials and matching Ocean Blue Prime Alligator, genuine Stingray and Ostrich Deployment buckled straps. Jean Marcel introduced over 16 models of the Ocean Blue collection. Ocean Blue was picked-up by most brands including the Swinese ones and is now a mainstay in the entire watch industry. Jean Marcel is the all Swiss brand that also invented the Vertical day/date chronograph labeled the Vertichron. That’s registered so no-one can knock it off including Swinese watches. Jean Marcel belongs as the leader of creativity, including it as the # 1 producer of Ocean Blue Pure Swiss “Limited Edition” timepieces.

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  6. Douglas Weisfield

    The Breguet Marine is magnificent, but extremely pricey.

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  7. Sylvio F. Bertoli

    The Rolex Submariner 116619LB not making the top 10 is a shame. Not making the top 25 is not acceptable.

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  8. Somehow, the one “Feeling Blue” watch that I keep going back to take another look is the Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ocean Commitment. It’s discreetly stylish.

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  9. I’m sort of surprised to see so many limited editions (that may not even be for sale anymore retail) when there are so many blue dialed watches that are not limited. That would have left a lot more room for some of the ones people mentioned, and one I was thinking of when I saw the title: the Nomos Worldtimer True Blue

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  10. A very nice and inspiring list. Maybe you should also think about adding the Omega Aqua Terra Skyfall Blue with the blue strap – beautiful as well.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. The Omega Globmaster blue dial should be on the list too, it’s a really nice piece.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. The new 2016 Vacheron Constantin Overseas has a blue face as well.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Mars Holmberg

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

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Guillermo

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

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Jerry Sagona

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

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

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Aki Ranin

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

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