Deep, unfathomable oceans. Turquoise freshwater lakes. Cloudless Alpine skies…and three stainless steel watches. Blue is one of our favorite colors, not only because of the natural world, but also because of a few shiny toys we’d like to add to our collection. A blue dial is a natural choice for pairing with steel. Blue dials provide a perfect contrast to cool gray steel. It’s a color combination that’s more versatile and unexpected than a traditional black dial. We’ve seen blue watches pop up in so many different brands in recent years, so we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites.
Coming in at a cool $2,140, the MONTA Oceanking is a way to surf the blue dial wave without making a huge investment. This boutique microbrand brings fine Swiss design into a reasonable price range. Monta is known for meticulous attention to design, so you’ll find high-end finishes on this excellent dive watch. It features a screw-down crown, beveled lugs, a fully unidirectional bezel, and a sapphire crystal with carefully-applied AR coating on the interior of the crystal. A 45-hour power reserve makes it a great choice for daily wear. Applied markers look gorgeous during the day and a subtle lume lights up the blue dial at night.
You actually have two blue choices in the Oceanking, and they’re both strong offerings. Check out the new updated blue Oceanking with a sunburst dial and blue ceramic bezel. The color matching between bezel and dial is perfect, creating a unified look that makes the deep blue color even more memorable. The Oceanking is available on a stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap, and you can add a Nato strap for even more variety in wear.
After the depression of a canceled 2020 Baselworld, Tudor shook collectors out of our quarantine-induced funk by revealing a new blue dial and bezel color for their beloved Black Bay 58.If you like a luxurious and understated blue, The BB58’s navy dial and bezel is a subtle way to play with color on a steel bracelet.
The navy blue Black Bay 50 still has all the features that made collectors fall in love with it. It features a 70-hour power reserve, domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and the reliable Calibre MT5402 movement inside the case. The unidirectional rotatable steel bezel gleams in a matching navy blue with a 60-minute graduated disc.
If you want to change up the look of your blue BB58, switch it out with an Everest NATO strap. You can also sign up for our email newsletter for updates on an Everest new release for the BB58.
With the announcement of new updates from Rolex on September 1, the 2020 watch landscape started to evolve. Although some changes were subtle, the new 2020 Rolex updates also showcased new dial colors for the Oyster Perpetual. Much of the coverage of the new releases has centered around new dial colors for the Oyster Perpetual 31 and 36. However, these new dial colors are also available on the Oyster Perpetual 41. Buyers can choose between a bright royal blue dial and an unexpected turquoise blue dial. At night, the blue lume plays nicely with both sunray dials. Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with either color.
Written by Meghan Clark
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