TRUE BLUE: WATCHES WITH THE BLUE DIAL ARE ONE OF THE HOTTEST STYLE TRENDS THAT HAVE EMERGED IN THE WORLD OF LUXURY TIMEPIECES

BY RYAN CARAFA

1) Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202

The Cadillac of blue dail watches is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak reference 15202.  This modern version of the Royal Oak is the closest to the original incarnation in 1972 … blue dial included.  This watch was so transformative it gave birth to a new category — a luxury watch in steel. The 15202 is the perfect size for the wrist at 39mm and when you turn it over you will be looking at the hottest automatic movement created.  When the owner of this masterpiece wears this watch, it says more than the current time. It also says a little bit about the history of time.  Price: $30,000

2) F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu

In many respects, when it comes to blue dial watches, the F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu is in a class of its own.  First, the richness of the blue tone on the dial is magnificent, and everything else gets better from here.  The case, dial lay out, and movement are all world class; watches do not get much better than this. On the wrist it shines at 39mm and is a very versatile piece.  Dress it up or down, it will maintain its class. Price: $30,800

3) Patek Philippe Nautilus

Patek Philippe is a watch brand that has pedigree, craftsmanship and innovations which make many of their timepieces collector items to watch enthusiasts. The Nautilus is the best version of their sports watch and it is a beauty. With a case size of 40mm, the watch is classy and sporty.  The sapphire crystal caseback reveals an automatic movement that is outstanding.  It wears well with business casual, jeans, and of course on the yacht. Price: $30,700

4) H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual – Funky Blue

Few watches make as strong a statement as the H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Funky Blue.  The “blue” is funky and vibrant, but that is only the beginning. This watch is one of the coolest perpetual calendars timepieces in the industry and its beauty is more than skin deep. It’s powered by a well-decorated in-house movement, which is easily viewed through the sapphire crystal caseback. The timepiece rests comfortably on the wrist at 40.8mm and can hold its weight in any crowd.  Price: $60,000

5) Nomos Glashütte Tangente Neomatik Nachtblau 

A new addition to the Nomos Glashütte family of impressive timepieces is the Tangente Neomatik Nachtblau. This is a watch-lovers watch because it does everything well — award-winning design, in-house movement, and well made in every way. The blue dial is deep and rich, much like the reputation of the brand. Sits nicely on the wrist at 35mm and will add a touch of class to your casual attire. Price: $3,580 USD

6) Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue

The Breitling Navitimer watch is king of the sky and the GMT Aurora Blue version must be on this list. This is a watch that undoubtedly will stand out because of its very bold, masculine presence.  Staying true to the aviation roots, it’s a monstrous 48mm; you’ll need confidence to wear this timepiece. Limited to only 1,000. Price: $10,955

7) Glashütte Original Seventies Panorama Date

The Glashütte Original Seventies Panorama Date makes a statement on the wrist. This watch is part of a respectable German brand manufacturing watches with integrity. Beautiful automatic in-house movement and the patented panorama date are a couple of reasons it’s a stand out. It will highlight your wrist at 40mm. It’s the perfect size for any casual occasion.  Wear this timepiece with the confidence and appreciate its quality.  Price: $10,600