The 15 Best Blue Dial Watches For Men

Aug 5, 2021

Category: Style

Watch fads come and watch fads go, but the classics are classics for a reason. And in the world of watches, it doesn’t get any more classic than a blue dial watch. The best blue dial watches for men work in virtually every situation, as they go with pretty much everything and have an almost uncanny ability to elevate any outfit. From James Bond rocking an Omega Seamaster Diver with a tuxedo to Steve McQueen donning a Heuer Monaco with his racing suit in Le Mans, you just can’t go wrong with a blue dial watch.

We’ve put together a list of the 15 best blue dial watches currently on the market at a wide range of price levels, from a sub-$200 quartz Timex up to a near-$30,000 icon from Audemars Piguet. In between, you’ll find dive watches, pilot’s watches, chronographs, dress watches, everyday watches, and a few watches that defy easy categorization. From the ultra-modern to the vintage-inspired, from Swiss heritage houses to nascent microbrands, we’ve rounded up an eclectic and stunning collection of blue dial watches for your perusal. So start feeling blue (in a good way) and have a look at our picks for the best blue dial watches for men below.

Timex Q Timex Reissue Falcon Eye

Timex’s original Q Timex Reissue was a killer ‘70s-style sports watch with a 12-hour Pepsi bezel and retro woven stainless steel bracelet. For the follow-up, Timex dug further into its archives for this gem, a dressy and wholly unique quartz watch with even funkier ‘70s vibes. Setting this one apart are the classy applied indices, the two-tone angular case, and most striking, the wavy textured bright blue dial that looks like a work of art.

Case Size: 38mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Quartz

Purchase: $179

Farer Ainsdale

British microbrand Farer is the king of color, and they make a lot of fetching blue watches. The most affordable on offer is the Ainsdale, part of the brand’s quartz chronograph line. The watch’s unique movement combines flyback and split-second chronograph functions at a bargain price, but like most Farers, it’s the color combos that really make this timepiece special. A gloss ink blue dial mixes with raised light orange indices outlined in sky blue and hands that come in bright orange, brilliant yellow, and mirror-polished steel.

Case Size: 39.5mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Quartz Split-Second Flyback Chronograph

Purchase: $625+

Autodromo Group B Corsica Blue

For arguably the most popular variant of their Group B racing-inspired integrated bracelet-style watch, Autodromo leaned even further into the decade of hair bands and John Hughes movies by churning out the Miami Vice-esque Corsica Blue rendition. The watch’s vibrant light blue dial and pastel pink hands and indices throw off enough ‘80s vibes to acid wash your jeans, and the overall package is just relentlessly cool.

Case Size: 39mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $975

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor

Over the past couple of years, Christopher Ward has shed their microbrand label to become a full-blown luxury watch powerhouse. Helping to speed along that transformation has been an increasing number of tremendous new releases like this watch. The first true super compressor diver in 50 years, according to CW, the C65 Super Compressor boasts a compression spring just 300 microns thick that makes the watch more water-resistant the deeper you dive (to a point). And it’s even visible through the caseback — a first for any super compressor.

Case Size: 41mm
Water Resistance: 150m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $1,095+

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression

Zodiac’s Sea Wolf line is full of colorful watches, with bright oranges and neon greens and dreamy aquamarines. There have also been a number of blue Sea Wolves, and this reference in particular really stands out for lovers of the coolest color. That’s because it combines a sky blue mineral crystal bezel with a dark blue dial, offering up two striking blues that complement each other wonderfully. Plus, you’re getting 200m water resistance, an excellent jubilee bracelet, and a Swiss-made automatic movement.

Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistance: 200m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $1,395

NOMOS Club Neomatik Siren Blue

Part of NOMOS’s casual and sporty Club collection, the Neomatik blends robust sporting capability (it has an impressive 200m water resistance) with excellent finishing and looks that can be dressed up or down. Available in a number of different colors, including a lovely dark “Atlantic” blue, the standout in the series for us is the “Siren Blue.” An almost impossibly vibrant shade, the dial is meant to invoke the summer sky over France’s Côte d’Azur and it took NOMOS nearly a year to get the color just right.

Case Size: 37mm
Water Resistance: 200m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $3,160+

Longines Avigation BigEye

Longines has one of the most robust catalogs of any major Swiss watchmaker, but the area in which the brand most excels is their heritage reissues. One of their more recent additions to their Heritage line is this unique and attractive pilot’s chronograph. Inspired by a mysterious Longines chronograph from the 1930s, the new model keeps the quirky layout and “big eye” subdial of the original but updates the case material to titanium and the dial to a gradient and textured “Petrol” blue that looks ready for takeoff.

Case Size: 41mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Movement: Automatic Chronograph

Purchase: $3,225

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Blue

The Black Bay line has become such a smash hit for Tudor that its various incarnations have almost completely taken over the Swiss heritage brand. From the “Baytona” Black Bay Chronograph to the modern and stealthy Black Bay Ceramic to the surprisingly fancy BB58 18K gold watch, there is a Black Bay for every taste. But the most perfect expression of the line has to be this. Combining the classic proportions of the BB58 with a versatile blue dial and less obvious vintage cues, the BB58 Blue may just be the most ideal everyday dive watch on the market.

Case Size: 39mm
Water Resistance: 200m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $3,700

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Le Petit Prince Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC has an entire line of watches inspired by the classic French children’s book, The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince). And while the pairing may seem like an odd combo, IWC’s Le Petit Prince watches are some of the most stunning in the storied brand’s entire collection, thanks to their mesmerizing deep blue sunburst dials. Several versions of the classic IWC Pilot’s Watch have undergone the Le Petit Prince treatment, but you can’t go wrong with the Mark XVIII entry-level model, thanks to its near-perfect proportions and symmetry.

Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistance: 60m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $4,250+

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

If you’re a James Bond fan and you hear the words “blue dial watch,” this is the timepiece that probably pops into your head. Pierce Brosnan wore the ancestor of this Seamaster Diver in 1995’s Goldeneye, and the blue beauty has been affectionately known as the “Bond Seamaster” ever since. The latest version is updated with ceramic and a Master Chronometer co-axial movement, but it maintains all of the classic hallmarks of the original: the wavy blue dial, the scalloped bezel, the skeletonized sword hands, the “tank tread” bracelet, and the quirky helium escape valve crown at 10 o’clock.

Case Size: 42mm
Water Resistance: 300m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $5,200

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36

There’s just something so perfect about a Rolex with a turquoise or Tiffany Blue dial. Maybe it’s the dose of carefree fun the color adds to the often serious brand, or maybe it’s just that it looks awesome. Whatever it is, we can’t get enough of it. A number have come and gone from the legendary brand’s roster over the years, and most recently Rolex resurrected turquoise for the new entry-level Oyster Perpetual 36. A perfect everyday watch, especially for those with smaller wrists, the robin egg variant of the OP36 has quickly become yet another Rolex steel sports watch that’s impossible to find at an AD due to its blockbuster popularity.

Case Size: 36mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $5,600

TAG Heuer Monaco

There aren’t many watches out there that can be considered more iconic than this, especially of the blue dial variety. A legend not only in the watch community but also among motorsports enthusiasts and movie buffs, the Monaco became the de facto racing chronograph after it found itself on the wrist of style icon Steve McQueen in his 1971 film Le Mans. From its unique square shape and left-handed crown to its livery-like blue and red color scheme, the Monaco is instantly recognizable and will never go out of fashion.

Case Size: 39mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Automatic Chronograph

Purchase: $6,350+

Grand Seiko SBGY007 Omiwatari

Nobody makes dials like Grand Seiko. The luxury offshoot of one of the world’s largest watchmakers, Grand Seiko’s dials are inspired by Japan’s natural landscape and are crafted by master artisans. And the “Omiwatari” may be the brand’s most impressive effort yet. The ice blue textured dial is inspired by a natural frozen lake formation known as “God’s crossing,” and it’s uncluttered by any date window or power reserve indicator. This allows you to be mesmerized by the perfectly smooth sweep of the hand-wound Spring Drive’s seconds hand as it moves silently across the icy dial.

Case Size: 38.5mm
Water Resistance: Splash Resistant
Movement: Hand-Wound Spring Drive

Purchase: $8,300

Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar

In production at GO for over 20 years, this beautiful asymmetrical timepiece is one of the German luxury brand’s signature models. An offset main time indicator, small seconds subdial, big date window, and subtle moonphase display find themselves elegantly arranged around the galvanic dark blue dial in an unexpected way, creating a ton of visual interest. Adding to said interest are the vinyl pattern on the displays, the mirror-polished moon, and the white gold hands. This watch is, as they say, pure class.

Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Automatic Moonphase

Purchase: $9,600+

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin

For some time, the King of Blue Watch Mountain was the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711. But now that the absurdly popular blue dial Patek has been discontinued, a new king has been crowned. The “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Royal Oak is the most faithful of AP’s current catalog to the original Royal Oak that invented the luxury steel sports watch segment back in 1972, and it is absurdly popular with the blue Tapisserie dial. If you’re looking to make a statement with a luxury watch on your wrist, this is about as good as it gets… if you can’t find one for sale, that is.

Case Size: 39mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Automatic

Purchase: $28,900

The 20 Best Green Dial Watches For Men

Blue dial watches are timeless and make up a key part of any well-rounded watch collection, but they’re not exactly the trendiest timepiece to buy. For that, you should be looking at green dial watches. The difference between blue and green dial watches may sound trivial, but the watch industry is currently obsessed with green dials, and the category has never been hotter. So to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest watch trend, have a look at our guide to the best green dial watches.

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