Personally, I love the look of a blue dial on a watch. I think it can offer a great alternative to the more traditional white or cream colored dials we see all the time.
Blue dial watches can still look dapper with any style, but while bringing a little more wow factor- a pop of color can go a long way.
Watches with a blue face might have been rare a few decades ago, but these days blue has become one of the most popular colors for men’s watches.
And this means we have a lot of options when it comes to picking the next watch to add to our collection.
Luckily, we’ve made your search a little easier with this list of our top picks for the best blue dial watches for men currently available. Take a look and see what ya think.
The 10 Best Blue Dial Watches For Men
#1 Rolex Datejust 41
The Rolex brand is the most recognizable name in luxury watches on the planet. The name is synonymous with quality and innovation and they’ve been contributing to the watch game since the early 1900’s.
They offer several iconic lineups, including their much sought-after Daytona and classic Oyster Perpetuals, but it’s their Datejust 41 that landed the top spot on our list here.
This watch is exactly what I picture when I think of a classic blue dial watch.
The blue dial contrasts nicely with the stainless steel case and bracelet and the fact that you’ve got Rolex craftsmanship under the hood certainly doesn’t hurt.
The case on this model is 41 mm in diameter (hence the name) and made out of stainless steel.
Inside, you’ve got an automatic movement with a 70 hr power reserve and there’s also a sapphire crystal to protect that gorgeous dial.
If you’re going for a more traditional look, the Datejust 41 is a perfect choice. It’s also well-priced for a Rolex.
#2 Omega Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph
Omega’s Speedmaster lineup comes with some interesting history, being that they where being worn by the first astronauts to land on the moon.
Omega and NASA go way back and the luxury brand certainly likes to celebrate that fact, but how can you blame them? It is pretty awesome.
The Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph isn’t directly designed after one of these moon watches, but when it comes to classy looking blue dial watches, it’s very tough to beat.
Although I really like the look of a stainless steel bracelet with a blue dial, I think the leather band on this watch looks great too. I also really like the pop of color the red second and sub-dial hands add against the blue background.
This watch comes with a 42 mm, stainless steel case as well as a sapphire crystal. Inside, there’s an automatic movement with a 60 hr power reserve.
There’s also a tachymeter scale on the bezel, a chronograph function, and a date window at 6 o’clock.
Truly a great looking watch from top to bottom.
#3 Patek Philippe Gondolo
Patek Philippe produces some of the world’s most luxurious watches- owning one is a right of passage few men get to experience.
But if you’ve got the budget for one of these high-end timepieces, I doubt you’ll be disappointed with the product.
Patek Philippe offers some of the most expensive watches on the planet. They’re known for their Complications that can casually go for 6-figures.
Their Gondolo listed here is a great example of how elegant a rectangular case can look. But Patek Philippe isn’t all about looks, there’s some advanced craftsmanship going on under the case.
Inside, this watch has a manual movement with a power reserve of 8 days…and yes, you read that correctly, 8 days. With a power reserve this long, you won’t have to worry about winding once a week.
The case is made out of 18k white gold and there’s a scratch resistant sapphire crystal to protect the dial. The dial comes with a calendar as well as the day of the week indicator and a power reserve meter.
And if you’re really looking for a blue watch, you’ll appreciate the blue alligator leather strap that attaches this beauty to your wrist.
#4 Piaget Polo S Automatic
Piaget is another Swiss luxury watch brand that’s been around since the late 19th century. They’ve gained a lot of popularity for their incredibly thin watches for both men and women.
And when it comes to automatic watches, making them thinner takes even more skill.
Piaget’s Polo S has a simple blue dial, displaying a date window as the only other function other than time. The stainless steel case measures 42 mm in diameter is only 9.4 mm thick, making it very wearable.
The Polo S comes with an automatic movement with a 50 hr power reserve and is covered with a sapphire crystal.
This particular model is paired with a blue alligator leather band, but you can also find this watch with a traditional stainless steel bracelet if you prefer.
Overall, this is another classic blue dial watch from another powerhouse in the luxury watch world. It’s also one of the most affordable Piaget watches you’re going to find. A great deal.
#5 IWC Portugieser Automatic 7 Day
IWC is another Swiss brand with roots that go all the way back to the 1860’s. Interestingly though, it was actually founded by an American watchmaker- go figure.
This watch brand is known and respected for producing beautiful designs with sophisticated components. And even though they offer many watches that’ll cost ya 5-figures, they also have ones that’ll only cost ya 4.
Their Portugieser lineup is one of my favorites, consisting of simple, elegant watches that would work perfectly for someone looking for a high-end dress watch.
This particular Portugieser comes with a rich blue dial and a round stainless steel case that measures 42 mm in diameter.
Inside, there’s an automatic movement with a 7 day power reserve (as the name implies), which is incredibly long for any calibre. The crystal is sapphire and the dial comes with 2 sub-dials: one for the seconds and the other for your power gauge.
This model comes with a black alligator leather band that I think ties in nicely with the stainless steel case and blue dial.
Overall, just an elegant example of fine watchmaking.
#6 Alpina Alpiner Chronograph
Alpina is a Swiss brand that’s been around for over 130 years. They started out with the goal of creating watches that could withstand the elements of being outdoors and the mountains lifestyle continues to inspire their creations to this day.
Alpina is a great brand for folks looking to join the Swiss watch game- they offer a lot of great looking, affordable watches to choose from.
Their Alpiner lineup is my favorite by far and I think this blue dialed chronograph is gorgeous.
On the dial, you’ve got a chronograph and a date window as well as a functioning telemeter scale (used to determine distance based on sound and vision).
The case on this Alpiner measures 41.5 mm in diameter and it’s made out of stainless steel. Inside the case, there’s an automatic, self-winding movement.
The blue dial is protected by a sapphire crystal and this watch is water proof to 50 m. The band is brown leather.
If you’re looking for a great looking, affordable Swiss watch, Alpina’s Alpiner Chronograph is a great option.
#7 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
Blancpain is a Swiss luxury brand that can trace its origins all the way back to the early 1700’s. Today, the brand is known for their exceptional skill in producing small, sophisticated movements.
Fifty Fathoms is their line of diver’s watches that first hit the market in the 1950’s. The brand and their lineup of diver’s watches are still going strong today.
The Bathyscaphe (which name pays homage to the underwater vessel created by August Piccard) is an elegant take on the classic diver’s watch, which includes a uni-directional rotating bezel and a water resistance down to 300 m.
The case is ceramic and almost 44 mm in diameter. The case is sapphire and there is an automatic movement with a 120 hr power reserve inside.
Other than the time, the only other function is a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock.
This particular model comes with a blue fabric band, making it a smart choice for those guys out there looking to go all-in with the blue color scheme.
#8 Baume & Mercier Classima Automatic Chronograph
Another Swiss brand with roots that go back to the early 1800’s, Baume & Mercier have a long history of providing quality timepieces.
When it comes to Swiss brands, Baume & Mercier is one of the more budget-friendly options out there. And fortunately, they still work and look great.
I like their Classima lineup the best, especially this Automatic Chronograph.
The elegant blue dial displays several functions, including the day of the week, date, and month. There’s also the sub-dials for the chronograph as well as a moonphase function.
The dial is covered by a sapphire crystal and the 42 mm case is stainless steel. This Classima is powered by an automatic movement with a 48 hr power reserve.
This model comes with a black alligator leather band.
I think this watch would work perfectly as a dress watch or for more casual, everyday wear. When it comes to affordable Swiss craftsmanship, Baume & Mercier is a top brand.
#9 Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph
Breitling has been in the Swiss watchmaking game since the late 19th century. They gained early fame for their advanced chronographs, which continued as they developed an entire line of watches.
Nowadays, Breitling is world-renowned for their chronograph watches (they even developed the first self-winding chronograph).
Their Navitimer lineup has become one of the brands most popular collections as these pilot’s watches look great and are exceptionally functional with their slide rules (if you have the know how to use them).
This Navitimer 1 B01 comes with a 43 mm stainless steel case, a sapphire crystal, and an automatic movement with a 70 hr power reserve.
When it comes to functions, this watch comes with a chronograph, a date window, and a bi-directional rotating bezel with a slide rule.
The band is brown crocodile leather.
Breitling’s Navitimer 1 B01 is a great choice for both aviation aficionados and people simply looking for a great looking, blue-dialed watch alike.
Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
You know I had to include at least one Tag watch on this list. If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you may know I’m a big fan of the brand (and I even own one of their Aquaracers).
Tag Heuer is a very well-known brand that specializes in creating sharp looking watches that function exceptionally well.
They also offer plenty of affordable options (well, affordable for Swiss watches that is), making them more approachable than many of the other brands on this list.
Their Carrera lineup is one of the most popular.
This Calibre 16 model comes with a deep blue face with silver hands and hour markers that stand out for easy time keeping. Besides the sub-dials for the chronograph, there’s a date window at 3 o’clock.
This stainless steel case is a little smaller at 41 mm, making it more comfortable for guys with smaller arms. Under the hood, there’s an automatic movement with a power reserve of 42 hrs.
The dial is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, making the watch tough and durable enough for everyday wear.
Like the Rolex at the beginning of our list, you can also pair this blue dial with a stainless steel bracelet (with a folding clasp) for a clean look, but I think the blue leather strap looks great.
The Carrera Calibre 16 is also water resistant to 100 m- so if the occasion to get wet occurs, no need to worry, this watch can handle it.
Overall, I’m a fan of Tag and all of their watches. I think this Calibre 16 is another perfect example of what a blue dialed watch should be.
Thanks for reading. If there are any awesome blue dialed watches you think should’ve made the list, let me know! Leave a comment and I’ll get back to ya shortly.