While we are constantly treated to new watches with different features and more imaginative aesthetics, there’s a common theme that continues to pop each time: blue dials. Midnight blue, navy blue, turquoise, and aquamarine—a blue dial is quite a versatile color that pairs well with almost any material: stainless steel, gold, silver, leather, etc. It’s the choice of color for sports watches as it is for dress watches, and it seems luxury watch brands are far from running out of creative ways to deliver on the trend. If your planning to steer away from the classic colors, here are some reasons why you should have a blue dial watch in your collection.
What’s to Love About Blue Dial Watches
There’s an unspoken rule that you should at least have one blue-faced watch in your collection—and for good reasons. A blue dial adds a striking contrast to any material, and it’s not limiting in terms of your style of clothing. This is something that blue dial IWC Portofino watches have proven for the longest time.
1. Suitable for Daily Wear
Blue is a color that can stand out without going overboard. It’s a choice of color that looks appropriate in formal wear as it is in casual wear. Whether you feel like dressing up or dressing down, it’s something you can wear either with a suit or pair of jeans.
The versatility of blue dial watches extends to far more bracelet materials including rubber and fabric. While the majority of them are presented in metal or leather straps, you’ll also find ones in matching blue straps to achieve a monochromatic look. But, bolder options include straps in a variety of colors like orange, white, and maroon.
Blue dials break from the tradition of timepieces being exclusive to either men or women. They appeal to both genders just as they look appropriate when worn with business attire or in a more casual setting. They give us different neutral shades that are easy to mix and match with almost any other color and pattern.
Feeling Blue: 5 Blue Dial Watches For Men From IWC Portofino
Watches with blue dials remain one of the trendiest styles today. Here, we take a look at 5 of them, all from the IWC Portofino watch collection.
Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition 150 Years Manual-Winding Blue Dial
This 45mm IWC Portofino combines a classic Portofino Hand-Wound with a moon phase display. The blue dial also features a date window, seconds sub-dial, and power reserve indicator. It is finished with a stainless steel case and a transparent case back that displays an in-house IWC 59800 caliber movement. Capping off its overall classic look is the black alligator straps.
Chronograph Edition 150 Years Automatic Blue Dial IW391023
This 42mm chronograph watch features a classic combination of a blue dial, stainless steel case, and black straps. But, what it lacks in extravagance, it makes up for its outstanding features including a chronograph function, day and date display, 44-hour power reserve, and automatic, self-winding IWC 79320 caliber movement. It was limited to 2000 pieces upon release.
Hand-Wound Eight Days Manual-Winding Blue Dial Ref. IW510116
Like most pieces from the watch family, this IWC Portofino features a classic look with its metallic blue dial, stainless steel case, and a matching mesh steel bracelet. With an IWC-manufactured 59210 caliber movement, it will run precisely for a full 192 hours or an equivalent of 9 days. The extra day is precautionary to ensure that the movement maintains accuracy.
Chronograph Automatic Blue Dial Ref. IW391036
There’s more to this timepiece than its blue dial. With a 42mm stainless steel case, it features an in-house 75320 caliber movement, 44-hour power reserve, a day and date display, and chronograph function with hours, minutes, and seconds. It’s presented in a black alligator bracelet and has a water resistance of up to 30 m.
Automatic Blue Dial Black Leather Ref. IW356522
This watch is quite eye-catching, largely owing to the use of a metallic sunray-finished dial set in a 40mm rose gold case. It is presented in black leather straps, all of which create an elegant but sporty look. With a date window display, 30m water resistance, IWC 35111 caliber movement, and a 30m water resistance, this watch doesn’t fall short in terms of the features that distinguish a Portofino watch.
An IWC Portofino Watch For You
Blue dials have quite become a standard in luxury sports watches. Although most of them stick to a well-established formula—a blue dial, stainless steel case, and leather or stainless steel straps—they are classic just the same, making them worthy of a spot in your collection. There isn’t quite a better way to own a classic watch that still can stand out from the crowd than purchasing a blue dial watch.
Which of these Portofino watches is your favorite? Let us know by leaving a comment below!