Blue watch dials are overwhelmingly the most popular color for 2020. But not all blues are created equally. Perhaps no timepiece hue is more varied than blue, which comes in countless shades and styles. The right blue on you can help enhance your experience and style in just the right way. Across the day, blue colors go from being bright to vivid to dark. You can match the mood with your timepiece. Let’s look at a selection of the new for Watches & Wonders 2020 watches available now via the watch department at premier men’s luxury e-tailer MR PORTER.
Watches & Wonders 2020 sees the release of at least 20 new watches with blue as the major accent color. From sporty to swarthy, new blue watches are available with morning moods to midnight vibes. Let’s start with two morning watches in blue that will energize at the top of the day. First is the Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum Automatic. It is a full 24-time zone travel watch with a blue and white view of the globe. The timepiece seems best suited to chilly early morning flights and the call of all-day adventure. The watch is 43mm-wide in steel and comes with a matching blue alligator strap. Price at MR PORTER is $6,700 USD.
IWC takes morning sunlight to the waterfront with metallic-blue-dialed IWC+Orelebar Brown Portugieser Yacht Club. The nautical-themed chronograph has a classy 44.6mm-wide steel case and easy to read chronograph subdial. It is ideal for mornings on deck with its fitted blue canvas strap. Price at MR PORTER is $12,500 USD.
Finally, Ulysse Nardin offers a crisp blue dial with blue rubber strap, 42mm-wide steel version of the Executive Dual Time Automatic. Equipped with one of the most practical dual-time mechanical movements on the market, the Dual Time has recently been visually overhauled making for a new generation product. Suit up in blue with it for mornings to the office. Price at MR PORTER is $8,300 USD.
Midday brings sun overhead and rest, for some. A meal with pals is better with Piaget, whose Polo S Automatic Chronograph comes with a deep blue dial and matching fitted alligator strap. The famed cushion-style case is 42mm-wide. Price at MR PORTER is $12,000 USD. Afternoon strolls need a timepiece without too much polish so as not to cast glare in your eyes when viewing it. One option is the Panerai Submersible BMG-TECH watch with a novel 47mm-wide case material and a handsome matte blue dial that will remain readable even in direct sunlight. Price at MR PORTER is $13,300 USD.
After dark, deep blue hues envelop us. Colors that meld with blue rather than contrast with it look the best. An interesting take on a midnight driver watch is the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Limited-Edition Skeleton. With a blue strap and 45mm-wide carbon case, the dark frame centers around a legible red ring with matching hands. Excellent for going at top speed even at night. Price at MR PORTER is $201,500 USD.
Stealth sports that nevertheless demand style might be well-paired with the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Automatic Chronograph. The now-classic competitor to the Royal Oak and Nautilus has an evolved Absolute family that is 44mm-wide in black-coated titanium. The blue and black dial is speckled with star-like hour markers. It’s like a small night sky for the chic tool on your wrist. Price at MR PORTER is $12,900 USD.
The modern industrial city can operate as brightly at night as it does during the day. When bright lights reflect they can result in a kaleidoscope of colors. This effect is mimicked by the unique multi-color dial of the HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow Limited Edition watch. The skull-themed dial is decorative yet wrapped in a form-fitting liquid capillary that is used to indicate the hours using a special proprietary mechanical movement system in a 48.8mm-wide steel case. Price at MR PORTER is $105,000 USD.
MR PORTER would like to remind the aBlogtoWatch and larger timepiece enthusiast community that each of the above —plus more Watches & Wonders 2020 new products — are available for immediate purchase at the MR. PORTER website here.
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