In-demand once again, MR PORTER has all the blue watches worth investing in
Some of the standouts from the recent Watches & Wonders (one of the biggest watch conventions in the world) are timepieces with a blue dial. Of course, this isn't exactly a new trend. Just ask '90s-era James Bond or Steve McQueen in Le Mans two decades before that. From a rich navy hue or a bright royal blue, this sapphire shade is a classic choice that has never truly went out of style.
But some of the most-sought-after brands have introduced a handful of fresh takes on the old school dial this year. There are full-on monochromatic styled timepieces with matching blue straps along with more subtle models boasting simple azure faces—and both are incredibly versatile.
They have an understated cool that allows them not to stand out but stand apart from other black and white watches. They're sophisticated enough for the office and more formal affairs, but they're contemporary enough for casual weekend adventures. And the best ones are available now at MR PORTER. Here are four of our current favorites and the features that make each a worthy investment.
This is IWC's 15th collaboration with Laureus Sport for Good, but this might be our favorite. Only 750 of these self-winding pilot's watches were made, which means each is an instant collector's item. The scratch-resistant blue ceramic case is complemented by a matching rubber strap with textile inlay.
Laureus Sport for Good Pilot's limited-edition automatic watch, $6,250 at MR PORTER
For men who are passionate about fine mechanics, this understated interpretation in stainless steel boasts a new petroleum blue sunray-brushed dial that lets every detail stand out. Under the hood, a new generation, self-winding Caliber 925 movement promises a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
Master Ultra Thin Moon automatic watch, $10,300 at MR PORTER
This watch will no doubt be a compliment magnet. You can't help but be drawn to the exquisite and intricate skeleton automatic mechanical movement. It has a sportier, more relaxed sense of elegance. Of course, the 56 brilliant-cut diamonds surrounding the 18K white gold case certainly makes an impression.
Polo Skeleton automatic watch, $59,500 at MR PORTER
Over the past several years, Vacheron Constantin has been expanding the range of perpetual calendar models that fall within the sporty world of their Overseas lineup. But this one is truly special. You almost have to wear it to appreciate the thin silhouette of the white gold case and the blue lacquered sunburst dial. What's more, the watch comes with three quick-change straps: A matching white gold bracelet, a rubber strap, and a leather strap.
Overseas Perpetual Calendar ultra-thin automatic watch, $97,000 at MR PORTER