Into the Blue

by Time&Style Staff

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Blue’s popularity waxes and wanes among the world’s top watchmakers, and this year it’s back in vogue once again, with some of our favourite brands offering pieces to match the sky, the sea or your favourite pinstriped suit. Hermès has recently released a blue version of their nautical Clipper, which has a striking blue dial and matching rubber strap set on a durable steel and titanium case. (Hermès Clipper, $6,900)
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Dive-style watches in blue are perennially popular, such as Oris’ Aquis diver with its blue ceramic bezel and matching dial, mixed with a durable steel case. (Oris Aquis, $1,650)

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Almost purely as a celebration of colour, Rolex recently released six new gold-cased versions of the 36 mm diameter Day-Date “President” model including a stunning 18k white-gold version with a blue dial and matching blue alligator strap. (Rolex Day Date in White Gold, $23,900)
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This year Omega, too, released a blue-dialed version of its newer Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph in an all titanium case and bracelet. (Omega Speedmaster Titanium, $10,700)

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The limited-edition IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Laureus offers a novel take on that classic piece. (IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Laureus, $15,100)

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TW Steel’s oversized Pilot makes a statement with a sunburst blue dial and matching strap. (TW Steel Pilot TW 400, $350)