Blue Dials are Still a Hit With Watch Lovers

BLUISH TREND. Blue dials are still one of the hottest style trends in the watch world

Revolutionary Moment

Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary

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Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary

Back in 1957, Piaget revolutionized the watchmaking world by launching an ultra-thin watch that defined a new code of elegance. This year, to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the iconic Altiplano, Piaget combined its expertise in ultra-thin movements and released two variants—a 38mm limited edition model of 460 pieces and a 43mm limited edition of 360 pieces—that are much more in line with contemporary tastes. The historical “Piaget Automatique” inscription which appeared on the very first ultrathin timepiece by the Maison, also seals the deal on this new model. Fitted with the 1200P ultrathin mechanical movement, this Piaget Altiplano is a watch expressing supreme distinction and consistently in tune with its times.

Case Size 43mm
Case Material White gold
Dial Blue
Strap Blue alligator leather
Movement Piaget manufacture 1200P, automatic
Power Reserve 44 Hours

Mechanical Memory

Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel

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Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel

Hermès unveiled an updated version of the Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel, this time in platinum with a deep blue dial. This new timepiece inherits the sleek, minimalist lines of the maison’s Slim watches and in addition, sports a dark blue dial, giving the Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpetual Platine a stylish new visage. Powered by the in-house caliber H1950, it shows the date in the top sub-dial, the month and leap year cycle on the left and the moonphase on the right, with a second time zone hour indicator with day/night functionality at 6 o’clock. With its new Slim Quantième Perpétuel Platine line, Hermès unites the full spectrum of fine watchmaking.

Case Size 39.5mm
Case Material Platinum
Dial Blue
Strap Abyss blue alligator
Movement H1950, automatic
Power Reserve 42 Hours
Water Resistance 30m

Casually Elegant

Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5168G

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Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5168G

Paying tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Aquanaut launched in 1997, Patek Philippe has released the ref. 5168G. Originally, the Aquanaut was made in stainless steel and comes with a black dial; but this 2017 model features a hefty white gold case and a striking blue dial. The proportions and styling remain intact, with the same lines and the same mix of polishing on the edges and brushing on the top of the bezel. Powered by the caliber 324 SC, the Patek Philippe ref. 5168G delivers proof of the Aquanaut’s legacy by crowning 20 years of contemporary casual chic that has always been the defining style of this collection.

Case Size 42mm
Case Material White gold
Dial Blue PVD coating
Strap Composite material with checkerboard pattern
Movement 324 sc, automatic
Power Reserve 45 Hours
Water Resistance 120m

Captain’s Orders

Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook

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Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook

Based on a watch of the same name—minus the “Hyperchrome” bit, that is—created by Rado back in 1962, the Hyperchrome Captain Cook bears a faithful resemblance to the sweet little diver. The watch comes with a solid caseback, which is a screw-down type with three seahorses engraved on it and the text “One out of 1962” around the perimeter, referring to the total number of watches made and to the year this series of watches first debuted. Driven by a ETA C07.611 movement, the watch features a red numeral date wheel and a quaint “Captain Cook” inscription just like the original. All in all, it’s a must-have timepiece for men who want to pull off a hip casual look with a whimsical style.

Case Size 37mm
Case Material Grade 5 titanium
Dial Blue sunbrushed dial
Strap Blue textile
Movement ETA C07.611, automatic
Power Reserve 80 Hours
Water Resistance 200m