Evidently the world has gone mad… In only a month, the watch world has been speaking virtually completely about one factor, the final batch Patek Philippe 5711 and its ‘Tiffany Blue’ (or gentle blue) dial. Over the previous 5 weeks, this has grow to be THE development to comply with. After which contemplate that any consideration for gentle blue dials was virtually non-existing. In all equity, if you happen to ask me, I don’t even assume the watch appears good… The dial itself (the one factor that really issues) will not be what I’d anticipate from Patek and don’t get me began on the caseback. Since that 5711 with its Tiffany Blue dial bought at public sale for a weird value, some watch fanatics are on the lookout for watches with a Tiffany-blue dial. And now we’re seeing the Rolex Oyster Perpetual with its gentle blue dial on the market for weird costs, we thought it was about time to search for alternate options. At present, it’s all about very severe (irony-mode activated) shopper recommendation! Right here’s our collection of watches with a light-weight blue that ought to (or possibly shouldn’t) contemplate!
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 (not) Tiffany-Blue 124300
Let’s begin with the plain… As quickly because the Patek Philippe 5711 Tiffany-Blue dial was offered, and figuring out that availability was utterly out of query, some on the market determined to take care of another. Good for them, it existed already, and it’s made by Rolex. Every part is for the perfect in the perfect of all attainable worlds! Certain, it’s every little thing you’d anticipate from a Rolex – enormously manufactured, dependable, well-designed – and it has a light-weight blue dial. And, on paper, it’s even fairly a cut price (comparatively talking) because it retails for lower than EUR 6,000. Nicely, in actuality, issues are moderately totally different. To start with, the Oyster Perpetual 41 124300 does NOT have a Tiffany-blue dial. Second, Tiffany has nothing to do with this watch. However, that doesn’t imply some aren’t making an attempt to profit from this example. And right here we’re, a couple of weeks after the 5711 Tiffany broke a report, and sellers all around the internet try to promote these gentle blue Oyster Perpetual 41 for about 10 occasions (or extra) the retail value… Would you set 50k on the desk for what’s only a easy computerized Rolex? Not me. However, as we stated, we have now some good shopper recommendation coming…
Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro Rotor Ice Blue
For about the identical value as an overly-premiumed entry-level Rolex, you’ll be able to have this, an 18k white gold haute horlogerie watch made by one of the crucial revered unbiased watchmakers, with an progressive and beautifully completed motion, a case with supreme class and, contemplating right this moment’s issues, a extremely enticing “ice blue” sector dial. I do know that magnificence is within the eye of the beholder, and possibly I’m old style, however I do know the place I’d put my cash (my actual, hard-earned, not crypto-something cash). On the subject of watchmaking content material, total high quality, soul, and fervour, there are solely goal causes to think about this Laurent Ferrier over the Rolex above… however objectivity doesn’t appear to be a standard factor lately.
Bovet Monsieur Bovet Turquoise
In the identical vein, and for about the identical value (so sure, as a lot as you’d need to pay for a 3-hand Rolex), you’ll be able to have this watch by Bovet with a turquoise dial. Absolutely, you must be a bit extra adventurous however if you happen to’re in a position to assume this watch, you’ll find yourself with one thing that has fairly some arguments below its sleeve. For starters, it’s a Bovet, which means a watch made virtually solely in-house with nice consideration to element and dedication to haute horlogerie. Second, its in-house motion is nothing easy and has two faces. Lastly, for the worth of 1 watch, you’ll get a number of mixtures, as it may be worn on the wrist, and on each side, however you can even use it as a desk clock or as a pocket watch, in full-dandy model! Extra severely, this 60-piece restricted version won’t be everybody, however the execution is definitely one thing particular. Extra particulars right here.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 38mm Ice Blue
Persevering with, for now, within the high-end class, this might be an amazing different… if ever you’re in a position to get your palms on an instance. Being a Royal Oak certainly implies that availabilty will probably be a problem, however that is nonetheless a path to discover. There’s so much to love about this watch. First, its 38mm 18k white gold case is simple to put on for each genders and it pairs properly with the lightly-coloured dial. Second, it’s a Royal Oak, with every little thing it means, resembling an ideal execution, an insane quantity of particulars on the case and the dial, and that built-in look that has made the watch well-known. The dial, an ice-blue model of the petite tapisserie, positive appears the par and can make this watch way over only a comfort prize. And it’ll retain its worth over time, if not enhance in value. If ever you handle to search out one at retail value. Extra particulars to be learn right here. And if you’d like one thing bolder and greater, however nonetheless with a light-weight blue dial, you can even contemplate the recently-launched Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42mm.
Kurono Tokyo Seiji
I definitely hesitated a bit earlier than itemizing this watch by Kurono Tokyo, for the straightforward cause that it’s not obtainable anymore. However contemplating the insanity round these Tiffany-blue watches, this might nonetheless be thought-about an amazing different… I have to say, it hurts me a bit to say that. What you’re taking a look at is the primary (initially) female-oriented mannequin created by the accessible unbiased watchmaker from Japan. Initially launched in a restricted version of 500 items priced at about EUR 1,800, it bought out within the blink of an eye fixed – like every little thing launched by Kurono – and has been thought to be one of many model’s most fascinating watches ever since. Though not in manufacturing anymore, you will discover some examples on a widely known pre-owned web site, for about 4 to five thousand euros. Not low cost, method above the RRP however nonetheless acceptable if you happen to really need this watch.
Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake SBGA407
Let’s keep in Japan, with a watch that isn’t solely available but additionally filled with qualities. Merely, it’s a Grand Seiko and as such, it’s beautifully detailed, refined and ultra-precise each mechanically and for its execution. Strolling within the footsteps of the praised Snowflake SBGA211, it brings again the identical dial texture in a sky blue color that feels surprisingly elegant. Contained in the “Magnificence” case of 40.5mm is the model’s signature hybrid Spring Drive motion. And at EUR 5,900, it’s price each penny. And did I say that it was obtainable with out ready record and at RRP already?
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Oris Divers Sixty-5 Cotton Sweet
Shifting to extra accessible choices, you’ll be able to probably contemplate this watch by Oris… I imply, you’ll need to assume it, as a result of the mix of a light-weight blue dial with a bronze case is, how one can say it, comparatively hanging. However, it’s additionally a approach to enter the Tiffany development at a comparatively honest value, with a watch that has nothing in widespread with the remainder of the manufacturing. A full bronze dive watch, bracelet included, with a baby-blue dial will not be one thing you’ll see day by day. Perhaps for the perfect… However who am I to guage tastes and colors.
Doxa SUB 300 Aquamarine
If there’s one model to say with regards to turquoise or gentle blue dials, it must be Doxa. All the assortment is obtainable on this color, which could not have the identical aura because the orange-coloured fashions, however nonetheless is a signature tone for Doxa. And also you’ll have plenty of watches to select from, together with the model new SUB 600T, the accessible SUB 200 or, essentially the most iconic fashions of the lot, the SUB 300 with its unmistakably Doxa model. The appears are nice, the motion is licensed COSC, the design is emblematic, the Aquamarine dial is moderately cool, it’s obtainable and the worth is honest…
Batavi Architect Turquoise Blue
Launched simply a few days in the past, the Batavi Architect Turquoise Blue is usually a watch that you would purchase only for the enjoyable of it. At EUR 419, it’s not going to interrupt the financial institution and the general high quality is definitely spectacular relating to the worth. Absolutely, some will say that it surfs on the vibe of present tendencies, with its built-in design and its new dial color that mimics that of the Patek, however because it’s not taking part in in the identical class in any respect, we’ll forgive this. The model is now out of inventory however since this turquoise version will not be restricted in manufacturing, it ought to come again quickly on the model’s web site. Extra element on this article.