It appears that evidently the world has gone mad… In only a month, the watch world has been speaking nearly solely about one factor, the final batch Patek Philippe 5711 and its ‘Tiffany Blue’ (or gentle blue) dial. Over the previous 5 weeks, this has turn out to be THE development to comply with. After which contemplate that any consideration for gentle blue dials was nearly non-existing. In all equity, should you ask me, I don’t even assume the watch appears good… The dial itself (the one factor that truly issues) is just not what I’d anticipate from Patek and don’t get me began on the caseback. Since that 5711 with its Tiffany Blue dial offered at public sale for a weird worth, some watch fanatics are searching 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. As we speak, it’s all about very critical (irony-mode activated) shopper recommendation! Right here’s our number of watches with a light-weight blue that ought to (or possibly shouldn’t) contemplate!
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 (not) Tiffany-Blue 124300
Let’s begin with the apparent… As quickly because the Patek Philippe 5711 Tiffany-Blue dial was introduced, 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 most effective in the most effective of all doable 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. Properly, in actuality, issues are fairly completely different. To begin 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, just a few weeks after the 5711 Tiffany broke a file, and sellers all around the net try to promote these gentle blue Oyster Perpetual 41 for about 10 occasions (or extra) the retail worth… Would you set 50k on the desk for what’s only a easy computerized Rolex? Not me. However, as we stated, we now have some good shopper recommendation coming…
Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro Rotor Ice Blue
For about the identical worth as an overly-premiumed entry-level Rolex, you possibly can have this, an 18k white gold haute horlogerie watch made by some of the revered unbiased watchmakers, with an revolutionary and beautifully completed motion, a case with supreme magnificence and, contemplating immediately’s issues, a extremely engaging “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). With regards to watchmaking content material, total high quality, soul, and fervour, there are solely goal causes to contemplate this Laurent Ferrier over the Rolex above… however objectivity doesn’t appear to be a standard factor as of late.
Bovet Monsieur Bovet Turquoise
In the identical vein, and for about the identical worth (so sure, as a lot as you’d need to pay for a 3-hand Rolex), you possibly can have this watch by Bovet with a turquoise dial. Certainly, you must be a bit extra adventurous however should you’re capable of assume this watch, you’ll find yourself with one thing that has fairly some arguments beneath its sleeve. For starters, it’s a Bovet, that means a watch made nearly completely 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 value of 1 watch, you’ll get a number of combos, as it may be worn on the wrist, and on either side, however it’s also possible to use it as a desk clock or as a pocket watch, in full-dandy fashion! Extra significantly, this 60-piece restricted version may not be everybody, however the execution is actually 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 could possibly be a fantastic different… if ever you’re capable of get your fingers on an instance. Being a Royal Oak certainly implies that availabilty might be a difficulty, however that is nonetheless a path to discover. There’s lots to love about this watch. First, its 38mm 18k white gold case is straightforward 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, akin to 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, certain appears the par and can make this watch way over only a comfort prize. And it’ll retain its worth through the years, if not improve in worth. If ever you handle to search out one at retail worth. Extra particulars to be learn right here. And if you’d like one thing bolder and larger, however nonetheless with a light-weight blue dial, it’s also possible to contemplate the recently-launched Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42mm.
Kurono Tokyo Seiji
I actually hesitated a bit earlier than itemizing this watch by Kurono Tokyo, for the easy motive that it’s not out there anymore. However contemplating the insanity round these Tiffany-blue watches, this might nonetheless be thought-about a fantastic 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 offered out within the blink of a watch – like every little thing launched by Kurono – and has been thought to be one of many model’s most fascinating watches ever since. Despite the fact that 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, means above the RRP however nonetheless acceptable should you really need this watch.
Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake SBGA407
Let’s keep in Japan, with a watch that isn’t solely available but in addition full of 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 out there with out ready checklist and at RRP already?
Oris Divers Sixty-5 Cotton Sweet
Transferring to extra accessible choices, you possibly can probably contemplate this watch by Oris… I imply, you’ll need to assume it, as a result of the mixture of a light-weight blue dial with a bronze case is, the right way to say it, comparatively putting. However, it’s additionally a strategy to enter the Tiffany development at a comparatively honest worth, with a watch that has nothing in frequent with the remainder of the manufacturing. A full bronze dive watch, bracelet included, with a baby-blue dial is just not one thing you’ll see on daily basis. Perhaps for the most effective… However who am I to evaluate tastes and colors.
Doxa SUB 300 Aquamarine
If there’s one model to say in terms of turquoise or gentle blue dials, it needs to be Doxa. The complete assortment is accessible 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 a variety of watches to select from, together with the model new SUB 600T, the accessible SUB 200 or, probably the most iconic fashions of the lot, the SUB 300 with its unmistakably Doxa fashion. The appears are nice, the motion is licensed COSC, the design is emblematic, the Aquamarine dial is fairly cool, it’s out there and the value 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 might 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 actually spectacular concerning the value. Certainly, 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 enjoying in the identical class in any respect, we’ll forgive this. The model is now out of inventory however since this turquoise version is just not restricted in manufacturing, it ought to come again quickly on the model’s web site. Extra element on this article.