Rolex Blue Dial Watches Guide

The blue dial has been embraced by many watchmakers in recent years. Vivid, elegant and versatile all at the same time, blue dials lend its wearer some color without being overpowering.

Rolex has arguably the most varied collection of blue dials in watchmaking. The company has played around with blue in recent decades, and today, the spectrum is wide – from classic royal blue to powdery and greenish tones.


Here’s a guide to all the blue shades currently used by Rolex on its dials:


Classic Blue
Rolex Sky-Dweller Blue Dial Steel White Gold 326934 / Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Gold Blue Dial 116509 / Rolex Datejust 41 Blue Dial 126300



The most common shade of blue seen across Classic and Professional Collection watches of Rolex is the classic blue. Layered over a sunray finish, this dial creates a dimensional look that changes when the dial is tilted and catches light. Used in the Datejust, Oyster Perpetual, Cellini, Daytona, Yachtmaster, and Sky-Dweller collections, it’s often paired with stainless steel and white gold finishes, creating a look that effectively ties the line between dressy and casual.


Z Blue
Rolex Milgauss Blue Dial Green Crystal Mens Watch 116400GV



The Z-Blue dial is used exclusively on the Rolex Milgauss ref 116400GV. Launched in 2014, this edition of the Milgauss comes in the same construction as the previous 40mm glace verte version, but with a metallic, brushed blue dial that veers towards green depending on where the light hits it. Aside from the iconic green sapphire crystal, the orange “Milgauss”, Arabic numerals and thunderbolt hands remained, creating a vibrant combination of colors.



Rolex Seadweller Deepsea 44 Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 126660 / Rolex Seadweller Deepsea 44 Cameron D-Blue Mens Watch 126660



The D-Blue dial is used exclusively on the Rolex Seadweller Deepsea Cameron watch. Released in 2014, the watch commemorates the historic dive of director James Cameron to the deepest depth of the ocean – the Mariana Trench. Mimicking the director’s journey, the dial fades from twilight blue to pitch black, much like the way the water darkens as one traverses the deep.



Ice Blue
Rolex President Day-Date 41 Blue Diamond Dial Platinum Watch 218206 / Rolex President Ice Blue Dial Platinum Diamond Ladies Watch 279136



Ice blue or glacier blue dials are reserved by Rolex especially for watches made in 950 platinum. Therefore, these exclusive dials can only be seen in the Rolex Daytona, Day-Date, Pearlmaster, and Lady Datejust collections. The ice blue dial comes in a cool, powdery blue, laid on top of a sunray finish, which shines particularly bright against the radiance of platinum.



Vignette Blue
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Vignette Diamond Mens Watch 18238 / Rolex President Yellow Gold Vignette Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178



Vignette blue dials come with an ombre finish that gradually fades from black around the edges to deep sapphire in the middle. These dials are used in the Day-Date and President Datejust collections, often in 18k yellow gold or two-tone finishes. They are also often accentuated with diamond hour markers, adding subtle sparkle to the mysterious-looking dial.



Turquoise Blue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 Turquoise Blue Dial



The turquoise blue dial is the most recent iteration of the blue dial from Rolex, appearing exclusively in the 2020 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41. It comes as part of the latest Oyster Perpetuals with candy-colored dials, which are very reminiscent of the vintage enamel Stella dials from the 1970s. Matched with a stainless steel finish, the light, innocent and opaque dial is a rebellious take by Rolex, but one that absolutely works.



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