Blue dial watches are just perfect for summer. Radiant and dignified at the same time, it works for a day at the beach or at a fancy dinner party.
There are numerous options out there, but Rolex still wears the color best. With multitudes of styles in the versatile color, from daily wearers to tool watches, there is a blue Rolex timepiece for just about anyone.
In the market for a summer watch? Take your cue from these stars who love their Rolex blue watches.
Rolex Submariner Smurf
The Rolex Submariner is best known as a dive watch and a tool watch – but it’s equally at home out of water. With the Rolex Smurf, Rolex created an incredibly luxurious version of the Submariner.
Introduced in 2008, the “Smurf” was the first Rolex Submariner to be crafted in 18k white gold. This makes it more of a luxury watch than a dive watch but, just like any Submariner, it’s built for the task with its 300m water resistance.
Its blue Cerachrom bezel and bright blue glossy dial was also a first for the Submariner. Rolex fans chimed in to name it the “Smurf”, after the cartoon character. Gordon Ramsay, Ellen Degeneres, Trevor Noah, and Jack Black have been spotted with the Rolex Smurf.
The Rolex Datejust is as classic as timepieces go. In a stainless steel or Rolesor finish, it has a versatile look that you can wear anywhere you roam.
Rolex Datejust watches with blue dials most commonly have a sunray finish, which creates delicate light reflections. Go for the traditional 36mm case size for a timeless look or a larger 41mm size which is perfectly in line with emerging watch trends.
Tom Hardy wears a 36mm Rolex Datejust Turnograph, while Aaron Paul enjoys a Rolex Datejust 41 with an Oyster bracelet.
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue
The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue took inspiration from the deep. Its gradient dial is designed to mimic the way light travels through water, while diving deep into the seas.
Also known as the “James Cameron”, this model is a homage to the director’s record-breaking dive to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, for which Rolex was a sponsor. As with other Deepsea models, it has a Triplock waterproof screw-down crown and a Helium Escape Valve, which gives it a depth rating of up to 12,800 feet.
Of course, James Cameron himself sports the D-Blue model, and so does golf legend Tiger Woods.
The blue dial Rolex Sky-Dweller is the most popular version of the globe traveler’s watch. It was the first Sky-Dweller to come in a stainless steel case and bracelet, as the Sky-Dweller was exclusively made in gold on its first 5 years.
So why is the blue Sky-Dweller so in demand? Aside from coming in the versatile white metal-blue dial combination, the Sky-Dweller also boasts of fascinating features. It’s a GMT watch with an annual calendar complication, on an easy-to-read dial.
Roger Federer, Michael Jordan, and DJ Khaled all wear the blue dial Rolex Sky-Dweller.
A newer addition to the Rolex Daytona catalog is the white gold, blue racing dial model. It boasts the opulence and weight of an all-gold Rolex with the versatility of a blue dial timepiece.
The dial is exquisite – it comes with a sunray finish, red details on the subdials and a red Daytona text, and luminous markers with white gold surrounds. With the Daytona’s tachymeter bezel, it makes for a suitable companion both on and off the track. Mark Wahlberg has been spotted wearing this edition of the Rolex Daytona.
Rolex Yacht-Master II
The Rolex Yacht-Master II not only stuns with its large 44mm case but also with its blue Cerachrom Ring Command Bezel. This feature is more than just decorative – it’s built into the movement and gives the wearer access to all of the functions that the movement has to offer.
The Yacht-Master II is one of Rolex’s most sophisticated watches with a programmable countdown, mechanical memory and a convenient flyback function. Scott Eastwood and NFL’s Patrick Mahomes love this high-end utility timepiece.
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