10th November 2017
Feeling blue? You should as the hue continues to take the world of haute horlogerie by storm. Following on from its popularity throughout 2016 blue has very much been a staple of watch collections across the globe. From striking straps to delicate dials blue timepieces have long been a must for a man who likes to wear his style on his sleeve.
Cutting a charming figure on the wrist, luxurious blue models are a great way to add pop of colour into any watch collection without having to lower yourself to donning something plastic. Here were offer a little inspiration with three truly remarkable designs.
ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH
There is no escaping the fact that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is a modern icon. Its distinctive look makes a masculine impression whilst still managing to retain a sense of classic style. Characterised by its royal blue dial and rubber strap this blue design has a real personality.
Its contrasting chronograph hands, crafted in orange, give the timepiece a fresh and sporty feel whilst the 42mm stainless steel case with glare-proof sapphire crystal and case back give it an impressive feel on the wrist. The blue dial with mega tapisserie pattern is set with white Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel and white gold hands giving the piece a distinctive look.
CLASSIC FUSION BLUE TITANIUM 42MM WATCH
A champion of innovation and evolution Hublot is a brand proud to march to the beat of its own drum. Continually pushing forward with exciting designs that champion the art of fusion, Hublot timepieces boast a contemporary charm.
This Hublot Classic Fusion, crafted in titanium, is a prime example of just why the brand has earned a reputation for creating timepieces packed with character. Featuring a polished and satin-finished 42mm case with vertical satin-finished titanium bezel with six H-shaped titanium screws, it is a classic design with a modern twist. Complete with a blue rubber alligator strap and featuring the HUB1143 self-winding chronograph movement and a power reserve of 42 hours it is the perfect watch for a man who prides himself on keeping up with the latest trends.
EL PRIMERO CHRONOMASTER OPEN 42MM WATCH
They say legends are forever and the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Open is proof of exactly that.
Unveiling the beating heart of the renowned El Primero movement, this timepiece is a faithful reproduction of a much loved classic that demands respect. Boasting the famed El Primero 4061 automatic movement, which is composed of 282 components, it is a model celebrated for its accuracy.
The 42mm stainless steel case fits nicely on the wrist while the blue alligator strap gives this watch a truly iconic feel. It is the perfect choice for those who prefer a traditional feel to their timepiece.
The definitive directory of what you should be wearing on your wrist right now. Words by Alex Doak.
Turn up the heat with a little help from rose gold watches. Unashamedly opulent it is a metal of distinction for a man who is proud to wear his forward thinking style on his sleeve.
Because it’s beyond slick, that’s why. Summer’s alternative to black, the softer tone lightens the wrist and pairs well with everything. Petrol, royal, navy, no matter what the shade blue is the colour we’re craving.