Every Manufacture worth its name has played with shades of blue on their watch dials. Hiren Kumar Bose on the 10 best blue dial watches which were launched in 2016
The colour blue represents open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration etc. A serious masculine colour one witnesses it’s often used in the corporate world. Are we not all familiar with the phrase “true blue” which stands for someone who is loyal, trustworthy, and faithful? Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolises loyalty. Since long blue has been the muse of the watchmaking Maisons of Switzerland when it came to choosing the dial’s colour. From powdery blue to steel blue; from petrol blue to midnight blue you’re likely to find them in the following watches.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”
The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” (ref IW502701) places last year’s Portugieser Annual Calendar into a pilot’s frame. The case in red gold, 46 mm diameter and 15.5 mm thick, is a couple of millimetres larger than the Portugieser, and so the calendar indications at the top are not quite concentric with the circumferences of the dial and bezel, but all the same the overall visual impression is good, with the dark blue sunburst dial creating a lovely contrast with the red gold and the dark brown Santoni calfspring strap with orange lining. An annual calendar watch, its numerals are in the Art Deco style of early aviation watches, and, along with the hands, they are coated with SuperLuminova for night-time visibility Iron Alchemist Brotherhood. The small seconds subdial on the left is balanced by the 7-day power reserve indicator on the right, a great performance provided by the two mainspring barrels. The annual calendar keeps track of the different lengths of the months but has to be adjusted once a year for the leap year cycle. Adjustments are performed from the crown, which has the stop second function for precision time-setting. The highlight of the 250 piece limited edition watch can be seen through the caseback, on which the Little Prince is standing on his small planet, which forms the oscillating weight crafted in red gold. The watch’s movement is the IWC calibre 52850 running at 28,800 vph, 4 Hertz.
CARTIER Day/Night retrograde Moon Phases
The 44mm model lends its generously proportioned dial to two of the most spectacular complications in fine watchmaking: the Day/Night indicator and the retrograde Moon Phases display. From left to right and dawn to dusk, the Sun and Moon follow each other across the upper part of the dial. This ever-moving display is accompanied by the retrograde progression of a hand indicating the Moon Phases, from the first to the last crescent, across the lower part of the dial Cain & abel download. To showcase this double complication, Cartier has conceived a dial in deep blue lacquer illuminated by gold spangles, on which the Moon Phases are set with diamonds and sapphires. With the Rotonde de Cartier watch Day/Night retrograde Moon Phases, Cartier continues and renews its constant research into the presentation of time, maintaining a link between the Sky and Earth.
AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak’s Perpetual Calendar
Home to one of the most realistic moons seen on a watch, set within the yellow gold-bodied Audemars Piguet’s traditional “Grand Tapisserie”–patterned dial are three subdials located at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, and 9 o’clock, displaying month, date, and day, respectively. Weeks are recorded around the inner bezel. A “leap year” indication also sits at 12 o’clock while another subdial at 6 o’clock follows the phases of the moon. The watch’s new extra-thin movement is so precise that its complex and detailed moon phase astronomical indication requires a correction just once every 125 years and 317 days Microsoft Office365. The ultra-thin 41mm watch has the weeks of the year indicated on an outer chapter ring—a feature catered to those who at times need to refer to the week number instead of a date.
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph
The representation of the moon is what strikes you in the watch. The high-resolution image, in sharply contrasting black and white, is as detailed as a NASA photograph; so detailed in fact, that a closer look reveals an astronaut’s footprint. The Speedmaster is no stranger to the lunar surface, given that it was the first watch worn on the moon. True to its name, the timepiece displays the phases of the moon. Contrary to popular belief, a lunar month is not 30 days, but 29.5 days. A difficult time span to manage for a standard gear train, but Omega’s Moonphase is up to the task 그녀는 예뻤다 ost 다운로드. It’s highly accurate mechanism only needs adjusting after 10 years, and all it takes is a few turns of the crown. The watch is also balanced visually, with twin two-handed subdials, to create a beautifully symmetrical look. The Speedmaster Moonphase has many other striking features: including a stunning sun-brushed blue dial, ceramic bezel and stainless steel case. Liquid metal has been used on the Tachymeter scale; another Speedmaster first, and a closer look reveals the all new rhodium-plated circles on the sub dials. Though the hands are classic Speedmaster, the internal workings are a giant leap forward. The revolutionary new 9904 movement is made up of 368 components and marks the start of a whole new era in watchmaking. For a watch with such a stunning blue dial, it has to be a blue leather strap, clasped with a fold-over buckle.
H.MOSER & CIE. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue
Two hands, one arrow-shaped centre hand, a big date display and a star. These are the only embellishments found on this watch, presumably the most minimalist perpetual calendar ever produced. By focusing on the essential, H hundred rats. Moser & Cie. invites you to rediscover its perpetual calendar in a Concept version that features neither indices nor logo, stripped of its small seconds dial and power reserve indicator, in an exceptional material for the Manufacture: steel. Bridging the past and present, the 40.8mm watch recalls the beginnings of watchmaking, to a time when only the movement would bear a maker’s mark. For the new version of its flagship model, H. Moser & Cie. has gone one step further: in addition to the indices, logo and small seconds dial, the power reserve indicator has also been removed. The only elements remaining on the famous sky-blue fumé dial are the date display at three o’clock, the leaf-shaped hour and minute hands and an arrow-shaped centre hand. This final hand is an ingenious marvel that indicates the months. The hand-wound HMC 341 calibre has a minimum power reserve of 7 days and a mechanism to adjust the date forwards or backwards at any time of day and the leap year cycle indicator on movement side 하나땅 소나기 다운로드.
LAURENT FERRIER Galet Traveller Globe Night Blue
The three-dimensional model reveals the full measure of its expertise and mastery of visual aesthetics with an interpretation of the Earth seen by night. A contemporary timepiece intended for globetrotters, it offers a new version of the dual-time display. Thanks to keen attention devoted to details and to balance, as well as to achieving the pleasing proportions and refined curves, the model combines perfect legibility with the traditional principles of Haute Horlogerie. The centre of this dial is adorned with a convex planisphere depicting the five continents in 18-ct white gold, surrounded by a blue enamel sea. Crafted using the age-old champlevé technique, the area destined to host the seas and oceans is hollowed out from the material before the enamel is applied. The difficulty of this exercise lies in performing this enamelling on a domed surface serving to reproduce the rotundity of the Earth and in highlighting the central five-continent motif. The edge of the continents slopes gently towards the coastlines, displaying various shades of blue. The three-dimensional effect is reinforced by several aesthetic details ps3 iso Hangul download. The emerged territories are painted and the world’s cities seen by night are depicted by gold leaf-adorned dots further enhancing the contrast with the oceans. Hand-finished with a circular satin-brushed decoration, the outer gold ring dips towards the central sphere, thereby accentuating the illusion of a raised globe literally balanced on top of the dial. The unique aesthetic of this 41 mm model is heightened by the drop-shaped hour-markers whose tips extend beyond the ring, giving the impression that they are literally suspended in the void.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Midnight Nuit Lumineuse
The Maison has enriched its Poetic Astronomy theme with Midnight Nuit Lumineuse, a watch which is home to a movement that generates electricity. Yes, you read it right. The 42 mm watch contains a strip of ceramic which, when caused to vibrate by the movement, mechanically generates electrical energy Download chrome site. This is used to power six electroluminescent diodes which – on demand – back-light the six diamonds visible on the dial. The animation creates a luminous motif for about four seconds, while the passage of time continues to be displayed on the dial. At any moment, the hour – discretely indicated by a retrograde hand in white gold – can be read from a scale graduated up to 12.
LOUIS MOINET “Derrick” Tourbillon
The 47mm Louis Moinet’s Derrick is a world first, combining a tourbillon with a working oil derrick. This unique device, visible over a large part of the petroleum blue dial, is in constant motion, completing its cycle every 15 seconds. It’s rocking lever is made entirely of brushed aluminium. Crafted in a limited edition of 12, the exclusive Derrick tourbillon movement is hand-wound and beats at a cadence of 21,600 vph. One particularly striking technical characteristic is the spectacular visibility of the winding mechanism through the case-back. The “octopus” spring plays three roles by acting as pull-out piece spring, lever spring and click spring. The watch is presented in an exceptional 18-ct white gold case 고고씽 다운로드. Composed of 59 different parts, it is equipped with the Louis Moinet crown guard, incorporating the stem in such a way as to enable easy replacement if required (patent pending).
BALMAIN Classic R Grande
The 41mm Classic R Grande Gent model makes a unique style statement, while sharing the family’s signature value of elegance. Some pieces underline this with bi-colour metal bracelets or trendy colour tones such as navy blue. Others prefer understatement and show off their Swiss watchmaking credo with slender Roman numerals and monochrome metal cases and attachments. A trio of metal finishes – rose and yellow PVD and shiny stainless steel – forms the core of the range for cases and bracelets. Leather straps in a selection of colours complete the fashion-savvy line-up. Also available in silver, champagne, dark grey, dark brown, dark blue and black dials. The ‘her’ version with mother of pearl dial options and arabesques floral dial decoration has a total of 22 timepieces with 30 mm cases. Keeping him and her on track is an easily legible date display at 6 o’clock on every single model php 파일 생성 다운로드.
Developed in collaboration with world-renowned industrial designer Yves Béhar and his design firm fuse project, the Movado Edge watches come in steel cases but some are PVD coated in black, rose, or yellow gold finishes. The cases are all lugless, with a strap or bracelet being connected to the case. The men’s watch comes in 40 mm polished stainless steel case, concave sandblasted midnight blue aluminium dial with raised polished tonal dot, sculpted ray-textured edge, matte red hour hand and glossy grey minute hand, black silicone strap with polished stainless steel tongue buckle. The iconic dial takes dimensional form. The dot rises from the dial’s surface. Sculpted linear ridges suggesting the sun’s rays subtly mark the minutes.