Color For the Eclectic Collector
Over the past several years, colorful dial watches have been rising in popularity as some enthusiasts seek to diversify their collection with a touch of color. Whether they’re in it for the fun, or they’re passionate about owning a limited edition, eclectic piece, there seems to be a color for everyone in the modern watchmaking era. When one thinks of colorful dials, a few luxury brands and models may standout as the spearheads of this trend—for example, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 36 and 41mm now comes in coral, yellow, light pink, dark green, and powder blue dials. Additionally, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is available in bright tones like neon green, yellow, and pink, while De Bethune watches like the DB28 Grand Sport Bleu can manage to charm the most conservative collector. And last but not least, even F.P. Journe plays with color, crafting the defiantly beautiful Centigraphe model equipped with a bold yellow dial. If you’re interested in starting your own colorful collection, read this expert article for a Unique Dial Colors Found on Watches. Or, browse men's, women's, and collector's watches for a range of other noteworthy styles.
Buying Pre-Owned Watches with Colorful Dials
As the world’s leading platform for buying, selling, and trading pre-owned luxury watches, we strive to curate an ever-changing collection of near-mint condition colorful dial watches. If you love eclectic timepieces, be sure to also explore our collection of two tone pieces—great for those who want to sport more than one color. Or, if you’d rather choose a classic watch in neutral tones and precious metals, browse our assortment of stainless steel, gold, white gold, platinum, and rose gold watches. Hoping to learn more about Rolex’s use of color in particular? Read this article about the most The Most Prevalent of Rolex Dial Colors
Explore Watches with Colorful Dials
If you’re searching for a specific color dial, the options may seem overwhelming. From newer pieces that push the envelope with purple and orange, to established styles that play with hues of blue and green, nearly every brand has a colorful iteration in its catalog. Check out a handful of watch models by color for a more detailed discovery.
As a more subdued color option, blue watches tend to be very popular among collectors. Plus, they’re available in a range of tones from the deep blues of a Nautilus, Tudor Pelagos, or F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu, to the icy look of a striking Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake. Interested in seeing the F.P. Journe piece up close? Watch this expert review of the Chronometre Bleu—one of the most exclusive watches on the market.
Unofficially the king of all things green, Hulk caused quite the stir upon its original release—but today, it’s one of the most memorable references in their suite. If you like Rolex, you may also opt for one of their newer palm motif dials. Additionally, check out the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 in green, or the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph in green for more options.
Want to go bold? Try a striking red dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual or a Chopard Mille Miglia Racing Red Dial Limited Edition. If you like this color, but prefer a richer shade, be sure to find the Elegance ref. SBGK002 or the H. Moser & Cie Pioneer in red. See the Grand Seiko piece’s Urushi lacquer dial up close in this expert review.
Soft and statement-worthy, pink or salmon-colored dials are great options for both men and women. A range of models are available from subtle blushes to more eye-catching tones. For example, discover the TAG Heuer Formula 1 or Rolex Date 34 Automatic with a pink dial. Or, opt for a Cartier Women’s Roadster stainless steel in pink, or a Nomos Glashutte Orion in gorgeous rose.
Symbolizing optimism, energy, and joy, yellow is a cheerful dial color that brightens up any collection. If you’re searching for this type of watch style, we recommend the F.P. Journe Centigraphe, or the Avenger or Superocean in yellow—these will undoubtedly be conversation-starters.