Rolex Blue Submariner. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariners distinctive blue dial, Cerachrom bezel, waterproof case and large luminescent markers are just a few of many reasons why collectors cannot get enough of this iconic dive watch. While some prefer the no date models the date window references are just as stylish.
Rolex launched a colorful lineup of Day-Date watches in five different color variations at Baselworld 2013. Among them was a model featuring a blue dial with sunray finish and a matching blue alligator strap. This blue-dial version of the Day-Date comes in an 18k white gold case, 36 mm in diameter.
Two-tone editions followed not too far behind in the 1980s. Like the all-gold Submariner, the two-tone, or Yellow Rolesor, references were also produced with either a black or a blue bezel and dial. The addition of stainless steel throughout the case and bracelet created a mid-level option that appealed to a greater range of collectors.
At first glance, it appears as though the 116619 is a stainless steel Sub with a blue dial and bezel. What it is, however, is a solid gold Rolex crafted from near-flawless 18k white gold. A rich blue Cerachrom bezel and matching blue Maxi dial earns this luxe interpretation of the Submariner its charming nickname "Smurf."
Rolex lovers know that in fact the red and blue color should be attributed to PanAm airlines who Rolex worked with during the development of their two-time zone GMT sport watch. Produced on and off for decades, the red and blue bezel GMT-Master II watch has been absent from the Rolex collection for several years, until 2014 that is.
There are models in Oystersteel, Rolex’s proprietary stainless steel, with black dial and matching Cerachrom (ceramic) bezel, as well as a two-tone Rolesor version – Oystersteel and 18k yellow gold with a royal blue dial and blue Cerachrom bezel.
Produced on and off for decades, the red and blue bezel GMT-Master II watch has been absent from the Rolex collection for several years, until 2014 that is. Rolex has finally released a new red and blue bezel version of the GMT-Master II known as the reference 116719 BLRO.
Just last year in 2013 Rolex released a blue and black bezel version of more or less the same watch. At the time Rolex was making light of the fact that they could produce a two-tone ceramic bezel - a world's first. Just a year later in 2014 Rolex presents another world's first; a two-tone ceramic bezel, and one that is half red ceramic.
However, blue is another of Rolex’s signature colors, and one used much more frequently in the lineup. In the world of color psychology, it has positive connotations of calmness and authority, trustworthiness, and confidence. Blue Rolex dial watches has found its way, in a variety of hues, onto several of Rolex’s most popular models.
Rolex Sky-Dweller Blue Dial Ultimate Review and Buying Guide While all variants of the stainless steel and white gold Rolex Sky-Dweller are popular, the blue dial version is the most in-demand of them all. In fact, the Sky-Dweller ref. 326934 with a blue dial has a market value that’s about twice its official retail price.
Blue Submariner Watches in Steel and Gold The blue Rolex Submariner was a popular favorite during the 1970s, but with blue dials and bezels exclusively offered on the solid 18k gold version, the price of a blue Submariner was outside the realm of possibility for a decent percentage of buyers.
Just as before, blue dials and bezel are only offered on the solid gold and two-tone versions, with the new models known as ref. 126618LB and 126613LB (respectively). One minor difference between the previous blue Submariner dials and the updated ones found on the 41mm generation is the color of the text.