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Into The Vibrant and Lively World of Colored Dial Watches

Into The Vibrant and Lively World of Colored Dial Watches

A vivid approach to the colored dial watches. Have a read at what it is and recommendations on several of the very best.
May 22, 2024

In this specific instance, let’s wind back time to reminisce about a certain mode in the world of horology. One of the prominent trends to come up this past decade is watch brands establishing one specific model in a variety of colors and shades – pink to dark blue. These colored dial watches convey a rather playful and freedom of choice to every enthusiast.

Let’s expand that. When a watch is offered in many different colors, this means that the watch collectors as a whole, with their different personalities and preferences, can choose one to fit their exact desire. Aside from that, a splash of color to a watch does add a bit of dazzle to an otherwise ordinary look, don’t you think?

So, do read on to find out more about these curious colored dial watches. From what makes these features so unique to 6 of the best timepieces highlighting these delightful attributes ranging for everyday to extreme environments (i.e. dive watches for deep-diving ability). 

What’s So Quirky About Colored Dial Watches

What is it exactly that makes colored dial watches unique? Well, for me, it’s the atypical funkiness that the multitude of shades on a dial brings. 

Now, you might not be initially attracted to this vivid approach to designing dials. Perhaps you’d like to keep things simple, preferring a watch to remain within the range of shades of black, white, and the occasional brown. But, on the occasions where you want to make an impression, color, in my perception, is truly the way to go.

List of 6 Most Vibrant Colored Dial Watches

I’d like to convince you to take a few seconds more glance at the wonderful world of colored dial watches through the list below, maybe you’ll consider getting one statement piece to add to your watch collection? Besides, they are made by renowned watch brands, so what’s your doubt?

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 & 41

Featuring the powerful 3230 movements, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 36 and 41mm comes in beautiful shades. Candy pink, green, coral red, yellow, and turquoise, these colored dial watches also offer a Chromalight display ensuring that these faces remain legible and clear to read at night.

In addition to that, the Rolex Easylink system allowing a 5mm extension or shortening of the bracelet integrated within the Perpetual certainly aids in its functionality. Considering the “entry-level” price point, this particular watch leans a lot closer to the professional ones. Bold, attractive, and highly reliable.

Oris Divers Sixty Five “Cotton Candy”

The Oris Divers Sixty Five in Cotton Candy are established in pretty pastel shades of green, blue, and pink colored dial watches. Wrapped in a bronze case, the resulting design is a timepiece of playful and soft demeanor. With its 38 mm size, this particular watch will capture the heart of both men and women.

Oris Sixty Five Bronze “Cotton Candy” Green
Oris Sixty Five Bronze "Cotton Candy" Green

Read also: All Dial Watches for a Bigger Piece That Captures Everything

Doxa Sub 300

Next, the best-colored dial watches are the Doxa Sub 300. This modern rendition of the Doxa 300T comes in an array of colorful choices. Alongside its colored watch dial, the rubber straps also match in hue. 

With colors of orange, dark blue, light blue, black, and yellow, this is a quaint little watch perfect for those wanting an understated statement piece.

Nomos Club Campus

A list of colorful timepieces is not complete without the Nomos Club Campus. Established in different colors from orange-red to deep purple, the timepiece radiates a youthful and simplistic aura. Of course, this is a feature attributed to the dials’ minimal design, affordable pricing at $1,650, and functionality.

Rolex Datejust 36 with Palm Motif

Another entry from the Crown, the Datejust 36 is unique indeed. This is a colored dial watch with palm leaf ornaments and a combination of green and white shades. Coupled with the white gold indices and a date aperture, this timepiece seems to befit the tropical weather or a sunny day down at the beach.

Mido Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961 Limited Edition

While all the other timepieces feature a maximum of two specific colors, the Mido Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961 Limited Edition takes the dial up a notch to feature a combination of yellow, pink, blue, green, and the essential black and white. 

Not to worry, these colors do serve a purpose. They provide the owner with a more legible read on the comprehensive decompression timer. This is an important feature for the divers of the watch collectors as it helps time the stops when ascending and prevents a condition known as “the bends”. Worn wet or dry, this watch is a funky little thing indeed.

These sums up our mini intro to the funky world of color on dial watches. Have I succeeded in making you attracted to any one of them? Keep these unique dials looking fresh, fancy, and dandy by cleaning the glass regularly. Stay tuned to our Gnomon blog to find the latest inspirations, tips, and how-tos within the world of watches.

Read also: The Top List of Durable Watches for the Utmost Reliability

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