Blue classic

The color blue is also very popular with watch manufacturers, though as Yellow they can look highly colored for colors sake, rather than any other reason.  However sometimes one model comes along that truly uses the color (blue in this instance) to best effect.  And this is the wonderful IWC Portuguese Silver/Blue shown here.

IWC Silver/Blue Gents watch.

IWC Silver/Blue Gents watch.

The model is called the IWC Portuguese 7 Day Power Reserve Silver/Blue Dial Men’s Strap Watch IW500107.  It has a stainless steel 42.3mm case and blue leather strap. This watch has a silver dial with blue hour markers and hands and a date indicator at 6 o’clock. The crystal is Sapphire glass and matched by a sapphire crystal glass back and is water resistant to 30M.

The Swiss Automatic movement has an extraordinary Power Reserve of 7 days with the reserve indicator sub-dial @3 and seconds sub-dial @9, which makes for a clean and very clearly defined face.  And the touch of Red as a warning indication showing 1 day power reserve remaining is very neat.
But what I really like about this model is the subtle use of the Blue color.  This is not just a blue version of a standard model, but a careful application of tone and form, which transforms this watch into a very elegant timepiece.

So in the Dress watch stakes, this is certainly one of the best I’ve seen yet, regardless of color – it’s a classic.


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