Our Favorite Black Dial Watches

Black is the ultimate utility colour. It goes with everything, it’s long-lasting and it looks amazing on a watch. Black dial models being the most versatile, understated and masculine, they never go out of the style.

Rolex Sea-Dweller

This year the classic divers’ watch celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Sea-Dweller name on the face is even written in red – a nod to the first model ever created. An old face with some new features. The Sea-Dweller has been given four major updates: a larger case, a cyclops window, a new movement and a redesigned bracelet. The most notable of these is the cyclops window over the date display, an iconic feature of other Rolex models like the Datejust and Submariner, but never used before on a Rolex sports watch. This reincarnation of the Sea-Dweller has a 43mm case and the new calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology and the first time it has been deployed in a Rolex Professional category watch. The watch is waterproof up to 1,220 metres.

Panerai Luminor

The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days watch comes in a 47mm X 47mm high gloss and polished finished stainless steel case and bezel, featuring a black dial with engraved luminous Arabic Numeral and index hour markers. Under the domed 3mm thick plexiglas crystal we can see the polished rose gold colored hands with luminous fill. Attached to the case, a deep brown calfskin strap with raw edges and fitted with a brushed finished steel pin style buckle. The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days is composed out of 160 parts, contains 21 jewels and has an approximate power reserve of 72 hours.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 

The Replica Tag Heuer F1 Calibre 16 Chronograph measures 44 mm in diameter. The case is not round, but rather slightly barrel- or cushion-shaped, giving it a look that is both retro and modern. The case and tachymeter bezel feature a combination of polished, brushed and sandblasted finishes. The black dial includes continuous seconds at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock, and a 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock. Red-tipped hands improve legibility. The massive case and screw-down “easy-grip” crown combine to provide 200 meter water resistance.

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