A great addition to a well curated watch collection is a color-dial watch, a piece you can count on to add the extra interest to the overall outfit. There are many visually stunning colors to choose from, and in this article we will be focusing on all shades of red. Being the color of the element of fire, it’s no wonder red is associated with heat, passion, action, and power. When used wisely, all are necessary attributes of the masculine. Studies repeatedly show that color affects our mood and energy levels, and while wearing an all red outfit feels draining and extreme for most people (remember it is a powerful color choice) pops of it here and there might be just what the doctor ordered. Without further ado, let’s take a look at our carefully curated list of the best red dial watches on the market.
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Spinnaker Fleuss Oxblood Red
The Spinnaker Fleuss is built with a nostalgic nod to the golden age of the dive watch. It’s a tough, dependable timepiece that goes from beach to boardroom with ease, thanks to the best in watchmaking techniques. The deep, dark red tones come alive with a sunray treated dial, bringing boldness to your wrist.
Spinnaker Hull Diver Ombre Red
The Spinnaker Hull Diver does a beautiful job of fusing vintage elements with modern edge, resulting in this eye-catching dive watch that is sure to attract compliments. The deep red color of the dial and bezel is cleverly contrasted with a brushed stainless steel case with softly rounded corners. The reliable NH35 automatic movement and the mesmerizing sweeping second hand will keep you punctual, while the watch itself is guaranteed to keep you stylish.
Victorinox built the I.N.O.X. watch to withstand a life as exciting as yours. It can withstand a ten-meter drop, being driven over by a 64-ton tank, a plunge to 200 meters below sea level, and two hours in a 90-degree washing machine. While we don’t recommend trying any of the previous examples, this timepiece can be a reliable companion if you want to test your physical limits. Nothing matches the I.N.O.X’s robust, adaptable design, whether at work or on the mountain. Wear it wherever and at any time this bold statement.
Seiko Presage Red SARX089
Seiko watches are always a popular choice, and rightly so. A Seiko watch is usually reasonably priced, and comes with a reliable movement – and the Seiko Presage SARX089 is no exception. The automatic movement provides an impressive 70-hour power reserve. The 39.3 mm case width is on the smaller side, and the simplified functionality of the watch is counterbalanced and offset by the visually interesting guilloché dial texture.
Tissot Seastar 1000 Quartz Chrono
The Tissot Seastar 1000 is the ultimate water sport watch, with its high water-resistance, and screw-down crown, as well as its unidirectional ceramic bezel. This chronograph comes with a quartz movement, and the 45.5 mm case width with the deep red dial makes this watch a very strong statement piece.
Oris Aquis Date Relief
A sporty option for the dedicated adventure seekers out there: the Oris Aquis Date Relief. We love the understated elegance of the bright stainless steel elements combined with the rugged sporty look of the silicone strap. The deep red color of the dial pulls it all together just perfectly.
The Oris Aquis comes with the automatic Oris 733 movement, which is based on the reliable Swiss-made Sellita SW 200-1 movement. A great choice!
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date
Ready for something special? A real masterpiece. Oris came out with a red dial version of their Big Crown Pointer Date classic timepiece, which pairs beautifully with the silver case. Not something you see every day, be ready for compliments when wearing this eye-catcher. This classic is sure to withstand the test of time.
Tag Heuer Autavia
This COSC-certified Tag Heuer Autavia in bronze is great for adventurers who want their watch to accompany them on their journey. The rounded first-generation Autavia case and beveled lugs from the 1960s are featured on this three-hand variant. The watch’s athletic appearance is enhanced with a bidirectional rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale in black ceramic. This classic pilot watch has eye-catching aspects steeped in the line’s heritage.
Orient Mako III Kamasu Automatic
The Orient Kamasu is a timepiece following the design of the classic dive watches. It’s at a very affordable price, comes with Orient’s own in-house automatic movement (Orient Calibre F6922) providing 40 hours of power reserve. The stainless steel bracelet and case is combined with a unidirectional black bezel, and the red dial is paired with gold-toned hand and index hour markers.
Rado Captain Cook
The Rado Captain Cook is a perfect option for modern adventurers, charting new ground in antique timepieces. It’s the ideal watch for men looking for a classic design because of its antique elements and modern functions.
The Captain Cook, Rado’s renowned diving watch, was first introduced in 1962. “Doctors, engineers, athletes, deep sea divers, race car drivers… this is the watch for you,” sounded off the ad campaign. It had a rotating anchor under the 12 o’clock mark, which was the first time Rado’s world-famous trade logo appeared. The anchor was more than simply a decorative element. Behind the dial, it was placed on a lubricated ruby bearing. It showed that the watch mechanism needed to be serviced when it stopped spinning freely.