IWC Schaffhausen was one of the first watchmakers to produce references with blue dials. Since making this design innovation in 1967, IWC has featured blue dials in more than 120 references across its six watch families.
References from IWC featuring blue dials include the Ingenieur Automatic (Ref. 866 AD) and the Yacht Club Automatic (Ref. 811 A/AD), both released in 1967. From that moment onwards, these pieces became a permanent part of the collection. In the 1990s blue dials were only used with platinum cases, like in the 1994 Pilot’s Watch Mark XII (Ref. IW324107) and the 1999 Pilot’s Watch UTC (Ref. IW325103). IWC later expanded its use of blue dials, using them with gold, stainless steel and ceramic cases.