Thank you sir! interestingly, the dial I think is actually white or perhaps silver, but highly reflective. In certain light it absolutely looks blue. I too am a bit bummed about hardlex, but it is very easy to buff out scratches on hardlex to make it look new. It definitely not Panerai, ha. But it's a fairly thick and bulky watch 40mm x 13mm, so I wouldn't call it dainty by any means.