Most of us now associate bronze with third place but in the world of horology bronze is one of the best metals to construct a watch out off.
Bronze is slightly softer than stainless steel, its biggest appeal lies in the rugged beauty of bronze watch that has a few light scruffs and scratches which will give the watch a vintage feel. As we all know, the rustic, vintage style is very much in fashion right now, with millions being spent on antique timepieces.
Tudor Black Bay Bronze
Paired with a aged leather strap, this timepiece from Tudor gives you the complete vintage look right out the box. Inside is a smooth Tudor movement and an anodised aluminium bezel adds a great subtle touch of colour.
Montblanc 1858 Automatic
If you are looking to buy a bronze watch to give the impression that you own a timepiece far older than this, then look no further than this Montblanc. It’s not authentic but you can save a few dollars, Montblanc even went the extra mile by adding lume to the hands and numbers that already have a patina effect to them.
This model and pretty much the entire 1858 line are based of Montblanc’s earlier work that came from their Minerva workshop.
IWC Big Pilot Heritage
IWC have built the name by making watches for pilots and heir iconic Big Pilot range is becoming popular and this bronze edition shows the heritage and legacy that IWC have built up 150 years. The watch has a anti-magnetic 68 hour power reserve, automatic winding movement.
If you want this model you have to move fast as only 1500 pieces are being made, even if the Big Pilot doesn’t become one of your favourite timepieces, it is still a fantastic investment piece.
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special
Zenith add a splash of colour to their timepiece which makes the bronze details pop even more. Zenith have added a matt blue dial and blue oily nubuck leather strap. Its hard to come up with a new colourway for watches and we are glad Zenith has gone the extra mile.
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo.
Unique and distinctive are the two words that come to mind when describing Panerai’s watches, they are very apropos when it comes to the Submersible 1950 Bronzo.
The case is made out of bronze alloy of copper and pure tin, which creates a beautiful colour but since this is a diver watch the combinations of alloys make it highly resistant to the corrosive action of sea water.