Bronze watches are an elegant and stylish way to make a statement with accessories, so we have put together a list of our top 10 bronze watches. This metal is often used in the construction of watch cases to create an eye-catching and luxurious finish. Bronze is often used for limited edition models by many brands. This makes it feel especially unique and collectable.
Over time, bronze watches develop a patina or tarnish. This will develop in an entirely unique way on each watch, even if they are exactly the same model. A patina develops differently depending on how and when the watch is worn. It can be altered by perfumes, body chemistry and the environment. This unique tarnishing makes bronze watches very sought after as a collector can be assured that their watch will be entirely unique. Many collectors even go so far as to speed up the process using chemicals. Bronze has many interesting and appealing characteristics that make it a great material in watchmaking. If you are interested in adding this stunning material to your collection, keep reading for our top 10 bronze watches.
Our Top 10 Bronze Watches
This watch is part of Maurice Lacroix’s iconic Aikon collection. This collection is comprised of high quality watches that use automatic movements and premium materials. This watch features an eye-catching black dial that is detailed with luminous hands and dot indices. A date aperture is set in the 3 o’clock position to provide the wearer with an additional utility. The dial is framed by a striking high quality bronze case. This case measures 43mm in diameter and houses the calibre ML115 automatic movement that powers the watch. The watch is finished with a black rubber strap. This strap will remain comfortable, even when the watch is worn under water to make use of the water resistance of up to 300 metres. An additional black leather strap is provided with this watch to ensure that it is versatile and can be adapted for all occasions.
This bronze U-Boat model exhibits a bold and rugged design. U-Boat is an Italian brand that in heavily inspired by the Italian love of classic vintage design. The most distinct features of this watch are the crown cap and pushers. U-Boat has patented its unique crown protection system. The crown is placed on the left hands side to ensure that it does not dig into the back of the wearer’s hand. This watch features a black dial with bronze hands and indices. The dial also features three sub dials.
The dial is protected by a smoked curved sapphire crystal and framed by a naturally aged bronze case. The case back is made from smoked flat sapphire crystal, exposing the automatic movement within. This movement provides the watch with a power reserve of up to 48 hours. The watch is secured on the wrist using a classic brown leather strap. This strap is handmade and detailed with waxed cotton.
Laco fairly frequently use bronze in the designs of its watches. This model is no exception. The watch exhibits a classic pilot’s watch design made with first-rate German engineering. The case of this watch is made of sandblasted bronze. Laco informs its customers that the patina of the bronze will develop at different speeds on each watch to give them an entirely unique look. This case measures 45mm in diameter and 13mm in height. It frames a black dial. This dial features large, luminous Arabic numerals and blued steel hands that are gold in colour. The dial of this watch is modelled on the original Baumuster B model, providing it with an authentically vintage feel. This model is finished with a brown calf leather strap that is detailed with rivets. This timepiece is powered by an automatic movement.
The Raymond Weil Freelancer watches exhibit a distinct and iconic skeleton dial that exposes the precise automatic movement within. This powerful movement provides the watch with a power reserve of up to 38 hours. The dial features gold-coloured hour and minute hands that are filled with luminous substance. This allows the dial to be read, even in the dark. The dial is surrounded by a bronze brushed bezel, providing an additional touch of elegance to this eye-catching watch. The stainless steel case measures 42.5mm in diameter and houses an automatic movement. A timeless brown leather strap will secure the watch on the wrist. Additionally, this timepiece is water resistant up to 100 metres.
This Hamilton Khaki Field watch is a faithful recreation of its original 1960s forebear, inspired by the military. The watch features a black dial with clear and easy to read Arabic indices. The hands are filled with a luminous substance to ensure that the dial can be read in the dark. Scratch resistant sapphire glass protects the dial and provides the watch with some additional durability against bumps and knocks. A bronze case frames the dial. It will oxidise over time, providing a totally unique textured patina. One of Hamilton’s famous and exclusive H-50 hand-wound movements resides within the case. This watch is finished with a soft brown leather NATO style strap. This strap is fastened using a pin buckle. The classic brown shade of the strap perfectly complements the stunning bronze colour of the case.
This model features a unique brown galvanic dial. The dial exhibits rose gold plated hands and Arabic and baton hour markers. A date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock to provide the wearer with an additional utility. The dial is surrounded by a unidirectional bezel that is made of bronze. The bezel is adorned with both Arabic and baton indices. The case of this watch is also made from bronze. It measures 41mm in diameter and features a titanium case back. The case is an unusual hexagonal shape, making it stand out on the wrist. The watch is finished with a brown calfskin strap that is delicately detailed with small cream contrast stitches. This watch is a limited edition design from EBEL, making it incredibly desirable and collectable. This timepiece is a perfect combination of technical excellence and daring design.
The Longines Legend Diver is a relaunch of an original Longines model from 1960. This watch has been precisely engineered for divers. This model is water resistant up to 300 metres, or 30 bar, ensuring that it is suitable for most water based activities. This is aided by the screw-down titanium case back, screw-in crown and an internal diving flange. This watch features a deep green to black gradient dial with gold coloured hands and baton indices. Elements of the dial are decorated with Super-LumiNova to ensure that the dial can be read deep underwater and in the dark. This dial is framed by a 42mm bronze case. This case houses an automatic movement with a 64 hour power reserve. This watch is finished with a classic brown leather strap for comfortable wear in every day life.
This bronze watch is unusual as the case is not made from bronze. The case of this watch is made from RADO’s famous high-tech ceramic. The ceramic elements of this watch are bronze in colour. High-tech ceramic is incredibly durable whilst being fairly lightweight. This makes the watch comfortable and practical to wear for long periods of time. This case surrounds a vibrant red dial with gold coloured hands and indices. A date aperture is positioned at 3 o’clock. A bold red ridged bezel frames the dial. This dial is protected by sapphire crystal that has been treated with an anti-reflective coating. This coating ensures that the dial can be read easily, even under the brightest lights. The watch is finished with a red and gold coloured fabric NATO style strap to complement the tones within the rest of the timepiece.
MeisterSinger is famous for its single hand dials. The brand use only one hand to display the time in their watches. The reason for this is to encourage the wearer to experience and enjoy the passing of time rather than tracking and planning every second of it. The dial of this watch is blue with rose gold Arabic and baton indices and a red tipped rose gold hand. The indices are shown in five-minute increments, rather than single minutes and seconds. The dial is framed by a bronze case that features a 6-screwed exhibition case back. This back allows the wearer to observe the automatic movement within. This movement provides the watch with a power reserve of up to 38 hours. The watch is secured using a brown leather strap that is detailed with small cream coloured contrast stitches.
This watch is a limited edition ‘Yard’ inspired model and is one of only 500 pieces made. Each watch is individually numbered, making them very collectable. The eye-catching blue colour of the dial of this model pairs perfectly with the bronze shade of the case. The dial is adorned with baton and Arabic indices alongside bronze coloured hour, minute and second hands. A small sub dial is positioned between 12 and 1 o’clock and a date aperture is placed at 5 o’clock. This dial is framed by a bronze PVD plated stainless steel case. This material will make the watch incredibly durable.
The case also features an inset triple-sealed crown with parallel hobnail knurling. This features aid in the water and pressure resistance of up to 300 metres. This watch is finished with a soft and tumbled blue leather strap. This model is made especially durable due to its two-stage shock absorption process to protect the automatic movement.
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