In a world where collectors strive to keep their watches looking as brand new as possible, bronze watches are specifically created to go against that very diligence. The alloy — comprised of at least 60 percent copper — was once used extensively in diving equipment and ship fittings. Now, it’s increasingly reimagined as timepiece material for its unique ability to age with such a distinctive grace over time.
Like a fingerprint, all bronze watches, even those of the same model, will develop individualised patinas — a thin layer that forms on the surface through age and exposure to the elements — over time, lending a warm, vintage-like appearance that can’t be achieved with other metals.
Here, we dive deep into the world of this time-honoured metal to bring you the most outstanding bronze watches in the market today.