A selection of intriguing brand-new timepieces clad in this ancient metal
The development of new materials, alloys and coatings for watch cases has become increasingly important in recent years. High-tech substances such as ceramics and titanium are now firmly established alongside the classic materials, i.e. stainless steel, gold and platinum. Sometimes watchmakers also turn to time-honoured historical materials such as bronze. Based on copper and another metal, this alloy was already known and used in classical antiquity. Bronze is extremely resistant to corrosion and has a high structural strength. A welcome aesthetic side effect is the metal’s warm hue, which gradually acquires a natural patina with the passage of time. The patina does not detract from the advantages of the material in any way. The visual change is only a testimony of age, which makes each timepiece unique and unmistakable.