Often, some have a preference on their colour of metal when it comes to timepieces. From yellow gold, to white gold, to rose, you can find stunning timepieces that are crafted from these precious metals. For those that don’t have a specific preference, or they have a need for their timepiece to be completely there are mixed metal pieces.
Mixing metals can bring an entirely new aesthetic to the model, and using both a rich toned yellow or rose contrasting against a stark white gold or steel will make for a very interesting watch indeed. It is modern, fresh and striking, and will set apart your timepiece from the rest. Many luxury watch brands used mixed metals within their designs, and this can be a different casing to the straps, or mixed metals weaved throughout a bracelet strap.
We have highlighted some of our favourite mixed metal pieces for those looking for something stylish and versatile.
The Rolex GMT-Master II, introduced in 1982, was developed to meet the needs of intercontinental airline pilots and proved invaluable to those whose professions involve long-distance travel. Featuring a bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel and a separate 24-hour hand, it allows those who travel the world to read two different time zones simultaneously and up to three by turning the rotatable bezel. This piece is made from Oystersteel, a unique blend of stainless steel that is highly resistant to a number of different forms of corrosion. This is paired with a rich Everose gold, another innovative material introduced in 2005. It is a blend of 18ct pink gold combining pure gold, copper and a small amount of platinum to create a unique rose gold alloy that will never lose its warm red colour. These two formulations combine ensure the timepiece is robust and versatile. This piece is one of the most iconic mixed metal pieces and is well loved by many.
Rolex GMT-Master II £11,850.00
Breitling Navitimer 35
One of Breitling’s most famous collections, Navitimer was originally designed in 1952 for aviation professionals or enthusiasts to measure flight times and fuel requirements. Now, Breitling Navitimer watches keep reliability and performance at their core to maintain their legendary status. This beautiful Breitling Navitimer 35 Ladies Watch features a 35mm rose gold and stainless steel case, as well as a rose gold bracelet secured by a folding clasp. For an extra touch of femininity, the timepiece has a white mother of pearl dial that is surrounding by diamonds, and sapphire crystal glass making it a stunning yet practical piece that would be the perfect gift.
Breitling Navitimer 35 $8,800.00
Breitling Navitimer 35 £6,750.00
Tudor Black Bay Bronze
The Black Bay celebrates over 60 years of diving watches with extraordinary heritage. The iconic model inherits the general lines, as well as the domed dial and crystal from the first Tudor diving watches. It borrows the characteristic snowflake hands, from the watches delivered in large quantities to the French National Navy in the 1970s. As a sister company of Rolex, Tudor was founded almost a century ago. Using the knowledge and experience acquired with the Rolex brand, Tudor watches quickly became known for the expert craftsmanship used as well as reliable and carefully constructed Swiss-made movement within. This piece features a grey steel dial combined with bronze casing, making for a sleek and rugged aesthetic. The use of bronze in the timepiece however isn’t just all down to styling. A reference to brass used in old ships and diving equipment, the aluminium-copper alloy is highly resistant to corrosion. Due to the ever-changing nature of bronze, over time, it will also produce a subtle patina, completely unique to the wearer. Meaning each and every piece will be individual in its look over time.
Tudor Black Bay Bronze $4,150.00
Tudor Black Bay Bronze £3,110.00
The Cartier Santos-Dumont has been an iconic timepiece, not only within the brand’s own collections, but in the horology world as a whole, for almost a century. It’s origins began when Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos Dumont told his friend Louis Cartier that he needed to be able to tell the time while flying. Cartier created the watch, and named it in honour of his friend. With sleek design, and simple aesthetics, the watch is loved by both men, and women, and there are a number of different variations in terms of size and finishes. The extra large Cartier Santos-Dumont is the latest addition to the Cartier family and is elegant, versatile and robust. The watch is made from a satin brushed steel case and features a silvered satin-finish sunray effect dial, giving the watch a lovely texture and depth to its aesthetic. The dial also includes signature Roman numerals that is a reference to the first Santos Dumont model. Amongst all of this, the timepiece boasts an interchangeable strap system, giving you the ability to change the look of the watch depending on your preference, and the occasion.
Cartier Santos-Dumont XL $8,100.00
Cartier Santos-Dumont XL £6,950.00
On its launch in 1972, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak became the world’s first steel luxury sports watch, and, over the years, it’s cemented its status as a horological icon. It is the first 34 mm Selfwinding Royal Oak bought into the collection to complement the quartz collection, and it features a new 5800 calibre with dedicated oscillating weight. The stainless steel case and bracelet are enhanced by a touch of pink gold and a silver-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial. It is certainly a watch to behold and would make the perfect gift for a loved one, either to celebrate or commemorate an occasion or just as part of a growing watch collection.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak £20,900.00
A true 80s icon, today the Panthère de Cartier family stays faithful to the aesthetics of the original model, providing a stunning piece of jewellery as well as a precise timepiece. Driven by quartz movement, this Panthère de Cartier Ladies’ Watch provides unrivalled performance and a unique charm that embodies the Cartier brand. A 27mm stainless steel case surrounds the 18ct rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds to complement the striking bi-metal bracelet. Featuring a silvered dial with blued-steel sword-shaped hands to present the traditional Roman numerals, this timepiece is every bit as precise as it is elegant.
Panthère De Cartier $12,500.00
Panthère De Cartier £11,100.00
Longines Master Collection
The Longines Master Collection was first created in 2005, welcoming unmistakable character, outstanding engineering, classic aesthetics and stunning performance. This Longines Master watch is presented in a 25.5mm stainless steel case and bracelet interspersed with rich pink gold colouring, and boasts a mother-of-pearl dial equipped with pink gold-tone hands. It also includes sparkling diamond dot hour hands, and minute markers around the outer rim as well as a date window at 3 o’clock . Powered by an automatic movement and water resistant to 30 metres, this high-performance timepiece benefits from a 40-hour power reserve, protective sapphire crystal glass and a pull/push crown.