The Return of Two-Tone Steel and Gold Watches

STEEL AND GOLD. Steel and gold, or often referred to as “Two-Tone,” is making a comeback this year

 

Modern Diver

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel And Gold
DAMAN Caliber

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel And Gold

Presented at Baselworld 2017, Tudor’s famous Heritage Black Bay divers’ watch is now available in a new steel and gold version. The Black Bay S&G, as it is called, comes with some aesthetic updates and characteristic elements drawn from Tudor’s history. It inherits its general lines, as well as its domed dial and crystal, from the brand’s first diving watches. The lines and proportions of the Black Bay are retained, while the rotating bezel and the winding crown made from gold bring a new expression to the watch. Driven by the Tudor in-house movement caliber MT5612, the models in this line combine key aesthetics from history with modern day watchmaking.

Case Size 41mm
Case Material Polished and satin finish
Dial Black domed
Strap Steel and yellow gold bracelet or aged leather strap
Movement Caliber MT5612
Power Reserve 70 hours
Water Resistance 200M

Edge of Style

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer
DAMAN Caliber

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer

Since its launch in 2003, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra has become a cornerstone collection for Omega. For 2017, Omega added a slightly different two-tone version in the 2017 Seamaster Aqua Terra collection. While the dial and overall shape is equal to the steel models, there are some differences present. The 41mm case is offered in a combination of steel and 18K Sedna Gold—Omega’s own pink gold alloy—for the bezel and the crown. The dial is silver with black inscriptions and no color details, keeping the watch rather subtle. Powered by either the Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8800 or 8900, which are both Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS)-certified movements, this new watch gives the perfect balance between sophistication and ocean spirit.

Case Size 41mm
Case Material Stainless steel
Dial Silvery dial
Strap Black rubber strap
Movement Caliber 8900
Power Reserve 60 hours
Water Resistance 150M

Absolute Purity

Bulgari Octo Roma
DAMAN Caliber

Bulgari Octo Roma

The Octo collection from Bulgari is reinterpreted in an approach taking the formal purity of the octagon to unprecedented extremes, and the new Octo Roma adds a further dimension to this quest. Bulgari was careful enough to highlight the perfectly balanced proportions serving to express the decisive elements of the shape. The iconic case of Octo Roma has been subtly reworked to ensure even greater comfort and ease, while retaining its inherent strength. Combined with caliber BVL 191 Solotempo, the new Octo Roma comes in an elegant, modern and urban version that still respects the formal fundamentals of the model.

Case Size 41mm
CASE MATERIAL Steel and pink gold
Dial Silver-toned dial
Strap Brown alligator leather strap
Movement Caliber BVL 191 Solotempo
Power Reserve 42 hours
Water Resistance 50M

A New Expression

Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon
DAMAN Caliber

Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon

Created in 2002, the Tambour marked Louis Vuitton’s watchmaking debut. Fifteen years later, the Tambour has not been replaced, but instead celebrated through a new version that holds up its original essence. This year, Louis Vuitton released the Tambour Moon GMT. Powered by a self-winding caliber, this new Tambour Moon GMT represents one of Louis Vuitton’s most cherished themes: travel. With the rice grain pattern that recalls the weave of the Damier Graphite fabric at the center and GMT function with oversized yellow V as indicator, this new expression of the Tambour adheres to the aesthetic codes that made the original such a resounding success.

Case Size 41.5mm
Case Material Stainless steel
Dial Sand-blasted matte black dial
Strap Interchangeable strap featuring the Louis Vuitton patented system
Movement Self winding caliber
Power Reserve 42 hours
Water Resistance 50M