Now, we don’t normally endorse the stylistic cues of homicidal maniacs. But bi-metal watches – where the case is made of two different materials and colours – are mounting a comeback in a very big way. For a while, they were dismissed as a brash throwback to the 1980s. But the trend is gaining momentum as more and more brands dabble in the double-barrelled space. It’s not hard to see the appeal.
A two-tone watch offers an eye-catching statement piece underpinned with a cool retro edge. Somewhat counterintuitively, bi-metal is also more versatile than you’d think – David Beckham, for example, has been spotted pairing his steel and gold Tudor Black Bay with everything from tailoring to denim. In addition, while a solid gold watch will always feel a bit too bling for most guys, mixing your metals softens the effect and makes it more wearable. When it comes to your wrist, it’s time to get bi-curious.
Here are five options we have on our Christmas list:
Omega Co Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph
Seiko Coutura SSC752P
Rolex GMT-Master II
Mido Multifort Chronometer
Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G