If you’ve been keeping a close eye on new luxury watch releases from top brands, you’ll notice that the two-tone trend is back in a big way. We’d argue that the two-tone watch trend never really went away for the simple fact that they are super practical to wear. Since it includes two shades of metal—typically gold and steel—a two-tone watch will easily match any other metal accessories you may be wearing that day, whether it’s cufflinks, jewelry, sunglasses, shoe hardware or handbag hardware. Here are four two-tone luxury watches for both him and her that mix metals perfectly.
This sporty Breitling Windrider Cockpit Chronograph watch dons the two-tone colorway in an understated way. The 39mm stainless steel case is subtly accented with yellow gold rider tabs on the bezel, along with a yellow gold winding crown and yellow gold chronograph pushers.
In true Breitling fashion, the dial is sporty and technical with a trio of registers and a tachymeter scale running along the periphery. However, the addition of yellow gold hands, hour markers, and subdials adds a dressier touch. Paired with a leather strap, the two-tone Breitling Windrider Cockpit Chronograph gives true meaning to an elegant sports watch.
For a dressier approach to a two-tone men’s watch, there’s the handsome Corum Admirals Cup. This time, we see the combination of two metals throughout the timepiece. The 42mm stainless steel case dons a faceted rose gold bezel and matching rose gold crown. Furthermore, there are rose gold center links on the steel bracelet. And finally, the vertically striped silver dial is home to rose gold hands and indexes.
Rose gold for men is a great alternative to yellow gold if you find the latter too flashy. Rose gold has a warmer tone to it and pairs really well with white metals such as steel. Flip the watch around and you’ll also see that the rotor of the automatic movement is also crafted in rose gold.
The two-tone steel and rose gold Longines Prima Luma is a sophisticated everyday women’s luxury watch. Its 30mm steel case features a rose gold bezel, while the metal link bracelet brings together the two shades of metals as well.
The crisp white dial sets the stage for the oversized center rose gold hands that sweep around to point to rose gold indexes. There’s even a discreet date window at 3 o’clock. Powered by a quartz movement, the ladies’ Longines Prima Luna is an easy watch to wear and fall in love with.
Alternatively, for the woman who appreciates mechanical movements and watch complications, there is the beautiful two-tone ladies Oris Artelier timepiece. Although the watch boasts a range of practical functions such as date and day indicators, a moon phase display, and an additional 24-hour time zone, the dial layout remains balanced and easy to read.
The rose gold bezel and hour markers are a striking contrast to the steel 30mm case, while the classic black leather strap underlines the elegance of this complex timepiece for women.