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Going for Bronze, Silver and Gold

By Amanda Evans | 4 minute read

Going for Bronze, Silver and Gold

With the Tokyo Olympics in full swing, Olympic fever is at an all-time high with the excitement for this international sporting event. Postponed from its original date in 2020, the Olympic games in Tokyo has forged ahead, bringing elation, anticipation, ambition, and healthy competition as athletes unite with a common goal – to achieve a spot on the podium and an Olympic bronze, silver, or gold medal in their dedicated sport.

Inspired by the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th Century BC, the modern games first began in 1896 and has since expanded to include the Winter Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, and the Youth Olympic Games. World class athletes represent nearly every nation compete in their dedicated sports as a global audience supports their strengths and achievements in awe.

OMEGA has supplied state-of-the-art timekeeping services for an incredible 29 games and its global partnership has been extended through to 2032. It is undeniably the authority in precision and ultimately the determiner of the winner of the coveted Gold, Silver, or Bronze, medals. With timing and medals being at the forefront of our minds, we have highlighted some of our favourite bronze, silver, and gold, luxury timepieces, each of which are victorious in their craftsmanship, creativity, and style with a fastidious reliability.

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Co-Axial Master Chronometer 41mm Bronze Gold

A blend of exquisite craftsmanship and unique beauty

60 years after it was first introduced, the OMEGA Seamaster 300 collection has advanced to include this special model crafted from OMEGA’s own bronze alloy. The bronze dial with its unique dark brown colour and patina and PVD Bronze Gold coloured hands, contrasts beautifully against the 41mm case crafted from 9K Bronze. The brown ceramic bezel features a diving sale in vintage Super-Luminova. Beautifully presented on a brown leather strap with Bronze Gold buckle, this is OMEGA’s first ever timepiece created in Bronze Gold and will continue to develop in beauty over time.

IWC Pilot’s Spitfire 41mm Mens Watch

A tribute to aviation and a history of its own

Created to deliver outstanding timekeeping in the skies and a tribute to the longstanding relationship between aviation and IWC. The Pilot’s Spitfire collection pays homage to the outstanding technology of this legendary fighter plane. The 41mm bronze case looks stunning against the olive-green dial which features the date display at 3 o’clock, 3 chronograph displays and luminescent hands and hour markers for enhanced visibility. Presented on a brown calfskin strap with contrasting stitching, this vintage inspired timepiece harnesses technology and a fascinating aesthetic due to the ever-changing appearance of this living metal.

Celebrate With Silver

Hublot Big Bang Integral Grey Ceramic 42mm Men’s Watch

Industrial aesthetics with sporting comfort

Masters in both practicality and design, Hublot continue to be at the forefront of design and technology and their Big Bang collection is no exception. This impressive timepiece features a visible and intricate black and red skeleton dial presented within a Satin-finished and Polished Grey Ceramic case and integral bracelet. Robust, high-tech, and almost entirely scratch-proof, this is a stunning hybrid design for admirers or the unconventional.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925

For admirers of the expertly unusual

The coveted Black Bay Fifty-Eight collection welcomed a new addition in 2021, expertly crafted in silver - the most traditionally unexpected material to make its entrance into the domain of the luxury timepiece. The 39mm case, crafted in silver, keeps the characteristic proportions of the 1950’s dive watch. Featuring a taupe dial and, unusually for TUDOR, transparent caseback, this stunning timepiece is presented on a brown leather bracelet.

Going For Gold

Cartier Pasha De Cartier 35mm 18K Rose Gold and Steel

A powerful and distinctive elegance

The Pasha De Cartier has a distinct identity that has always remained true to its first iteration in 1985. This stunning model features a 35mm steel case with silvered flinqué dial and blued-steel diamond-shaped hands. The 18K rose gold bezel enhances the timepiece and is complemented by a bracelet in 18K rose gold and steel with “Smartlink” adjustment system. A second strap in navy blue alligator skin can be fitted as an alternative courtesy of the “QuickSwitch” interchangeable system. This exquisite timepiece is a standout watch that brings together elements beyond classic watchmaking.

Panerai Luminor Marina Goldtech

The celebration of an icon

Panerai expertly execute a harmonious blend of Italian design, Swiss technology, and a passion for the sea for each of their timepieces. This model is striking in appearance with a bold and unrivalled aesthetic typical of Panerai timepieces. The blue sun-brushed dial features luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers for its renowned enhanced visibility, plus a date window at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. Set within a stunning 44mm brushed Panerai Goldtech™ case with Polished Panerai Goldtech™ bezel, it presents a dramatic yet elegant contrast. Presented on a dark blue alligator strap with beige stitching and featuring a transparent caseback, this timepiece has an emblematic appearance further enhanced by the stunning Panerai Goldtech™.

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