Bronze watches are a more unique find in the world of watches. Even if you keep reaching for your favorite stainless steel or gold watches, keeping a bronze watch in your collection allows you the luxury of switching things up from time to time.
To make sure your watch collection only includes the best of the best, we’ve curated a thoughtful list of the top bronze watches of the moment.
Best Bronze Watches
If you follow Panerai, this watch might look familiar. This is because It’s a variation of its Bronzo collection that started back in 2011 with the Bronzo PAM 382. Since the release of the 382, Panerai has released many variations with a 47mm case. This Panerai is considered small at 42mm, making it the perfect daily watch.
Water Resistance: 300m
Oris is celebrating its big crown pointer date with this true one-of-a-kind collection, chemically treating and coating each solid bronze dial with a transparent matt lacquer to create a unique finish on each piece.
Diameter: 40mm or 36mm
Movement: Automatic winding pointer
Water Resistance: 5 bar
Ventus is a newer brand in the space, but the watch community has welcomed them with open arms. A quality watch at an exceptionally reasonable price, this Ventus watch is a great choice for anyone looking for a solid daily timepiece on a budget. The first iteration of the Mori Diver sold out quickly, but luckily, they’ve since released the Mori 2 Diver in 8 different styles (5 styles being bronze).
Movement: Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement
Water Resistance: 300m
This bronze Oris holds history as it’s the 3rd watch made in collaboration with Carl Brashear, an African-American U.S Navy master diver back in the 1970’s. The watch screams sophisticated subtle excellence – this ORIS was a limited edition run with only 2,000 pieces in circulation.
Movement: Automatic winding, uni-directionally rotating rotor
Water Resistance: 10 bar
This limited-edition bronze and blue package is a sharp look that only a brand like Bell & Ross could pull off. The tasteful chronograph is a variation of the Iconic Vintage BR Aéronavale collection, which was clearly created for true timepiece aficionados. The bronze used on the V2-94 is especially known for its distinctive patina over time. With a 41mm case, this is one of the best bronze watches out there.
Case Diameter: 41mm
Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.301. Automatic mechanical
Water Resistance: 100m
The IWC Big Pilot watch could very well be one of the most historically impactful watches to this date. IWC outdid themselves with this bronze variation – it’s a perfect mix between casual and vintage. With the case measuring 46.2mm wide, you’re sure to feel like a pilot the moment you strap on its classic brown leather band.
Case Diameter: 46.2mm
Movement: 59235 CALIBRE IWC-MANUFACTURED MOVEMENT
Water Resistance: 6 bar
The Admiral 42 Automatic Bronze isn’t a common look for Corum as they are known for their distinctive standout designs. Regardless, this unique piece is one to add to your collection, especially if you’re a Corum fan. To be as homogeneous as possible, a satin-brushed finishing was done to the case (including the iconic 12-sided bezel).
Case Diameter: 42mm
Movement: Automatic Caliber CO 395
Water Resistance: 50m
If you’re a fan of Grahams Chonofighter Vintage collection, you’re going to love this 75-year anniversary limited-edition timepiece. If you can’t get your hands on this limited piece, no need to worry, Graham also has multiple bronze watches in the Chonofighter collection. Our favorite is the Bronze and Blue combination.
Movement: Calibre G1747, automatic chronograph
Water Resistance: 10 Bar
The Bulgari BVLGARI Bronze is another personal favorite of ours. With a 43mm case diameter and slim height, it’s the perfect watch to wear under a crisp white dress shirt. Classy and simple, you can’t go wrong with this Bulgari classic. You currently can only find this watched used and it will run you anywhere from $3600–$4800 depending on the band and condition. It comes in black with a brown leather band or blue with a mesh-like matching blue band.
Movement: Sellita SW200 Automatic
Water Resistance: 3,000m