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Eterna 1291.78.53.1431 New Bronze 44mm Automatic
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Eterna Bronze Manufacture Blue Limited Edition
£1,798
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59
HK
Meistersinger ED-NL18 New Bronze 43mm Automatic
TOP
Meistersinger NL Edition 2018 Bronze | 43mm
£1,147
Professional dealer
488
NL
Corum Admiral's Cup (submodel) A082/02887 - 082.500.53/0F62 AW02 New Bronze 45mm Automatic
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Corum Admiral 45 mm
£4,381
Professional dealer
59
HK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BA-0002 Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Norwich
Tudor Black Bay Bronze – 2020 – Full Set
£2,950
Professional dealer
248
UK
Panerai Special Editions PAM 00382 Good Bronze 47mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 PAM00382 'Bronzo' - Box &...
£25,750
Professional dealer
337
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, HAYES
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
£2,700
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175
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BA Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay Bronze Automatik Edelstahl Herrenuhr Ref....
£2,924

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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BB New Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Peebles
Tudor Black Bay Bronze - Bucherer Blue Special Edition -...
£3,600
Professional dealer
94
UK
Oris Carl Brashear 01 771 7744 3185-Set LS Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Birmingham
Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition 01 771 7744...
£2,695
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110
UK
U-Boat Chimera 7475 Very good Bronze 46mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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U-Boat Italo Fontana Chimera Bronze Limited Edition Automatic...
£4,750
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328
UK
Panerai Luminor Submersible Pam00968 New Bronze 47mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Panerai Submersible Bronzo PAM00968 with Box and Papers
£14,995
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482
UK
Tudor 79012M Unworn Bronze 39mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition 2021 Ref...
£5,250
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494
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BB-0001 Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Glasgow
Tudor Heritage Black Bay - Bucherer Limited Edition - 79250 BB...
£3,150
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12
UK
Tudor 79012M Unworn Bronze 39mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 79012M 'Bronze' - Box & Papers -...
£6,000
Professional dealer
337
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
£2,612
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154
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Very good Bronze 44mm Automatic
IWC Aquatimer Expedition Charles Darwin Chronograph Bronze...
£7,201

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Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM 00968 New Bronze 47mm Automatic United Kingdom, CHESTER
Panerai Submersible Bronzo - 47mm PAM00968
£14,500
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11
UK
Panerai PAM 01074 New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Panerai Blu Abisso Submersible
£18,054
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5
US
IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 IW324019 New Bronze 36mm Automatic United Kingdom, Kings Langley
IWC The Rake Iw324019 Rake The Iwc Pilot X Watch - Unworn. One...
£6,995
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112
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250ba Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BA with Box and Papers
£2,795
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482
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BB Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Tudor Black Bay Bronze Bucherer Blue 2018 Ref 79250BB
£3,040
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494
UK
U-Boat Classico 9088 Very good Bronze 46mm Automatic United Kingdom, Glasgow
U-Boat Classic Doppiotempo 46 Bronze Automatic Watch
£1,900
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12
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm United Kingdom, London
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
£2,695
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668
UK
Panerai Luminor Submersible pam00968 New Bronze Automatic
Panerai Submersible Bronzo "Brownzo" 47mm Boutique Edition Pam968
£16,042
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1955
US
Longines L3.74.1.50.2 Unworn Bronze 42mm Automatic
Longines Legend Diver Bronze Automatik Herrenuhr Ref. L3.74.1....
£2,138

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Davosa Argonautic 161.581.55 New Bronze 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, Aberdeenshire
Davosa Argonautic Bronze 161.581.55 Black (Ltd Ed)
£1,025
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57
UK
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook R32504315 Unworn Bronze 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, Doncaster
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook Bronze
£1,699
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UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Kings Langley
Tudor Heritage Black Bay - Ref: 79250bm - 2019. Full Set....
£2,895
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112
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250bb New Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze "Buchererrdquo; 79250BB with...
£3,149
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482
UK
IWC Big Pilot IW510506 New 46.2mm Automatic
IWC Big Pilot Big Date Spitfire Edition "Mission Accomplished"...
£12,436
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784
US
Tudor M79012M-0001 New Bronze 39mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze 39mm
£5,150
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1370
UK
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 29.2430.679/21.C753 Very good Bronze 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze
£4,995
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668
UK
Longines Legend Diver L37741502 New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Longines Legend Diver 42mm Bronze Green Dial 37741502
£2,097
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1955
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250B Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Heritage Black Bay 43 Bronze Chronometer Automatik...
£2,924

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Glycine Combat SUB GL0281 New Bronze 42mm Automatic
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Glycine Combat Sub 42 Bronze Datum Automatik GL0281
£676
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444
DE
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BB Unworn Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Weybridge
Tudor Black Bay Bronze
£2,850
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UK
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Good Bronze 44mm Automatic
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
£5,353
Professional dealer
28
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Good Bronze 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, Radlett
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Charles Darwin
£6,250
Professional dealer
52
UK
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 01 754 7741 3167-07 5 20 58BR New Bronze 40mm Automatic
Oris 80th Anniversary Bronze Big Crown Pointer Date 01 754...
£1,398
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1606
US
Zenith Pilot Type 20 29.2240.405-18.C801 New Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 43mm
£4,792
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1370
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm United Kingdom, London
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
£2,895
Professional dealer
668
UK
Montblanc 1858 119347 New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition Bronze 42mm 119347
£4,783
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1955
US
IWC Pilot IW326802 Very good Bronze 39mm Automatic
IWC Pilot's Watch Automatik Spitfire Bronze Herrenuhr IW326802...
£4,146

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Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 01 754 7741 3167-07 5 20 58BR Very good Bronze 40mm Automatic
Oris Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Big Bronze Green Dial...
£1,103
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131
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Unworn Bronze 14.5mm Automatic United Kingdom, Middlesex
Tudor Black Bay Bronze
£2,700
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UK
Panerai Special Editions PAM 00671 Very good Bronze 47mm Automatic
Panerai Special Editions
£19,247
Professional dealer
437
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
£2,450
Free shipping
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14
UK
Panerai Special Editions PAM 00507 Good Bronze 47mm Automatic United Kingdom, Radlett
Panerai Luminor Submersible
£19,950
Professional dealer
52
UK
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 New Bronze 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin”...
£7,847
Professional dealer
1370
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm United Kingdom, London
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
£2,995
Professional dealer
668
UK
Very good Bronze 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, Hove
Schofield Bronze beater 2
£2,600
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UK
IWC Big Pilot IW510506 New Bronze Automatic
IWC Big Pilot Big Date Spitfire Limited Edition Mission...
£11,406
Professional dealer
1955
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Automatik Herrenuhr Ref. 79250BM
£2,662

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Tudor Black Bay Bronze M79250BA-0001 Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Kingston Upon Hull
Tudor Black Bay
£3,100
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128
UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BA Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor MINT 2019 Black Bay Heritage Bronze Slate 43mm Dive...
£2,386
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461
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BB-0001 New Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor UNWORN 2021 Bronze Heritage Black Bay w/ Extra Leather...
£3,896
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545
US
C60-43DA-BB Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Brambridge
Christopher Ward C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 43mm
£675
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UK
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, Cliftonville
Tudor Black Bay Bronze
£2,320
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UK
Corum Admiral's Cup (submodel) A082/02887 - 082.500.53/0F62 AW02 New Bronze 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Corum Admiral Bronze 45mm
£5,665
Professional dealer
1370
UK
Oris Carl Brashear 01 771 7744 3185-Set LS Very good Bronze Automatic United Kingdom, London
Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited
£2,650
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UK
Meistersinger N° 03 ED-NL18 Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic United Kingdom, G31 4PA
Meistersinger N 03
£1,400
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UK
Panerai Special Editions PAM 01074 New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Panerai Submersible Bronzo Blue Abisso 42mm Bronze NEW Pam1074
£17,293
Professional dealer
1955
US
U-Boat Tipo 01 7900 Very good Bronze 50mm Automatic
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U-Boat Tipo 01
£2,576
Private Seller
 
US

Bronze Watches: Trendy Retro Timepieces

Many bronze watches are popular amongst collectors. Due to the patina that develops on these timepieces, each one is unique. Limited special edition models such as the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo have significantly increased in value.


Highlights

  • Patina creates a unique aged look
  • Limited special editions with potential to increase in value
  • About 10% heavier than stainless steel watches
  • Top manufacturers: IWC, Panerai, Tudor, Oris

Which models are in demand?

Bronze watches from Swiss luxury manufacturers have been hugely popular in the past few years. The trendy timepieces have a retro charm. The first bronze watches were introduced towards the end of the 1980s. Amongst these early models were the manual Regulateur from the Swiss manufacturer Chronoswiss and the Gefica chronograph from Gérald Genta. Genta is one of the most famous watch designers in Switzerland, responsible for designing iconic watches such as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus.

In 2011, the Italian watch manufacturer Panerai launched a new watch, the Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo with reference number PAM00382. The diving watch was limited to 1,000 pieces and its price has since increased significantly. When first released, the timepiece cost 7,600 euros. Today, you need to set aside at least 27,000 euros for a pre-owned model. New, this bronze watch costs more than 40,000 euros. Its successor with reference number PAM00507 also experienced a similar price increase.

After the bronze Panerai watches were such a success, many other manufacturers began using the material in their own watches. Above all, diving and pilot's watches were produced in bronze. The most famous models are the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze, the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition, the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special, and the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Charles Darwin."


What should I pay attention to when buying a bronze watch?

The cases of these timepieces are made of a predominantly copper alloy which also contains zinc, aluminum, or iron. Oxidation, the chemical reaction with oxygen, causes a patina to form on the alloy over the years. This process transforms each bronze timepiece into a one of a kind piece. However, you can also easily clean your bronze watch with common household cleaning products and remove the patina.

Due to the high copper percentage, the substance can leave traces of green on your wrist if the case comes into direct contact with your skin. Therefore, most manufacturers pair a bronze case with a stainless steel or titanium case back.


How much do bronze watches cost?

There are bronze watches available at almost every price level. The German manufacturer Steinhart offers many affordable bronze watches for less than 1,000 euros. Watches from Oris and Tudor have mid-range prices. The Luminor from Panerai is in the upper price range.


Detailed Price Information

Model Features Price
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo PAM00382 In-house caliber P.9000, 72-hour power reserve, distinctive crown protector, likely to appreciate in value Pre-owned starting at 27,000 euros, new over 40,000 euros
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze In-house caliber MT5601, 70-hour power reserve, COSC certificate About 3,300 euros
Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Limited to a run of 2,000 pieces, caliber Oris 733, solid investment About 2,800 euros
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special In-house caliber Elite 679, 50-hour power reserve, large crown, 45-mm diameter About 4,500 euros
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Charles Darwin" In-house caliber 89365, chronograph, 68-hour power reserve About 7,300 euros
Steinhart Triton 30 ATM Bronze Last Edition Caliber Soprod A10, automatic, stop-seconds mechanism, date display About 650 euros

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze: A Retro Diving Watch

The Swiss manufacturer Tudor introduced the Heritage Black Bay Bronze in 2016. The diving watch's satinized 43-mm case is made of aluminum bronze and is waterproof to 200 m (20 bar). Tudor used coated stainless steel for the case back and the dial and bezel are brown. The bronze Heritage Black Bay is paired with an aged leather strap and comes with an additional fabric strap.

This bronze watch's design is modeled after historic Tudor timepieces. It has eye-catching features such as a large crown without a crown guard, domed glass on the front side, and a dial with Arabic numerals at three, six, and nine. It also has distinctive "snowflake" hands, which were first used in the 1970s on military watches Tudor delivered to the French marines. Both hands and hour markers are luminous and therefore also easy to read in the dark.

One highlight of the Heritage Black Bay Bronze is its in-house caliber MT5601. Tudor developed this caliber especially for this timepiece. The MT stands for "Manufacture Tudor." The automatic movement has a 70-hour power reserve and is chronometer certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). A chronometer is an especially accurate watch that only deviates from the reference time by a few seconds each day.

Since this bronze Tudor watch has only been available on the market since 2016, there are few pre-owned models currently available. New, the price for this timepiece starts around 3,300 euros.


Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition: In Honor of a US Navy Master Diver

There are only 2,000 Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition watches worldwide. The independent Swiss company dedicated the bronze diving watch to the marine diver Carl Brashear, the first African-American US Navy Master Diver. The 2000 film Men of Honor focused on the challenges that Brashear faced throughout his career. He was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr.

This Oris watch's bronze case has a stainless steel case back engraved with a professional diving helmet. The wristwatch's design is inspired by such a helmet. The 42-mm watch is waterproof to 100 m (10 bar) and features a rotatable bronze bezel with a minute scale. Domed sapphire glass emphasizes this watch's retro look and is also very scratch resistant. Oris decided against adding crown protection. The blue dial creates a striking contrast to the bronze bezel and case. A dark brown leather strap keeps the watch securely on your wrist.

The caliber Oris 733, based on the Sellita SW 200-1, powers this bronze Oris watch. The automatic caliber displays the date at six o'clock, and a stop-seconds mechanism allows you to set the watch to the exact second. The movement has a 38-hour power reserve.

You can purchase a pre-owned Oris Carl Brashear in very good condition for around 2,400 euros. New models are available starting at 2,800 euros. When it was first released, the watch only cost 2,600 euros. Thus, its price has risen after only a short time, and it's quite possible that it will continue to increase in value.


Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special: Bronze Pilot's Watch

The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special pays homage to historical pilot's watches. It has an oversized crown and a 45-mm case. Its size makes it easier to read while flying, and a large crown makes it easier to wind and set the watch with thick gloves on. The titanium case back is engraved with a historical plane as well as the brand's logo.

The timepiece is waterproof to 100 m (10 bar). The black dial features luminous Arabic numeral hour markers. The hands are also luminous, allowing you to easily read the watch in the dark.

The in-house caliber Elite 679 powers this timepiece. The automatic movement's winding rotor is decorated with Geneva stripes. This Zenith movement has a 50-hour power reserve.

You can buy a new bronze Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special for around 4,500 euros.


IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Charles Darwin"

The special edition IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Charles Darwin" honors Charles Darwin's scientific accomplishments. The bronze case is reminiscent of the HMS Beagle, the ship that brought the scientist to the Galapagos Islands in 1835. At that time, many parts of ships, such as the portholes, were made of corrosion-resistant bronze.

In line with the bronze case, the luminous hands and indices also glow a bronze color. The Aquatimer collection features a unique internal/external bezel to keep track of your dive time. Normally, diving watches have a unidirectional rotatable bezel with a scale to track your dive time. However, on the IWC watch, this scale is on the internal bezel. You turn the internal bezel by rotating the outer bezel counterclockwise. The case back features a portrait of Darwin. The chronograph is waterproof to 300 m (30 bar) and comes paired with a rubber strap with their patented quick-change system.

The in-house caliber 89365 powers the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Charles Darwin." This automatic movement features a chronograph function, date display, and 68-hour power reserve.

You can buy a pre-owned diving chronograph from IWC starting at around 7,000 euros. These models are in very good condition. New watches cost around 7,300 euros.