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Corum Admiral's Cup (submodel) A082/02887 - 082.500.53/0F62 AW02 New Bronze 45mm Automatic
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Corum Admiral 45 mm
C$ 7,452
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Bell & Ross BR 03 BR0392-D-BU-BR/SCA New Bronze 42mm Automatic
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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Navy Blue Bronze - Limited Edition 250
C$ 4,935
Free shipping
Professional dealer
8
US
IWC Pilot IW326802 New Bronze 39mm Automatic
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IWC Pilot's Watch Automatic Spitfire Automatic Green Dial...
C$ 6,046
Professional dealer
4492
US
Bell & Ross BR V2 BRV294-BLU-BR/SCA New Bronze 41mm Automatic
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Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 Aeronavale Bronze Automatic Blue...
C$ 5,996
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4492
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BA Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay Bronze Automatik Edelstahl Herrenuhr Ref....
C$ 5,325

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Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM 00968 New Bronze 47mm Automatic
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Panerai SUBMERSIBLE BRONZO - 47MM NEW
C$ 21,863
Free shipping
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952
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BB-0001 Unworn Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue Dial
C$ 7,495
Free shipping
Professional dealer
167
US
Bell & Ross BR 03 BR0392-D-BU-BR/SCA New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Navy Blue Bronze BR0392-D-BU-BR/SCA
C$ 4,935
Professional dealer
284
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250 Very good Bronze 43mm
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250 Bronze
C$ 4,271
Professional dealer
331
US
PY027B Very good Bronze 45mm Automatic Canada, Abbotsford
Phoibos Leviathan
C$ 300
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CA
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Good Bronze 44mm Automatic
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IWC : Aquatimer Chronograph Expedition Charles Darwin :...
C$ 7,471
Professional dealer
789
US
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...
C$ 2,374
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1526
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Very good Bronze 44mm Automatic
IWC Aquatimer Expedition Charles Darwin Chronograph Bronze...
C$ 12,858

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HGA-9977-06L Very good Bronze 46mm Automatic Canada, H7V1B3
Xeric Halograph II Automatic Bronze Blue Limited Edition
C$ 800
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CA
M79250BA-0002 Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay Bronze Slate Grey Dial M79250BA-0002 Black Bay
C$ 5,371
Free shipping
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167
US
Yema YGMTZ20A41-AA61 Unworn Bronze 41mm Automatic Canada, Maple Ridge
Yema Superman Bronze GMT Black
C$ 1,699
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CA
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BB Unworn Bronze 43mm Automatic
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition
C$ 5,185
Private Seller
 
US
Bell & Ross BR 03 BR0392-D-LU-BR/SCA New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Bronze BR0392-D-LU-BR/SCA
C$ 4,997
Professional dealer
284
US
U-Boat Tipo 01 7900 Very good Bronze 50mm Automatic
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U-Boat Tipo 01
C$ 4,373
Private Seller
 
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze Unworn Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay in bronze with ref 79250BA-0001 with caliber...
C$ 5,491
Professional dealer
178
US
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 01 754 7741 3185-SET New 40mm Automatic
Oris Mare Nostrum Big Crown
C$ 2,280
Professional dealer
133
US
IWC Big Pilot IW510506 Very good Bronze 46mm Automatic
IWC Big Pilot's Big Date Spitfire Limitiert Bronze IW510506 B&P
C$ 20,179

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Bremont BROADSWORD-BZ-TO-R-S Very good Bronze 40mm Automatic
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Bremont Broadsword Bronze Tobacco
C$ 3,497
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US
Eterna Kontiki 1291.78.50.1422 New Bronze 44mm Automatic
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Eterna Kontiki Bronze Ltd. Edition of 300 Manufacture
C$ 4,122
Professional dealer
2005
ES
Ball Engineer III NM2186C-L4J-GR New Bronze
Ball Engineer III Marvelight Bronze Star 43mm
C$ 2,595
Professional dealer
1526
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Longines Legend Diver L37741502 New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Longines Legend Diver 42mm Bronze Green Dial 37741502
C$ 3,623
Professional dealer
1846
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Panerai Special Editions PAM 00507 Very good Bronze 47mm Automatic
Panerai Luminor Submersible
C$ 33,732
Professional dealer
608
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Good Bronze 44mm Automatic
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
C$ 9,089
Professional dealer
21
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Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM968 Bronze 47mm Automatic
Panerai Luminor Submersible Bronzo Brown Dial 47mm PAM968...
C$ 23,113
Professional dealer
306
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze M79250BA-0002 New Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay Bronze
C$ 4,741
Professional dealer
133
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Panerai Special Editions PAM 00671 Very good Bronze 47mm Automatic
Panerai Special Editions
C$ 32,678
Professional dealer
417
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze M79250BA-0001 New Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay/ Bronze /M79250BA
C$ 4,621
Professional dealer
106
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Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 29.2430.679/21.C753 Very good Bronze 45mm Automatic
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Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze
C$ 6,497
Professional dealer
2005
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Eterna Kontiki 1291.78.51.1430 New Bronze 44mm Automatic
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Eterna KonTiki Bronze Diver Limited Edition Swiss Made
C$ 3,058
Professional dealer
43
HK
Panerai Luminor Submersible pam00968 New Bronze Automatic
Panerai Submersible Bronzo "Brownzo" 47mm Boutique Edition Pam968
C$ 24,362
Professional dealer
1846
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
C$ 4,435
Professional dealer
149
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Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 01 754 7749 3167-07 5 17 66BR New Bronze 36mm Automatic Canada, Toronto
Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date
C$ 2,000
Free shipping
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147
CA
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 05/27/2016 Very good 43mm
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Brown Dial 43mm 79250BM Box...
C$ 4,060
Professional dealer
120
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BB Unworn Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay Bronze Blue Bucherer 79250 BB
C$ 6,093
Professional dealer
1526
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Oris Divers Sixty Five Oris Cotton Candy 01 733 7771 3155 New Bronze Automatic
Oris Divers Sixty-Five
C$ 2,749
Professional dealer
44
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Bell & Ross BR V2 BRV294-BC-BR/SCA Very good 41mm Automatic
Bell & Ross Heritage Back Dial Chronograph Bronze Watch BRV294...
C$ 5,797
Professional dealer
1225
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Ball Engineer III NM2186C Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Ball Engineer III Marvelight Bronze Star 43mm NM2186C-l4j-gr...
C$ 2,530
Professional dealer
306
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BA-0001 New Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay Ref# 79250BA-0001
C$ 4,979
Professional dealer
849
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Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook R32504315 New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze 42mm R32504315
C$ 2,973
Professional dealer
1846
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW3795 Bronze 43mm Automatic
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IWC Reference Iw3795-03 Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expediti...
C$ 6,247
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Montblanc 1858 119908 New Bronze 42mm Automatic
Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition
C$ 5,372
Professional dealer
608
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Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 01 754 7741 3167-07 5 20 58BR New Bronze 40mm Automatic Canada, Calgary
Oris BIG CROWN POINTER DATE BRONZE 80TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
C$ 2,300
Free shipping
Professional dealer
147
CA
Zenith Pilot Type 20 29.2430.679/57.C808 New Bronze 45mm Automatic
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Zenith Pilot Type 20 Automatic Blue Dial Men's Watch -...
C$ 6,170
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4492
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U-Boat Chimera Very good Bronze 43mm
U-Boat Chimera Bronze Limited Edition
C$ 11,182
Professional dealer
48
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Bell & Ross BR 03 BR0392-D-G-BR/SCA Very good 42mm Automatic
Bell & Ross Diver Green Dial Limited Edition Bronze Mens Watch...
C$ 5,410
Professional dealer
1225
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Very good 44mm Automatic
IWC AQUATIMER EXPEDITION CHARLES DARWIN BRONZE CHRONOGRAPH...
C$ 8,121
Professional dealer
306
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Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 29.2430.4069/21.C800 New Bronze 45mm Automatic
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Mens Watch
C$ 8,933
Free shipping
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952
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Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook R32504407 New Bronze Automatic
Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze R32504407
C$ 3,223
Professional dealer
1846
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze M79250BA Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 43 Slate Grey Dial Black NATO Fabric
C$ 4,366
Professional dealer
147
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Graham Chronofighter 2CVAK.G05A.K137T New Bronze 44mm Automatic
Graham Chronofighter Vintage Overlord
C$ 7,371
Professional dealer
608
US
Oris Carl Brashear 01 771 7744 3185-Set LS New Bronze 43mm Automatic Canada, Toronto
Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Bronze Case Chronograph 01...
C$ 5,800
Free shipping
Professional dealer
147
CA
IWC Big Pilot IW503601 Unworn Bronze Automatic
IWC BIG Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Spitfire Bronze...
C$ 43,102
Professional dealer
44
US
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW387902 Unworn Bronze 41mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph
C$ 7,246
Professional dealer
254
US
Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BA Very good Bronze 41mm Automatic
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Black Dial Mens Watch 79250...
C$ 5,035
Professional dealer
1225
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IWC Big Pilot IW501005 Very good Bronze 46mm Automatic
IWC Big Pilot Heritage Bronze 46mm Warranty until 03/2020 Ref:...
C$ 15,303
Professional dealer
306
US
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Hublot 521.BZ.05IG.VR.BER19 New Bronze Automatic
Hublot CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH BERLUTI "COLD GOLD" 45MM...
C$ 29,984
Free shipping
Professional dealer
952
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U-Boat Classico 7797 New Bronze 47mm Automatic
U-Boat Classico U-47 7797
C$ 2,374
Professional dealer
1846
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Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00968 Very good Bronze 47mm Automatic
Panerai Submersible Bronzo Brown Dial 47mm 3days Watch Limited...
C$ 26,230
Professional dealer
206
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.