Watch enthusiasts are well-familiar with luxury watches crafted of gold and steel. Two-tone watches have been out there for decades and represent the glamour of the watchmaking industry. And some of the leading brands, including Rolex, are in the game. Trends and tastes come and go. And dual-tone luxury watches are again becoming a trend.
Now, you might be wondering, ‘what are the best bi-tone luxury watches available in the market today?’
So here are the top three timepieces made by three of the most celebrated Swiss watchmakers in the world – Rolex, Patek Philippe and Omega. Take a look!
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The Best Bi-Tone Luxury Watches of 2021
Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 126711CHNR
Rolex’s current catalogue consists of a wide range of dual-tone watches. However, the GMT- Master II is an iconic collection within the brand’s portfolio. The modern cerachrom bezel series has two unique dual-tone iterations. Rolex currently discontinued a yellow gold and steel model with a black bezel.
However, the GMT-Master II Ref. 126711CHNR debuted in 2018 as a reversion of the Root Beer watches of the 1960s and 1970s.
This current version flaunts the brand’s patented Everose pink gold, offering a more versatile and elegant look.
Rolex has discontinued the original yellow gold and steel GMT-Master in favour of the latest steel and Everose gold GMT-Master II Root Beer.
However, Rolex equipped the Reference 126711CHNR with the next generation Calibre 3285 movement. On the contrary, the older Calibre 3186 powered the discontinued GMT-Master II Yellow Rolesor. Nonetheless, the new movement has many upgraded features and offers a power reserve of 70 hours. Other features include a reworked Swiss Lever mechanism and Rolex’s Chronergy escapement.
Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial
The Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial was the first chronograph to feature Omega’s exclusive Calibre 9300 within its 44mm case. Today, the collection includes seventeen different versions and three two-tone watches. You will find a white dial reference with yellow gold centre links and two black dialled models with red gold details. However, every dual-tone watch in this series bears a unique character.
The watch features a versatile 41.5mm case, long lugs and no crown guards. However, you can see the Calibre 9300 via the domed sapphire case back. Omega designed this movement based on the Co-Axial escapement. Moreover, it features a silicon Si14 hairspring and offers a power reserve of 60-hour.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1AR-001
The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1AR-001 sports a steel and yellow gold silhouette. It shows a rounded octagonal bezel, big chronograph pushers and ‘ear’ hinges. However, the central links are made of the precious metal gold in the integrated bracelet. And it is among the most defining features of the Nautilus.
The dial flaunts luminous, rose gold-edged handset, hour markers, 12-hour mono-counter and 60-minute chronograph sub-dial. However, the contrasting colour on the watch works exceedingly well.
However, the watch houses Patek Philippe’s in-house Calibre CH 28-520 C. It delivers a power reserve of 55 hours and 28,800vph. The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1AR-001 is becoming more favourite among genuine Patek collectors and general bi-tone watch fans.
Which is your favourite two-tone luxury watch? Let’s know in the comments.
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