The Endorsement: A Bronze Watch

Once a popular material for tools, weaponry, and ocean vessels, bronze these days has acquired a new specialty: upping the uniqueness factor of luxury timepieces. Not only does the material look unlike anything else, but since its surface oxidizes over time, bronze promises to develop an even more distinctive patina the longer you own it.

Our pick to get on board with this latest metallic moment: IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage, featuring a handsome bronze case and contrasting black dial.