Watch lovers can usually be split into silver camp and gold camp, but the current bi-colour trend calls it a truce at last, says Caitlin McDonald. See our pick of the best bi-coloured watches, below.
Two years on, Chaumet’s Creative Director Claire Dévé-Rakoff continues to charm with the latest Liens model, a sleek testimony to pink gold with a smattering of diamonds, and the Liens motif running up the side of the case to link with the bracelet.
Available this month [November], the smallest version of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra has been crafted in steel and yellow or rose gold, and is water resistant to 500ft. Sweet little diamonds take the place of numerals.
Tricky decisions abound: the new additions to Dior’s VIII Montaigne collection can be 25mm or 32mm; an all-steel bracelet with a dusky pink gold bezel, or two-tone bracelet; and most importantly, diamonds or no diamonds. The 32mm two-tone is the height of boyfriend chic.
Hamilton’s Valiant Automatic would make a stylish second watch, with 34mm case in stainless steel and pink gold-tinted PVD and Roman numeral indexes.
A sophisticated take on the trend from Burberry: the Britain Trench Ceramic, designed by Christopher Bailey, in a combination of steel and putty-hued ceramic – inspired, of course, by their classic trench.
A true classic: the self-winding movement, fluted bezel and rosy pink dial set the Rolex Lady Date just ahead of the pack.
Any concerns about bi-metal being one for the boys will be assuaged by the very feminine automatic Lady Carrera – a shapely 28mm case is set with a glowy mother-of-pearl dial.
From £4,195 (without diamond set bezel), £5,775 (with diamond set bezel)
Tudor’s recent return to the market after 11 years was greeted with much excitement – with timepieces this sultry it’s easy to see why. Bi-colour goes black tie with this inky Glamour Double Date.