The first known timepiece to be made out of bronze was Gerald Genta’s Gefica. Watch brands like Anonimo soon followed his lead and recently, we see quite a few watchmakers like IWC, Tudor and Panerai creating unique and eye-catching bronze timepieces.
One of the main reasons for the lack of bronze watches in the past was the fact that bronze watches are known to be softer and weaker than steel watches and they are prone to tarnishing. Ironically, it is this very quality of easy tarnishing that gained bronze watches their popularity. This is because its effects are unique, and the ageing gives the watch some style and maturity that many other materials cannot emulate.