There are plenty of Autavia Isographs to choose from this year but, if you’re still reading this, then the two bronze models – one with a brown dial and bezel, the other with a green dial and black bezel – will be the references to note.
Named after the British fighter jet, the new Spitfire is a classic three-hand and date watch with hacking seconds. It features a soft-iron inner cage to protect the in-house 32110 calibre. It measures 39mm by 10.6mm, just 0.2mm slimmer than its steel counterpart.
The sporty Clifton Club Automatic is refreshed this year with a bronze case and four dial variations: black, blue, brown and green. It’s run by a 4Hz movement hidden beneath a screw-down steel caseback decorated with the collection’s coat of arms.
With a 45mm case, eye-catching green dial, enormous crown and the option of a camouflage motif or “khaki matrix” strap, this is a vintage- styled watch that wants to be seen. If it’s not going adventuring, the movement provides 50 hours of power reserve. Available as a time-only watch or chronograph.
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo
Since its name already gives away its design codes and functions, the only other things you should know about this piece is that it’s the first non-limited Bronzo and uses a lot of bronze – 161g of it to be precise.
Tudor caught on to the trend early when it released the first Black Bay Bronze three years ago, and growing demand for it has led to a beautiful new edition featuring a slate- grey dial, bezel and strap. This diver is water- resistant to 200m.
Like Zenith, Montblanc believes that nothing recalls the spirit of adventure quite like a bronze and green theme does. Which is why it’s expanded its 1858 line with three models in bronze: the Geosphere Limited Edition, Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition and Automatic Limited Edition.