Discover steel and titanium watches
These titanium and steel watches mark the times to beat
Watch brands play with the cold hues of precious metals in new sleek and sporty models
The cold tones of titanium and steel set the tone for many watch brands, which have adopted the strength and lightness of metals for pieces with clean, sporty shapes.
Hublot’s futuristic “Big Bang Integral” presents a smooth silhouette thanks to its perfectly integrated bracelet. This new piece is cast in grade 5 titanium, the strongest available and chosen for both its lightness and strength, while its practical anti-corrosion properties make it comfortable to wear against the skin.
‘Royal Oak Jumbo Extra Thin Ajourée’ watch, price on request, by Audemars Piguet
First released 50 years ago, Audemars Piguet’s “Royal Oak” rewrote the design codes of modern watchmaking. Today, the brand celebrates this anniversary with a multitude of reworked “Royal Oak” models, ushering in a new era of technical achievement with the “Jumbo Extra Thin Openworked”. Here, a new ultra-thin self-winding movement takes center stage, its rhodium hue matching the cool hue of the stainless steel case.
Chronomaster Sport Boutique Edition watch, £10,600, by Zenith
Zenith plays on historic watch design references in the “Chronomaster Sport Boutique Edition”, which marries the tricolor dial and steel bracelet of previous models with a new color scheme. The emphasis on light is encompassed in the bezel in a gradation of hues, and in the sunburst-patterned dial, where barely perceptible lines provide a radiant texture.
Bell & Ross
Usually inspired by military history, Bell & Ross adopts a more urban bent with its new “BR 05 Horolum” model, a redesign of the “BR 03-92 Horolum” of 2017. This new watch is inspired by urban landscapes in a micro-blasted steel reminiscent of the raw tones of concrete.
Aquaracer Professional 200 Date watch, £2,300, by TAG Heuer
Embodying sporty functionality, the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Date plays on an aquatic aesthetic, pairing an ocean blue dial with the clean steel of the case. The sleek dial adheres to the readability codes that characterized the original “Aquaracer” model that Jack Heuer introduced four decades ago.