Give Me Five! Bronze Watches At Baselworld 2016 From Hautlence, Urwerk, Bell & Ross, Tudor, And Oris

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Bronze, a copper-and-tin alloy some have described as “living” due to its beautiful way of patinating, seems to be making something of a comeback, which is certainly thanks to the beauty of the material.

As far back as 2007, Gérald Genta introduced his Gefica Safari model at Baselworld. The iconic late head of the eponymous brand that is now an invisible part of Bulgari had presented his first Gefica model in 1988, which was inspired by an African safari. Initially intended as a watch to be worn while hunting – hence the name Safari – Genta used bronze since he found that that metal reflected less, so was less likely to alert animals than other metals available at the time.

 

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