A steel watch is grounded in practical confidence. It has no exotic pretenses; it feels hardier and simpler than watches made of other, precious, metals, each ding and scratch a testament to its wearer’s travels and adventures, rather than imperfections to be fretted over.
Finding a steel watch with a matching steel bracelet is fairly common. But getting them to sing together, just right, has proven elusive to even prominent watch manufacturers. When the steel pairing is done well, the watch looks timeless through decades ofdiverse fashion trends. In some cases, the design of a good bracelet becomes as iconic and copied as the watch itself. These eight watches show the range and beauty of going steel-on-steel.