Bronze All-Star

The Bronze Age may have ended about 3,000 years ago, but it is still going strong in the form of this unique dive watch from Omega.
Words by Bill Lindsey | September 26, 2021 | Lifestyle

An alloy of copper and tin, bronze is harder than iron. When exposed to moisture, it begins to oxidize, developing a patina, No two pieces of bronze jewelry are exactly the same; each will develop its own unique pattern. The downside to bronze — and copper — jewelry is the telltale green stain on the skin of the wearer. To eliminate the stain while allowing the patina effect, Omega developed their own bronze formula by combining 37.5% gold with palladium, silver and gallium with a copper and tin base. As a result, the entire 41mm gold case of the Omega Seamaster Bronze 300 Co-Axial Master Chronometer will develop a very light rose tint as it is worn. While the materials used for the housing are unique to dive watches, the mechanism and function is traditional. A unidirectional bezel tracks elapsed time, large, easy-to-read hour, minute and second hands keep track of time, a clear sapphire caseback provides a view of the automatic mechanism in action, while a handsewn leather strap with buckle holds it securely in place;