By its very nature, fads come and go and the watch industry is has seen its fair share of them. However, the two-tone dealtime watch is one that has transcended trend-status to become a bona fide classic style. From old-world heritage brands to cutting-edge niche brands, just about every watchmaker has dipped their toes into the two-tone look—and sometimes in surprising ways.
Santos De Cartier Skeleton
In 1978, Replica Cartier presented its very first two-tone watch with the introduction of the modern Santos, complete with a yellow gold square bezel on top of a steel case and gold screws running down a steel bracelet.
One look at the dial it is apparent that this is not a traditional skeleton movement and dial configuration. Fake Cartier cleverly designed the manual-wound Caliber 9611 MC so that the skeletonized baseplate serves as the oversized Roman numerals. The steel and yellow gold case measures 28 mm x 28 mm and the “QuickSwitch” system means you can swap out the bi-colored metal bracelet for a leather strap as you please.