STEEL GOING STRONG
If the excitement surrounding Rolex’s new stainless steel Daytona is anything to go by, it’s finally time for the modest metal to shine. Which makes sense, given the industry’s foreboding mood – brands are turning to the evergreen material to push timepieces that were previously out of reach for most. The steel Daytona, for example, is finally paired with a black Cerachrom bezel, a detail that’s so far only available to precious metal variants. Several complicated timepieces are also presented in steel including Blancpain’s Villeret Annual Calendar GMT and Chopard’s L.U.C Perpetual Twin.