Two Tone Watches
Combine sleek functionality and timeless style with a two tone watch from Michael Hill's range.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a two tone watch?
A two-tone watch is a timepiece made from a combination of metals or materials in different tones. For example, stainless steel and yellow gold tones.
First hitting the market in the early 20th Century, two-tone watches rose to popularity during the 1930s and 1940s, inspired in part by the Art Deco movement. Many luxury brands began creating their own two-tone watches during the 1950s and 1960s, and by the 1970s and 80s, watchmakers began experimenting with new metal combinations and adding more intricate dials and complex designs into the mix.
Two-tone watches have reemerged as a must-have accessory, especially among those seeking a timepiece with a unique yet understated appeal.
Offering the best of both worlds—classic style with a contemporary edge—the two tone watch is versatile. In fact, most modern two-tone watches are equipped for modern terrain, including features such as water resistance, chronograph and solar capabilities.
Other materials commonly used to craft two-tone watches include leather, ceramic and stainless steel, all of which are lightweight and durable enough to be worn every day.
Available in a range of designs, these two tone watches are the perfect timepiece for any occasion. A two tone ladies watch can feel sleek and sophisticated, especially with diamond accents, while a two tone watch for men can command confidence, just like a black watch or a gold tone watch.
Truly refined, a two tone watch for women's and men's jewellery collection always makes a strong and stylish impact.
How to wear two-tone watches
Like a silver tone watch, a two-tone watch’s greatest strength is its ability to adapt to both casual and formal settings, effortlessly blending in with all kinds of styles.
Its combination of colours can strike the perfect balance between timeless and modern, giving you the freedom to mix and match your jewellery, no matter the occasion. Wear a women's two tone watch with a couple of bracelets or pair a men’s two-tone watch with a ring or a solid band.
However, it’s important to consider just how your watch will complement such accessories. That’s why it’s best to focus on the less dominant colour—if your watch is black with gold accents, highlight it with yellow gold jewellery or a silver and rose gold watch with rose gold jewellery. This creates a stylish sense of harmony between accessories while still maintaining a beautiful contrast.
By balancing your metals effectively, you can turn a two-tone watch into an unforgettable statement piece.
Are two tone watches stylish?
Thanks to their timeless design, two-tone watches are beautiful and indeed stylish.
These pieces have an interesting way of feeling both retro cool and on trend, its vintage charm able to be traced all the way back to the luxury of the Art Deco period. This is what gives these types of watches such an enduring appeal, feeling classy and understated while still looking bold and unique. The play between metals can also make them appear sleeker and add more depth and character to a timepiece.
The two toned watch is loved by many for its ability to adapt to any style or outfit, regardless of the occasion. It can open up a new world of possibilities, with an unlimited range of style combinations to suit your taste—silver with rose gold accents, a blue dial with leather straps, black on gold—all elegant, all timeless.
Whether you’re looking for a two tone women’s watch that exudes strength and sophistication, or a two-tone men’s watch offering a bold and dynamic feel, find yours at Michael Hill.