Why all the dissing on two-tones? Â I have an Omega Constellation with 18k yellow gold and SS alternating links with gold on the face, and I can tell you it is beautiful. You wouldn't believe the compliments I get with it.
Just to clarify -- my primary objection is to watches with two-tone bracelets like this Rolex Daytona
; watches with two-tone bezel and lugs, like this Girard-Perragaux
, while not something I would wear, are much less cringe-inducing. Â (Of course, I would love to OWN that Daytona, as it's one of the few watches you can buy and later sell for a profit.) In my opinion, two-tone watches are the implementation of an idea -- that you can own one watch that is perfect for all situations -- that doesn't quite work. Â The primary purpose of a two-tone watch, it seems to me, is to enable its wearer to match the watch to whatever color metal he is also wearing. Â This level of fastidiousness demonstrates more of a slavish devotion to "the rules" than a sense of good style. Â Secondly, because steel is generally associated with sporty watches and gold with dressy watches, when you combine them you generally end up with a 'tweener -- a watch that is too sporty to be a dress watch, but too dressy to be a sports watch. Â Finally, except for the iconic Cartier trinity ring, white metal does not look good with yellow metal. Â It's like combining a navy blazer with black slacks. Just my $.02 of course. Â I hope you're not offended.