Black watches are extremely popular now. In recent times, we have seen lots of new watches using dark-colored materials like ceramic and carbon fibre. Brands like Audemars Piguet, Panerai and Hublot all have watches making use of these exotic materials. Also, we are seeing lots of watches using PVD and DLC coatings. Giles Ellis, founder of the Schofield Watch Company, shares his expert knowledge about the different materials and finishing that goes into making black watches.
6. Tag Heuer Monaco
One element that didn't make it from the Tread 1 Steampunk concept was a different color for the numerals on the belts. Devon was supposed to use a more tan color that matched with the bronze and brown colors. Perhaps it wasn't legible enough. The black belts with white text still do it for me. Though it would have been interesting to perhaps use brown colored belts to give the appearance that the belts are made of leather or something such as that. What Devon did do is change the color of the internal mechanics giving them a brass finish as opposed to a polished steel look. I think that was a nice touch, and is used throughout the movement mechanism.