A point of consolation is the color of the new dial. The rich blue gives the latest Bronzo a very distinctive look that’s nothing like the military green of the original. The contrast between the case and dial is much more pronounced as well. We got our hands on a new model yesterday, and if you’re wondering why it looks like yellow gold, don’t worry because that’s totally normal for fresh bronze. The case won’t show any signs of patina until it’s been worn outside for a bit. This one’s come to the SIHH straight from the manufacture, so it’s totally pristine.
The new Bronzo has a 47mm Luminor case made using the highly corrosion resistant alloy of tin and copper. The case, bezel, crown bridge, lever, and crown are all made of this bronze and all have a brushed finish as well. However, one small update worthy of mention is that the new Bronzo is slightly slimmer and lighter – all of the new new Luminor Marina 1950 models are – due to the relatively new three-day automatic movement, the P.9010, which is 1.9mm thinner than the P.9000 caliber in the original.