The Art of The Patina

The Art of The Patina

Now that Vortic Watch Company offers solid bronze cases, we wanted to share some info about your new/future bronze Vortic watch.

Bronze cases not only provide beauty off the line, but they also build a unique character with age. Bronze naturally patinas over time, causing your case to darken in color and become even more one-of-a-kind!

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Patina occurs through the process of oxidation. Oxygen in the air and the oils from your skin react with the bronze to produce a warm, dark brown. This process occurs naturally on copper and copper alloys like bronze and brass. However, your case will interact with your individual lifestyle and environment to mature into a piece that you can't find anywhere else.

In the image above, you can see the case as it will arrive on the left and after a fairly short period of being worn on the right. The case is completely shiny when it comes off of our CNC mills, but we put our 12s bronze cases through a pre-patina process here at the Vortic shop so we can ensure a beautiful patina once the watch is on your wrist. 

We even have bronze railroad cases! As we prepare for the launch of our Railroad Watch Builder, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what the future patina your railroad Edition Vortic watch will look like (see below).

 We elected to leave our railroad machined bronze cases in their raw, shiny state, without any patina, as we believe these cases patina better naturally over time on your wrist. If you're interested in a bronze Railroad case, be sure to check out our Railroad builder when it launches this June!

We will continue updating our blog, hopefully answering even more of your questions. But, if you have anything you're curious about, please let us know what our next blog should cover!

If you have any questions, you are always welcome to reach out on our website!

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