Todd Snyder continues mining gold from Timex's vast design archives with the Gold Welton Bi-Metal. For this version (see the previous Bi-Metal reissue here), the designer has paired classic Midcentury elegance with an updated sense of fun.
In a release, the design house says "Todd wanted to reimagine the Bi-Metal Welton as a holiday classic; the perfect complement to a refined, festive look." Nailed it.
With this version of the Welton, Snyder has wisely preserved that 50s groove and added a stainless steel gold-tone case, accented with a silver dial and striking black crocodile leather strap.
Contemporary features are what separate this timepiece from its mechanical ancestor. It runs off quartz movement and is water-resistant to 30 meters.
Additional specs include the subtle and elegant 34mm case, 18 mm lug width, quick-release spring bars in case you want to easily change straps, and an inner minute track true to the artwork that sets apart the 1950s-style dial.
The Gold Welton Bi-Metal launches December 10 (today), and it retails exclusively at the Todd Snyder Madison Square Park store and on ToddSnyder.com for $158.