Plastic Milanese bracelets made of steel and gold returned to watch fashion. Unlike ordinary metal bracelets, they do not consist of separate links, but of tiny loops closely interconnected with each other - this weaving is then minted or processed on a rolling mill. The result is a canvas with a chain mail effect - flexible and strong enough. Stylistically, Milanese weave is quite versatile: it looks good with classic, sporty and vintage models.
For the first time in watchmaking, such bracelets made of gold threads began to be used in the 17th century. The very same technique of weaving dates back to the XIII century, among the first it was mastered by goldsmiths from Milan. Hence the geographical name - tessuto milanese.
This season, Piaget was one of the first to use Milanese weaving. The women's Limelight Gala models have a flexible bracelet made of white and rose gold with an expressive diamond path around the case.
Chanel watch division continues the successful Boy.Friend line of watches. The flexible weaving of the steel bracelet has received an additional engraving with the effect of tweed - a cult material for the fashion house.
The watchmaker IWC has provided a Milanese bracelet with the iconic Portofino, released in a medium size, with a 37 mm case. The bracelet is made of rose gold.
The Milanese bracelet also looks good in a serious men's chronograph. This detail gives the steel watch a new look - casual, sporty and elegant at the same time.
The 1858 collection is a tribute to the Minerva manufactory, which today creates the most technically sophisticated movements for Montblanc. Therefore, the novelties, including the Montblanc 1858 Automatic Small Second, have retained the features of the vintage models of the 1930s. The Milanese bracelet was very handy.
Each model from the Eliros line comes in a version with a Milanese bracelet - from the men's chronograph to the neat ladies' round watches.
Milanese bracelets for Dior watches were made in several versions at once - from steel, yellow and pink gold. The obverse of the classic weave has a barely noticeable engraving. The flexible bracelet is compared to delicate satin, which is why the watch is called La Mini D de Dior Satine.>