Inspired by the colors of Coca-Cola, the Coke bezel watches come with a black and red dual tone bezel. This offers a uniquely sophisticated and stylish design. Coke bezel watches launched as a spin-off to Rolex’s Pepsi bezel watches, in the year 1985. The initially launched blue and red Pepsi bezel watches paid tribute to Pan American Airways and its employees. The collaboration between both these brands stood as Rolex’s testament to its accuracy and precision on long-haul flights.
Subsequently, the Coke bezel launched with popular demand for the black and red variation. The idea of a dual-tone on the bezel showcases day and night time zones easily in one simple look on the 24-hour format. As a result, the Coke bezel made its debut with Rolex’s GMT Master – II edition.
Moreover, the Rolex GMT Master II collection embodies the spirit of a global totter. With its robust and unparalleled functionality for the traveling soul, the Rolex GMT Master II gained immense popularity. The immediate success of the dual-tone bezel makes this collection one of the most sought after watches all over the world.
While, yes, owning a GMT Master collection can set you back by at least eight thousand USD. For this purpose, read below for a list of affordable to luxury watches, that adapt the same dual-tone black and red bezel.
Coke Bezel Watches
Q Timex Reissue
Timex, an affordable option for coke watches finds its way on this list with its Q Timeless Leisure collection. More particularly, the TW2U61300ZV model offers a strikingly classic design with a date window at 3 o’clock.
This collection by the American brand originally launched in the 1970s. Subsequently, with every passing year, Timex drew inspiration from luxury brands to improve their collection to what we know today. This timepiece, powered with a quartz movement, bears water resistance up to 160 ft. Most Importantly, with this collection, Timex introduced the functional battery hatch at the back of the watches for ease in replacement of the battery by anyone. With an acrylic crystal dome and a stainless steel battery, this timepiece can be an option for a super affordable coke watch for everyday wear.
Bulova Surfboard – 98A252
Bulova, an American brand, launched in 1875, displays over a century worth of knowledge and expertise. Although currently owned by the Japanese conglomerate, Citizen Watch Company, Bulova keeps alive its promise to transform the way time is perceived.
To this extent, the Surfboard series adapts the dual-tone bezel with the brand’s own styling and modifications. More particularly, the 98A252 showcases a unique look, at a fraction of Rolex’s price. The name Surfboard derives from the oval-shaped design on the face of the dial displaying two sub-dials for secondary time and seconds. The outer bezel displays black and red coloring to denote day and night. The watch also comes equipped with a double chronograph complication and an orange seconds hand to record the reading. In addition, this timepiece comes equipped with a Miyota 6S21-00A quartz movement. The timepiece comes paired with a silicone strap, offering a complementary tone to the colors on the dial.
Invicta Men’s 1770 Pro Diver
A Swiss watch group, Invicta offers reliable and affordable watches. The Pro Drives 1770 takes inspiration from the Rolex GMT-II with its dual-tone black and red bezel. Engineered with a 43 mm case, the face of the watch comes in black, displaying three sub-dials for recording chronograph readings with 60 seconds, 60 minutes, and 1/10 of a second.
The bold hour hands and numerals exhibit a sport and sturdy look. Powered with quartz caliber VD55B, the timepiece is water-resistant up to 650 ft. Moreover, the luminous hands make reading in the dark perfectly visible. As a result, this timepiece works perfectly for water sports. With the dual-tone bezel, this timepiece is proudly elegant and classic.
Fanmis Black & Red Regina
If you are looking for a super affordable daily wear timepiece with a dual-tone, bezel, the Fanmis Regina edition is worth considering. With a classic design, the watch showcases a simple white dial with a grey stainless steel bracelet. The 40 mm case watch comes with a date window at 3 o’clock and chronometer certification.
Additionally, this timepiece comes equipped with a Japanese quartz movement and water resistance up to 1000 ft. The unidirectional black and red bezel helps distinguish between day and night. With its fluted bezel, this timepiece enjoys a versatile look, perfect for a formal event or regular daily use.
This American luxury watch brand, famous for its Swiss-like build and quality, takes place on our list with the Heritor Automatic timepiece. Unlike high-end luxury watch brands, Heritor offers affordable luxury watches. Powered with Japanese automatic movement, the timepiece showcases a black dial with a dual-tone black and red dial. This is accompanied by a stainless steel bracelet. Additionally, the timepiece comes with a date window at 3 o’clock and water resistance up to 600 feet.
Above all, the brand offers different shade dials and bezels, in addition to the coke bezel. With substantially larger numbering and bold hour hands, the timepiece enjoys an energetic and outdoorsy look.
Seiko 5 Sports SRPC57
A Japanese brand, established in 1881, Seiko has a wide range of collections for all occasions and different styles. The 5 Sports SRPC57, more particularly, offers a dual-tone coke dial, along with a black colored dial. The face of the watch also showcases a day and a date window at 3 o’clock.
Notably, the timepiece comes with 24 jewels self-winding automatic 4R36 calibre and 41-hour power reserve. Moreover, with a 45 mm case diameter, the timepiece is water-resistant up to 330 ft. Given Seiko’s collaboration for the Olympic Games, this timepiece is a testament to its quality and technological excellence. All this and more, at a super affordable price, makes it a worthy contender for coke bezel watches on this list.
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec
Swiss luxury watch, brand Carl F. Bucherer, launched in 1888 displays rich history in watchmaking and excellence. To this extent, Carl F. Bucherer remains one of the few family-owned brands to date. Inspired by the beauty and fierce nature of the people of Lucerne, the watches resonate with the true spirit of Switzerland.
For this article, we look at the Patravi ScubaTec edition with the black and red dual-tone. Powered with CFB 1950.1 caliber, the timepiece comes with a 26.2 mm case diameter and 38 hours of power reserve. The face of the watch shows the date, hours, minutes, and seconds. Available in stainless steel and rubber strap, the timepieces are resistant up to 1600 ft. If you are looking for a luxury alternative with a coke bezel, Carl F. Bucherer guarantees superior quality and Swiss build.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
A luxury alternative to the dual-tone coke bezel, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean possesses bold and sporty features. A minor deviation from the typical black and red, the Seamaster uses orange, offering homage to the ocean.
Designed with 18K Sedna™ gold, the Seamaster Planet Ocean edition comes in 39.5 mm, 43.5 mm, and 45.5 mm case diameters. The face of the watch displays a date window at 3 o’clock. Above all, the chronometer certification is a testament to its precision and state-of-the-art components. Resistant up to 2000 ft underwater, the Super-LumiNova emits a blue light making it easy to read time in black waters. This collection also offers different colored dual tones in black and white, and a single tone bezel with full black and blue if you are looking for a luxury alternative with striking features.
Additionally, this edition comes in rubber or stainless steel strap and powered with OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8900. Consequently, the brand offers a five-year warranty on all their watches.
Alpha GMT II
The Alpha GMT II is heavily drawn up the Rolex GMT II in terms of the design, styling, and build. Yet, the timepiece is available at a fraction of the original coke bezel watch. This 44 mm watch with a fluted rotatable black ad red dual-tone bezel comes with a year warranty.
Moreover, this Hong Kong-based brand, popularly known for making homage watches lives up to its name with this timepiece. With a black dial and a date window at 3 o’clock, the face of the watch visually highlights the Coke bezel. The Alpha GMT II comes with a water resistance of 160 ft and is ideal for casual wear without falling heavy on your pocket.
Steinhart Ocean One Black Red
If you are looking for a coke bezel with a blue dial, Steinhart provides the Ocean One Black Red. A magnificent timepiece purpose-built to meet the demands, at a reasonable price. The sporty build comes equipped with ETA 2893-2 movement in a 42 mm case. Consequently, with water-resistant up to 1000 ft., the dial comes coated with Super Luminova BGW 9 to read underwater.
Furthermore, the superior build and brand reputation is a testament to the quality of the watch its cost-performance ratio.
Lucien Piccard Black Transparent Dial Men’s Watch 1300A6
Looking for an unconventionally unique design with a coke bezel? Lucien Piccard launched the 1300A6 model with a dual-tone black and red bezel, however, with an open-faced dial. Delicately showcasing its movement, this Lucien Picard comes equipped with Calibre 2650SZ automatic movement, containing 20 Jewel, in a 44 mm case.
Additionally, the brand offers this edition in stainless steel and a leather strap, both with a water resistance of up to 164 ft. The transparent dial is an effort to retain traditional watchmaking values with a contemporary twist. This timepiece also comes with a thirty-day return with a refund policy in the event you are unsatisfied with the watch.
Deep Blue Daynight T-100 Tritium
Finally, on our list, comes the Deep Blue Daynight 1-100 Tritium. This American brand, set up shop in 2007, took to the market to produce affordable diver watches. Much like the Rolex coke bezel counterpart, this watch by Deep Blue resonates with the GMT-II styling and essence. However, with the build for dividing and deep-sea use. For this purpose, the timepiece comes with a water resistance of 1600 ft.
Furthermore, the watch comes powered with SEIKO NH 35 automatic movement and the luminous coating on the dial allows for reading time and date in complete darkness. Given its features, this 41 mm stainless steel watch works well as a divers watch or if you’re looking to spend a day on the beach.