This bracelet chain is a variation on a mariner link. Like a lot of things this style link has roots in industry. Very large and heavy chains used in industry were drop forged. So, the links needed to be one solid piece that could be forged closed over one another. The result is a simplified, utilitarian lines. However, those kinds of lines are also what can give something a classic feel. In this case, that is exactly what the gold finish LINK is.