Nowadays, quite a few luxury watchmakers are using ceramics for their watch cases – and this material is rapidly gaining popularity. Let’s see why.
The pro’s of ceramics
- Ceramics are hard, really hard.
Ceramic watches are normally more than three or four times harder than standard stainless steel. This makes ceramic cases very scratch resistant.
- Ceramics are light.
Ceramics are lighter than stainless steel and even titanium. Increasing the comfort of wearing a ceramic case watch.
- Ceramics will not cause allergic reactions.
Almost all ceramic watches don’t contain any sort of coating or metals. This means that even people with sensitive skin can still wear a ceramic case or band on their watch without having to worry about the allergic reaction that may follow.
While ceramic is extremely durable and can resist scratches and common damages, it is not resistant to shattering. Ceramics tend to crack under stress. If a ceramic watch falls onto a hard surface, there is a good chance that it may shatter.