When it comes to creating a luxury timepiece, there are different ranges of materials that are available. Depending on the material, the craftsmanship that needs to be put into the watchmaking varies. Nowadays, even custom watch bezels are high in demand because of the variety of material choices available to suit one’s taste better. This article will clearly explain how the best materials for your timepiece reflect your immaculate taste.
Gold has always been considered a safe material option when it comes to luxury watches. This material has always been a solid marker of quality, status, and wealth – especially in traditional countries- mostly in the Asian region.
In its purest form, gold is too malleable for watchmaking. So it’s often mixed with other materials like silver, copper, and palladium to give gold the required hardness and mechanical resistance for watchmaking.
The value of a gold luxury watch is measured using carats- that is, the percentage of gold to other base metal or materials added to it. Mostly preferred by conventional, orthodox, and traditionally oriented customers, people who opt for gold luxury watches tend to have a more eclectic taste.
In recent times, stainless steel has retained a stable position for the use of luxury watchmaking- mainly due to its balance of durability while still being lightweight. In addition, stainless steel luxury watches come in two types of finish- a brushed finish to give a rugged look and a polished finish to add extra shine.
The little addition of nickel to stainless steel also makes it hypoallergenic- meaning it minimizes the skin irritation or related uneasiness that can result when the watch and the sweat in your skin come into contact.
As this material upholds more user-friendliness and convenience and a sleek and minimal look, people with a chic and simple taste giving more preference to practical product aspects tend to prefer this material.
Ceramic is a complex material to master in the art of luxury-watch-making, yet extremely unique. Ceramic is lightweight, heat resistant, anti-allergic, durable, and versatile. The versatility also has made it a great material choice for custom-made luxury watches.
The sleek surface of this material gives luxury watches a relaxed and smooth feel on the wrist. Ceramic watches are also highly scratch-resistant, and so it retains the “Brand new” look for a long time.
Justifying to all these value-adding features that ceramic materials offer, they tend to be expensive because of their purity and the difficulty in sintering them and are preferred mostly by people who have a unique and distinctive taste when it comes to luxury watches.
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