Ceramic watches are light and sit on your wrist snugly without giving you the feeling that you’re wearing one. Hiren Kumar Bose selects five ceramic watches to choose from
Ref No: R32038152
A pioneer in high-tech ceramic in watchmaking, the 38mm Rado HyperChrome is the ultimate, every day all-occasion timepiece. It’s world’s first scratch-resistant watch, the monobloc injected ceramic case and the introduction of touch technology in a ceramic watch. The brand was also the first to use plasma high-tech ceramic in the world. Its features include Chronograph and Date and come with a two-year warranty.
JAEGER-LECOULTRE Master Compressor
Ref No: Q205C570
The 46mm watch comes with features like Chronograph, Date and Power Reserve Indicator. It is offered with two –year warranty. Powered by Jaeger LeCoultre’s Calibre JLC 757, it has self-winding mechanical movement with a 65-hour power reserve. The date display is between 4 and 5 o’clock positions.
IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Ceramic
Ref No: IW322503
Inspired by AMG’s ceramic disk brakes, the 46mm watch is made in zirconium oxide and set in black. Some surfaces of the model are silky matte, some in the piano lacquer-like finish while some have a high gloss finish. It has a black dial with a fixed bezel also made in black ceramic. Flaunting a skeleton case back, it has a screw-down crown with an analogue black dial covered with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. The strap is made in black rubber with stamped calfskin inlay. The dial has stick style hands and markers that are luminescent thus lending greater visibility and a rich sheen to the watch.
PANERAI Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica
Ref No: PAM00441
The 45mm is a well rounded substantial watch model that features the brand’s famous P.9001 in-house movement. It displays functions such as a power reserve display, a return-to-zero mechanism for the seconds hand triggered when the crown is pulled into the hand-setting position and a second-time-zone. A polished bezel with a pillow shaped case is very distinctive of this model. The readability of the Luminor 1950 collection is highly acclaimed due to the sandwich dial construction with hour-markers that glow with a characteristic Panerai luminescence.
TAG Heuer Formula 1
Ref No: WAH1219.BA0859
Though one is struck by the number of diamonds decorating the 37mm watch it doesn’t look gaudy. Diamonds and steel are used in contrast with a black analogue dial decorated with a cluster of diamonds and diamond hour markers. Even the black ceramic bezel is encrusted with diamonds. The strategic use of black ceramic centre links on the silver stainless steel band has given it a touch of elegance. A push button clasp deployment prevents accidental slippage. In the dark, you’ll be able to appreciate the luminescent coating on the hands and markers. The date window is located at 3 o’clock position. A screw down crown enables waterproofing. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal sourced from highly durable sapphire, forged by the fusion and crystallization of alumina. The bezel features 84 set diamonds. 12 deep black ceramic inserts provide a stark contrast to brilliant white Wesselton diamonds, making this watch an enduring stylish. Its date display is positioned at the 3 o’clock mark.