Ceramic watches have been a fashion mainstay since Chanel introduced the J12 Ceramic Watch Collection for women and men in 2000. Popular for their lustrous, high-gloss appeal as well as hypoallergenic characteristics and virtually scratch-resistant quality, ceramic watches are absolute essentials to consider for your watch collection.
Although Chanel started the Ceramic watch fashion trend, the brand is not the first watchmaker to feature high-tech ceramic in its watch cases and bracelets. Rado watches in fact have been featuring high-tech ceramic in their Swiss-made timepieces since 1986 with the introduction of its Integral Watch Series.
Founded in 1917 in Lengnau, Switzerland, the brand originally produced watch movements for other watchmakers. In the late 1950’s, Rado started to produce and sell watches under its own name. The Rado DiaStar watch introduced in 1960, featuring a blend of sapphire crystal and hard metal on the case and bracelet, holds the distinction of being the first scratch-proof watch in the world.
After the introduction of the Integral ceramic watch, Rado continued its use of ceramic materials with updated technology in the 1993 debut of the Sintra Watch Series, which featured cemet, a ceramic and titanium material. The Rado Ceramica Watch Series followed in 1998, featuring metallic colored ceramic surfaces, created without the use of any metals.
The Rado Sintra Diamond watch for men shines with modern sophistication and is the ideal ceramic watch selection. The minimalist, streamlined contemporary lines are sleek and appealing. The ultra-thin, rectangular-shaped case and matching horizontal link bracelet are crafted to perfection in lustrous silver-colored high-tech ceramic. A push-button deployment clasp on the bracelet provides both convenience and security.
The stationary bezel frames the sleek black dial with silver-colored sword hands and four sparkling inlaid diamond hour markers. A window above the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic calendar. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Rado Sintra men’s watch is 29mm wide and 7mm thick.
The Rado Diamond DiaStar Women’s Chronograph is a white-hot choice in lustrous white ceramic. The generous oversized case in lustrous white high-tech ceramic is presented on the horizontal link bracelet in lustrous white high-tech ceramic. The integrated white ceramic bezel surrounds the bright white dial with three sub-dials, shimmering inlaid diamond accents, silver colored hands and inlaid diamond hour markers.
Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Rado DiaStar women’s watch is 43mm in diameter and 13mm thick.
The Gucci G-Chrono Chronograph is masculine and appealing ceramic watch choice for men. This dynamic men’s watch features the perfectly round 38mm diameter, 12mm thick case in black high-tech ceramic, presented on the multi-link black ceramic bracelet.
The lustrous G-shaped black ceramic bezel encircles the attractive black dial with two sub-dials, luminous baton hands and luminous Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include small-second and 30-minute registers.
Additional features include a polished stainless steel crown and scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy.
The Swiss Legend Bella Diamond women’s watch is an alluring and sophisticated ceramic watch choice. The elongated, rectangular shaped case with distinctive hour-glass contours and matching triple-link bracelet are crafted to perfection in lustrous black high-tech ceramic.
Seventy shimmering round-cut diamonds with .58 approximate total carat weight cast a magical glow on the rectangular shaped bezel in polished stainless steel. The dramatic black Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with luminous hands and highly-stylized Art Deco inspired Arabic numeral hour markers.
Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 50 meters and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Swiss Legend Bella women’s watch is 29mm wide and 10mm thick.