In the world of jewelry and accessories Tungsten Carbide is a new and popular choice for wedding rings, bracelets, necklaces and wristwatches. When it comes to selecting wedding bands many newlyweds are selecting tungsten carbide rings instead of those of gold, platinum and titanium.

Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound powder that is shaped and formed through a heat process into fine jewelry. It is also used in a variety of other items from drill bits and tools to mill rods and road planning picks. Tungsten carbide is denser and extremely harder than steel, gold and titanium and it has a high resistance to scratching. In fact tungsten carbide is ten times stronger than 18K gold.

In comparison to titanium, tungsten carbide offers a richer, weightier feel. It is also considerably more scratch resistant than titanium. Both metals can be highly polished to a mirror bright glow and share a gunmetal gray tone in their natural state. However, white tungsten has a lighter appearance, similar to both white gold and platinum.SL-18010-03

Unless your skin is sensitive to cobalt, which is used in its production, Tungsten Carbide is certainly the metal to consider for your next watch or jewelry purchase. The lustrous, highly durable metal is also featured in a number of popular wristwatches, including the Swiss Legend Tungsten collection, available at popular online retailer

The Swiss Legend Tungsten men’s chronograph features dynamic good looks matched to outstanding quality. The generously sized titanium carbide case is highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The high-performance black silicone strap adds to the rugged appeal. Polished tungsten carbide unidirectional rotating bezel has legible screened markers.

The attractive blue dial has a tachymeter outer dial, three subdials, luminous baton hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A locking screw-down crown and caseback provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.  Chronograph is 45mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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