Ceramic

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Chanel Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera Edition Intense Black

At Watches & Wonders 2024 Chanel presented the Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera Edition Intense Black. The models in the collection mostly have precious metal cases and make an elegant appearance. This Superleggera version instead has a robust and lightweight ceramic…

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Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Depeche Mode: The Passage of Time

The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Depeche Mode is the latest result of the collaboration with the English rock band Depeche Mode. The partnership began 14 years ago to raise awareness for charitable projects. Since then, more than 2.3 million…

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Master of Materials: Uncovering Rado’s Deep Connection to Ceramics

‘Born to dare’, ‘Don’t crack under pressure’, ‘Live for greatness’ – every brand has a mantra by which it defines itself. Swiss watch manufacture Rado, aka the self-proclaimed ‘Master of Materials’, stands by the words: ‘If we can imagine it, we can make it. And if we can make it, we…

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie: Acoustic Indulgence in a Ceramic Case

For the first time, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie offers a minute repeater in a full ceramic case. The two new 42 mm variants of the Royal Oak with Minute Repeater and Supersonnerie integrate the latest research…

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Richard Mille 07-01 Coloured Ceramics: Combining 80s Design and Modern Technology

As the leaves turn brown and fall from the trees, many are bidding summer goodbye – but Richard Mille’s new 07-01 Coloured Ceramics models are not amongst them. Under the vibrant parasol of its ‘Endless Summer’ campaign, the brand is…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked in Black Ceramic Ref.: 26585CE

Point of View: Why the Royal Oak Ref. 26585 CE is One of the Most Important Watches in the History of Audemars Piguet

If I had asked my history teacher at school what history actually was, he would have probably told me that it was all about the past. Unfortunately, I never asked him as I would have been staring out of the…

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True Transparency: Rado Launches the DiaStar Original Skeleton

The DiaStar is rather a historic model for watch manufacture Rado, with the timepiece appearing only five years after the brand’s founding back in 1957. The first 1962 DiaStar quickly gained a following for its distinctive shape and extremely resistant…

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Rado Reveals The New Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

The Captain Cook is perhaps one of the most popular models in Rado’s portfolio. First launched in 1962, the Captain Cook represented the era of great expeditions, explorers and adventures, and at the same time served the emerging trend of…

In The Metal: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Black Ceramic 34 mm

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Black Ceramic 34 mm: it’s a watch that trends on social media, enjoys demand and discussion, and consequently gets its own article on pretty much every watch publication. We are also keen to get…

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TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic featuring stealthy all-black looks and METAS certificate

TUDOR is presenting a new model from the Black Bay family, which comes in a completely black case. It is also made of scratch-resistant ceramic, something that no Black Bay has ever offered before. Inside is an in-house movement that…

A Bold Step Into The Future: Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph Gold & Ceramic

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet is one of those models whose true character only comes to light at second or third glance. This also explains why, upon its launch in 2019, the collection didn’t exactly get off to a smooth…

IWC Novelties 2021: More Pilot’s Watches Landing Soon

Over at Schaffhausen, one tends to focus on just one collection each year. Last year it was the Portugieser line, which underwent both a revision and extension. This year, however, another IWC favourite is in the limelight; pilot’s watches. These…