How Black Watches Get Their Black Color (PVD, DLC, Ceramic)

Black watches get their color from a variety of processes, including DLC, PVD and ceramic or alloys made in black.

Happy Halloween. Typically this is a day we take a look at skull watches, skeleton watches, or serpent watches. However, we opted for a different tact this year — a close up look at how black watches get their black color. As an educational piece, this topic is timeless and is one we answer questions…

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Why Audemars Piguet Spent 600 Hours in R&D for the new Case of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ceramic watch was 600 hours in R&D.

One of the most beloved watches of this year may well be the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic watch. What makes the watch so hot is the fact that the case and bracelet is created in matte black brushed ceramic. Simply stunning. Also stunning – the amount of time the brand invested in…

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Panerai Takes Ceramic to all New Heights with the Luminor 1950 3 Day Chrono Flyback Ceramica (SIHH 2015)

By Gordon Henderson At SIHH last week, Panerai unveiled the Luminor 1950 3 Day Chrono Flyback Ceramica – a real beauty — and here is what you need to know about it: Bead blasted matte dial, black ceramic case, flyback chronograph, stunning blued steel chronograph hand, in-house movement and killer faux patina in a mass…

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Independent Watchmaker Richard Mille Crafts a Movement Just for Women in the RM07-01

There is an entire sub-section of the watch industry that is frequently overlooked by the general public: the independent watch makers. For those in the know about watches – this sect offers some of  the most exciting and ambitious  timepieces thanks to their ability to think outside the box, to  ditch red-tape that slows them…

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Just How Adventurous are You? Would You go to the Moon? If Not, You May Want to Wear It. The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon is Finally Here

As promised yesterday, we said we would bring you all the news about hot watches finally making their way to the market before we move on to the 2014 unveilings that won’t hit the market for another 3-6 months. This is one you won’t want to miss – Omega’s Dark Side of the Moon. First…

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