The future is here. New watch materials have revolutionised the watchmaking world. You’ll no longer just find steel or gold finishes. Although you cannot beat the classics, you can find out more about the new materials used to make watches in this blog.
If you are planning to purchase a new watch or need to upgrade the old one, take a look at our guide on watches materials before you make your decision.
Carbon fibre or composites are high-tech materials used for modern watches. These watch metals are highly advanced and are commonly used to add a futuristic style to new watch lines. Each brand uses carbon fibre in its own way, as it is a versatile material that can be used to create many different looks for watches.
Watches with carbon are famous for their durability. They are also scratch resistant and lightweight. Although prices tend to be on the high end, it is well worth it considering its luxury and strength.
Some of our TIME-TO-FIND luxury carbon fibre watches include The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon Nanograph and The Longines Conquest V.H.P. Chronograph 42, both with sophisticated yet different carbon features.
Ceramic is probably the highest-demand watch material, and for good reason! It creates a sleek and futuristic look that is hard to find in any other material. Ceramic is extremely durable and you’ll also often find watches with ceramic features to be corrosion resistant, yet lightweight enough to add comfort and style to your life.
The production of ceramic watches is quite an extensive and long process which is why you’ll notice these watches are a steeper price. Unlike in the past, ceramic watches are now available in different colours.
Some of the popular watches made with strong ceramic material include the timeless Rado Ceramica and The Longines HydroConquest 41 Automatic Chronograph.
What are watches made of in the future? Titanium! The popular aerospace material takes the beauty of stainless steel and makes it even better. Titanium is light, durable, and anti-magnetic. A natural oxidation process is used in titanium watches so that smaller scratches are less visible than with other watch materials.
Titanium watches have a contemporary look and are often a grey colour. The latest titanium styles however have a sleek and shiny finish, rather than a grey and dull look. It is often more expensive than steel watches but this is due to its many advanced features.
We stock luxury watches with beautiful titanium finishes such as Tissot Gentleman Quartz and The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean.
Silicon watches are the next big trend. The material famous in our kitchen is now popular in watchmaking due to its flexible material and corrosion resistance. If you find a watch with silicon you receive a strong watch with shock resistance that is made to last.
Silicon material is great for sports watches for those who are active due to its high resistance, however many luxury brands are incorporating silicon into their watchmaking. Omega is one of these brands that has adopted its material into its springs and escapements.
Although we do love the classics, It is exciting to see the futuristic novel materials used in watchmaking. At TIME-TO-FIND, we supply a wide range of Swiss luxury watches made with classic and futuristic materials. Our luxury watches are sourced from the biggest brands in the world, ensuring you receive the premium quality you deserve.
Upgrade your style and step into the future by choosing one of our watches with the materials above online. If you have trouble with the process or want concierge services, our service team is available to help you out.
To find watch materials that suit your style, give our team a call today or browse our collection on our website today!