Sapphire | Watchmaking’s Most Unique and Cutting-Edge Case Materials

Sapphire | Watchmaking’s Most Unique and Cutting-Edge Case Materials

At the pinnacle of high watchmaking rests the mastery of sapphire case manufacturing. Incredibly strong and obnoxiously difficult to cut and machine, sapphire is a material only used by a select group of luxury watch manufacturers. Greubel Forsey, Richard Mille, and MB&F all offer exclusive and complex examples of the craft, while Hublot leads the charge as the manufacturer with the most watches on the market cased in the transparent material (including a few colored examples launched in 2017).

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