The ceramic has been the hot material in watchmaking industry. Many famous watch brands have produced the ceramic bezels and ceramic cases, gaining lots of loyal fans with the robustness, durability and beautiful appearance. The most typical example must be Rolex Submariner copy with green ceramic bezel.
Today I will introduce the reason why the ceramic could be adopted in watchmaking industry, as well the advantages and disadvantages of the material. Ceramics are inorganic non-metallic materials composed of metallic and non-metallic compounds. This is a composite material that contains some metal components, but cannot be defined as a metal; the remainder of the mixture is composed of complementary non-metallic materials, and when these non-metallic materials are combined, a special material with different properties – ceramic.
Ceramic is the firmest and hardest material among all the engineering materials. However, because it is too hard, it is brittle. This is the opposite of metal. Once the ceramic is subjected to too much force, it will be deformed and the deformation is often permanent. That perfectly explains why it couldn’t be used in movement. The Omega Speedmaster fake watch with automatic movement offers great resistance to scratching.