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Timepieces featuring new and unusual materials

A look at the latest materials to emerge in the ever-evolving world of watchmaking.

  • IWC

    01 Ceratanium

    As seen in: IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium

    Having debuted in a 50-piece anniversary- edition Aquatimer two years ago, this hardy, ultra-light patented alloy combines the best of titanium and ceramic. To achieve this, a special titanium alloy is machined into its desired final shape before being sintered in a furnace to develop a non-coated ceramic surface and its characteristic matte-black colouring.

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