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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R-001 Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Chronograph Index Dial Watch...
Rs. 10,336,817
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356
US
Rolex Datejust New Steel 36mm
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Rolex Datejust 36mm Stainless Steel 126234 White MOP Diamond...
Rs. 1,244,325
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503
US
Richard Mille RM 010 RM010 Very good White gold 39mm Automatic
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Richard Mille RM010 Skeletonised White Gold 39MM Watch
Price on request
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US
Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars 26010or.oo.d088cr.01 Very good Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
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Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Chronograph Rose Gold Full Set
Rs. 6,159,038
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13
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Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster 80285 New Rose gold 29mm Automatic
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Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster, 260 diamonds on bezel and...
Rs. 4,404,189
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58
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Longines HydroConquest L3.640.4 Good Steel Quartz India, Bhilai
Longines HydroConquest Hydro Conquest
Rs. 30,000
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Blancpain Léman Fly-Back 2185F-1130 Very good Steel 38.5mm Automatic
Blancpain Flyback Chronograph Automatik Edelstahl Herrenuhr...
Rs. 377,186

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Montblanc Star 4810 105856 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
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Montblanc Star 4810
Rs. 253,760
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Omega Constellation Ladies 123.20.35.20.58.001 New Gold/Steel 35mm Automatic
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Omega Constellation 123.20.35.20.58.001 CO‑AXIAL 35 MM
Rs. 478,615
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849
US
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PFC267-1200300-HA1441 New White gold 39mm Automatic
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 18k White Gold Auto 39mm Men's...
Rs. 487,161
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1016
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Omega De Ville Prestige 5941.31.31 Very good White gold 38mm Automatic
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Omega Rare 1st George Daniels Limited Edit Prestige White...
Rs. 635,763
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800
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Hublot King Power 771.CI.1170.RX New Ceramic 48mm Automatic
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Hublot King Power, new, black ceramic, different time zones
Rs. 1,461,493
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58
CH
Breguet Tradition 7037BA/11/9V6 New Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
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Breguet Tradition, new, yellow gold
Rs. 1,646,226
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58
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Corum Golden Bridge 313.150.59/0001 FK01 New White gold 51.8mm Automatic
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Corum Golden Bridge, new, white gold, limited edition - no....
Rs. 1,902,029
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58
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Rado Diastar 764.0413.3 Very good Tungsten Automatic India, Navi Mumbai
Rado Diastar
Rs. 50,000
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Zenith El Primero Original 1969 03.2150.400/69.M2150 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic
Zenith El Primero Original 1969 Automatik Stahl Ref. 03.2150.4...
Rs. 659,848

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Breguet GJ24BB8548DDC3 New White gold Automatic
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Breguet Secret de la Reine, paved with 595 diamonds, folding...
Rs. 4,133,938
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58
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Omega Speedmaster 36233300 Unworn Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Omega Speedmaster 39mm Ref#3623.33.01
Rs. 770,957
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849
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PFC273-0061400-HE1421 New Steel 33mm Automatic
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Metropolitaine Automatic Diamond...
Rs. 224,803
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1016
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Breguet Type XX - XXI - XXII 3820BB/P2/9W6 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Breguet Rare White Gold 18kt 750 Box + Papers Type Xx Transatl...
Rs. 1,181,092
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800
ES
Breguet Marine 8828BR/5D/RM1 DD00 New Rose gold 34.6mm Automatic
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Breguet Marine chronograph, sapphire crown, 170 diamonds, 7...
Rs. 3,298,799
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58
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Breguet Classique Complications 5317BR/12/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Breguet Complications Tourbillon, new, 5-days power-reserve...
Rs. 6,048,077
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58
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Corum 286.253.55/0001 BN68 New Rose gold 38mm Manual winding
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Corum Vintage Charge d'affairs, new, alarm, manual wind...
Rs. 667,694
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58
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TAG Heuer Connected SBF8A8001 Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic India, Aquem, Margao
TAG Heuer connected
Rs. 69,000
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5008B.11.30-B52A Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda Automatik Stahl Herrenuhr...
Rs. 1,783,226

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Breguet Classique 5287BR/92/9ZU New Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph, double seconds totalizer,...
Rs. 2,463,660
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58
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime RB0510U4/BB63 New Rose gold 46mm Automatic
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime, new, world time...
Rs. 1,377,144
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58
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Breguet Classique 8788BR/29/986 DD00 New Rose gold 36mm Automatic
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Breguet Classique, new, moon phase, power-reserve indicator, ...
Rs. 1,582,589
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58
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Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 515.NX.1270.LR New Titanium 45mm Manual winding
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Hublot Classic Fusion ultra-thin, new, 45mm, titanium, manual...
Rs. 584,180
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Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 38 132.101.47/V200PN19 New Steel 38mm Automatic
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Corum Admiral's Cup Chronograph, 83 diamonds 0.75 ct, mother-o...
Rs. 375,395
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic India, ganganagar
Rolex Submariner Date
Rs. 1,950,000
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Gucci Dive YA136219 Very good Steel Quartz India, Mumbai
Gucci Dive  the Gucci Dive watch
Rs. 150,000
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Good Yellow gold Automatic India, Mumbai
Rolex Day-Date 36
Rs. 1,049,431
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Rolex Datejust 116234 Very good Steel Automatic India, Navi Mumbai
Rolex Datejust 36mm
Rs. 660,000
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Rolex Submariner Date 126613LN Very good Gold/Steel Automatic India, Navi Mumbai
Rolex Submariner Date
Rs. 1,400,000
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Breitling Superocean Heritage AB2030121B1S1 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic India
Breitling Superocean Héritage
Rs. 263,356
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 240.8.14 Very good Steel 29mm Manual winding India, Kolkata
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 8 Days
Rs. 412,276
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IN
Tissot T-Race T0484172705706 Good Steel 43mm Quartz India, Delhi
Tissot T-Race
Rs. 33,716
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Rado Original R12638163 Very good Steel 38.5mm Quartz India, Bhilai
Rado Original Rado Diastar
Rs. 42,000
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Rado Diastar 648.0413.3 Very good Gold/Steel Automatic India, Chennai
Rado Original The Original Automatic Diastar
Rs. 45,000
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Favre-Leuba 00. 10102. 08.52.20 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic India, 560005
Favre-Leuba Raider deep blue mens watch 0010102. 08. 52.50
Rs. 99,000
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Rolex Datejust 116233 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic India, delhi
Rolex Datejust
Rs. 723,916
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Seiko Grand Seiko SBGA407 Unworn Steel 40.2mm Automatic India, Mohali
Seiko Grand Seiko
Rs. 398,500
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IN
Frederique Constant Classics FC-235M4S5 Very good Steel Quartz India, Mumbai
Frederique Constant Classics
Rs. 22,000
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 2594.52.00 Very good Steel Automatic India, Hyderabad
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
Rs. 279,000
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Unworn Steel Chronograph India, Thrissur
Corniche Heritage Chronograph
Rs. 35,000
Private Seller
IN
Bell & Ross BR 01-94 Chronographe BR01-94-S Good Steel 46mm Automatic India, Thrissur
Bell & Ross BR 01-94 Chronographe
Rs. 172,332
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IWC Portuguese Automatic IW500710 Unworn Automatic India, New Delhi
IWC Portuguesier 7 Days
Rs. 800,000
Private Seller
IN
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic India, 400026
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
Rs. 873,600
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Oris Divers Sixty Five 01 733 7707 4355-07 8 20 17 Very good Steel Automatic India, Navi Mumbai
Oris Divers Sixty Five
Rs. 120,000
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Bulgari Octo 102714 Very good Titanium Manual winding India, hyderabad
Bulgari Octo Skeleton
Rs. 1,100,000
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Oris Aquis Date 01 733 7730 4175-Set Very good Steel 43.5mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Oris Aquis Lake Baikal Limited Edition
Rs. 127,431
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Frederique Constant Classics Very good Steel Quartz India, CV Raman Nagar
Frederique Constant Classics Classy Classics from Frederique...
Rs. 25,000
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IWC Pilot Chronograph IW377701 Good Steel 43mm Automatic India, Mumbai
IWC Pilot Chronograph
Rs. 300,000
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IN
Corum Admiral's Cup (submodel) 082.830.20 Fair Steel 46mm Automatic India, Hyderabad
Corum Admiral's Cup
Rs. 174,999
Private Seller
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Rado True R27057712 Very good Ceramic Automatic India, Bhilai
Rado True Automatic Diamonds
Rs. 110,000
Private Seller
IN
Seiko Velatura Chronograph 7T62 Very good Steel 41mm Quartz India, Bhilai
Seiko Velatura Chronograph Analog watch with Alarm
Rs. 12,000
Private Seller
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 CAR2110.FC6266 Very good Steel Automatic India, Greater Mumbai
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887
Rs. 135,000
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Certina DS Podium C034.654.44.087.00 Very good Titanium 42mm Quartz India, Bangalore
Certina DS Podium Titanium GMT Chronograph
Rs. 38,000
Private Seller
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Omega Constellation Quartz 123.20.35.60.02.001 Unworn Gold/Steel 35mm Quartz India, Chandigarh
Omega Constellation Quartz
Rs. 280,000
Private Seller
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3771 Unworn Steel 46mm Quartz India, thane
Chairos Silver Mist
Rs. 54,996
Private Seller
IN
Rado Centrix R30941702 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic India, Malout
Rado Centrix
Rs. 80,000
Private Seller
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Omega Constellation Quartz 123.10.27.60.05.001 Unworn Steel 27mm Quartz India, Ahmedabad
Omega Constellation Quartz
Rs. 175,000
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Cartier Roadster 2510 Good Steel 37mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Cartier Roadster
Rs. 252,425
Private Seller
IN

Sapphire Crystal Watches: Highly Scratch-Resistant

Watch glass made of sapphire crystal began dominating the industry in the 1980s. This material is especially hard and, therefore, scratch-resistant. What's more, sapphire glass lets in plenty of light, thus improving the watch's readability.


4 Reasons to Buy a Watch with Sapphire Crystal

  • Sapphire is especially scratch-resistant
  • Lets in plenty of light
  • Something for every budget
  • Coveted collector's item: Classic vintage Rolex and Omega watches

Almost as Tough as Diamond

Most modern luxury watch manufacturers include sapphire crystal watch glass as a standard feature of their timepieces. The reason is clear: Sapphire is the world's third hardest mineral, behind only diamond and moissanite. As a result, it is extremely scratch-resistant. Moreover, it lets in more light than quartz, mineral, or acrylic glass, making it even easier to tell the time.

While sapphire is a naturally occurring mineral, the sapphire crystal used in watch glass is a synthetic material. Some people even refer to this colorless crystal as "sapphire glass" because it is so transparent.

The watch industry began churning out large numbers of watches with sapphire crystal in the 1980s. Before then, mineral or acrylic glass was the material of choice. Today, many manufacturers also use sapphire crystal for their case backs. There are even a handful of companies producing entire cases out of this clear material.


How much do watches with sapphire crystal cost?

Model Reference number Price (approx.)
Hublot Big Bang Unico Blue Sapphire 411.JL.4809.RT 63,500 USD
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 1130 52A 11,000 USD
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1530 9,400 USD
Breitling Navitimer A23322 4,700 USD
Oris Divers Sixty-Dive 01 733 7720 4055-07 5 21 02 1,600 USD
Mido Ocean Star Captain V M026.430.47.061.00 1,000 USD
Laco Augsburg 42 861688 380 USD
Casio Collection BEM-111D-1AVEF 70 USD

Vintage Classics with Sapphire Crystal

Since sapphire crystal wasn't a common watch feature until the early 1980s, there are very few vintage watches with this material. However, there are a few notable models. Rolex was one of the first companies to recognize sapphire's potential and use it in series production. The Rolex Date ref. 1530 and its successor, the Datejust ref. 1630, were among the first timepieces to utilize this scratch-resistant watch glass. Both watches emerged in the early 1970s and are extremely rare today. A stainless steel ref. 1530 costs around 9,300 USD, while the two-tone Datejust ref. 1630 demands about 5,400 USD.

The Submariner ref. 16800 from the late 70s was Rolex's first sports watch to feature sapphire crystal. Like all Submariners, the 16800 is a highly coveted collector's item. However, at only 9,200 USD, it is relatively affordable compared to other Submariner models.

Omega began experimenting with sapphire crystal all the way back in 1932. This resulted in watches like the Omega Marine ref. CK 679, which sells for as little as 2,600 USD today. However, Omega wouldn't use sapphire glass for timepieces in series production until the late 1970s, starting with the Seamaster 120 ref. ST 166.0250. This diving watch is water-resistant to 120 m (12 bar, 394 ft) and changes hands for roughly 3,900 USD in good condition.

There are no vintage examples of the fan-favorite Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch with sapphire crystal. In fact, Omega outfitted this timepiece exclusively with synthetic Hesalite glass until the turn of the millennium. The reason is that this watch was part of NASA's official equipment and the space agency insisted on Hesalite since it doesn't splinter upon impact. However, Omega did introduce a few models with sapphire glass case backs in the 1980s, including the limited edition Apollo XI ref. BA345.0802. You can call this watch your own for some 33,500 USD.


Retro Watches with Sapphire Crystal

Since vintage models with sapphire crystal are so rare, modern takes on classic vintage timepieces make great alternatives. For example, Breitling has been crafting their iconic Navitimer pilot's watch with sapphire crystal since the late 1990s. Depending on the model and its condition, Navitimer prices range from 2,200 to 39,000 USD.

Storied Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain has been equipping their classic Fifty Fathoms diving watch with sapphire crystal for years. New editions of the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda and Fifty Fathoms Automatique even feature a sapphire crystal bezel inlay in addition to their sapphire crystal watch glass and case backs. These attractive timepieces change hands for about 11,000 USD.

TAG Heuer also has a long history with sapphire crystal in their Carrera and Monaco collections. This material appears on their Heritage models, such as the Monaco Calibre 11, as well as their classic Carrera Calibre 1887. The latter gets its name from the in-house caliber 1887. You can purchase a mint-condition Monaco Calibre 11 with the blue "Steve McQueen design" for around 4,300 USD. Pre-owned pieces tend to cost a few hundred dollars less. If you prefer the Carrera Calibre 1887, be sure to have between 2,600 and 3,500 USD on hand.


Affordable Sapphire Glass Watches

Sapphire crystal watch glass is also a common feature on affordable watches. For example, Casio, Orient, and Victorinox all produce quartz watches with sapphire crystal for around 110 USD. Fans of mechanical watches will find pieces from Tissot, Laco, and Citizen beginning around 330 USD.

Most modern watches worth 1,100 USD or more will come with sapphire crystal. You'll find some exceptions among historically accurate re-releases, such as the Sinn 103 St pilot's chronograph with acrylic glass. This model sells for roughly 1,800 USD new and 1,600 USD pre-owned.


Watches Made of Solid Sapphire

Companies like Hublot, Richard Mille, MB&F, and Cabestan take the concept of a sapphire crystal watch to the next level. Each offers timepieces with cases made of solid sapphire crystal. Most of these models lack a traditional dial, offering an unobstructed view of the heavily skeletonized movement within.

Hublot has the widest variety of sapphire crystal watches. This Swiss luxury watch manufacturer crafts several Big Bang editions out of blue, green, yellow, purple, or clear sapphire crystal. Plan to spend between 43,000 and 80,000 USD on the Big Bang Unico Sapphire chronograph. There's also the Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Sapphire in blue or purple. This watch is limited to a run of 30 pieces and requires an investment of over 177,000 USD.

For something even more exclusive, you should turn to Richard Mille. Mille's RM 56-01 tourbillon watch boasts a sapphire crystal base plate for its movement in addition to its solid sapphire case. As a result, the gears, springs, and axles all appear to be floating in midair. Only five copies exist of this timepiece, which sells for an astronomical 2.2 million USD.


What are sapphire and sapphire crystal?

Sapphire is an especially hard mineral, with a rating of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This places it just behind diamond and moissanite. The world's largest natural sapphire deposits are found in Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Nigeria, Madagascar, and the USA. While blue sapphires are perhaps the most famous, sapphires can come in any color but red.

However, the sapphire crystal used in watches is synthetic. It's created by melting aluminum oxide powder at 3,722°F (2,050°C) and forming it into a pear-shaped crystal between 1.1 and 1.6 inches (3 and 4 cm) wide. This material is then cut, sanded, and polished using a diamond angle grinder. The final watch glass receives a special anti-reflective coating, usually in the form of a blue-tinged film applied to the crystal. Older watches tend to only have this coating on the crystal's inner side since previous coating methods were highly susceptible to scratches. However, this is no longer a problem in modern watchmaking, and most sapphire crystal watch glass has this coating on both sides.

The main advantage of sapphire crystal is its scratch resistance. However, its hardness also makes it susceptible to hard impacts. Unlike plastic-based watch glass, sapphire crystal watch glass is known to splinter. Furthermore, soft materials like aluminum can leave behind unattractive streaks on the crystal. Luckily, you can easily remove these streaks using a normal pencil eraser.

If you're not sure whether or not your watch has sapphire crystal, there's an easy way to find out: Put a drop of water on the crystal and lift the case at a slight angle. The water will move relatively slowly across sapphire crystal and leave no streaks behind.