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Rolex Day-Date II 218235 Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date II
41mm with factory diamonds rubies warranty 2 years rolex
Rs.5,624,583
+ Rs.34,613 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SANR Good 41mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
ロレックス GMTマスター Ⅱ 116759SANR WG
Rs.8,992,773
Free shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 18238NG Very good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 36
18238NG W serial 1994-1995 shell dial 10P diamond K18 yellow gold
Rs.1,952,462
Free shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26239BC.GG.1224BC.02 New White gold 41mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph
Rs.10,758,127
+ Rs.8,256 for shipping
Cartier Pasha 2726 Very good Yellow gold 42mm Automatic
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Cartier Pasha
Yellow Gold 42 mm Full Set Top Condition
Rs.943,199
+ Rs.17,306 for shipping
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk 145.032 Unworn Rose gold 44.2mm Manual winding
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A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk
amp; Söhne Dr Striking Time rose gold 2019 factory folised not used export price
Rs.7,086,974
+ Rs.8,653 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116503 Good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic India, 400071
Rolex Daytona
116503
Rs.2,500,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Cartier Santos 100 2878 Fair Ceramic 33mm Automatic
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Cartier Santos 100
Automatic Case Steel Black Leather Bracelet with Double Clasp
Rs.391,963
+ Rs.16,596 for shipping
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5059J-001 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
5059 Perpetual Calendar Mondphase 18K Gold Moon B+P Cal. 315 B+P
Rs.3,374,663
+ Rs.8,567 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir PAM 01243 New Steel 45mm Manual winding
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Panerai Radiomir
Eilean Unworn New November 2022 45mm PAM01243
Rs.683,603
Free shipping
Rolex Lady-Datejust 278285RBR Rose gold 31mm Automatic
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Rolex Lady-Datejust
278285RBR Oyster 18K Rose Gold Diamond Bezel MOP Diamond Dial
Rs.4,336,526
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Date 79160 Very good Steel 26mm Automatic
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Date
Ladies Stainless Quickset 26MM White Index Smooth Bezel Jubilee Bracelet Serviced Polished
Rs.374,867
+ Rs.15,428 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01 New Ceramic 44mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Selfwinding Chronograph 44mm Blue Méga Tapisserie Dial (26405CE.OO.A03)
Rs.5,337,365
+ Rs.8,256 for shipping
Omega Constellation Double Eagle 121.17.35.50.05.001 Very good Steel 35mm Automatic
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Omega Constellation Double Eagle
Chronograph New Strap Top Condition Full Set Serviced
Rs.735,522
+ Rs.12,980 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116595RBOW Very good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Rainbow #34;Full Set"
Rs.42,521,639
+ Rs.15,008 for shipping
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz WAZ1010.BA0842 Good Steel 42mm Quartz India, Hyderabad
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz
WAZ1010.BA0842
Rs.53,114
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Chopard Chopard 12 Very good Steel 26mm Quartz
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Chopard
Twelve
Rs.63,381
+ Rs.16,596 for shipping
Breitling Bentley B05 Unitime AB0521U4 Very good Steel 49mm Automatic India, Pune
Breitling Bentley B05 Unitime
AB0521U4
Rs.750,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic India, Chennai
Rolex Daytona
116520
Rs.1,793,021
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Submariner Date 126613LN Unworn Gold/Steel Automatic India, Nagpur
Rolex Submariner Date
2022
Rs.1,650,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.56.9 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic India, Hyderabad
Longines HydroConquest
L3.781.4.56.9
Rs.88,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook R32505313 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic India, Bhilai
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook
R32505313
Rs.125,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
TAG Heuer Kirium WL5111 Good Steel 39mm Automatic India, Nagercoil
TAG Heuer Kirium
WL5111
Rs.38,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26470OR.OO.A125CR.01 Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic India, 110048
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
26470OR.OO.A125CR.01
Rs.3,846,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Q8108420 Unworn Steel 41.6mm Automatic India, 110048
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time
Q8108420
Rs.700,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic India, South west
Rolex Milgauss
116400GV
Rs.950,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69173 Good Steel 26mm Automatic India, JAIPUR
Rolex Lady-Datejust
69173
Rs.352,850
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic India, ganganagar
Rolex Submariner Date
116610LV
Rs.2,200,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tissot Quickster T095.417.16.047.00 Good Steel Quartz India, Hooghly
Tissot Quickster
T095.417.16.047.00
Rs.13,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 2541.80 Good Steel 41mm Quartz India, Ahmedabad
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
2541.80
Rs.145,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 212.30.41.20.01.003 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
212.30.41.20.01.003
Rs.350,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36 116233 Very good 36mm Automatic India, Bengaluru
Rolex Datejust 36
116233
Rs.900,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tissot T-Classic T038.430.11.037.00 Good Steel 38.5mm Automatic India, Navi mumbai
Tissot T-Classic
T038.430.11.037.00
Rs.20,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 124300 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic India, South west
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41
green 41mm
Rs.910,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Daytona 116523 Fair Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Rolex Daytona
116523
Rs.1,550,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar T0914204720700 Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic India, chandigarh
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar
NBA Special Edition
Rs.46,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Poi-000273 Very good Steel Quartz India, Chennai
Rotary Elite Reverso
Rs.50,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Rolex Submariner Date
126610LN
Rs.1,183,933
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 41 126334 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Rolex Datejust 41
126334
Rs.1,400,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Oris Aquis Date 01 733 7653 4154-07 8 26 01PEB Unworn Steel 43mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Oris Aquis Date
01 733 7653 4154-07 8 26 01PEB
Rs.120,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Hermès Arceau Hermes Arceau Unworn Steel 41mm Quartz India, New Delhi
Hermès Arceau
Hermes Arceau
Rs.208,491
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 41 126333 Unworn Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic India, 122001
Rolex Datejust 41
126333
Rs.1,310,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Omega 511.12.39.21.99.002 Very good Steel 39mm Manual winding India, Ahmedabad
Omega
CK 859
Rs.767,246
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive SRX007P1 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive
SRX007P1
Rs.50,800
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26238TI.OO.A056CA.01 New Titanium Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
42 mm 26238TI.OO.A056CA.01
Rs.4,836,987
+ Rs.8,256 for shipping
Casio G-Shock Unworn Steel 55.8mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Casio G-Shock
G904 MTG B1000D-1ADR
Rs.60,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Omega Constellation 1202.30.00 Very good Gold/Steel 38mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Omega Constellation
1202.30.00
Rs.137,604
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tudor Black Bay Chrono M79360N-0008 Very good Steel Automatic India, Pune
Tudor Black Bay Chrono
M79360N-0008
Rs.400,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tissot T-Classic T109410A Very good Gold/Steel Quartz India, Chennai
Tissot T-Classic
T109410A
Rs.9,500
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2010.FC6233 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic India, 122002
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
CV2010.FC6233
Rs.151,443
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Bulgari Octo 102858 Very good Titanium 41mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Bulgari Octo
102858
Rs.405,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado Diastar 160.0281.3N Fair Ceramic Manual winding India, Hoshiarpur
Rado Diastar
160.0281.3N
Rs.39,485
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tissot Carson T0854071105100 Very good Steel Automatic India, Dubai
Tissot Carson
T0854071105100
Rs.22,562
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Girard Perregaux Laureato 81020-11-431-11A Unworn Steel 42mm Automatic India, Jaipur
Girard Perregaux Laureato
81020-11-431-11A
Rs.1,250,945
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Frederique Constant Classics Chronograph FC-292MC4P5 Unworn Steel 40mm Quartz India, 110025
Frederique Constant Classics Chronograph
FC-292MC4P5
Rs.45,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 414.NI.1123.RX Unworn Titanium 45mm Manual winding India, Thane
Hublot Big Bang Meca-10
414.NI.1123.RX
Rs.1,405,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz WAU1111.BA0858 Good Steel 42mm Quartz India, Delhi
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz
WAU1111.BA0858
Rs.59,912
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Louis Moinet Memoris LM-79.20.15 Unworn Titanium 46mm Automatic India, Delhi
Louis Moinet Memoris
LM-79.20.15
Rs.1,900,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic India, MUMBAI
Rolex Datejust 41
126300
Rs.980,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Raymond Weil Maestro 2847-ST-2001 Unworn Automatic India, 110025
Raymond Weil Maestro
2847-v311193
Rs.65,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Cartier Santos 100 W20073X8 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Cartier Santos 100
W20073X8
Rs.420,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Frederique Constant Manufacture Slimline Moonphase FC-702V3S4 Unworn Gold/Steel 38.8mm Automatic India, Thane
Frederique Constant Manufacture Slimline Moonphase
FC-702V3S4
Rs.183,876
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Oris Williams F1 01 774 7717 4154-07 8 24 50 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Oris Williams F1
01 774 7717 4154-07 8 24 50
Rs.125,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller

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.