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Audemars Piguet Millenary 26150ST.OO.D084CU.01 Very good Steel 47mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Millenary Dual Time Maserati Lim. ed 900 pcs...
Rs. 808,527
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464
PL
IWC Da Vinci Automatic IW358101 New Steel 40.4mm Automatic
TOP
IWC Da Vinci Automatic 150 Years
Rs. 595,948
Free shipping
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60
AU
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 112.049 Very good Platinum 38.5mm Manual winding
TOP
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Platinum Sincere Limited 100 pieces
Rs. 3,580,632
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22
UK
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5050 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
TOP
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
Rs. 3,497,561
Professional dealer
107
NL
Breguet Classique Complications 5317BR/12/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic
TOP
Breguet Classique Tourbillon, rose gold, 5-days power-reserve...
Rs. 6,611,870
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55
CH
Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk 7300 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
TOP
Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk Diver
Rs. 254,368
Professional dealer
72
DE
Louis Moinet LM-64.50.DR New Rose gold 45mm Automatic
TOP
Louis Moinet Derrick Blue Unique Watch 1 pcs Limited edition...
Rs. 2,725,372
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374
EE
Rado Diastar 636.0313.3 Good Gold/Steel Automatic India, malad west, mumbai
Rado Diastar
Rs. 25,000
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IN
Baume & Mercier William Baume MOA08841 Unworn Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
TOP
Baume & Mercier William Baume Flying Tourbillon Limited...
Rs. 3,590,860
Professional dealer
192
DE
Rolex Datejust 16019 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Datejust 16019 rare 18K Gold Weissgold White Herrenuhr...
Rs. 5,449,836
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634
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Submariner Date Tritium dial Collectors Set
Rs. 920,222
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263
UK
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual 176.8.21.S Very good Steel 39mm Automatic
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar Ref....
Rs. 1,321,806

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DE
Rolex Daytona 116519 Very good White gold Automatic
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Rolex DAYTONA GOLD 116519 Mother pearl NEW 99%
Rs. 2,348,363
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14
ES
Hublot King Power 771.CI.1170.RX New Ceramic 48mm Automatic
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Hublot King Power, black ceramic, different time zones
Rs. 1,399,962
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55
CH
Baume & Mercier Capeland M0A10106 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Baume & Mercier Capeland Worldtimer
Rs. 358,841
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584
LV
Louis Moinet Tempograph LM-39.20N.50 New Titanium 43.5mm Automatic
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Louis Moinet Tempograph
Rs. 1,226,418
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374
EE
Tissot Carson T0854271601300 Fair Steel 42mm Automatic India, kota
Tissot SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
Rs. 25,000
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IN
TAG Heuer Grand Carrera CAV5185 Very good Titanium 43mm Automatic
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TAG Heuer Men's CAV5185.FT6020 Grand Carrera Automatic...
Rs. 354,208
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865
NL
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 522.32.40.20.04.001 522.32.40.20.04.002 522.32.40.20.04.003 522.32.40.20.04.004 New Steel 39.5mm Automatic
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Omega Olympic 2008 Beijing China 522.32.40.20.04.001
Rs. 2,234,139
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803
US
Frederique Constant Manufacture Worldtimer FC-718WM4H6 New Steel 42mm Automatic
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Frederique Constant Worldtimer Automatic FC-718WM4H6
Rs. 154,001
Professional dealer
378
US
Sinn 103 103.031 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
Sinn 103 St Day-Date Chronograph Automatik Herrenuhr Ref. 103.031
Rs. 140,811

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DE
Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00683 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic
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Panerai Submersible PAM 683
Rs. 669,083
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1334
US
Breguet Classique 5247BR/29/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph, rose gold, tachometer
Rs. 2,445,717
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55
CH
Baume & Mercier Clifton M0A10059 New Rose gold 38.8mm Automatic
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Baume & Mercier Clifton Rose Gold
Rs. 358,841
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584
LV
Breguet Classique Complications 5317pt/12/9v6 Very good Platinum 39mm Automatic
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Breguet Classique Complications Platinium Tourbillon
Rs. 6,586,317
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595
ES
TAG Heuer Connected SBF8A8001 Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic India, Aquem, Margao
TAG Heuer connected
Rs. 69,000
Private Seller
IN
Hublot Classic Fusion 45, 42, 38, 33 mm 585.NX.891L.NX.1204 Very good Titanium 33mm Automatic
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Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium Light Blue Bracelet Automatic...
Rs. 544,166
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865
NL
Rolex Lady-Datejust 179179 New White gold 26mm Automatic
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Rolex Lady-Datejust President Mother or Pearl 179179 White Gold
Rs. 1,045,489
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803
US
Chopard L.U.C 161934-5001 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Chopard L.U.C. Lunar Twin
Rs. 1,172,258
Professional dealer
113
CH
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 81180 Very good White gold 40mm Manual winding
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 18K Weissgold Handaufzug...
Rs. 894,831

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DE
Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph 5930G-001 Very good White gold 39.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Complications World Time Chronograph 5930G-001
Rs. 4,481,733
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1334
US
Breguet Classique 5287BR/92/9ZU New Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph, rose gold, double seconds...
Rs. 2,656,555
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55
CH
Jaquet-Droz J017533270 New Rose gold 43mm Automatic
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Jaquet-Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantieme Meteorite Dial...
Rs. 1,624,322
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584
LV
Rolex Datejust II 116334 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Rolex Datejust II
Rs. 600,000
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IN
Panerai PAM 00775 Very good Steel 44mm Manual winding India, Chennai
Panerai luminor
Rs. 250,000
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IN
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Hometime 230.8.77 Very good Steel 35mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Hometime PM/AM Automatic -...
Rs. 390,546
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865
NL
Cartier Roadster W62020X6 Very good Steel 49mm Automatic
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Cartier Roadster Chrono Watch preowned.W62020X6
Rs. 450,042
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378
US
Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase FC-206MPWD1S2B New Steel 30mm Quartz
TOP
Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase
Rs. 71,685
Professional dealer
206
CH
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 49003 Very good Yellow gold 38mm Automatic
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Chronograph 18K Gold Automatik...
Rs. 713,139

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DE
Ulysse Nardin Freak Cruiser 2050-131/03 Very good White gold 45mm Manual winding
TOP
Ulysse Nardin Freak Cruiser 2050-131/03
Rs. 3,584,639
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1334
US
Breitling NB0434E5/BE94 New Carbon 45mm Automatic
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Breitling Bentley GMT, chronograph, carbon case and dial,...
Rs. 1,214,425
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55
CH
Sinn 103 103.172 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Sinn 103 Sa G (Limited Edition)
Rs. 295,249
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584
LV
Breitling Navitimer World A2432212/B726 Unworn Steel 46mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Breitling Navitimer World
Rs. 300,000
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IN
Rolex Datejust 116233 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Rolex Datejust
Rs. 700,000
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IN
Hamilton Khaki X-Wind H77 616 533 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
TOP
Hamilton Khaki X Wind Automatic Collectors Set - H776160
Rs. 86,303
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865
NL
Cartier Ballon Bleu 3489 Very good Gold/Steel 33mm Automatic
TOP
Cartier Ballon Bleu AUTOMATIC Diamonds RoseGold EU
Rs. 690,211
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9
PL
Maurice Lacroix Pontos 68775 Good Steel 38mm Automatic
TOP
Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatik Saphirglas Römisch
Rs. 44,969
Professional dealer
178
DE
Bulgari Octo BGO38S Very good Steel 38mm Automatic
Bulgari Octo Roma Automatik Edelstahl Herrenuhr Ref. BGO38S
Rs. 395,179

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DE
Rado Diastar 764.0413.3 Very good Tungsten Automatic India, Navi Mumbai
Rado Diastar
Rs. 50,000
Private Seller
IN
Tissot Couturier T035.627.11.051.00 Good Steel 43mm Automatic India, Pune
Tissot Couturier
Rs. 20,000
Private Seller
IN
Rolex Air King Precision 14000 Unworn Steel 34mm Automatic India, Jaipur
Rolex Air King Precision
Rs. 360,017
Private Seller
IN
TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 CAL2110.FC6257 Unworn Steel 40.5mm Automatic India
TAG Heuer Monaco ls Calibre 12
Rs. 345,000
Private Seller
IN
Omega Constellation 12021000 Good Gold/Steel Automatic India, Faridabad
Omega Constellation
Rs. 100,000
Private Seller
IN
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 CAR2110.FC6266 Very good Steel Automatic India, Greater Mumbai
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887
Rs. 135,000
Private Seller
IN
Rolex Datejust 116233 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic India, delhi
Rolex Datejust
Rs. 723,916
Private Seller
IN
Rolex Submariner Date 126613LN Very good Gold/Steel Automatic India, Navi Mumbai
Rolex Submariner Date
Rs. 1,400,000
Private Seller
IN
Frederique Constant Classics FC-235M4S5 Very good Steel Quartz India, Mumbai
Frederique Constant Classics
Rs. 22,000
Private Seller
IN
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 2225.80.00 Very good Steel 41.5mm Automatic India, Gurgaon
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
Rs. 239,000
Private Seller
IN
Longines DolceVita L5.655.4.71.6 Unworn Steel Automatic India, Jaipur
Longines DolceVita
Rs. 61,160
Private Seller
IN
Tissot Le Locle T41.1.123.57 Unworn Steel 25.3mm Automatic India, Kolathur
Tissot Le Locle
Rs. 32,195
Private Seller
IN
Unworn Gold/Steel 43mm Automatic India, delhi
Nicolet limited edition
Rs. 82,000
Private Seller
IN
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 116000 Unworn Steel 36mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
Rs. 570,000
Private Seller
IN
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi 00.10617.08.23.21 Very good 38mm Automatic India, delhi
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi
Rs. 124,000
Private Seller
IN
Hublot Big Bang Unico 411.CF.8513.RX Unworn Ceramic 45mm Automatic India, bhopal
Hublot Big Bang Unico
Rs. 1,550,000
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.


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