The use of ceramic has become increasingly prevalent in the watch world in recent years. First seen mostly in bezel inserts of higher-end dive watches, many watchmakers are now using ceramic in their cases as well. Here are three.
The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 has a beautiful skeleton dial and yellow accents for a pop of color. This watch was created as a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission and uses a cut away dial to imitate the surface of the moon.
The Tudor Fastrider Black Shield (ref. 42000) is a lesser-known Tudor reference with a chronograph complication. It is available with an all-black dial configuration, or with red accents. The watch is powered by the Valjoux 7753 chronograph movement.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300m ref. 18.104.22.168.01.001 sports a helium valve Omega’s distinctive wave dial. What sets this watch apart from other Seamasters, outside of its ceramic case, is its larger 43mm case size and lack of a date window at 6 o’clock. This configuration is more suitable for those with larger wrists who want a cleaner aesthetic from the Seamaster.
Would you buy a ceramic watch? Which is your favorite?