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At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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3 Precious Metals Forged By Luxury Watch Companies

December 24, 2018

BY Cate Misczuk

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When it comes to picking out a watch, there’s typically a handful of materials to choose from. Stainless steel for durability; gold for glamour; rose gold for elegance. Nowadays, materials that were once novelty like titanium or carbon are even becoming mainstream. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t innovation within the industry. Here, we’re highlighting watchmakers that are quite literally forging their own path in the industry — introducing new, innovative alloys, starting with Rolex.

Precious Metals

The Rolex Yacht-Master 116622 is created with precious metals.

Rolesium — Rolex

A combination of durable 904L stainless steel and ultra-precious 950 platinum, Rolesium is Rolex’s answer to elegance and resilience. The alloy has the deeper hue of stainless while maintaining the brilliance of platinum giving it a wonderful depth. Most famously, Rolesium was used in the Rolex Yacht-Master 116622 (pictured above). The alloy was able to play to the inherent sportiness of the watch while, arguably, enhancing the luxury of the timepiece by adding such a precious metal.

Precious Metals

Hublot also came to the game prepared to dish out their precious metals. (Image Credit: Hublot)

Magic Gold — Hublot

As you know, gold is beautiful but soft. On the Vickers scale, 18k gold has a hardness of just 140, whereas stainless steel would rank anywhere between 200-240. For this reason, gold isn’t a great choice for sports watches — some people even avoiding the metal in an everyday watch altogether. So Hublot, who has a ‘fusion’ philosophy, decided to take this problem on themselves — spending two years creating Magic Gold. Mixing 75% pure gold alongside ceramic they created a much harder form of gold which scores nearly 1,000 on the Vickers scale. You can get your hands on Magic Gold in some of their new models, like the Big Bang collection.

Precious Metals

Omega came out with a rose gold version of their own called “Ceragold” (Image Credit: Omega)

Ceragold — Omega

Ceragold is the first product that allows for the decoration of ceramic watch parts with 18K gold. Normally, you’d have to inlay it which resulted in a raised surface. But, by carefully layering and ultimately fusing zirconium-based ceramic and 18K gold — Omega created an ultra-smooth bezel with gold numbers that’s the first of its kind. One of the finest examples of Ceragold are in Omega’s diving watches like the Planet Ocean 600M.

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