There isn’t a whole lot of information available on the new TechnoMarine ceramic ladies’ watches, but here’s what I know so far:
TechnoMarine Color Ceramic Watches
Although TechnoMarine is not the first to create a ceramic watch, they are the first to add color. Apparently, the process of making a ceramic watch is such that it’s very tricky to add color, and therefore all previous ceramic watches have been white, black or gray. TechnoMarine has seemingly mastered the process, however, as they now offer some very cool looking new ladies’ watches in blue, baby blue, pink, brown, black, white, and orange.
This isn’t ceramic like so many saucers we’ve all dropped and broken over the years. These watches are constructed out of industrial strength ceramic formulated from a combination of two different types of metal powers, extremely high temperatures, and very high pressure. The result is a substance that is apparently about as hard as substances get (not counting diamonds), and is used to protect spacecraft from the massively high temperatures they experience while reentering the earth’s atmosphere. If it’s good enough for the Space Shuttle, it’s probably good enough for a chronograph.
Both the case the band of these chronograph watches are ceramic, the crystal is sapphire (no sense in having an indestructible watch with a wimpy crystal), the movement is ETA quartz, and you can either get a ceramic bezel, or one with 125 diamonds imbedded in it. No word on where these watches will be available except “at selected stores only”. Lots of diamonds and a limited supply are certain to mean high prices, but TechnoMarine’s site has a store locator, so if you’re dying to see one of these in person, start calling around.
bought technomarine cruise steel had it 3 mths, stopped working after crown loosened and water infiltrated while tubing, not covered by warranty (warranty worthless) they want almost half the price of the watch to fix it! TechnoMarine . . . . technoJUNK!