November 29, 2022
BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends February 24, 2017 ABTW Round-Ups

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends February 24, 2017 ABTW Round-Ups

Other brands utilize various types of metals like this for watch cases. I remember that Audemars Piguet sometimes use a material they call “Cermet” (ceramic alloy) to get bezels and possibly as an entire case material. The benefit of cermet was comparable to BMG-TECH in that it was hard like ceramic but had the visual appearance of metal. Cermet was somewhat darker in color, so it leads me to believe that bulk metallic glass may be a small different formulation for this Panerai Watches 2016 PAM 692. The caseback is titanium, which also appears to be the component of the case having the most detail. My instincts tell me that while bulk metallic glass is really a compelling material, it’s harder (and therefore more costly) to machine than many metals.If bulk metallic glass indeed proves to be easy and wise to industrialize, I think consumers will gain from a substance that is a lot easier to care for and will look newer longer. Though watch visual design and mechanical motion technologies appear to evolve glacially, the watch industry has always been very accommodating to interesting materials and colors to their merchandise. More so they have readily adopted newer substances more than older ones if they’re more effective. Take for example the transfer from acrylic crystals to ones made from sapphire crystal (and what a big deal that has been), or the transfer from aluminum into ceramic bezel inserts on particular timepieces. Each of these material adoptions happened (such as the watch industry) really quickly. Thus, innovation