Ceramic or often called high-tec ceramic is a material used to make watches (can include cases and bands). Ceramic is conquering the conventional materials like stainless steel and gold at a very fast pace, thanks to its sustainable characteristics. It is more durable than the conventional materials and is made through scientific techniques of firing and glazing synthetic materials like aluminium, silicium, carbide, yttrium and zirconium. Swiss brand Rado was the first to use this exceptional material for designing timekeepers. The light weight feature allows the material to be used in many sports watches.
Powered raw materials which go into making ceramic are first placed inside a cast and heated to extreme temperatures. The residue is cooled and moulded in the form of cases. High tec ceramic is extremely durable, lightweight and non-reactive. Soon after Rado pioneered the use of ceramic in watches, other Swiss companies caught the trend and made ceramic one of the widely used watch material. The few advantages of ceramic watches are that they are highly durable, comfortable and scratch resistant. For a long lasting timekeeper, they are a perfect fit. The aesthetic appeal of ceramic watches has made it a favourite amongst crowd. Usually ceramic are used in darker tones and metallic hues like silver, gold black and brown.