What once was an exclusive feature among top-tier watch and luxury brands, the use of sapphire in watches has progressed and become more accessible to the market, all thanks to the rise of smaller independent watch brands and the value they offer for sapphire materials. Other than ceramic, aluminum, and stainless steel materials, sapphire has also gained popularity and recognition over the years. Many artisans and watch collectors today continue to boast of the distinct qualities sapphire materials possess in watches.
Sapphire is rather a common material in most watches, some you can even find more obvious than others. The most common use of sapphire these days is around the dial crystals, case back windows, cases, and of course, bezel inserts.
Why Choose A Sapphire Insert
Choosing sapphire bezel inserts is probably one of the most common mods done to an SKX. Unfortunately, no matter how luxurious and durable you think your watch is, you will definitely see scratches and damages when you take a close look at your crystal after a few years of use.
Sapphire crystals are tough as nails, and they are extremely hard. Technically, the only material that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond. So unless you possess one, you don’t have to worry about scratching and damages. Furthermore, it assures you that your watch will look as good as new even after several years of use. However, it’s important to note that not all sapphire crystals in bezel inserts are naturally mined. Some are synthetically produced in labs. Don’t worry, though, because synthetic sapphire still poses the same benefits as its natural counterpart. What’s even better is that synthetic sapphire crystals are a lot more affordable than natural ones. While there is no perfect material for bezel inserts or any watch accessories for that matter, sapphire still presents as a compelling option for watch enthusiasts that look for both durability and aesthetics.