For movie buffs out there, you might remember that there was a resplendent sapphire necklace featured in the classic tearjerker Titanic, before the ship inevitably sank. Now what you may not know, is that while Jack and Rose perished, that necklace didn’t, as it was eventually recovered and put on show at a Titanic exhibition display in Belfast. Now, what’s the point of this bit of trivia? No, we haven’t turned into a pseudo-showbiz blog or ventured into the film business. Rather, the topic we’re touching on today is about sapphire – more specifically, the use of sapphire crystal for most of our Aries Gold timepieces.
Before elaborating further, it’s important that you know about the 3 main kinds of watch glass, or the transparent layer that protects the dial and inner mechanisms. There’s acrylic plastic for starters. Tough, flexible, transparent, and very light. The main drawback though, is its proneness to scratching. Mineral glass, on the other hand, is the most common type found on commercial timepieces. Typically heat or chemically treated for more scratch resistance, it still does not perform the anti-scratch function optimally and has to be replaced over time, as small glass shards may chip off and damage the internal components.
This brings us then to sapphire crystal, which is incredibly hard and virtually scratch-proof under normal use. Sapphire ranks around 9 on the Moh scale which measures relative hardness of materials, just behind diamond at a 10 rating. Why does this matter to you? Using a kitchen knife or screwdriver on your sapphire glass-coated Aries Gold timepiece will barely leave a mark, so you can be assured that it looks as good as new even with time. That means remarkable cost savings in the long run, as you’ll never have to replace the watch glass over and over again, whether on your beloved Lightning 7003 or other bestselling models.
To view more sapphire glass-coated Aries Gold creations, head on here, and have a great time shopping!