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Rolex Datejust 36 126200 New Steel 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 36
126200 36mm Blue Motif Dial RARE 2022 NEW UNWORN
C$13,926
+ C$108 for shipping
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 126622 New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Yacht-Master 40
126622 Rhodium Dial - Unworn 2022
C$22,395
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Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
116710LN Black Bezel - Discontinued - Complete Set 2011
C$18,433
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603 New Gold/Steel 43mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller
126603
C$30,051
+ C$108 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady 67650ST.OO.1261ST.01 Unworn Steel 31mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady
67650ST Steel Black Index Dial
C$33,328
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Date
126610LN NEW 2023 JANUARY Black 41 mm
C$21,015
+ C$341 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0130-B52A Very good Ceramic 43mm Automatic
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
5000-0130-B52A
C$12,225
+ C$135 for shipping
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CBK2112.BA0715 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
Chronograph Dark Blue
C$4,896
+ C$393 for shipping
Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 515.NX.1270.LR Very good Titanium 45mm Manual winding
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Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin
515.NX.1270.LR
C$13,386
+ C$108 for shipping
F.P.Journe Chronometre à Resonance Chronometre a Resonance Very good Platinum 40mm Manual winding
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F.P.Journe Chronometre à Resonance
40mm Platinum Box/Card
C$340,803
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Rolex Day-Date 36 128238 New Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 36
NEW 2022 Day-Date 36 GREEN OMBRE
C$65,564
+ C$217 for shipping
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic 147.8.57.S Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic
147.8.57.S
C$10,223
+ C$222 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 126711CHNR New Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
126711CHNR
C$29,368
+ C$108 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26470OR.OO.A002CR.01 Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
26470OR Chronograph 18K Rose Gold Pink Gold Dial
C$94,249
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
126334 NEW 2022 DECEMBER Blue Jubilee Steel 41 mm
C$20,469
+ C$137 for shipping
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control 140.2.38.S Very good Rose gold 37mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control
Reserve De Marche Master Control Rosa Gold 18k 37mm
C$12,976
+ C$135 for shipping
Tudor Royal M28600-0003 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Tudor Royal
Day Date Black-Dial
C$3,695
+ C$393 for shipping
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 541.NX.8970.LR Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic
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Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph
Green
C$13,933
+ C$108 for shipping
Patek Philippe Chronograph 5170G-010 Very good White gold 39.4mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Chronograph
Black Dial White Gold Box/Papers 5170G 5170G-010
C$95,616
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Rolex GMT-Master II 126711CHNR New Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
NEW 2023 GMT-Master II “Rootbeer” 126711CHNR
C$30,870
+ C$217 for shipping
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 226658 Unworn Yellow gold 42mm Automatic
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Rolex Yacht-Master 42
Yellow Gold Oysterflex 226658 2022
C$45,479
+ C$108 for shipping
Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 New Steel 43mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller
"SINGLE RED" Sea-Dweller
C$20,624
+ C$108 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 41 126333 Steel Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
126333 Oyster Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Wimbledon Slate Roman Dial
C$25,952
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Rolex Explorer II 226570 New Steel 42mm Automatic
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Rolex Explorer II
226570 NEW 2023 JANUARY White Polar Oyster Steel 42 mm
C$18,782
+ C$137 for shipping
Omega Speedmaster Racing 329.32.44.51.01.001 Very good Steel 44.2mm Automatic
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Omega Speedmaster Racing
329.32.44.51.01.001
C$9,562
+ C$135 for shipping
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M WBP2010.FT6198 New Steel 43mm Automatic
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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M
Professional 300 GMT Blue/White
C$4,302
+ C$393 for shipping
Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.SM.7070.VR.TRS18 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Hublot Big Bang 44 mm
301.SM.7070.VR.TRS18
C$20,284
+ C$108 for shipping
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A-001 Unworn Steel 40.8mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut
2021 Aquanaut Travel Time 5164 Steel Black Rubber Box/Papers 5164A
C$107,910
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934 New Steel 42mm Automatic
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Rolex Sky-Dweller
NEW 2022 Sky-Dweller BLUE OYSTER 326934
C$35,241
+ C$217 for shipping
Rolex Explorer II 226570 Unworn Steel 42mm Automatic
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Rolex Explorer II
42mm White Dial 226750 Unworn 2022
C$17,723
+ C$108 for shipping

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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 New Steel 44mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
126660
C$23,549
+ C$108 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady 15454OR.GG.1259OR.03 Very good Rose gold 37mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady
15454OR,18K Rose Gold Frosted Pink Dial
C$115,967
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Rolex Daytona 116503 Unworn Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
2022 Daytona 116503 40mm Two Tone Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial UNWORN
C$41,559
+ C$341 for shipping
Dior VIII CD1231E0C001 New Ceramic 33mm Quartz
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Dior VIII
CD1231E0C001
C$4,819
+ C$135 for shipping
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady WBP231D.BA0626 New Steel 36mm Automatic
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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady
Professional 300 36mm
C$3,339
+ C$393 for shipping
Hublot Classic Fusion 511.PX.2610.LR Very good Rose gold 45mm Automatic
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Hublot Classic Fusion
511.PX.2610.LR
C$21,172
+ C$108 for shipping
Patek Philippe Nautilus 7118/1A-011 New Steel 35.2mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
Ladies Nautilus Gray Dial Box/Papers 7118/1A Steel 7118
C$71,712
Free shipping
Rolex Daytona 116506 New Platinum 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
NEW 2022 Daytona Platinum 116506
C$161,181
+ C$217 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 41 126334 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
41mm Fluted Black Stick Dial Jubilee 126334 2022
C$19,089
+ C$108 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 41 126334 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust 41
126334
C$20,489
+ C$108 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 41 126301 Steel Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
126301 Oyster Steel & 18K Rose Gold Chocolate Diamond Dial
C$25,269
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Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
116520 "APH" Dial Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel Black Dial COMPLETE
C$40,193
+ C$341 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116500LN New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Stainless Steel Black Dial 2022 BNIB
C$38,793
+ C$341 for shipping
TAG Heuer Monaco CBL2113.BA0644 New Steel 39mm Automatic
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TAG Heuer Monaco
Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02
C$7,643
+ C$393 for shipping
Chopard Happy Sport 278573-6019 Unworn Gold/Steel 30mm Automatic
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Chopard Happy Sport
Floating Diamonds MOP Dial
C$16,548
+ C$206 for shipping
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5226G-001 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Calatrava
Textured Charcoal Gray Dial White Gold Box/Papers 5226G-001
C$61,467
Free shipping
Rolex Day-Date 40 228235 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 40
NEW 2022 Day-Date 40 OLIVE DIAL IN STOCK
C$75,126
+ C$217 for shipping
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight M79030N-0001 New Steel 39mm Automatic
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Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
Unworn 2022
C$5,020
+ C$108 for shipping
Tudor Pelagos M25600TN-0001 New Titanium 42mm Automatic
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Tudor Pelagos
NEW 2022 Pelagos Titanium Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch 2022
C$5,737
+ C$108 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36 126200 Steel Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 36
126200 Oyster Steel Wimbledon Slate Roman Dial
C$15,707
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Rolex Daytona 116508 Unworn Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
116508 Cosmograph Daytona 18k Yellow Gold Oyster Bracelet 40mm Green Dial
C$106,988
+ C$341 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
Batman Oyster 2022 New
C$25,885
+ C$341 for shipping
Oris 01 754 7785 4084-Set New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Oris
Waldenburgerbahn Limited Edition 1000 Pieces
C$2,894
+ C$393 for shipping
A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus 363.179 New Steel 40.5mm Automatic
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A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus
NEW 2022 Odysseus 363.179 Stainless Steel
C$103,810
+ C$205 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 41 126334 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
2023 Datejust 41 Wimbledon Gray Roman Fluted Jubilee New Card/Box/Papers 126334
C$20,148
Free shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
NEW 2022 GMT-Master II “Pepsi” 126710BLRO
C$29,366
+ C$217 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 124200 Unworn Steel 34mm Automatic
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
34mm Pink Dial Unworn
C$10,893
+ C$108 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 18018 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date
18018 New onyx dial with 10p diamonds "Very rare"
C$92,454
+ C$158 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 40 228238 Very good 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 40
228238 President 18K Yellow Gold Silver Roman Dial
C$53,680
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933-0001 Unworn Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic
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Rolex Sky-Dweller
2022 Sky-Dweller 326933 Oyster Bracelet 42mm Champagne Dial Two Tone Yellow Gold
C$29,265
+ C$341 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 40 228239 Unworn White gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 40
Slate Gray 2022 Full Set
C$56,550
+ C$341 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 41 126334-0015 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
126334 Fluted Blue Index - Jubilee Bracelet - Unworn 2022
C$19,799
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Breitling Cockpit B49350 Good Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic Canada, Victoria
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Breitling Cockpit
B49350
C$4,702
+ C$69 for shipping

Sapphire Crystal Watches: Highly Scratch-Resistant

Watch glass made of sapphire crystal began dominating the industry in the 1980s. This material is especially hard and, therefore, scratch-resistant. What's more, sapphire glass lets in plenty of light, thus improving the watch's readability.


4 Reasons to Buy a Watch with Sapphire Crystal

  • Sapphire is especially scratch-resistant
  • Lets in plenty of light
  • Something for every budget
  • Coveted collector's item: Classic vintage Rolex and Omega watches

Almost as Tough as Diamond

Most modern luxury watch manufacturers include sapphire crystal watch glass as a standard feature of their timepieces. The reason is clear: Sapphire is the world's third hardest mineral, behind only diamond and moissanite. As a result, it is extremely scratch-resistant. Moreover, it lets in more light than quartz, mineral, or acrylic glass, making it even easier to tell the time.

While sapphire is a naturally occurring mineral, the sapphire crystal used in watch glass is a synthetic material. Some people even refer to this colorless crystal as "sapphire glass" because it is so transparent.

The watch industry began churning out large numbers of watches with sapphire crystal in the 1980s. Before then, mineral or acrylic glass was the material of choice. Today, many manufacturers also use sapphire crystal for their case backs. There are even a handful of companies producing entire cases out of this clear material.


How much do watches with sapphire crystal cost?

Model Reference number Price (approx.)
Hublot Big Bang Unico Blue Sapphire 411.JL.4809.RT 63,500 USD
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 1130 52A 11,000 USD
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1530 9,400 USD
Breitling Navitimer A23322 4,700 USD
Oris Divers Sixty-Dive 01 733 7720 4055-07 5 21 02 1,600 USD
Mido Ocean Star Captain V M026.430.47.061.00 1,000 USD
Laco Augsburg 42 861688 380 USD
Casio Collection BEM-111D-1AVEF 70 USD

Vintage Classics with Sapphire Crystal

Since sapphire crystal wasn't a common watch feature until the early 1980s, there are very few vintage watches with this material. However, there are a few notable models. Rolex was one of the first companies to recognize sapphire's potential and use it in series production. The Rolex Date ref. 1530 and its successor, the Datejust ref. 1630, were among the first timepieces to utilize this scratch-resistant watch glass. Both watches emerged in the early 1970s and are extremely rare today. A stainless steel ref. 1530 costs around 9,300 USD, while the two-tone Datejust ref. 1630 demands about 5,400 USD.

The Submariner ref. 16800 from the late 70s was Rolex's first sports watch to feature sapphire crystal. Like all Submariners, the 16800 is a highly coveted collector's item. However, at only 9,200 USD, it is relatively affordable compared to other Submariner models.

Omega began experimenting with sapphire crystal all the way back in 1932. This resulted in watches like the Omega Marine ref. CK 679, which sells for as little as 2,600 USD today. However, Omega wouldn't use sapphire glass for timepieces in series production until the late 1970s, starting with the Seamaster 120 ref. ST 166.0250. This diving watch is water-resistant to 120 m (12 bar, 394 ft) and changes hands for roughly 3,900 USD in good condition.

There are no vintage examples of the fan-favorite Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch with sapphire crystal. In fact, Omega outfitted this timepiece exclusively with synthetic Hesalite glass until the turn of the millennium. The reason is that this watch was part of NASA's official equipment and the space agency insisted on Hesalite since it doesn't splinter upon impact. However, Omega did introduce a few models with sapphire glass case backs in the 1980s, including the limited edition Apollo XI ref. BA345.0802. You can call this watch your own for some 33,500 USD.


Retro Watches with Sapphire Crystal

Since vintage models with sapphire crystal are so rare, modern takes on classic vintage timepieces make great alternatives. For example, Breitling has been crafting their iconic Navitimer pilot's watch with sapphire crystal since the late 1990s. Depending on the model and its condition, Navitimer prices range from 2,200 to 39,000 USD.

Storied Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain has been equipping their classic Fifty Fathoms diving watch with sapphire crystal for years. New editions of the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda and Fifty Fathoms Automatique even feature a sapphire crystal bezel inlay in addition to their sapphire crystal watch glass and case backs. These attractive timepieces change hands for about 11,000 USD.

TAG Heuer also has a long history with sapphire crystal in their Carrera and Monaco collections. This material appears on their Heritage models, such as the Monaco Calibre 11, as well as their classic Carrera Calibre 1887. The latter gets its name from the in-house caliber 1887. You can purchase a mint-condition Monaco Calibre 11 with the blue "Steve McQueen design" for around 4,300 USD. Pre-owned pieces tend to cost a few hundred dollars less. If you prefer the Carrera Calibre 1887, be sure to have between 2,600 and 3,500 USD on hand.


Affordable Sapphire Glass Watches

Sapphire crystal watch glass is also a common feature on affordable watches. For example, Casio, Orient, and Victorinox all produce quartz watches with sapphire crystal for around 110 USD. Fans of mechanical watches will find pieces from Tissot, Laco, and Citizen beginning around 330 USD.

Most modern watches worth 1,100 USD or more will come with sapphire crystal. You'll find some exceptions among historically accurate re-releases, such as the Sinn 103 St pilot's chronograph with acrylic glass. This model sells for roughly 1,800 USD new and 1,600 USD pre-owned.


Watches Made of Solid Sapphire

Companies like Hublot, Richard Mille, MB&F, and Cabestan take the concept of a sapphire crystal watch to the next level. Each offers timepieces with cases made of solid sapphire crystal. Most of these models lack a traditional dial, offering an unobstructed view of the heavily skeletonized movement within.

Hublot has the widest variety of sapphire crystal watches. This Swiss luxury watch manufacturer crafts several Big Bang editions out of blue, green, yellow, purple, or clear sapphire crystal. Plan to spend between 43,000 and 80,000 USD on the Big Bang Unico Sapphire chronograph. There's also the Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Sapphire in blue or purple. This watch is limited to a run of 30 pieces and requires an investment of over 177,000 USD.

For something even more exclusive, you should turn to Richard Mille. Mille's RM 56-01 tourbillon watch boasts a sapphire crystal base plate for its movement in addition to its solid sapphire case. As a result, the gears, springs, and axles all appear to be floating in midair. Only five copies exist of this timepiece, which sells for an astronomical 2.2 million USD.


What are sapphire and sapphire crystal?

Sapphire is an especially hard mineral, with a rating of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This places it just behind diamond and moissanite. The world's largest natural sapphire deposits are found in Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Nigeria, Madagascar, and the USA. While blue sapphires are perhaps the most famous, sapphires can come in any color but red.

However, the sapphire crystal used in watches is synthetic. It's created by melting aluminum oxide powder at 3,722°F (2,050°C) and forming it into a pear-shaped crystal between 1.1 and 1.6 inches (3 and 4 cm) wide. This material is then cut, sanded, and polished using a diamond angle grinder. The final watch glass receives a special anti-reflective coating, usually in the form of a blue-tinged film applied to the crystal. Older watches tend to only have this coating on the crystal's inner side since previous coating methods were highly susceptible to scratches. However, this is no longer a problem in modern watchmaking, and most sapphire crystal watch glass has this coating on both sides.

The main advantage of sapphire crystal is its scratch resistance. However, its hardness also makes it susceptible to hard impacts. Unlike plastic-based watch glass, sapphire crystal watch glass is known to splinter. Furthermore, soft materials like aluminum can leave behind unattractive streaks on the crystal. Luckily, you can easily remove these streaks using a normal pencil eraser.

If you're not sure whether or not your watch has sapphire crystal, there's an easy way to find out: Put a drop of water on the crystal and lift the case at a slight angle. The water will move relatively slowly across sapphire crystal and leave no streaks behind.