Replica Rolex Yacht-Master Black Dial Watches

Presented in 1992, the Rolex Yacht-Master replica is a prestigious time-telling device, than as a special, advanced tool for professional skippers. Here, the Rolex Yacht-Master black dial timepieces are on hot sale, which are generous and reliable.

Rolex Yacht-Master Black Dial Copy Watches

Rolex Yacht-Master Black Dial Copy Watches

Replica Rolex Yacht-Master Black Dial Watches--

The Rolex Yacht-Master 37mm copy watches have the waterproof case made of 18K Everose gold, which has the bi-directional rotating bezel with a black ceramic top ring. Under the scratch resistant sapphire crystal, the black dial offers high readability with luminous rose gold hands and dot hour markers, minute markers around the outer rim and a date display at the 3 o’clock position. To complete the timepiece, there is a black rubber strap with folding oysterlock clasp, adding elegant and sporty touch to the watch. Powered by the Swiss-made automatic movements that have gone through various tests, the imitational Rolex watches are ensured to be reliable and durable.

Best Fake Rolex Datejust White Dial 36MM Watches

Copy Rolex Datejust White Dial 36MM Watches

Copy Rolex Datejust White Dial 36MM Watches

As one of the most recognised and recognisable watches of Rolex, the Rolex Datejust replica is the modern archetype of the classic watch owing to aesthetics and functions that transcend changes in fashion.

The fake Rolex Datejust white dial watches have the 36mm in stainless steel, which is completed by 18K yellow gold fluted bezel and watertight crown that ensures the water resistance up to 100 meters. In addition, the robust case is matched with a Jubilee bracelet made of 18k yellow gold and stainless steel. Under the scratch resistant sapphire crystal, the stunning white mother of pearl dial features nice diamonds hour indexes, yellow gold hands and a date window at the 3 o’clock.

Powered by automatic movements made in Switzerland, the perfect Rolex copy watches are able to have admirable accuracy and stable power reserve. In fact, the luxurious Rolex Datejust imitaional timepiece would be an asset to every watch or jewelry collection!Best Fake Rolex Datejust White Dial 36MM Watches 1

Day & Night 24 hours in the life of a woman (who loved replica watches)

— You change your cheap replica watches like you change your shirt. You match your timepieces to your appointments. You find the idea of not wearing one unthinkable. Your motto? A fake Rolex watch for every occasion.

6 am – The alarm rings. It’s strident, shrill. No option but to switch it off. Open one eye, jump out of bed, head for the bathroom. Shower, perfume, cream, choose your clothes, makeup, jewelry, watch. Every gesture is precise, the mechanics well-oiled. This day is off to a perfect start. On your wrist sits a classic two-tone watch matched with a new bi-material strap: a Linea Dark Chocolate by Baume& Mercier. Reassuring and sweet, like the calm before the storm …

7 am – Time to wake up the little monsters. Junior 1 is as floppy as a mattress without springs. Junior 2 bounds out of his bedroom like a shaggy Zebulon, while Junior 3 greets you with yells even more piercing than the ringing of your alarm. With a nervous breakdown threatening, a little dose of comfort is called for. Phew! A quick glance at your Rendez-Vous Date watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre is enough to make you feel better. It’s already time to drop Juniors 1, 2 and 3 at school. You’re definitely not the Desperate Housewives type.



Linea Dark Chocolate by Baume & Mercier, and Rendez-Vous Date by Jaeger-LeCoultre.
© Baume & Mercier / Jaeger-LeCoultre

10 am – Ultra-important meeting in room 25 with a group of Chinese salespeople who have come to learn a bit more about the standards of watchmaking elegance and the various combinations of materials. A vast subject… Rather than take intensive mandarin classes, you prefer leading by example and proudly display your GraffStar Icon Automatic – by Graff naturally. Judging from their smiles, you understand that they are already over the moon about its pink ceramic case, mother-of-pearl dial and its dual-time display. Abracadabra… it’s a wrap.

Noon – Your good friend Hortense is already 20 minutes late for the lunch that you have been putting off for months due to: Junior 3 being sick/a training course on a brand-new hyper-innovative ultra-thin movement / holidays in Valais at your mother-in-law’s /a meeting with Junior 1’s French teacher. Hortense is really pushing it now… When she arrives at last, you suggest she buys a cheap Rolex replica watches to help her be on time. Why not your most recent crush, a Horsebit model by Gucci?



Graffstar Icon Automatic by Graff, and Horsebit by Gucci.
© Graff / Gucci

2.10 pm – It almost left without you you. But you run really fast wearing your stilettos. Very fast… Usain Bolt in high heels? Minus the biceps, plus long hair, as well as an ever-spinning seconds hand in your head in order to catch up with time gone mad… Once in the train, you let yourself be sped to Paris. Freeze the image: more than ever, you feel like the heroine of your life and the most elegant of your super powers is a watch: the Carrera Lady 28mm Calibre 9 automatic. Thanks TAG Heuer!

5.30 pm – Harry – your English chauffeur whose incredible punctuality has always made you think he could have been born in Switzerland, in the Vallée de Joux, as the great-great grandson of a famous watchmaker – is already waiting for you when your stilettos hit the platform. Madame has a meeting in the 1st arrondissement? In half an hour? Would Madame kindly fasten her seat belt!? Wedged in the back of Harry’s powerful car, you warn your good friend Marguerite who kindly invited you to the Hermès Spring-Summer fashion show that you will be arriving any minute. On a front-row seat, thank you very much! You keep a low profile and discreetly reveal your new/tiny/adorable Faubourg Swiss replica watches by Hermès. You are in line to win a first prize for elegance.


Hermes-TAG Heuer

Hermès Faubourg and TAG Heuer Carrera Lady.
© Hermès / TAG Heuer

7 pm – Driiiing… A frantic phone call from your super babysitter who’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Junior 3 is running a temperature of 39.5°C! Junior 1 still isn’t back from his friend’s apartment. And as for Junior 3, he still hasn’t grasped the fact that your apartment is not a football field! You need a serious upper. A little gentleness, luxury, calm and voluptuousness… Inhale, exhale, inhale… think of the Coué method… Look at your watch. It’s a Boucheron Reflet model. Its vintage elegance mesmerizes you. Everything is fine. It truly is absolutely fine…

9 pm – A rendezvous with a man – your own – in a chic restaurant. Soft pile carpet, muted lights, starred chef in the kitchen… the evening menu looks tasty. The father of Juniors 1, 2 and 3  has also taken the train to join you and has a big piece of news for you – or rather a declaration, a gift to celebrate your 20 years together. Close your eyes, open them… no, you aren’t dreaming. Diamonds, grey mother-of-pearl… it really is a Sublime Timepiece by Harry Winston. You are over the moon and so is your man!


Reflet by Boucheron, and Harry Winston Sublime Timepiece.
© Boucheron / Harry Winston

5.30 am – Cheeks flushed with pleasure, you dance wildly on the floor of a legendary club. For just a few hours you forget Junior 3 and his inoffensive little children’s disease, the Asian salespeople, Harry and his big car, Hortense and her pathological tardiness. Suddenly it is you that is overcome by fever. On your left wrist, is a de GRISOGONO Allegra watch in pink gold set with emeralds designed by the king of partying himself, Fawaz Gruosi. On your right wrist, is a Jacob & Co Brilliant Skeleton Jewelry Swiss cheap Rolex watch. Watchmaking, its codes, its fashions, its mechanics – none of it holds any secrets for you and that is abundantly clear. With your timepieces clasped firmly to your wrists, the passing hours tick delectably by. Where can one buy a ticket for the next 24 hours?



de Grisogono Allegra and Brilliant Skeleton Jewelry by Jacob & Co.
© de Grisogono / Jabob & Co replica watches

IWC “The Last Flight” replica watches to be auctioned in Geneva

— On 11 November, Sotheby’s Geneva will offer for sale the Pilot’s replica watches Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight”.

Montre d’Aviateur Chronographe Edition « The Last Flight » (Ref. IW388005) © IWC

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” has been designed to commemorate 70 years since the tragic death of celebrated writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The sale of the watch will take place during Sotheby’s auction of Important Omega replica Watches on 11 November 2014, and all the proceeds will benefit the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, dedicated to supporting young people around the world. The fund will help to build a library for young patients in the Hospital Pequeno Príncipe in Curitiba, Brazil’s largest children’s hospital.

The IWC Pilot’s fake watches Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” (Ref. IW388005) number 01 out of 17 pieces – features a silicon nitride ceramic case with a special engraving goes under the hammer, a brown dial and a calfskin strap in the same colour, echoing the tobacco colour of the pilot’s flying suit. The crown, buttons and case back are in platinum.

Georges Kern, IWC Schaffhausen’s CEO, commented: “Last year’s auctioning of a Big Pilot’s replica watches Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” generated a breathtaking CHF 173’000 that was channeled towards the construction of a school with a library in Cambodia, a project brought to life by the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation. We would like to continue our support of this charitable organization with the auctioning of another Special Edition timepiece: the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” in platinum, with an exquisite engraving on the case back in memory of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. As a globally successful company with a strong commitment to social responsibility, we are proud to have found a partner in the Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation which relies on a vast international network and does incredible work for disadvantaged children with its local projects.”

Longines Official Timekeeper and Replica Watches of Glasgow 2014

— Glasgow 2014 offered a great opportunity to discover the Conquest Classic collection

La Cérémonie de clôture de Glasgow 2014, les XXe Jeux du Commonwealth

Glasgow witnessed the Closing Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games on Sunday 3 August 2014. Mr. Charles Villoz, Vice President of Longines, attended this great show in the company of Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin. To honour the success of the event and the great collaboration, Lord Smith of Kelvin was presented with a Longines timekeeping bell by Mr. Villoz, created especially for the Games.

Longines has been the Official Timekeeper and Replica Rolex Watches of Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games, as well as the Presenting Partner of the Gymnastics competitions. Over a period of 11 days of competitions, the Swiss watch brand put its skilled expertise in the service of the largest sporting event ever held in Scotland. It provided more than 190 timekeepers and 122 tonnes of equipment to support Glasgow 2014.


M. Charles Villoz - Lord Smith of Kelvin

Mr. Charles Villoz, Vice President of Longines, and Lord Smith of Kelvin, Glasgow 2014 Chairman, at the Closing Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games.

© Longines


The Official Replica Watches For Sale of the Games was a chronograph in steel from the Conquest Classic collection, housing an exclusive mechanical column-wheel calibre. With a diameter of 41 mm, its black dial is set with one arabic numeral and 11 applied indices with Super-LumiNova®. It displays the hours and the minutes, a small second at 9, a 30-minute counter at 3, a 12-hour counter at 6 as well as the date at 4:30. Just as the entire Conquest Classic collection, this timepiece is water-resistant to 5 bar and its screw-down case back is fitted with a sapphire glass.

Longines’ involvement in the Commonwealth Games dates back to 1962, when it was the Timekeeper of the event in Perth, Australia.


Les montres de l’été New names and old favourites

— A selection of this season’s diver’s Rolex Replica watches offers a mixture of exciting new models from big names, re-issues of historical diver’s Fake Watches and some niche classics.


Cartier stopped short of throwing its new Calibre de Cartier Diver into Lake Geneva on its launch at the Société Nautique in Geneva earlier this summer, but the deepest point in the lake corresponds more or less to the 300 metres depth to which the watch’s water resistance is tested. Such is the level of water resistance required for a watch to earn the title “Diver’s watch” in accordance with the ISO 6425 standard that sets out the requirements for such timepieces.

Calibre de Cartier Diver

Calibre de Cartier Diver
© Cartier Replica Watches

The Calibre de Cartier Diver meets all these requirements while maintaining the distinctive look and slender silhouette of the Calibre de Cartier collection, with its in-house movement. For a full review of this piece, which is a mere 1mm thicker than the non-diver model, see our separate article.

Blancpain’s diver’s watch lineage dates back over half a century and the first diver’s watch that it presented in proportions suitable for everyday wear was called the Bathyscaphe. Presented in the late 1950s, the Bathyscaphe took its name from the self-propelled submersible invented by Switzerland’s Auguste Piccard (grandfather of Bertrand Piccard, who continues his family’s history of exploration with his Solar Impulse project to fly around the world using only the power of the sun). This historic model was reinterpreted by Blancpain last year in a new three-hand model which is followed this year by a flyback chronograph fitted with an entirely new self-winding movement.


Blancpain 50 Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Blancpain 50 Fathoms Bathyscaphe
© Blancpain


Besides the F385 self-winding movement, which operates at 36,000 vibrations per hour, the Bathyscaphe flyback chronograph offers a number of other technological developments in its vintage style case: balance spring in silicon, an 18-carat gold oscillating weight coated in NAC, a platinum alloy, and the use of the patented LiquidMetal® alloy for the markers on the bezel. A choice of NATO or sail canvas straps completes the vintage look, while for the first time in the Bathyscaphe line a metal bracelet is also available on this model.


Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver
© Longines


There are a number of horological gems in the Longines Heritage collection and the Heritage Diver launched just in time for summer 2014 is no exception. The cushion shaped-case with its unmistakable 1970s aesthetics recalls watches produced by Longines in this period for amateur divers. A screw-in case-back, crown and bezel ensure water resistance to 300 metres for the two versions available, a three-hander and a chronograph, each with their own distinctive ways of showing immersion times. Black synthetic or rubber straps complement the black dial with its contrasting red accents.


Emile Chouriet Challenger Deep Blue

Emile Chouriet Challenger Deep
© Emile Chouriet


Emile Chouriet and Davidoff both make their debuts in the world of divers watches with two classic examples of the genres in stainless steel, each available with a contemporary design and a choice of black, silver or blue dials. The main visual difference between the Emile Chouriet “Challenger Deep” (named after the deepest known point under the ocean’s surface) and the Davidoff Velocity Diver is the use of a colour-coded turning bezel on the former and a consistent stainless-steel ring for the latter, which uses coloured PVD inserts on the crown and case sides as an element of contrast.


Davidoff Velocity Diver Night Dive Edition

Davidoff Velocity Diver Night Dive Edition
© Davidoff Swiss Replica Watches

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Vacheron Constantin Replica Watches Celebrating music with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Japan

— The brand was honored to welcome its Japan tour.

Vacheron Constantin

In celebration of the partnership with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), Vacheron Constantin was honored to welcome their Japan tour, accompanying 150th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Japan and Switzerland.

On July 8th 2014 at Tokyo Suntory Hall, Vacheron Constantin partnered with Pictet Asset Management to host an OSR concert, conducted by its principal guest conductor Maestro Kazuki Yamada.

The evening opened with a welcome party at Blue Rose.  The guests were also drawn to the art of UK Rolex Replica watchmaking excellence with the magnificent timepieces from Vacheron Constantin’s latest novelties Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées collection.

Vacheron Constantin OSR

From left to right: Julien Marchenoir, Brand Equity and Heritage Director of Vacheron Constantin, composer Dai Fujikura, Maestro Kazuki Yamada, violinist Daishin Kashimoto, Henk Swinnen, OSR General Manager, Vincent Gouget, Brand CEO of Vacheron Constantin, and Edgar Doerig, Minister and Deputy Head of Embassy of Switzerland.
© Vacheron Constantin Swiss Replica Rolex Watches

It was then followed by a concert with Maestro Kazuki Yamada named as official cultural ambassador for this event, as well as Japanese violinist Daishin Kashimoto who performed to a full house.

After the concert, the evening continued to a private reception where the musicians were welcomed by Julien Marchenoir, Brand Equity and Heritage Director of Vacheron Constantin, and Mr. Edgar Doerig, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Swiss Embassy.

Bell & Ross Swiss Replica Watches Partner of the air meeting

— Bell & Ross UK Replica Watches is a partner of the major air meeting on 5th and 6th July 2014 at the 133 air base in Nancy-Ochey.

Air meeting 2014 Bell & Ross

The air meeting will bring together a number of French and foreign aircraft in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the first world war. The “Patrouille de France” and the “Cartouche Doré” will be present, as will a legendary patrol of “Flamants” in the colours of Bell & Ross, and modern aircraft such as the Rafale, Mirage 2000D, Caracal, F16 and Mig 29.

The proceeds will be donated to the Fondation des Œuvres Sociales de l’Air (FOSA), a charity that helps personnel from the airforce, the general civil aviation authority, the French meteorologicl office and their families.

On this occasion, Bell & Ross Cheap Replica Watches will present its new piece, the Vintage WW1 Guynemer, which pays tribute to the famous captain Georges Guynemer, ace aviator from the Great War.


Captain Georges Guynemer and the Vintage WW1 Guynemer Rolex Replica watches.
© Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross is running a “Georges Guynemer” competition on Facebook to win two VIP passes to the event.


Rolex’s 3Cs: confidence, continuity, consistency

Rolex world headquarters, Geneva © Rolex/Cédric Widmer Replica Watches

Much to everyone’s surprise, Rolex Replica Watches has come out of its silence. The Geneva-based firm, which generally keeps a low profile, is still sparing with detail but in his first ever interview, Bertrand Gros nonetheless lifts a corner of the veil that shrouds the business. One way to keep the legend alive.

Does this chink in the armour signal a new trend in communication from the world’s biggest-grossing watch brand, which is owned by the Wilsdorf Foundation? In-house at least, the interview is seen as nothing short of revolutionary. Speaking to Swiss daily Le Temps, Chairman of the Board Bertrand Gros did, however, snuff out any hope that Rolex will be changing its corporate culture. The interview is, apparently, a one-off. “We have no obligation to become more transparent; nor do we feel the need to do so,” commented Mr Gros.

One of the main sentiments to transpire from the interview is the brand’s unshakeable confidence. Despite doubts raised in the press as to how well business is progressing, Rolex affirms that “all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds,” adding that 2013 was a record year during which the brand performed better than ever before, although no figures were forthcoming to substantiate this claim. The outlook is similarly positive, “not least given the highly favourable responses to the new products we presented at Baselworld,” commented Bertrand Gros, who rarely appears in public. With no means of verification, we shall have to take his word for it. Gros, a lawyer who is revered within the firm, repeatedly insisted on the brand’s excellent health. But on what grounds? Rolex’s transparency has its limits.

Caution in China

Rolex’s Chairman played down the impact of the Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign. “We have always been very cautious in our expansion strategy for China. We believe the country has fabulous potential but one must be on the alert. This radical change in policy, which came about in just a few days, is the proof.” A sign of the times, over the first four months of the year, Swiss watch exports to China dropped 4.4% on 2013 and lost 27.6% compared with the previous year. Gros – whom staff address as Maître, the title given to attorneys in French-speaking countries – gave no quantifiable indications as to Rolex’s position in China.

Well, almost none. Bertrand Gros did lift a corner of the veil on one of Swiss watchmaking’s best-kept secrets, namely Rolex’s sales. Certain estimates, particularly those of Vontobel, were, he said, “fairly accurate.” The Zurich bank sets a figure of some CHF 4.6 billion, although Mr Gros did specify that these estimates “are based solely on Rolex’s exports to its subsidiaries, and therefore do not include sales made by them.” In other words, the brand’s global sales could be in excess of CHF 5 billion. Some analysts, on the other hand, consider this to be disproportionately high; they put the cursor around the CHF 3.5 billion mark. As for operating margin, Mr Gros commented that the suggested figure of 30% was “plausible”.

He went on to justify the firm’s legendary discretion. Unlike other Replica Watches Sales groups, which are publicly listed, Rolex is owned by a single, private shareholder, the Wilsdorf Foundation, and is therefore under no obligation to publish its results. “Rolex is accountable to no-one but its sole shareholder,” he declared. Point taken.

Four CEOs in six years

Rolex’s Chairman took this opportunity to say more about the appointment of Jean-Frédéric Dufour as the next CEO, the fourth in the past six years. His arrival, he declared, had nothing to do with business performance. Zenith‘s former CEO will take up his new position in autumn, replacing the current incumbent Gian Riccardo Marini at a date which has yet to be confirmed. This will be a smooth transition; Jean-Frédéric Dufour’s appointment from outside the Rolex fold does not signal any kind of sea-change in the company’s direction or strategy. There will be no rocking the boat which, reading between the lines, means the board of directors will retain its full powers.

After the considerable investments made to develop its four sites in Geneva, Plan-les-Ouates, Chêne-Bourg and Bienne, Rolex now sees itself at the head of optimised production facilities with the necessary flexibility to adapt to demand: production volume can be significantly increased as required. “We are entirely satisfied with the substantial investments incurred over the past decades, but we are also fully aware that the constant pursuit of quality means we cannot stand still.” Conclusion: the consistency of its products is a leitmotif for the group. Note that the brand’s growth, along with the extension and modernisation of its sites, has led to an increase in the workforce which, says Bertrand Gros, now exceeds 10,000 people worldwide, though without giving any further detail.

In a word, Bertrand Gros is unfailingly optimistic as to the future of the ‘brand with the crown’. “While it’s true that trees don’t grow to the sky,” he declared, “one can imagine Rolex will continue along the same road. I see no reason why, in the long term, the brand cannot go on expanding.” Entirely confident, he quoted Rolex’s position as a status symbol, its innovation and its corporate culture, values he is convinced will continue to appeal to new generations all over the world. “Rolex is unique and I believe it always will be.” As far as communication goes, for Rolex Fake Watches Sale this was mission accomplished!

Châtelain, the master of high-tech ceramic

Châtelain factory in Le Crêt-du-Locle © Chanel Replica Watches

Despite its low profile, the company is one of the most important suppliers of external parts to Swiss watchmakers. Since 1993 it has been wholly owned by Chanel, for which it manufactures and repairs every model of Replica Watches UK. Which doesn’t prevent it from working for a dozen other clients. “It” is Châtelain, a business located in Le Crêt-du-Locle, in the canton of Neuchâtel, whose specialisations include high-tech ceramic.

While it would be an exaggeration to say that ceramic is commonplace in watchmaking, recent years have seen a number of brands use this material; sometimes to manufacture movement parts such as ball bearings for the barrel, but mostly to produce the more visible, external parts: cases, bezels and bracelet links. Two brands stand out: Rado and Chanel whose famous J12 collection from the outset used ceramic developed and produced by Châtelain.

A secret formula

The company was established in 1947 and since 1993 has been wholly owned by the Parisian luxury firm. It employs some 340 people. Châtelain does more than just specialise in the manufacture of ceramic: it is, together with Comadur (Swiss Rolex Replica watches Group), one of the handful of companies in Switzerland to master this highly technical process. The J12 adventure began in Le Crêt-du-Locle in 2001 with the first developments. The first series-produced components followed six years later, in 2007. Even though processes are all finely honed, the company continues to conduct research and make improvements. “It’s the only way to stay ahead when working with materials,” comments managing director Philippe Marti. “We’ve been doing a lot of work lately on new renditions, such as mat ceramic. We’re also developing different polishing techniques and new tools for our machines.”

But what exactly is ceramic, and how is it formed? Manufacturing ceramic is a combination of metallurgy and chemistry. Various compounds and manufacturing processes exist: Châtelain uses the injection-sintering technique. Ceramic starts out as a granular powder of zirconia and “pixie dust”, to borrow Philippe Marti’s tongue-in-cheek description. In reality, a binder that each manufacturer keeps a closely-guarded secret. The final ingredients in this magic formula are the pigments that will give the ceramic the desired colour. White, black and grey are currently the most widespread shades, given the difficulties inherent in finding a colour that will withstand the high firing temperatures.

A noble material

The next stage is to form the ceramic. The powder is heated then injected into a mould corresponding to the required part. Interestingly, at this stage the part in question is 20% larger than its final dimensions… excess baggage that it will lose as the process advances. Indeed, after injection the ceramic goes through an evaporation phase, then an initial firing (sintering) at 350°C. This is followed by a second firing at 1,000°C to agglomerate and harden the compound. To outsiders, this can seem a long and complex process, spread over several days, but it does present a major advantage: the part comes out of the kiln in its finished state, albeit a little rough around the edges. No machining is required, simply a polish.

Not that there is anything “simple” about this next stage. Whether polishing or any of the previously described operations, manufacturing ceramic requires highly specific and subtle expertise, is costly and consumes vast amounts of energy. In fact when we toured the Châtelain factory, we couldn’t help wondering if the end really justified so many means. A question that made Philippe Marti smile. “You only need look at the product to find the answer,” he replied. “The J12 is an immense success. Like all the objects which, each in their own way, contribute to the wealth of Swiss watchmaking today, its unique qualities set it apart, not least how it makes use of ceramic. Ceramic is a truly noble material. It’s not that fragile, it doesn’t alter over time, and can be safely worn against the skin without any risk of reaction.”