Steel should be the most common material in watches, followed by precious metals such as gold, rose gold, platinum, titanium should be considered a "rising star" in watch materials, its rise to revolutionize the field of watch materials. Compared to other materials, titanium is low density and strong, it is lightweight, hard and corrosion resistant, and was commonly used in aviation, but now it can also be seen in jewelry or watches. Today, we are going to explain three watches made of titanium.
Ulysse Nardin Freak X
Founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland , Ulysse Nardin has been going strong for more than 170 years by 2020. As the world's top watchmaker, Ulysse Nardin has become synonymous with exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship and innovation in the context of its constant longevity. Ulysse Nardin originally started with marine clocks, which were the most reliable navigational instruments ever made and became essential for the navies of more than 50 countries around the world.
Already in its early days, Ulysse Nardin was a pioneer in the revival of minute repeater technology. The addition of an elaborate moving mannequin dial was an unprecedented creation that made Ulysse Nardin's minute repeater watches famous.
This watch from Ulysse Nardin's Freak X is made of titanium, so it is light and comfortable on the wrist, which is an important reason why many consumers prefer titanium models. The blue color is the main color of the watch, and the design is inherited from the iconic design of the Ulysse Nardin Freak collection, which does away with the traditional hands and dial of a watch and uses the movement bridges as the hands of the watch, revealing all the mysteries of time on the watch. The UN-230 caliber combines the advantages of the UN-118 and UN-250 calibers in a more compact and simple architecture, providing the watch with a 72-hour power reserve.
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang
Hublot is a watch with a cast gold body and a natural rubber strap, designed and produced by CarloCrocco. The brand has only one watch, in three collections: Classic, Elegant and Active, each with a black rubber strap.
In a few years, Hublot watches have become one of the elite brands driving the watchmaking industry. It took three years of research to create such a unique strap and to demonstrate the outstanding properties of natural rubber, which seems to regenerate on contact with the skin. The two parts of the strap can be adjusted specifically at the time of purchase to fit the customer's wrist instantly and comfortably, providing the wearer with an unparalleled experience.
In the mid-1990s, rubber was highly sought after by the most prestigious watchmaking brands, as evidenced by its use in a large number of designs. This further confirmed the choice available and led to the emergence of Hublot watches. Hublot has always been one of the only remaining family-owned watchmaking businesses to operate independently, offering a unique single product concept.
The Big Bang Soul Meca-10 watch is also made of titanium, but it is presented in a tonneau shape, which makes it more unique and tougher than the usual round models. Hublot's signature design can be seen in every detail of the watch, such as the "sandwich" case, the screws on the case, the large crown, the quick release bracelet mechanism, etc. The dial is skeletonized, with a power-reserve display at 3 o'clock, a small seconds at 9 o'clock and a rack-and-pinion linkage at 12 o'clock, giving the watch an avant-garde and daring feel. The movement is the Meca-10 hand-wound skeleton movement with a 10-day power reserve.
Fifty Fathoms Grande Date
Born in 1735, Blancpain is the oldest watch brand in Swiss history and the first registered watch brand in the world. Blancpain is one of the finest complicated mechanical watches and one of the very few brands in the world that can design, develop, manufacture, assemble and sell (from A to Z) all in-house.
Blancpain, adhering to the brand's DNA of "innovation is tradition", insists on making only mechanical watches. Since its creation in 1735, each of Blancpain's top-quality mechanical watches has been entirely handmade and checked by the watchmaker himself, numbered and signed, a tradition that has continued since its creation.
Blancpain, "the maker of classic timepieces", has always embraced its uncompromising faith in time and watchmaking, forged exceptional watchmaking capabilities, maintained a low-profile, honest and pragmatic brand attitude, and advocated a refined and elegant lifestyle based on the cornerstone of perfection in watchmaking, concentrating emotions, art and culture into the vital pursuit of beauty in human life.
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Titanium Automatic Large Date features a 45 mm diameter titanium case with a black dial and a titanium bracelet for an exceptional lightness of touch. With a black dial featuring a radial sunburst decoration in the center, replicating the rectangular hour markers of antique watches and marked by Arabic numerals at every five minutes, decorated with rectangular hands and a large date aperture at 6 o'clock, the watch brings a sporty essence belonging to the seventies with a retro personality. The movement is equipped with a self-winding caliber 6918B, with a dynamic reserve of 120 hours.