by Adrian Herscovici
A union of fine materials defines the Ceramic and Sapphire collection by Viceroy, an intermingling of different textures and colors forming timepieces that exhibit outstanding elegance and femininity. Every watch in the Ceramic and Sapphire collection is a piece of refined jewelry, but as the collection’s name suggests, these watches have a subplot – durability. Some of the strongest materials used in jewelry design are combined to create watches that are not just timeless for their design, but for their lasting strength, as well.
The use of ceramic is standard in the collection. Ceramic is lighter and harder than steel, making it a perfect material to incorporate into a watch. It is also highly scratch resistant. Use of synthetic sapphire crystal is another standard characteristic of the collection. It, too, is highly scratch resistant, and it is the most dependable type of crystal used in watchmaking. To enhance the crystal’s versatility, Viceroy adds a layer of anti-reflective coating, meaning the watch is easier to read under strong or variant light.
|Viceroy Ladies Ceramic and Sapphire|
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Bracelets in the collection are made primarily from ceramic and steel. But some models, like the one shown here, have rubber straps. Thematically, rubber is an excellent match for watches in the Ceramic and Sapphire collection because of its proven durability. The extra-soft white rubber strap used on this model is molded into the shape of a bracelet with faux links, which is a popular way of realizing the look of a bracelet while maintaining the comfort of rubber. The buckle of the strap on this model is coated in rose-gold IP, as is the case, which is made of stainless steel. Rose-gold IP also coats the hands, dial numerals and markers.
The effect of pairing rose-gold – now firmly rooted as one of watchmaking’s most popular colors – with white, results in an outstandingly fresh and cool look; the dazzling rose-gold IP is in harmonious balance with the translucent luster and airiness of the white ceramic.
The stationary dive bezel implies a nautical theme, and with water resistance to 165 feet this Ceramic and Sapphire model can stand up to its fair share of aquatic activity. The date function is ever useful and the quartz-powered movement means no winding required.
As one of the sportiest models in the collection, the white dial watch shown has a case diameter of 40 mm. Other, dressier models in the collection are smaller. Most are three-handed with a date function and come in either square or round cases. The use of mother-of-pearl and diamonds appears throughout the collection to provide additional detail, texture and color. Choose your favorite watch from the Viceroy Ceramic and Sapphire collection and experience this union of durability, comfort and elegance first-hand.