A MATERIAL WORLD
IWC Schaffhausen creates a new-fangled titanium composite
It took IWC Schaffhausen five years of research and development to work on Ceratanium, a titanium alloy. It’s as light and sturdy as titanium and also possesses the same level of hardness and scratch-resistance as ceramic. Ceratanium boasts a matte black, ceramic-like surface, which gives any timepiece a stealthy and handsome look. “Since we already had a pioneering role in the use of titanium and ceramic in the 1980s, we are now once again highlighting our expertise with materials by employing Ceratanium,” says its CEO Christoph Grainger-herr. The titanium composite makes its debut in the Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital DateMonth Edition “50 Years Aquatimer”, which celebrates five decades of the iconic dive watch.