TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

STAINLESS 316L

Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does. However, it is not fully stain-proof in low-oxygen, high-salinity, or poor air-circulation environments. There are various grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and corrosion resistance are required. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by the amount of chromium present. Unprotected carbon steel rusts readily when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film (the rust) is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide[clarification needed]; and, because of the greater volume of the iron oxide, this tends to flake and fall away. Stainless steels contain sufficient chromium to form a passive film of chromium oxide, which prevents further surface corrosion by blocking oxygen diffusion to the steel surface and blocks corrosion from spreading into the metal's internal structure. Passivation occurs only if the proportion of chromium is high enough and oxygen is present.

 

 

SAPPHIRE GLASS

Sapphire glass is an oxide corundum crystal, cut from a single mass of synthetic sapphire. It takes between 14 to 20 operations to cut a sapphire crystal and obtain its final form. The hardness measures 9 on the Mohs scale, or 1,800 Vickers, which can only be surpassed by the hardness of a diamond. The main properties of sapphire crystal are its durability and virtually scratchproof nature. Due to its extreme resistance to scratches, it allows the watch to maintain its beautiful appearance for much longer. The crystal is also coated with an anti-reflective coating deposited on both faces of the glass. Several ultra-thin layers of metal oxides are deposited successively and reduce the amount of reflections on the crystal's surface. Not only does this enhance the beauty of the dial, but increases the functional purpose of the watch by increasing the dial's readability.

 

 

ITALIAN LEATHER

Our finely worked leathers come from the best Italian tanning workshops. Their unique process ensures beauty, durability and strength. The calf leather bracelet is soft and smooth and the leather padding provides better resistance to moisture. The inside of the bracelet is tanned naturally, making it hypoallergenic and the velvety feel is remarkably soft to the touch.