5 ceramic watches to add to your collection

We begin with some recent history of luxury watchmaking, where firms such as Bvlgari, Hublot and Rado, pioneers in the use of ceramic for the cases of their watches, stand out. This material, although it involves a meticulous and costly manufacturing process, gives each piece a unique value and quality.

The watches shown below are models that, thanks to the use of this material, feature durability, resistance, comfort and a characteristic and recognisable design.

RADO CERAMIC Ref.: R21702702

Rado is one of the world’s leading watchmakers that uses ceramics in the manufacture of its timepieces. It works closely with a number of renowned designers to create unique pieces, such as this Rado Ceramica Ref.: R21702702.

This reference from the RADO Ceramic collection stands out at first glance for its minimalist style. It has a rectangular case with dimensions of 22.90 mm x 31.70 mm, which gives it a distinguished and modern appearance.

This is one of the most renowned models from the Swiss brand RADO. One of the first watches in the world to use high-tech ceramics in the manufacture of its case, crown and bracelet.

The reference R21702702 takes into account different details that make it special, such as the same thickness for the case and bracelet, dial without indexes that make it a true minimalist design.


Another luxury watchmaker that has also started to use ceramics for some of its watches is Longines. The well-known brand born in Saint-Imier in 1892 has used ceramic in reference L3.781.3.06.7 of the Longines Hydroquest collection.

In this Longines Hydroquest we can see the use of ceramic in its case. It has a round ceramic and stainless steel case with a size of 41 millimetres and a thickness of 11.90 millimetres which incorporates an automatic movement L888.

Some of the most remarkable features besides its case are its screw-down crown and its unidirectional rotating bezel. This model from the Hydroquest collection is undoubtedly a great choice for lovers of diving watches.


Bvlgari, one of the most innovative haute horlogerie brands in terms of its designs, could not fail to manufacture some of its models in ceramic. In this case, the watch we are going to talk about is the Bvlgari Serpenti Spiga.

With its quartz movement, Serpenti Spiga represents a perfect blend of modern and classic. Inspired by the extravagance of Serpenti and the legend of the spike, its contemporary design is enriched with deep Roman symbolism.

On the one hand, we have the ceramic bracelet, formed by the ear of wheat motif, symbolising eternity and elegantly coiled around the wrist, evoking the figure of a snake and combining innovative and modern materials.

Perhaps the most representative feature of this watch is its 35-millimetre curved case made of black ceramic with an 18-carat rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds and an 18-carat rose gold crown set with a ceramic cabochon.

The Bvlgari Serpenti Spiga is a great choice for those looking for an unconventional ceramic watch.

CHANEL J12 Ref.: H5696

Chanel, renowned in watchmaking, but mainly as an iconic brand in the world of fashion, has incorporated and taken advantage of the benefits of the use of ceramics in its J12 collection, in this case the reference we are going to talk about is the Chanel J12 Chronograph Mecanico Automatico 33 m.m.

The case of this watch, with a diameter of 33 mm and a thickness of 12.94 mm, is made of high-strength black ceramic combined with steel. This composition ensures not only durability but also elegant aesthetics. The screw-down steel crown is adorned with a ceramic cabochon, maintaining the coherence of the design.

The bracelet, also in high-strength black ceramic, is complemented by a steel triple-folding clasp, offering security and convenience to the wearer.

At the heart of the watch beats the Calibre 12.2, an automatic movement resulting from a collaboration with the Swiss manufacture Kenissi, of which Chanel is a co-owner.

In addition, this black ceramic Chanel J12 is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel in steel, adding functionality and a sporty touch to the design. The watch offers remarkable water-resistance, withstanding up to 200 metres underwater, making it both elegant and practical for everyday use.


For Hublot, materials are an essential element of watch design. They must merge with their design, while protecting their mechanism and resisting the adversities of time.

Among Hublot’s watch designs we can find ceramics in different colours such as red, blue or green, each bringing a unique aesthetic to the watch. This choice is not only a matter of style, but also of functionality, as ceramic is known for its durability and resistance to wear and tear. The model we are here to discuss is the Hublot Classic Fusion Magic Black with reference 542.CM.1170.RX equipped with the automatic calibre HUB1110.

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