When it comes to best case material for a diving watch, active sports timepiece or oversized “muscle” watch, titanium is the metal of choice. This relatively new metal has been used in the craftsmanship of watch cases and bracelets for less than 25 years and is more desired by many than stainless steel and even 14K or 18K gold.
First and foremost titanium is incredibly lightweight and extremely durable. A wristwatch made of titanium is lighter on the wrist and considerably more comfortable to wear over extended periods of time. For example, a 45mm diameter watch in titanium is lighter in weight than a timepiece in stainless steel or gold…and with many of today’s watches measuring over 45mm in diameter and more than 15mm thick it’s advantageous to wear an oversized titanium watch.
Titanium is also a stronger metal than steel or gold. What’s more titanium is highly resistant to corrosion in sea water and chlorine and is an excellent choice for diving, deep-sea expeditions and any poolside activity.
Sports enthusiasts and runners also prefer titanium watches not only for their lightweight characteristics, but also for the metal’s hypoallergenic qualities and ability to not corrode against sweat.
Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer and Breitling were the first to include titanium in their watch collections in the late 1990’s. Today many prestigious watchmakers offer titanium models in their assortments, including Invicta, TW Steel, Citizen, Seiko, Swiss Legend, Omega, MOMO Design, Corum, Oris and Fossil.
You’ll find many of today’s best-selling titanium watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Invicta Corduba Chronograph for men. This outstanding automatic timepiece is water-resistant to 1000 meters and is the quintessential diver’s watch.
The robust 48mm diameter, 20mm thick brushed titanium case is presented on a handsome black kevlar strap, which is ideal for deep-sea explorations. The unidirectional rotating bezel encircles the black dial with an automatic day and date calendar, three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.
A locking screw-down crown and case back, along with protective lever clasps on the push-pieces assure you of the ultimate water-resistance. Premium Swiss-made automatic inside provides the utmost time-keeping accuracy.
Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.