Ceramic is in in 2010…
This is a sneak peak at the new Perrelet Diamond Flower ceramic watch. More info and a video, below.
I love the design of the original this collection – it is simply beautiful. Not to mention its adaptation of Perrelet’s unique “double rotor” system (see the video below) in which the top-side rotor is in the shape of diamond-lined flower petals. Now, with this year’s addition of a black and white ceramic bracelet/case with a black mother-of-pearl dial, Perrelet is stepping it up a notch in with an even more luxurious and mechanically sophisticated extension of the collection.
More broadly, I am sensing that ceramic watches will be a hot item this year, particularly in the ladies segment. While of course there’s always been the Chanel J12 series setting the standard for the ladies ceramic watch, not to mention its one-off limited edition pieces such as the very beautiful and one-of-a-kind J12 Joaellerie as well as the new and engimatic “concept watch” known as the Chanel J12 Tourbillon Retrograde Mysterieuse Automatic (see the high res pics and video here), other brands are emerging with their own and equally impressive ceramic watches. Perrelet being one good example. Also, I think that the new TAG Heuer F1 ceramic ladies collection will be very well received – the watches look great – you should really take a look if you haven’t seen them yet.
And of course on the men’s side it is more about the ceramic bezel – most recently and notably the new OMEGA Seamaster Liquidmetal watch, sure to be one of the most popular watches seen in Basel this year (available first here on Perpetuelle since Oct’09).
Will we see more new and exciting ceramic watches this year at Baselworld? You can count on it!