Did you know that you can find carbon fiber across all industries and not just cars?
You can use it to make everything from airplane wings and bicycles to golf clubs and now watches. For watchmakers, there are many benefits to using carbon fiber. It provides the perfect balance of durability and weightlessness.
Read on to learn more about why you would want to incorporate a carbon fiber watch into your wardrobe.
1) Carbon Fiber is Ultra-Lightweight
When you work in the watch industry, weight reduction is your number one concern.
Every ounce of added weight on a wristwatch needs careful consideration. Because carbon fiber weighs less than half as much as steel or aluminum do, it’s an ideal material for lightening the load of luxury watches. It’s especially beneficial when used in combination with other materials, like gold or platinum.
While the carbon fiber may make up only a small percentage of the watch’s overall weight, it serves to assist in reducing overall mass while maintaining strength.
2) Tensile Strength
One of the biggest carbon fiber benefits is that it also offers exceptional tensile strength. This means the fibers are not easily stretched.
It would take over 200 pounds of force to break a carbon fiber strap or band. This makes it perfect for luxury watches since your watch is going to be doing a lot more than sitting on your wrist and admiring its beauty—it will need to stand up to daily wear and tear without breaking.
This makes carbon fiber a versatile material for luxury watches, whether they are dressier or sportier style. It can easily work with any type of watchband design.
Additionally, carbon fiber is almost completely resistant to corrosion, which means that it will not rust or degrade when in contact with water. This makes excellent material for watches designed for divers, swimmers, and other professionals who are working in wet conditions.
3) Great Strength to Weight Ratio
Tensile strength aside, the real benefit here is that carbon fiber is so light it allows watchmakers to design a lighter luxury watch without sacrificing durability.
A carbon fiber strap can be custom-made specifically for a particular watch. Which, allows the designer to cover it completely or just parts of its exterior. And because of the ease with which you can weave and manipulate it, designers can create new and innovative designs that would simply be impossible using metal or other traditional watchmaking materials.
If you’re looking for a watch that offers the perfect balance of toughness and elegance, look no further than one made with carbon fiber. It will never be mistaken for anything but a luxury timepiece. As well, as won’t weigh you down on those days when your wristwatch is taking more of a beating than usual.
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