Tudor introduces Ceramic Injection Molded watchcase and bezel

May 18, 2016

Tudor introduces CIM watchcase and bezel

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Leading Swiss luxury watchmaker Tudor has for the first time launched a watch with a case and bezel manufactured from high-tech ceramics. The parts, states the company, are manufactured in a new in-house Powder Injection Moulding facility. The Ceramic Injection Moulded case and bezel are used on the Fastrider Black Shield watch.

The ceramic used is a very fine zirconium dioxide powder of less than 1 micron particle size, which is mixed with both a binding agent that allows it to be moulded and pigments that result in final desired colour. After debinding and sintering, the parts are precision machined using diamond tools to give the case and bezel their final shape.

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