Perfectly matched

Innovative coatings for glass covers of luxury watches set new standards for hardness and color fidelity.

Hardness, scratch resistance and anti-reflection – these characteristics are important for covers of luxury watches made of glass. Moreover, outstanding design effects as for example the play with color reflections of the glass depending on the viewing angle become more popular – to create a distinct brand, increase the perceived quality and to fulfill individual customer desires.

The innovative coating LUXADUR™ perfectly suits sapphire and possesses all these characteristics. The coating opens up new design options for producers of luxury watches. Upon request, they can individually tune the color fastness of the extremely resilient and scratch resistant anti-reflective coating. The perception of the reflective color remains the same, no matter from which angle you are looking at the valuable chronometer. Unique is that the color reflection remains the same even in case of slight scratches or three-dimensional formed surfaces like watch designs with flattened glass edges.

LUXADUR™ was engineered in Switzerland at the site Yverdon-Les-Bains, where it is produced as well. SCHOTT Suisse SA knows the strict requirements of the ‘Swissness’ predicate and is able to fulfill these.

June 30th, 2017

Reto Brunner
Advanced Optics
SCHOTT AG

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