Artistry and expertise

CENTURY sapphire

Our workshops are the setting for a mysterious, romantic process that fuses the art of hand-cutting and polishing CENTURY sapphire with the expertise of our master watchmakers. Discover the secrets of the CENTURY sapphire watch in its wide variety of colours and forms. Step beyond imagination... into the realm of fascination.

A unique, eternal substance

CENTURY sapphire is the hardest substance after diamonds. Registering 9 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, only another sapphire or a diamond could ever scratch its surface. CENTURY sapphire is also exceptionally light, a quality appreciated for its comfort on the wrist, day in, day out. When examined under the strongest magnifying glass, CENTURY sapphire reveals no trace of inclusions or disco-louration: it is the jeweller’s dream of flawless perfection. 
The extreme durability and purity of CENTURY sapphire ensures that its sublime beauty will endure, unalterable, for generations to come, retaining its original luminosity, clarity and density of colour.
 
Shaped by expert hands
 
CENTURY watches have the most intricate sapphire cases in the world. To complete just one requires several days of superior craftsmanship, precision cutting and skilful polishing by hand in our Swiss workshops, using diamond-faced tools. All our craftsmen learn their skills in-house: only then can they master the art of making a CENTURY sapphire case, before handing down their expertise to the next generation, and continuing the process of extending and refining a noble tradition. 
The work of our expert team must be perfect: any mistake made during the cutting or polishing cannot be reversed.
 
Patented innovations and timeless, everlasting beauty
 
To protect our unique designs, we have registered patents and certificates covering the specialist construction of our CENTURY sapphire watch cases. “Megalith” and “Monolith” are two processes which allow our watches to be hewn either from two pieces of sapphire, fused to be inseparable, or from a single sapphire block. These innovative processes are still in use today, particularly the Megalith system which is used to make all our watches as well as the reversible jewellery pieces that can be worn with either side showing. This technical mastery is at the heart of every CENTURY watch, brought vividly to life by the imagination of our team of craftsmen, who endow each time-piece with a magical essence, a gift of shimmering beauty for its future wearer.