Timelessly beautiful timepieces. Watchmaking industry
Complex shapes and refined surfaces with maximum precision: when these properties are showcased in a collection, the result is a very special aesthetic. It’s the prerequisite for the defining style and character of a brand. Thanks to the extreme resilience of ceramic, watches made from this material retain their beauty for generations.
Unlimited design options – Unlimited design options –
Perfectly shaped visions
We believe that watch designers should not be constrained by manufacturing restrictions. Even if a model or a collection was originally conceived for materials such as steel or precious metals, we aim to be able to translate any design into ceramic. We look forward to making your vision a reality.
Matte. Fine structuring results in an understated, elegant aesthetic.
Satin. This special processing perfects the character of any watch design.
Mirror finish. Hand-polished edges give your model an elegant radiance.
Selectivity. Satin and polished surfaces meet with maximum precision.
Refined surfaces are what give a collection its characteristic aesthetic. We are proficient in all surface finish techniques and are able to provide cases, bezels and other components with ex-clusive finishes.Ask for other finishes
Color is becoming increasingly important in watch design. At Bangerter, we began offering ce-ramic components in a wide range of colors at an early stage – be it the colors of a national flag, a sports club or a fashion trend. And not only that: we’re happy to take on the challenge of de-veloping individual colors according to customer requirements, too.
Do you have individual color ideas?Request a color consultation
Brought together in the most beautiful way: assemblyIt’s often the successful combination of different materials that makes a watch unique. If you want ceramic components to be supplemented with elements made of stainless steel, titanium or precious metals, or combined into assemblies, you have come to the right place.
Process from powder to product –
The manufacture of advanced ceramics is part of the design process – the subsequent functional-ity and aesthetics of a watch largely determine how the material should be created.
- 01 Base materialZrO2 powder with approx. 3% binder content
- 02 ShapingThrough isostatic pressing under pressures of up to 4,000 bar
- 03 Green machining
Machining on the latest 5-axis CNC machine
- 04 Debinding and sinteringThe binder is removed via thermal treatment and the final hardness is achieved during sintering at around 1,400°C. The component shrinks by around 25% in the process.
- 05 Hard machining
The watch case is finished with maximum precision using diamond tools. Various surface struc-tures are possible.