Ceramic watches continue to make up as one of the largest watchmaking trends over the last decade despite strong competition from its ultra-futuristic counterparts, sapphire crystal timepieces. You may say that ceramic watches are more traditional or conservative, but there is a sense of timelessness that keeps its popularity going.

Needless to say, ceramic has plenty to offer in watchmaking beyond its matte, understated allure. The material is durable and highly scratch-resistant, meaning you get more mileage for your everyday timepiece, and is remarkable lightweight, so that’s comfort down pat. These watches are also unaffected by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, so you can count on your favourite timepiece to never fade or discolour.

If you’re in the market for a lifelong companion, here are the best ceramic watches to set your eyes upon in 2019.