We previously spoke about sapphire crystal watches as the ultra-futuristic counterpart to traditional wristwatches. Ceramic watches are admittedly more conservative, but still make up one of the biggest watchmaking trends over the past few years to become one to keep an eye out for your collection. 

Ceramic has plenty to offer in watchmaking beyond its matted, understated allure. The material is 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. 

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