All SavUnette timepieces are topped with sapphire crystal glass. Sapphire is the default choice for higher-end watches. This is primarily so because it is the hardest crystal available. You will struggle to scratch a sapphire crystal with anything other than a piece of diamond. Try it yourself.
Next to the Sapphire glass all SavUnette dials are protected with a 316L stainless steel case. 316L stainless steel is a corrosion-resistant, iron-based alloy. In addition to iron, surgical steel essentially contains:
- 16.5% to 18.5% chromium,
- 10.0% to 13.0% nickel and
- 2.0% to 2.5% molybdenum.
316L stainless steel also contains small amounts of other elements, e.g. phosphorus (0.045%), sulphur (0.015%) and nitrogen (0.11%). The chromium makes the steel particularly corrosion-resistant (“Stainless Steel”), nickel increases the resistance to acids and the small amount of the alloy element molybdenum increases the strength, corrosion and heat resistance even further. This makes a strong and durable material that lets the eye-catching case truly stand out.
Our movements are assembled in Japan using only parts manufactured at Miyota’s local plants, which ensures their quality. Miyota movements are preferred worldwide for their durability (3 years), ease of assembly, disassembly and high impact resistance. The major parts are made of metal. Metal materials enhance the beauty of colors and textures.