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Ceramics Watch: a hypoallergenic miracle in watchmaking

Allergies are horrible news for all jewelry lovers. Especially in the modern era, metal materials in the jewelry industry, regardless of men and women all occupy the mainstream, summer skin itchy and painful red, is undoubtedly every allergy sufferers, in the already irritable season, the most acidic nightmare.

So is there any way to get rid of the pain caused by allergies? Although there are a variety of modern means of medication, but want to really put an end to the phenomenon of allergies, we first need to understand the skin will be allergic to metal this matter, exactly how to produce. Metal allergy is a manifestation of an immune system disorder, in the summer heat, due to the impact of high temperature on the body, itself will produce a certain burden on the body’s endocrine. But this alone does not constitute an allergic phenomenon, one of the culprits of allergy is hidden in the sweat that our body has evolved as a defense mechanism against high temperatures.

Sweat itself contains a certain number of salt molecules, and they cause the nickel ions in the plating material of the metal casing to enter a chemically active state. These nickel ions enter the skin via the sweat-secreting skin follicles and, in the already unstable state of the immune system, eventually trigger an allergic reaction. In addition to nickel, elements such as cobalt and chromium, which are also used in the processing of metal casings, can also trigger metal allergic reactions in people’s skin. So are there any metals that are absolutely safe and won’t jump out at you just because you’re soaked in sweat? While there are, they are the precious metals such as pure gold and silver that most people don’t see very often in their daily lives. The former is chemically stable, while the latter is easy to oxidize to form silver oxide parcels, even when exposed to sweat, it is difficult to precipitate silver ions to trigger an allergic reaction. However, although gold and silver precious metals will also be used in the field of jewelry, but both if used in the watchmaking industry, not only the expensive cost will greatly reduce the cost-effectiveness of the watch, the low hardness of gold and silver and the high density of the weight, so that the two materials, ultimately, just the counter or tycoon bookcase guests, rather than appear in our daily lives of the companion.

Since metal is a difficult material to avoid when it comes to allergies, is there any material that can offer the splendor of metal while avoiding allergic reactions? Well, there is one, and it’s ceramic, the newest material in the watchmaking industry.

Ceramic material itself has a very high chemical stability, so that they in the hot climate and sweat soaked, and metal materials will not occur and metal ions due to sweat precipitation, through the pores into the skin triggered by the problem of allergies. However, with anti-allergy material, but also more than just a ceramic, such as silicone a class of skin-friendly materials, also has such characteristics. Compared with ceramics, they not only do not have a bright eye-catching luster, but more importantly, ceramic material is not only anti-allergic, but also both hardness and plasticity of the hexagonal warrior. Ceramic’s high degree of plasticity allows it to be used in watchmaking design to better express the aesthetic advantages sought by designers. In addition, ceramic has a lower thermal conductivity than metal, which makes it possible to wear a ceramic watch in the summer months, even at high outside temperatures, without it burning the wearer’s skin.

Finally, with the continuous development of new materials, I believe that in the future there will be more and more perfect material on the market. However, at present, more and more abundant ceramic materials, is constantly subverting our past stereotypical perception of ceramics, will be the past we so that the ceramic shortcomings, and gradually fill in so that they are impeccable in the field. For a long time to come, ceramic will gradually make up for its shortcomings and become the most perfect material available to the watchmaking industry.

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