The ceramic Apple Watch is off the shelf, and the ceramics are left behind.
In 2016, Apple replaced the Gold Edition Apple Watch with Apple Watch Edition. Although it is still very expensive, it also captures the hearts of many people with more unexpected materials and designs.
What makes this Apple Watch unique is that it is made of ceramic. The apple is made by firing high-strength zirconia combined with alumina, and the surface is polished with diamond slurry, which finally gives us a very elegant and white color. In the manufacturing process, it is necessary to use pressure and heat to keep the powder in a state where the solid is not liquefied, and then polish it multiple times to finally obtain such a smooth and lustrous surface.
Apple Watch Edition is very hard, it is four times harder than stainless steel, combined with blue and white stone glass, Apple once again proved its intention in design with action.
The gold version of the Apple Watch is a luxury, but the ceramic Apple Watch Edition is a better balance, and many people value it as a more interesting and affordable luxury.
When adding ceramics to Apple Watch's production line, Apple announced that it would be widely used by Apple Watch two years later.
Two years later, Apple did.
Today, Apple introduced the new Apple Watch Series 4. At the same time, it also quietly removed the Apple Watch Edition, which is somewhat regrettable. But in fact Apple's obsession with ceramics has not been abandoned - all versions of the Apple Watch Series 4, using a ceramic back shell design.
This has little to do with the durability of the ceramic, and it has nothing to do with its good looks - after all, no one will appreciate the back of the watch. The reason why the ceramic backsheet was chosen is because Apple found that ceramic is a better guide material than aluminum, which is more conducive to biosignal penetration. For this reason, Apple Watch Series 4 can achieve further heart rate monitoring, and it can be realized in the future. More medical monitoring functions.