One myth about buying a sapphire crystal watch is that it must be expensive in order to be considered a quality item. No matter what your budget is We’ve put together the top 15 sapphire crystal watches that range between $240 and $60,000.

It comes with the classic formal watch as well as a tough diver’s watch and one that has a sporty look. The nations vary from Japan, Germany, and Switzerland. One has travelled all the way to the ends of the Earth and the other has traveled to the moon. However, these highly-engineered and fashionable watches share one thing in common: sapphire crystal.


Around $1,200.00. It is priced at around $1,200.00. Seiko Prospex SPB143 is a modernized version from the 62MAS as an element of the “1965 Diver’s Modern Re-Interpretation” series. The 40.5mm bent stainless steel case as well as the solid back of the case are covered using Seiko’s DiaShield to shield them from the most common scratches and dings.

The sapphire crystal in the vintage style protects an unpolished black dial that has traditional hands which are half-brushed and half-polished. The markers, the hands and the coin edge bezel are adorned with Lumibrite to ensure readability. Seikos 6R35’s automatic movement is the engine that powers the watch. It runs at 21,600 vph. It also has 70-hour reserve of power.

This stainless-steel strap has the lugs are short and drilled, making it fast and simple to secure straps. The strap also features Seiko’s DiaShield to provide additional protection. It also has more than 200 m water resistant.



Around $240. The stainless steel case, which measures 40mm, includes polished and brushed surfaces on the bezel as well as other components of the case. It also has a screw-on the back of the case in stainless steel. It sports a sunburst-emerald green dial and long, sword-shaped hands and hour marks in yellow gold. The minute and hour hands are each beveled, which increase the brightness of the dial.

The dial’s edge is white/grey and is a light green tone. At 3 o’clock, there is there is a push-pull dial and an open day-and-date display with black background. The watch is powered by solar energy. Seiko internally caliber, V158 Quartz with the frequency of 32,768 Hz and a 10-hour power supply. A brown leather strap and tang buckle give it an elegant appearance. It comes with the water-resistance of 100m.



Around $280. A traditional dress watch Seiko Presage has an anti-reflective sapphire flat crystal that safeguards the dial inside the 41mm case. The back of the display case is protected by the Hardlex crystal. It displays its inside of the Seiko automated movement of 4R36A. It is able to operate at 21,600 vph, and comes with an endurance of 40 hours.

The two-step sloping chapter ring of the dial is made of white and metallic. It has sub-minutes and minutes markings in blue. It also has large blue dauphin hands, as well as polished hour markings on the dial. The day and date wheels show Kanji and English.

Three different positions are available on the pull-out and push-in crown. The first one is for manually winding the watch. The second position alters both the date and day complications and the third one alters the time. The bracelet links feature solid ends that have a pin and a collar to secure them. It comes with the water-resistance of 100 metres.


Around $1,050. Seiko’s and Japan’s very first dive watch came out in 1965. It was it was upgraded to 300m and also had a 10 beat automatic movements in 1968. Seiko’s Prospex collection is a celebration of the famous diver watch’s milestone 50th birthday by introducing a modernized versions of the design from 1968. It’s not just a simple replica, but the tough Prospex SPB077’s style continues to honor the original.

It’s got similar the six, nine and twelve-hour markers. They include arrows in squares and large circles ahead of them. But, the 43mm stainless steel casing is a bit thinner and is coated with the Seiko Dia shield which reduces scratches. The tooth-edged, rounded as well as unidirectional bezel smaller and more compact.

In addition there are silver highlights instead of gold highlights. The watch also has new LumiBrite hours markers and matte black hands and the Prospex logo. It is equipped with the 6R15 automatic calibre with 21,600 vibrations per hour, and 50-hour power reserves.

It is a three-link Dia-Shield bracelet that has an incline of 2mm from the lug to clasp. The main link is smooth brushed tops with bevels that are flat and polished, however, the side links feature traditional round edges. It comes with the water-resistance of 200m.


Around $1,150. To celebrate Seiko’s 140th anniversary Japanese sunrises have inspired The Presage SPB 2015’s design. It features an elegant 39.3mm black case, with the look and feel of Seiko’s iconic “Grammar of Design” from the 1960s. There are only 4,000 units available.

The exquisitely rich and intricate texture of the graduated dial combines the features of a pattern called asanoha which is also known as “hemp leaf.” Traditionally employed for textiles the geometric design with its textured surface sparkles when illuminated. In it was first introduced in the Heian time(794-1185 AD) It is a staple of Japanese culturethat was a source of good health and prosperity especially to young.

The hands and marker sticks have been painted using Lumibrite for legibility , and then highlighted with gold. The date aperture is located at 3 at 3 o’clock. It features sapphire crystal that is anti-reflective and its transparent case back showcases Seiko’s caliber automatic movement. It runs at 21,600 vph and has 70 hours of power reserve. It features lugs with wide widths and the “super-hard black coating” finish on the bracelet. It is equipped with an water resistant of up to 100 meters.


Around $3,100. The Zaratsu polished 44.3mm case comes with the monobloc dial (no back of the case that is physically removable). The mirror blade is polished by Grand Seiko using the “zaratsu” technique is a three-year instruction before a watchmaker is able to polish the case in this way.

The “Big Wave” emblem and writing are engraved on back of the case. The case also features engravings for the the serial number and water resistance and so on. The sapphire glass has anti-reflective properties to protect the dial’s deep blue sunburst. The hands are painted with Lumibrite to ensure legibility. They also have a gorgeous brushed appearance. Markers, logos and the second hand are gold with a gold accent.

This unidirectional bezel has a luminous triangle as well as five 10 20, 15, and 20 minute indicator. Seiko’s Diashield technology shields it’s polished or brushed components from scratching and scrapes. The bracelet also is equipped with a unique leather strap in black. The self-winding 8L35B caliber is rated at 28,880 vph, comes with fifty hours power reserves and is equipped with 26 jewels. It is equipped with 300 metres of resistance to water.


Around $5,700. The case of stainless steel measuring 41mm has a dome sapphire crystal as well as an exhibit case back , which displays the Co-Axial 8800 in-house Calibre. The case’s slab sides feature a rough-grain horizontally brushed surface. On the top of lyre’s lugs are polished using a circular brush. the organic curves of the case frame it.

The majority of the crown is polished and attached to the side of the case in the form of a recess. The white dial features the “teak” patterned dial with vertical stripes and indices that are raised. It features Super-LumiNova coated hands, indices, as well as an engraved date window. This Co-Axial 8800 Calibre is a “master chronometer” certified timepiece with an endurance for 55 hours. The watch also features anti-magnetic to up to 15,000 gausses and an amplitude of 25,200 VPH.

This certification goes beyond the normal COSC rating. It must be able to pass eight tests, which include magnetism resistance at various levels of exposure, function precision in extreme magnetism, precise chronometric day-to-day accuracy and many more. The clasp has a sequential folding double arc, with actuators that can be released by pushing a button. The underside of the arms of the rocker is polished and curving. It comes with an water resistant of up to 150 meters.


Around $9,900. The stainless steel 40mm and 18kt red gold case features brushes on the sides and on the top of the bezel and lugs are polished. The case also features an engraved crown that bears it’s double-g-logo. The case of the PanoMaticLunar is polished and brushed. It is also home to an anti-reflective sapphire that shields the gradient forests green dial.

Its white-gold hour hand and seconds dials have Super-LumiNova. Two circular displays are on the left-hand side. The smaller one displays the extra second’s register, and the larger one has baton markers as well as lume-filled alpha-shaped hands. The sapphire crystal display case back showcases the extremely embellished, automatic, in-house-produced caliber 90-02. It is rated at 28,880 vph with 47 jewels and comes with 42 hours of power reserve.

A brown nubuck leather band completes the look with an adjustable pin buckle or a clasp that folds. In addition, it has the bracelet which has an adjustable clasp as well as a double-button security release as well as micro-adjustments made on an extremely small ratchet. Links have a brushed out polished central link. It comes with the water-resistance of 50m.


Around $12,000. The Omega Speedmaster Darkside of the Moon is the world’s first Speedmaster comprised of only ceramic. The long and exhausting process of many cycles of intense heat then meticulously detailing using diamond-tipped tools produces the creation of a 44.25mm casing. It is then polished using an alumnia granule along with a diamond-paste wheel.

A high-domed sapphire box with an anti-glare treatment shields the dial, and is extending above the bezel. A polished dial made of zirconium oxide is set against Superluminova coating 18k white gold dials minutes, hours and elapsed seconds of the chronograph. The dial also features a date window with color coordinates. A matte chromium-nitride-coated, matte-chrom laser-engraved tachymeter scale completes the bezel’s polished-finish. On the side of the case two pushers control an internal chronograph wheel that runs vertically.

The sapphire crystal display case showcases it’s Omega Co-Axial caliber 9300. The unique double-barrel 54-jewel chronograph that has COSC certification is able to beat at 4 Hz, and has an endurance of 60 hours. A nylon strap with a black polished buckle, a leather backing as well as red-colored contrast stitching finishes the look. It is equipped with the water-resistance of 50m.


Around $16,800. It’s a little over $16,800. Omega Olympic Official Timekeeper was made to celebrate its rich history and it was created to commemorate the Rio 2016 Olympics. Based on the 1932 pocket watch design It’s a modern sports watch that has a retro appearance. The 39mm three-body case in 18k yellow gold features a gently curving lug and a bezel with a flat surface that is polished and bristled.

The sapphire crystal is anti-reflective and covers the dial in a white lacquer with an old red OMEGA symbol and the black Arabic numerals, black-painted seconds and minutes scales and blue-steel hand and the center sweep. These five rings from the Olympic Games, “Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games,” as well as the watch’s limited edition code (out of the 188 available) are printed on the back of the case.

An exclusive version Omega 3203 caliber is housed in the case and is manual-winding chronograph movements with an internal column wheel and Co-Axial escapement. It is rated at 28,000 vph and has 55 hours of power reserve and comes with 33 jewels. It sports brown leather straps with the tang buckle is 18k rose gold and also a vintage Omega logo. It comes with the water-resistant capacity of 30 meters.


Around $24,100. This Breguet Marine 5527TI has a titanium 42.3mm case that is clean and straight lines that are contrasted by polished and edge-chamfered edges of the pushers as well as the case side. The case’s back is brushed with fluting and a wave design is incorporated around the crown. Anti-reflective sapphire glass shields the blue dial, which is adorned with lume-filled Roman hands and numerals, three ‘raised’ chronographs as well as an aperture for dates with a background color that matches.

The Breguet 582QA’s elegant self-winding movement as well as the skeletonized rotor are evident through the sapphire display case. It features an inverted Swiss lever escapement, with silicon pallets and a balance spring. The 582QA runs at 28,800 vph, and has 28 jewels and has 48 hours of reserve power. A titanium bracelet that has polished and brushed links completes the watch. It is water resistance.


Around $30,700. Its Arnold & Son DSTB (Dial Side True Beat) 43mm stainless steel canonical-shaped case features a narrow and polished bezel as well as it sports the Arnold & Son logo on the crown. The sapphire crystal that is wide-screen highlights deepness of dials.

Three bridges with openwork are used to support the ‘true beat mechanism’ (also known as ‘deadbeat seconds’) that are black ADLC equipped with substantial circular finishing, and screws that have beveled and polished heads. It improves accuracy as it is able to measure time in complete one-second increments instead of fractions calculated using the equilibrium frequency. A huge sapphire crystal chapter-ring and an arrowhead that is slim show the seconds.

It also features the silvery-white lacquered dial blue-colored hands and tips that turn about Roman numerals. The wheel, lever and three bridges that have been treated with palladium are well-arranged to make a beautiful display. The display was specifically designed to be used with DSTB an auto-winding Arnold A&S6003 movement is seen behind in the sapphire exhibit case.

It features it’s NAC grey-treated diamond-shaped design and is equipped with Haute Horlogerie finished with hand-chamfered and satin-finished levers and bridge. The A&S6003 comes with 32 jewels and the power reserves are 45 hours and is rated at 28,800 vphs. It’s topped off with the hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather strap , with the ability to fold down the deployment clasp. It is equipped with thirty meters of resistance to water.


Around $32,700. The inspiration comes from the pocket watch that has a subscription and the Breguet Tradition 7097BR blends original elements with modern. A 40mm case in 18k rose gold and sapphire crystal with anti-reflective show an open-worked skeleton which exposes bridges, wheels, escapement, barrels, and various other components. The hobnail guilloche in silvered gold pattern dial features Breguet steel polished blue minute and hour hands, as well as roman numerals.

It also has an arched scale that has an emerald retrograde second hand. Like the pocket watch, the mainspring barrel can be found in the heart of the watch and is a five-armed starfish style for train wheels. Breguet also included the spare-shock anti-shock feature. The serial number is unique and is located on the dial and the case back.

The back of the case shows the inverted subscript movement that is the caliber 505 SR1 that uses an elastomer balance spring that has an adjustable mass balance free-sprung. It is equipped with 38 jewels with a 50-hour power reserve and beats 21600 VPH. The lugs that Breguet is famous for are welded to the case, and utilize screws to secure the straps of alligator. It comes with 30m of water resistance.


Around $46,000. This polished, cushion-shaped and polished 41mm steel three-body case has the most decorated sapphire. It comes with polished scalloped lugs, a signature steel winding ball-shaped crown and a step-bezel. The blue dial is satin-brushed and is adorned with diamond-cut 18k white gold hour markers that are drop-shaped and arrow hands that are shaped like Assegai and indexes.

It also features an auxiliary blue guilloche-recessed dial that has subtle blue sky markers as well as an 18k gold-plated baton hand. The case’s back shows an FBN229.01 automatic caliber, which has the double direct-impulse escapement as well as an oscillating weight of a smaller size which has a pawl equipped unidirectional winding.

Wheel spokes are beveled. the screw hand is chamfered, and refined, while it comes with an unlubricated silicon escapement. It features 35 jewels and beats at 21,600 vph and has a 72-hour reserve power. The watch comes with a blue leather strap that has Alcantra liner with matching stitching and a stainless steel the tang buckle. It comes with 30 meters in water-resistant.


Around $60,000. The watch has a polished and polished 42mm 18k white gold case and concave sides along the lugs, a slightly domed bezel and a crown embellished with an “M. It features a simple dial with a gradient that shows only the most essential information.

The dial with the midnight fume features an elongated sunburst design, with leaves-shaped hands, indices at 12 and 6 o’clock as well as a perpetual calendar, an indicator for the power reserve, and a sub-dials for running seconds. The engraving on the case’s curved back is the item’s limited edition code out of 50.

The case’s back display it’s HMC 800 manual-winding Perpetual Calendar movement, an interchangeable Moser escapement, as well as the original Straumann Hairspring with stabilized Breguet over-coil. It runs 18,000 vph, comes with the power reserve of 168 hours and comes with 32 jewels. The black alligator strap comes with pin buckles, and an red leather lining completes the look. It is equipped with thirty meters of waterproofing.



They were used as dial guards in the 1930s. Utilizing the reference 5100 model in the year 1970, Rolex set the standard for other companies of the luxury. Rolex also invented an exclusive green sapphire as part of its continuous development. In World War I & II it was made of acrylic for gun turrets, submarines as well as other structures.


Design, readability and aesthetics have a significant impact on the structure of the crystal. Flat and domed shapes are the most popular forms of sapphire crystals. Flat crystals are easier to see underwater but Domed crystals can cause a dial to become blank at certain angles.

“Box-shaped” crystals are raised just a few millimeters higher than the bezel and protruding over the edges. They are commonly seen in vintage watches and feature crystals made of acrylic. This style can be visually appealing and give an old-fashioned look to contemporary watches.

Diver watches are affected by the shape of a crystal. Domed crystals can cause the dial to become blank, whereas flat crystals are simpler to see underwater. Another problem is that crystals that have flat interiors and domed exteriors can distort the view. To ensure a clear view of a dial “double-domed” crystals have curved surfaces both on the exterior and the inside.


This crystal with a super-hard surface is a highly scratch-resistant glass-like substance that is created in a laboratory with high temperatures. It is heated to cause it to change into a pulp and then and then it is cut into pieces using diamond-coated saws. The watch glasses are cut and polished.


The three most frequently used crystals (acrylic and mineral) It is the most expensive, toughest and most legible. Most other companies in horology apply an anti-reflective coating to enhance visibility.


It’s not easy to scratch however once it’s scratched, polishing becomes difficult. Certain extreme circumstances could cause it to break. Sapphire is more vulnerable to fracture or crack than acrylic. Sapphire is rated 9/10 in the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.


  • The best dial to prevent scratches.
  • From the three it is the clearest and clarity, particularly with anti-reflective.
  • Moissanite and diamonds only exceed its hardness.


  • The most expensive option.
  • less prone to shatter than dials made of acrylic or mineral

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