Ten super-tough, super-light titanium watches
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Titanium: it’s as strong as steel, but 45 per cent lighter. That’s why it’s a vital component in building planes, missiles and spacecraft; and why it’s a case material beloved of watchmakers – particularly for so-called tool watches designed to be worn for life’s moments of rough and tumble… diving, flying fighter planes, rock-climbing, chainsawing stuff in the garden.
It’s also anti-magnetic, hypoallergenic, heat resistant and won’t corrode. Here’s our pick of the latest crop . . .
Panerai titanium Submersible Chrono Flyback Jimmy Chin, £17,000
Bremont titanium MB Savannah, £4,595
Louis Vuitton titanium Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon, €85,000
Richard Mille titanium and carbon TPT RM 60-01 Les Voiles De St Barth, about £144,500
Breguet titanium Marine 5527 Chrono, £20,900
Chopard ceramicised-titanium LUC GMT One Black, £10,100
TAG Heuer titanium Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T COSC, £17,400
Hermès titanium Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune, £16,120
Omega 18ct-gold and titanium-tantalum Diver 300m Co-Axial Master Chronograph, £16,770
Longines titanium Avigation BigEye, £2,970