This video explains how Rolex creates the ceramic bezels on their GMT and Submariner timepieces. It takes 40 hours per bezel (most processes are automated, but it is still an impressive fact). The resulting ceramic bezels are very hard and nearly impossible to scratch, which is great compared to the aluminum bezels they have used for years (which work well but do show scratches).

Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.