Black watches look chic, but are usually very sensitive and prone to scratches. But since a watch is an everyday object, it should be as robust as possible so that its wearer can enjoy it for a long time. Watches can be made more resistant using various coating processes. An increasingly popular protective coating for watches is the DLC coating. In contrast to galvanic coatings, DLC coatings are environmentally friendly.
What exactly is a DLC coating?
DLC stands for Diamond-like-Carbon. DLC coatings are not only in great demand for watch cases, but wherever parts or components are subjected to heavy loads or rub against each other and therefore have to be particularly robust. This is achieved through the thin-film coating process. The parts coated in this way are particularly resistant and very smooth.
These advantages of DLC coatings are valued above all in machine and engine construction, in the automotive and aviation industries, in micromechanics, and in plastics and metal processing. Coatings of this type are also particularly biocompatible and are therefore also used in medical technology and the food industry. Since no environmentally harmful chemicals are used, DLC coatings are very environmentally friendly.