We’ve seen and been amazed by all sorts of precious materials in luxury watches. From high-quality ceramics to titanium and even platinum, luxe watches can take many irresistible forms. This one, however, is like nothing you’ve seen before.
It’s not made of a precious metal, or even of something exotic like real pieces of metal from the legendary Titanic. The Mak 44 watch is made of – wait for it – Makrolon! Its manufacturers at BRM describe this timepiece as the world’s lightest automatic chronograph, and this is due to the use of a very special polycarbonate material, a special plastic that is both lightweight and resistant to impact and weathering.
Even though it has a chronograph movement, the watch weighs only 48.8 grams. Inside the transparent case there is a Valjoux 7753 titanium movement, which is also considerably lightweight due to the use of specially chosen materials. If you want to wear one of these on your wrist, you have to be ready to splash out €8,800 ($10,500) on it.