The HUAWEI WATCH ULTIMATE DESIGN transcends the realm of smartwatch to play in the luxury watch market
Huawei dips its fingers into the luxury watch market with the new HUAWEI WATCH ULTIMATE DESIGN
Huawei is a brand we never thought would appear within a periodical such as this, but surprisingly, their latest HUAWEI WATCH ULTIMATE DESIGN ticks quite a few boxes that we think would appeal to watch enthusiasts.
At first glance, the watch seems to be like the run-ofthe- mill smartwatch in black with gold accents. Upon closer inspection however, the watch reveals materials that currently resonate within the luxury watch industry. Starting with the case, it offers a Zirconium-based liquid metal material which is similar to the ceramic material used in high-end watches, and it comes with the same lightweight properties, hardness and resistance to corrosion. The bezel is made from nanocrystal ceramic with segments of 18-carat gold. Even the numerals on the bezel offers craftsmanship unlike any other smartwatch we know off. To keep the lustre of the numerals, it is first given a modern PVD coating and after that painted with an ancient gold lacquering process.
Even the construction of the crown has been taken seriously by Huawei. A diamond-cut engraving process, the same used when making gold jewellery, is adopted to give the crown its 3D trapezoidal pattern. And of course, for the crystal that protects the screen of the smartwatch, you won’t find any Gorilla glass here, instead it is the tried-and-true sapphire crystal most modern luxury watches use.
The watch is paired with an equally impressive three-link bracelet. In keeping with the lightweight nature of the watch, they used titanium for the bracelet with gold-coated centre links. As a testament to Huawei’s conviction to grab a share of the luxury watch market, they have even designed their own clasp that combines more than ten parts to lock the watch in place and even offer quick adjustments to the wearer. And in a bold statement, they claim it is “lighter and thinner than some of the most famed luxury watches by traditional watchmakers in the industry.”
At the heart of the watch you will find a module that comes with everything you would expect out of a modern smartwatch. This includes GPS capabilities via an antenna cleverly hidden within the bezel of the watch, a 1.5-inch Low- Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (LTPO) AMOLED screen and a full suite of revolutionary sports and health features. And it even has a 14-day power reserve! Well, technically a 14-day battery life with normal use. For more information, you can visit consumer.huawei.com/my