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By April 26, 2022October 14th, 2022All Articles, Glossary - Watchmaking


The face of the watch. The dial contains all the essential markers and displays to indicate the time, as well as any additional information such as day, date, moon phase, power reserve and so on.

Domed Sapphire Crystal

A sapphire crystal is an ultra-hard and virtually unbreakable piece of synthetic lens that is set in a watch case to cover and protect the dial. Sapphire crystals can come with a flat design or, in some instances, domed with a convex top to evoke the look of vintage watches. There are also double-domed sapphire crystals which, as the name suggests, are convex at the top and bottom. This design ensures the dial doesn’t look distorted when the wearer is viewing it from an angle.