Hi All, A fellow member “AP Poisoner” asked me (“AP Poisonee”) to join him at the AP House to view some sought-after pieces.
Once there, he proceeded to poison me with both the black and white ceramic PC pieces. Before we went, he had mentioned the White, and I thought “No way !! Too bright and too feminine !!”. After seeing it in the metal, I felt otherwise.
The White is actually quite attractive ! It is a bit loud but matches dress shirts well. If one were bold, he/she could pull it off by wearing a T-shirt to really flaunt this piece.
The black openworked PC looks powerful & masculine ! On the wrist, it is definitely eye-catching. Heft wise, ceramic pieces are quite light.
Ebony and ivory: perfect harmony !
Vincent, the senior sales associate, mentioned that these ceramic pieces are quite limited in production because they are difficult to manufacture. Each watch is carved out and made from one ceramic block ! Furthermore, ceramic is a challenging material to work with because of its hardness. Apparently just polishing the bezel takes 8 hours !! Vincent said that the Black PC is no longer produced so that capacity can be diverted for making the Black openworked PC and White PC.
A few days after visiting, I met up with forum member Horoloupe (whom I dub as THE AP King🤴) and he had on the discontinued Black PC. He mentioned to me how special this watch was to him. Horoloupe also said that each link takes lots of man hours to polish and it is very time consuming to produce these ceramic pieces. Now I feel that these pieces must be treasured on the wrist no matter which color.
Although I find the white intriguing, overall the black suits my style more. Between ceramic and steel, I would need to use a coin toss because, although ceramic cannot be scratched, I am a bit concerned with ceramic being brittle and could break on impact. Which one would you choose ? the black or white and why ? What would your choice be between steel and ceramic PCs ?