Quick comparison of Ceramic finishing...

Dec 01, 2019,12:06 PM

Hi all,

After a few weeks of owning the Barrichello I thought it was useful to do a quick side by side of the Ceramic finishing of the Barrichello (produced over a decade ago) vs the newer Perpetual ceramic.

To me, it's clear that there has clearly been an improvement in AP's expert finishing of ceramic pieces - don't know if this is the best photo to compare but it's a start. What you can clearly see is that for the perpetual you can see the finishing to be the same as the RG portion of the Barrichello.

I'm hoping for more new pieces leveraging this expertise! I'm wondering if others have noticed this too?


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The treatment of ceramic is most visible on the bezel...

 By: edo.k : December 1st, 2019-12:33
The old style was often called as "rain drops" bezel vs newer vertical lines bezel brush... they changed all models to vertical lines brush after the first batch of RG and SS 44mm ROOs....

Ahh just saw your post a year ago...

 By: pfang56 : December 1st, 2019-12:39
I could see the charm of the old vs the elegance of the new! Wonder if itโ€™s considered more difficult to do the raindrops or the vertical lines? Peter

The older ceramic appears more grainy.

 By: MichaelC : December 1st, 2019-15:17
The newer ceramic is more refined.

Regular monkey

 By: artp1085 : December 1st, 2019-19:18
Liked the other look. Now ur just another monkey

I prefer the newer style ceramic

 By: Colin W : December 6th, 2019-15:34
What a difference a decade or so has made in the quality of finishing ๐Ÿ‘


 By: benlee338 : December 14th, 2019-05:13
When AP first launch ceramic bezels in the earlier offshore models, they use a matte finishing on the surface. Then it's replaced with in my opinion, much visually appealing straight line finishing, that really plays beautifully with light. Actually, I th...