The 18-karat gold developed for Apple Watch Edition is up to twice as hard as standard gold.
Inspired by the inherent beauty of gold, Apple created Apple Watch Edition in 18-karat solid gold.
But, since it’s a soft metal, susceptible to nicks and scratches, Apple’s metallurgists engineered an entirely new alloy that’s up to twice as hard as standard gold.
This allowed Apple to achieve the exact hues of yellow and rose gold that the designers of Apple Watch Edition envisioned, without compromising on durability and, in fact, improving it.
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