A Week on the Wrist: The Apple Watch Series 5 Edition in Titanium

Stephen Pulvirent, writing for Hodinkee:

I also really like the finish on the titanium. Apple describes it simply as “natural,” but there’s a bit of brushing to it so that the light bounces off of it in a cohesive way. I especially like the way that this brushing accents the curves around the corners and lug area of the case. It has a slightly powdery feel to the touch, which is likely due to a combination of the finishing of the metal itself and a nano-coating that Apple applies to prevent patina from developing. Would I personally prefer a case that takes on some character over time? Sure. But I think I’m probably in the minority there and I appreciate Apples’s attention to detail there.

Monday, 23 September 2019