BA111OD is one of the first watch brands in the world to use lab-grown diamonds. Our Chapter 2 models showcase 68 diamonds set in the bezel, 0.68ct, 1.3mm in diameter and HPHT-laboratory grown. They are full cut, D-E-F River Color and are VVS-VS Clarity.
BA111OD's innovative approach to watchmaking, designed as a laboratory of ideas, is perfectly matched by the use of laboratory-grown diamonds. Since the launch of our disruptive distribution system in 2019, BA111OD has been pushing the boundaries of the watch industry by embracing the use of these diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds possess the same physical and optical properties as mined diamonds, including hardness, brilliance, and brightness, but offer several key advantages. These diamonds are more eco-friendly, as they do not require the energy-intensive and environmentally damaging processes involved in diamond mining. They are also more ethical, as they do not contribute to the human rights violations and environmental degradation associated with diamond mining.
Additionally, laboratory-grown diamonds are more traceable, as their origin can be traced back to the laboratory where they were created. Finally, they are more affordable, making them a cost-effective alternative to mined diamonds.
What are HPHT-laboratory grown diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds have been making waves in the jewelry industry, offering a more eco-friendly and affordable alternative to mined diamonds. One popular method for creating lab-grown diamonds is the HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) process.
In an HPHT laboratory, scientists recreate the high pressure and high temperature conditions that exist in the Earth's mantle, where natural diamonds form. They use a specialized press to apply immense pressure and heat to a small carbon seed, causing it to grow into a full-sized diamond in just a matter of weeks.
The result is a diamond that has the same chemical and physical properties as a mined diamond, including hardness, brilliance, and fire. It's virtually indistinguishable from a natural diamond and is often used in jewelry and other applications where diamonds are required.
Not only are HPHT laboratory-grown diamonds more affordable than mined diamonds, but they also offer a more sustainable option. The production of HPHT diamonds doesn't require the energy-intensive and environmentally damaging processes involved in diamond mining. This makes them a great choice for consumers who are looking for a diamond that aligns with their values.
BA111OD's commitment to using laboratory-grown diamonds on its Chapter 2 collection is just one example of how the brand is pushing the boundaries of the traditional watch industry.