What is Grade 4 Titanium?

Why you don't want to get a watch band in any other metal.

A Moment for Wristwatch History

Before the wrist watch was the invention of the pocket watch in the 16th century. People found it inconvenient to always remove a watch from their pocket, so they created the wristwatch in the late 1800s. Over time, people held the wristwatch to high standards. Wearing one showed that you possessed class, education, and a busy lifestyle, which people considered fashionable.

Then came World War I and soldiers began to use wristwatches as a tool in combat. During this time, people recognized the wristwatch as a symbol of strength.
Today, watches come in different kinds from sports watches, smartwatches and more. Recently, Apple Watch has taken the industry by storm with sales higher than the entire Swiss Watch industry combined.

With Apple watches becoming so popular, we created classy, strong, and sophisticated bands to blend the modern smartwatches with traditional watch designs. will give you the opportunity to style up.

A Deep Dive Into Titanium

Titanium is the strongest metal on the periodic table. It has a similar quality to stainless steel but it is lighter and is more susceptible to fatigue and shattering. Because Titanium is the strongest metal, people often use it in grand ways in various grades.

In 2008 architects used titanium for the structural repair of the leaning tower of Pisa. Titanium also covers the exterior of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao in Spain.

The air force used Titanium to build the SR-71 “Blackbird” warplane. The aircraft reaches such a high speed that it creates intense friction. If engineers use any other metal the aircraft would catch on fire. The plane was able to fly from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. in an hour and four minutes.
Guggenheim Museum
SR-71 "Blackbird"

A Quality Band for a Quality Watch

The titanium used for the SANDMARC band is commercially pure. CP Titanium or Commercially pure titanium has no added metals or chemical elements that would change the physical properties. It is often necessary to add other metals or chemical elements to make certain grades of titanium moldable.

Titanium has various grades and grade 4 is one of the strongest with the highest corrosion resistance. It is most commonly found in surgical hardware, and heat exchangers like power stations or chemical plants.

The California lab (UNS R50400) has tested the Grade 4 titanium. Researchers have found that titanium can handle the same conditions as the Apple Watch Ultra. The Titanium Grade 4 Edition Band is crafted to perfection to match the Apple Watch Ultra.