iPhonefixed, the iPhone service and repair site, got its paws on an Apple Watch sapphire crystal, as is used to protect the screen of the mid-range and high-end Watch models, and decided to put it through a set of torture tests.
As seen in the video above, the group ran the Apple Watch sapphire crystal through a set of torture tests, including rubbing it against a stone wall, scratching it with a key, rubbing it with abrasive paper, and even tapping it with a hammer, and drilling it with a power driven drill bit. Not a single scratch, dent, or scuff was seen on the crystal.
While iPhonefixed wasn’t able to subject the Apple Watch Sport’s Ion-X glass display cover to the same set of tests, it will likely hold up fairly well, just don’t try to hit it with a hammer, or run a drill bit through it.
(YouTube version of the video via 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo)