04745035 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 15 patents.

The article is provided with a coating resisting wear and corrosion, such coating being for the most part made of a precious metal or alloy of a precious metal, for example gold or an alloy containing gold.

The coating is made up of a first layer of such precious metal or alloy thereof comprising discrete inclusions of a metallic compound such as titanium nitride. These inclusions are deposited along with the precious metal in vapor phase and distributed in a substantially homogeneous manner through the entire thickness of the layer, said thickness being equal to or greater than 0.4 .mu.m. A second layer of precious metal or alloy thereof is located between the article and said first layer.

The article may be a watch case, a bracelet link or a piece of jewelry.

Title
Article having a wear resisting precious metal coating
Application Number
6/926065
Publication Number
4745035
Application Date
November 3, 1986
Publication Date
May 17, 1988
Inventor
Michel Sallin
Neuchatel
CH
Jean Paul Randin
Cortaillod
CH
Yves Ruedin
St-Blaise
CH
Eric Saurer
Bevaix
CH
Agent
Griffin Branigan & Butler
Assignee
Asulab
CH
IPC
B32B 15/04
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