Stronger than steel and highly resistant to corrosion, it’s no wonder that the lightweight engineered ceramic, Technox Zirconia, has found its way into precision-tooled Formula 1 components and military armour-plating. More of a surprise is that this innocuous-looking material is now being utilised in cufflinks. Crafted in the UK using diamond-impregnated blades, the Selby’s fixed-back design is laser-etched with a simple striped pattern and – given its durable credentials – will more than hold its own on the sartorial front line.

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