This festive season, adorn your wrist with glittering diamond watches that spell luxury. Get your sparkle on with HOT’s top 5 picks.
HOT’s Top 5 picks – Diamond Watches
Primal, powerful and provocative, this Haute Joaillerie is deftly designed to slink around the wrist of the rebellious woman – sensual, mysterious and tough – all at once. Diamond Fury’s mysterious character is revealed through a secret panel which, when touched, subtly unclips to reveal the dial beneath. Engineered in diamonds and white gold, it stalks the Haute Joaillerie landscape like a shimmering force of nature. The opulent timepiece is like a carapace of gems with a shield of brilliant-cut diamonds: a true Haute Joaillerie talisman.
Rings of Saturn motif watch
A striking blend of elegance and virtuosity, the ornate watch is a precious allusion to the rings of Saturn. There are strong contrasts at play: While the black ring is made of jade, the white ring features a shagreen paving, in which brilliant-cut and rose-cut diamonds alternate in a random composition. The watch’s crystal has been faceted on the diamond-paved ring. This jewellery technique, adopted by Cartier to house the legendary calibre 101, is considered to be the smallest manually wound mechanical movement in the world.
Carl F. Bucherer
Sparkling gemstones, set in rose and white gold, make the delicate Pathos Swan an exquisite jewellery watch and symbol of feminine beauty. Top Wesselton quality diamonds and the finest sapphires in various blue tones combine to suggest the image of a swan gliding gracefully over water. Precisely 922 diamonds and sapphires adorn the case, dial and strap of this sophisticated ladies’ watch, for an exceptional marriage of watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship.
Hybris Artistica Rendez-Vous Célestial
The Rendez-Vous Célestial is an exceptional, infinitely desirable timepiece that combines gem setting with an astronomical compilation. The upper dial of the watch is fully paved with baguette diamonds set using the proprietary Jaeger-LeCoultre Rock-Setting® technique. The method is characterised by the absence of visible metal between the stones. Held from below, they dazzle and shine with no glimpse of the underlying material. The resulting brilliance of the dial is quite simply amazing. It forms a luminous aura around the oval opening which houses a disc displaying a chart of the sky. The twelve signs of the Zodiac are hand-painted hand on the rotating lapis lazuli disc.
Heures Créatives Heure Discrète
The new Heures Créatives collection by Vacheron Constantin features a stunning trilogy of extraordinary 18-carat white gold watches exclusively set with diamonds. These models are inspired by three emblematic artistic periods: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the 1970s. An exquisitely luminous embroidery dressed in 286 diamonds, the Heure Discrète is a worthy heir to the 1920s slender, modern woman who exudes a certain distinguished nonchalance. The fan is carved in white gold, fashioned like guipure lace and then carpeted with a crescendo of precious stones to emphasise the geometry. The Heure Discrète embodies more than just a watch. It represents all the light, airy feel of the Roaring Twenties, shattering codes and using mystery as a means of exalting beauty.