4 Fantastic Diamond Watches for 2015
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP : CartierBallon Blanc de Cartier watch ($46,700) crafted in 18k rose gold with pavé diamond bezel. The five-row bracelet is created using rose-gold bead links. Van Cleef & Arpels Charms watch features an 18k gold and diamond bracelet with a diamond case and a diamond-set Alhambra charm. Roger Dubuis Velvet Haute Couture Corsetry watch ($53,000) is crafted in 18k pink gold and set with nearly two carats of diamonds. It houses a self-winding movement and is produced in a limited edition of 88 pieces. Vacheron-Constantin Traditionelle Small Model watch ($106,200) is fashioned from 18k rose gold and studded with 1,371 individually set diamonds with a total weight of 6.46 carats. Photo by Jeff Crawford for Niche Media.
The world’s finest watch brands are well aware that women love diamonds, and have created a spectrum of timepieces to reflect a host of demands from stylish women. They offer everything from watches with a sprinkling of diamonds on the bezel—that easily go from day to night — to glamorous statement pieces encrusted in gems from dial to case to bracelet. When it comes to design, these diamond timepieces feature a variety of modern elements, such as unusual bracelets, corset-stitched straps, and dangling charms—details that catch the eye and fire the imagination. (A version of this article by Roberta Naas first appeared in Boston Common magazine.)