With the holidays here, you may be searching for that perfect gift – for yourself or your loved one. Why not give the gift of time, and while you’re at it, dazzle her with diamonds. A watch is a perfect gift because it shows you cared enough to think about your loved one’s likes, style and even lifestyle. Adding a touch of sparkle is like icing on the cake. The watch doesn’t have to be totally blinged out. Sometimes a touch of diamonds on the dial or the bezel is all you need. Here, we take a look at five different diamond watches that could beautifully portray your love.
For the woman who loves a classic look, you can’t go wrong with anything Chanel. This French brand first introduced the sleek J12 watch to the world in 1999, and it was an immediate hit. This 38mm Chanel J12 Diamond Bezel watch, which, like most things Chanel, can be found in white or in black, is crafted in high-tech ceramic and steel and shimmers thanks to the diamond-set bezel. It features 50 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 1.51 carats. The dial is white lacquer with 12 diamond markers. The watch is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 12.1 and is water resistant to 50 meters. It is sold with a white ceramic bracelet for a glistening statement in style.
A legend in the world of watchmaking, Cartier has been creating timepieces of distinction for more than a century. This Santos de Cartier watch is an icon. Originally created in 1904 by Louis Cartier for aviator Alberto Santos Dumont who used to fly his dirigibles around the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Santos watch went into production in 1911 and is coveted today in its many evolutions. This 18-karat yellow gold watch features a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch is powered by an automatic movement and is water resistant to 100 meters. It is sold with two leather straps that are interchangeable without needing a tool.
A brand known for its exceptional pilot’s watches, IWC Schaffhausen puts great emphasis on its women’s watches, especially in the beloved Portofino collection. The all-new Portofino Automatic Day & Night watch in stainless steel is an absolute stunner. Measuring just 34mm in diameter, the watch boasts a shimmering midnight blue dial with diamond dots above the markers and a subsidiary dial that showcase the moon and the sun. The bezel is set with diamond brilliants and perfectly surrounds the gleaming dial. Powered by an automatic mechanical movement with 50 hours of power reserve, this beauty is also water resistant to 50 meters. The blue calfskin strap, which is interchangeable, completes the romantic look.
Omega has a long and storied past in watchmaking, with one of its pillar brands being the Constellation. In fact, the Constellation dates back to 1952, when it was first introduced, and has enjoyed many evolutions. This Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer watch combines the best of both worlds: beauty and brawn. Immediately identifiable thanks to the claws that reach from the bezel to the case sides on both sides of the watch (at 3:00 and 9:00), the 27mm 18-karat 5N rose gold watch is delightfully set with 281 diamonds in a swirling pattern on the dial and in rows on the bezel and between each bracelet link. Additionally, it is powered by the Omega Co-Axial Caliber 8421 mechanical movement that is a COSC-certified chronometer attesting to its robustness and precision. A transparent sapphire case back allows for viewing of the finely finished movement.
In 1921, when Guccio Gucci opened his leather goods store in Florence, he specialized in luggage, but also made saddles for horses and leather goods for riders. Inspired by that equestrian lifestyle, Gucci later incorporated the horsebit motif into its products. In fact, in the 1950’s, the horsebit design first made an appearance on handbags by the brand. It has since evolved into jewelry and even watches. This 28mm Gucci Horsebit bangle watch is crafted in stainless steel and boasts a diamond-set horse bit. Even the white mother-of-pearl dial is set with three diamonds on it. This watch is powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement and is water resistant to 50 meters. Simple, subtle but definitively Gucci.