Precious stone faces in luxury watches? It’s a no-brainer, really. Fine wristwatches are sold alongside fine jewels, so why not adorn them with precious elements ? Here’s a crop of new wristwatches with some fine face materials.
Watch in stainless steel with a black PVD and stainless steel bezel, 43 mm case, double curved sapphire crystal, black mother-of-pearl dial, silver Roman markers, 0.12 ct. t.w. black diamonds, and a black leather strap, $995; Alor Swiss Watches (from the makers of Charriol USA Jewelry)
Onde watch with 36 mm stainless steel case, lapis dial, quartz movement, 0.039 ct. t.w. diamonds, dual-sided antireflective sapphire crystal, and alligator leather strap, $2,950; Ebel
Maestro Lady Phase de Lune watch from the Noemia collection with 36 mm stainless steel case set with diamonds, a mother-of-pearl dial, and a blue alligator leather strap, $4,595; Raymond Weil
Watch with 18k rose gold case, jade dial, 3.42 cts. t.w. diamond hour markers and diamond (including on the buckle), and a red satin strap fitted, $71,300; Bedat
Watch in 18k white gold with a pink opal dial, 3.41 cts. t.w. diamond hour markers and accents (including on the buckle), and a gray satin strap, $73,275; Bedat
Lady Arpels Une journée à Monaco Poetic Complication watch in 18k white gold with turquoise, lapis lazuli, and mother-of-pearl dial, diamonds, automatic movement, mother and daughter motifs in gold, price TBD*; Van Cleef & Arpels
* To be auctioned off at the Only Watch charity auction on Sept. 28 at the Hôtel Hermitage in Monaco [Proceeds benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.]
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