The top watch brands have little left to conquer in the realms of movement and case technology. Tourbillons, double tourbillons, grande complications, singing watches, high-tech ceramic cases, sapphire bridges and silicium hairsprings … these are now as ubiquitous as the double deployant buckle. The new frontier of innovation lies in the realm of jewelry watches, with new technology that perfects the invisible setting and a level of expertise that takes gemsetting to a whole new level, with exacting tolerances smaller than a human hair. The addition of a mechanical movement completes the perfect package. The following brands are leading the charge.
Harry Winston Premier Glacier, with a mosaic of tapered baguette diamonds weighing approximately 8.88 carats. The bracelet is set with 254 baguette-cut diamonds and the case with 130 baguette-cut diamonds. The grand total is 497 diamonds, weighing 30.59 carats.
Chopard Happy Sport Diamantissimo, with 958 baguette-cut diamonds and 1,978 brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling 65 carats. Dial, case and bracelet are invisibly set. The happy diamonds are embellished with side diamonds. It contains a Chopard manufacture movement, automatic caliber L.U.C 96.17-L.
Piaget Limelight Gala, Piaget displays its heritage as a master jeweler with a fully set version of the Limelight Gala, set with a total of 741 diamonds in case, dial and bracelet.
The Graff Diamond Lace full diamond watch, with a bracelet set with 180 diamonds in a manner that resembles lace. The case is set with 104 round diamonds, for a total of 284 diamonds totaling 44 carats.