Christmas is a special time, for which most people make a little bit of extra effort. This often applies to decorations, the gifts they buy, the way they give back, but also to the way they dress. With all the candles and dimmed lights, Christmas is also the perfect season to wear that diamond set watch. The lights show off that fire and scintillation, giving it just that little bit extra for the holiday season!
Graff MasterGraff Gyrograff
When you want to go all in on diamonds, Graff has you covered! With the MasterGraff Gyrograff, the brand gives a masterclass in diamond setting. Nearly no metal is visible, just diamonds and a few stunning complications, such as the revolving three-dimensional moon phase and a multi-axis tourbillon. It requires an extreme level of craftsmanship to achieve this, making this Graff a watch that has no equal.
Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Steel Pavé
That a diamond set watch doesn’t necessarily have to be a classical proposition is proven by Hublot, who joined forces for this watch with Sang Bleu. This resulted in a unique design, in which the hands take center stage. For this particular model, they have to share the spotlight with the diamond setting. Quite unique is that Hublot opted to have the diamonds set in a steel case. Because steel is much harder than the more commonly used 18k gold, it is considerably more difficult to do so.
Difficult is also setting diamonds on a skeletonized movement, especially when this movement is already ultra-thin, to begin with. Not that this would stop Piaget, because they know that while this leaves no room for error, it can result in an absolutely breathtaking watch! This Altiplano Skeleton is just that, with brilliant cut diamonds set on the bridges of the movement, while the bezel is set with baguette cut diamonds. This gives it a more understated look, if there is, of course, such a thing with such a lavish piece.
Jacob & Co Brilliant Pocket Watch
As we dress up for Christmas, a pocket watch seems all of a sudden all the more appropriate. While you could go for the vintage one of your grandfather, why not opt for the Brilliant by Jacob & Co? It has a very expressive case design fitted with a skeletonized movement, in which the brand’s logo is cleverly integrated, yet it is the diamond setting that makes it unlike any other pocket watch. The colorless, brilliant cut diamonds make for a nice contrast with the 18k gold, and gives it not only that sparkle but also that warm glow which are both so associated with this holiday!