Can diamonds be a man’s best friend? Yes, according to our selection of mechanical masterpieces enhanced with the light of diamonds and gemstones. Looking back through history, men have always worn jewellery to denote status. From lip plugs in Africa to Sir Walter Raleigh’s saucy pearl earring, fancy papal accessories to Elvis’ diamond knuckledusters, men have every right to enjoy wearing jewellery. Check out our top diamond brand watches, diamond brand watches japan, diamond brand watch made japan, and diamond hill brand watches picks.
Diamond Brand Watches
Since watches are the most accepted form of male adornment today, let’s take a look at the diamond watches for men that could never be mistaken as a watch for women. Beyond the blinding bling of rapper’s watches, you’ll be happy to know that there is a select universe of watches out there that prove that diamonds can be a man’s best friend.
Hublot: an icy cocktail of diamonds in a sapphire crystal glass
As they say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it and one of the best ways to show what you’re all about in the watchmaking world is with a sapphire crystal case. Sapphire crystal watch cases are the big thing these days, allowing an X-ray view of every last component of a watch.
Devilishly difficult to machine and usually reserved for ultra limited editions, a laRichard Mille, sapphire is the second-hardest material on Earth after diamond and is practically impossible to scratch. Which is why an icy cocktail of these ultra-resilient materials made perfect sense to the designers over at Hublotwhen they came up with the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Baguettes watch. With the complex mechanics of a flyback chronograph on full view, the bezel has been set with a discreet sprinkling of 48 baguette-cut diamonds.
Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Sapphire Baguettes watch is a powerful cocktail with a flyback chronograph served up in a sapphire crystal glass with diamonds on the rim (£82,000).
Jacob & Co.’s astronomically beautiful watch
Named after the highest grade of diamond clarity, the Astronomia Flawless watch by Jacob & Co. brings you the motion of the planets and the emotion of the world’s finest diamonds.
This astronomical complication is in permanent motion thanks to a system of differential gears allowing the Sun, Moon and Earth to go through their motions. The large 2.20-carat Fancy Yellow diamond in the centre represents the Sun while the cool 1.00-carat diamond is the Moon. Both diamonds are spherical and feature Jacob & Co.’s hallmark 288 facets. Directly opposite the Moon is a representation of planet Earth in rose gold and enamel.
In case the planetary ballet is not fast enough for you, there is a triple axis tourbillon to keep your attention riveted on the amazing mechanical fireworks beneath the sapphire crystal case.
H. Moser’s resolutely disconnected diamond and sapphire watch
Humour and watchmaking are a bit like oil and water until you discover independent brands like H.Moser & Cie. Producing just over 1,000 high-end mechanical timepieces a year, the brand decided to turn the tables on all the hype generated by the Apple Watch and presented its Swiss Alp Watch in 2016. Shaped like the Apple Watch, the white gold Swiss Alp Watch with its fumé dial and mechanical heart was the antithesis of a disposable, technological gadget.
Taking the concept to new heights, H. Moser unveiled a Swiss Alp Watch on the Rocks at Baselworld 2017. Smothered in sapphires and diamonds, “this resolutely disconnected watch” is an ode to objects made slowly and lovingly by hand as opposed to cold, technological products that need constant upgrading. The 232 baguette-cut sapphires on the dial are set in different tonalities of blue to recreate the brand’s famous fumé dials and offer the wearer a high jewellery take on a pixellated screen.
What was even harder, though, was setting diamonds on the rounded edges of the case, which has been beautifully executed with an invisible setting. At the heart of the watch, a mechanical movement with a power reserve of four days ensures its lucky wearer “time for yourself, for friends and family…fully rechargeable by hand” – if you have 700,000 Swiss Francs to set aside.
To the Galaxy and Beyond with Graff’s GryoGraff
The galaxy is always a good excuse to light up a watch with diamonds and precious stones. Graff, the famous diamond house, brings you a slice of outer space with this stunning GyroGraff Galaxy watch complete with a realistic hand-engraved white gold Moon.
The galactic scenery is beautifully captured with Grand Feu enamel and the hazy colours of the Milky Way, with its 100 billion planets and double that amount of stars, dominates the upper half of the dial. Equipped with a double-axis tourbillon and a power reserve indicator, Graff diamonds on the bezel counteract the forces of zero gravity with style.
All on board Harry Winston’s opulent Ocean Biretrograde vessel
As you would expect from America’s “King of Diamonds’”, the Harry Winstonmodel I have selected for this article sparkles generously with a total of 351 brilliant-cut diamonds. But what might shock more macho personalities is the use of shimmering mother-of-pearl on the dial.
A bit like a fancy ship, the deck of the Ocean Biretrograde is washed with diamonds used to highlight the different functions on board, which include two retrograde counters, one for the seconds and the other for the days of the week. Luckily, Harry Winston’s watchmakers run a tight ship and the watch is water-resistant to 100 metres.
Most Stylish Diamond Watches
By Worthy Staff | Aug 16th, 2018
All diamond watches are the same, right? Nothing could be further from the truth. The marketplace is flooded with options, some far fancier than others, some offering cool retro styling, and some with amazing technical features. Our own online auction platform has seen some stunners sell, such as this Rolex 18346 Day-date sold at auction for $16,802. Beyond functionality and durability, diamond watches offer incomparable elegance while providing a bit of insight into the wearer’s personality. Because most luxury watches retain their appeal over time, this countdown includes a few vintage options as well as newer diamond watches.
Cartier Tank Française Watch
Cartier’s Tank Française watch is a classic. Considered one of the most stylish diamond watches ever to enter the marketplace, it was introduced in 1916. This timeless watch offers a pleasing rectangular profile, and comes in models for men and women alike. We love the clean, crisp look of the stainless steel Tank Française diamond watch for its ability to complement a variety of fashions while offering exceptional functionality and water-resistance to a depth of approximately 30 meters.
Rolex Diamond Day-Date President
Nicknamed the “Rolex Presidential,” the Day-Date President was released in 1956. Available with and without diamonds in different configurations, it has been popular ever since. This is an absolute classic when unadorned, and when diamonds are added, it takes on incomparable elegance. If you are interested in a diamond Rolex Day-Date, be sure to keep the model number in mind as you shop. The Rolex Day-Date 18238 has just a smattering of diamonds, discreetly positioned at the hours. In contrast, the Rolex Day-Date 18348 offers a diamond bezel. These are just two fine examples of stylish Day-Date President watches.
Diamond Rolex Pearlmaster
Rolex offers an endless array of ladies’ diamond watches. The Pearlmaster is a breathtaking example, thanks to diamond markers and a gorgeous diamond bezel. Add a diamond bracelet to match, and the presentation is one of absolute luxury. Like most other watches by Rolex, this one comes in a variety of colors and configurations to suit the wearer’s taste. The Rolex Pearlmaster is an excellent example of a watch that provides a lifetime of style.
Breitling Colt 36
The Breitling Colt 36 offers a number of configurations, all with classic styling. Each Colt 36 version comes with exquisite touches including optional diamond markers at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11, plus an optional diamond bezel, also available in different configurations. Available with silver, black, or blue dials, two different mother of pearl options, and a forgiving steel case, this option combines durability with go-anywhere style appeal. A number of bracelet options add versatility, allowing wearers to change the look on a whim.
Bulgari Divas’ Dream
This is a stunning ladies’ diamond watch with an incredible array of round, baguette, and brilliant cut diamonds surrounding the case and adorning the bracelet. In addition to all the outer bling, the Bulgari Divas’ Dream features a snow pave dial for even greater brilliance. Part of Bulgari’s Divas’ Dream jewelry collection, this watch is a celebration of femininity that manages to offer a stunning contemporary look while taking its inspiration from ancient Rome’s graceful mosaics.
Harry Winston Premier Diamond Second
Introduced in 1989, the Harry Winston Premier diamond watch collection is home to many favorites. While every Harry Winston watch has something special to offer, we’re smitten by the Premier Diamond Second, which offers a gorgeous take on the current color trend via a splash of burgundy within a mother-of-pearl dial. Brilliant pink sapphires accompany emerald- and brilliant-cut diamonds; in all, this watch contains approximately 2.65 carats of gemstones. An 18K white gold case and a burgundy pearl alligator leather strap complete the presentation.
Patek Philippe Ref. 7130 Ladies’ World Time Watch
Patek Philippe offers a fantastic selection of stylish diamond watches for everyone. Of these, the Patek Philippe 7130G stands out for its beautiful complications, its elegant presentation, and its unique yet versatile color combinations. Designed with business and travel needs in mind, it features all 24 world time zones and a 24-hour day/night indication. Gorgeous with fashions of every kind, this magnificent timepiece comes in white gold or rose gold.