Amid the uncertainties of today’s world, take a moment to treat yourself to something nice. While conventional wisdom says that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we know from personal experience that men also enjoy bling. Topping our list of suggestions for brightening your wrist is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5711/1300A-001 Nautilus, which has 32 flawless Top Wesselton baguette diamonds framing the timepiece’s steel case.
The Royal Oak Jumbo in steel is being discontinued, but Audemars Piguet certainly seems to be making up for it with several new iterations of this popular 39mm self-winding model. The timepiece shown here is one of three new diamond-set editions of the Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin. Here, a light blue dial accompanies the 1,102 brilliant-cut diamonds that are set on the white gold case, bezel and bracelet.
Some Traditionnelle watches demonstrate Vacheron Constantin’s expertise in traditional arts such as guilloche. This self-winding model showcases the house’s gem-setting method. This 39mm white gold dazzler features 559 round-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, arranged hypnotically around its dial, bezel and lugs.
Cartier never fails to find new ways to put its signature panther front and centre. This year, the big cat appears in a series of Pasha de Cartier Skeleton timepieces, powered by manually wound movements. A skeletonised panther motif decked out in diamonds, emeralds and black onyx takes centre stage in a 41mm white gold case set with diamonds.
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Sixty diamonds encircle the Master Ultra Thin Moon by Jaeger-LeCoultre, adding a touch of flair to an otherwise subtle timepiece measuring 39mm in diameter and 9mm in thickness. An eggshell-beige dial and gilt hour markers elegantly complement this timeless classic, which is powered by the self-winding Calibre 925.
After introducing its Polo Skeleton in steel earlier this year, Piaget now launches an even more elevated version of its elegant sports model. Its ultra-thin 1200S1 self-winding movement is just 2.4mm thick and can be seen in action thanks to the extensive openworking. What better way to frame this movement, which is finished in deep blue, than with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set on the bezel of a white gold case?
Launched last year, the Hublot Big Bang Integral features an integrated bracelet with a redesigned case and angular pushers. While the model comes in titanium, ceramic or Hublot’s King Gold, the Big Bang Integral Titanium Pave takes things up several notches with a case set with 120 diamonds and a bracelet covered with 828 more. The watch is powered by the HUB1280 self-winding flyback chronograph movement.
The energetic, vibrant hues of Zenith’s Defy 21 Spectrum is a great reflection of the ultra-high frequency of its 50Hz El Primero chronograph calibre. This model adds precious stones to grab even more attention. A steel case set with 288 brilliant-cut diamonds is topped by a bezel decked out with 44 baguette-cut green tsavorites that match the green PVD-treated movement and strap.