2020 may not have been the year of tourism and wanderlust but it sure is the year of remarkable craftsmanship. This year, many brands have introduced haute jewellery watches that push their impeccable craftsmanship to new heights. Here is a curation of some of the most stunning bejewelled watches.
Jaeger LeCoultre 101 Snowdrop houses the world’s smallest Calibre 101. Pear-shaped diamonds encircle the dial like a flower. Waves of diamonds repeat the petal’s pattern across the manchette. The structure is supported by two bands of pink gold.
Jaeger LeCoultre 101 Bangle also contains Calibre 101. Its design was inspired by Art Deco and bold forms of 20th-century modernism. Blending symmetry and asymmetry, it has 996 diamonds. This pink gold bracelet opens with a simple twist of the two sides.
Chanel, Mademoiselle Privé Bouton Serti Neige is part of a collection that pays homage to Coco Chanel’s love for buttons. The white gold cuff carpeted with diamonds along with the diamond-set button featuring a Byzantine cross, totals 50 carats. The button has a secret stunning diamond-set dial underneath. It also serves as a seal for the cuff strap.
Jacob & Co, Billionaire Ashoka watch is covered in 189 carats of Ashoka cut diamonds by William Goldberg. The special diamond cut makes each stone appear larger with 62 of these gems gracing the case, bracelet, and clasp. The one-of-a-kind watch has a 72-hour power reserve.
Chanel, Camélia Jewelery watch takes inspiration from Coco Chanel’s favorite flower, Camélia. It is crafted in 18k white gold, diamonds and black satin. The design features geometric petals, which conceals the dial of this watch.
Cartier, Panthère Tropicale wristwatch is a bold bracelet with an unusual colour combination. An abstract take on the panther, the stunning watch is framed by aquamarines, tourmalines and coral baguettes.
Audemars Piguet, Haute Joaillerie Sapphire Orbe embodies a glittering river of snow-set diamonds and graded blue and orange sapphires. The domed sapphire-studded centre when inverted reveals the white gold dial set with graded orange sapphires.
Piaget, Limelight Gala watch is crafted in 18k white gold and has a 32mm case set with a beautiful gradient of diamonds and sapphires. A notable feature of this limited–edition piece is the hand-engraved ‘Palace decoration’ bracelet and dial. It is a fresh take on one of the brand’s 1973 vintage watches.
Graff, Oval Emerald and Diamond Secret watch is shaped like a fan. It has magnificent 42.32 carats of oval emeralds and 27.99 carats of the finest white diamonds. The dial is set with diamond baguettes.
Chopard, L’Heure du Diamant is a resplendent collection of diamond-studded watches that pay a tribute to the talent of the Maison’s artisans. Each timepiece in this collection features a dial carved from Mother-of-pearl and hard stones, fine Guilloché and painted ornament.
Harry Winston, Premier Kaleidoscope Automatic is one of the five watches inspired by the magic of kaleidoscopes. The hypnotising mother of pearl dial is accented with diamonds as well as pink, turquoise and green mother of pearl cabochons. It is surrounded by 70 diamonds. The satin strap has a buckle embellished with 29 round diamonds.
Compiled by Muskaan Thakur