Were you thinking of treating yourself to a high-end, gem-studded timepiece this holiday season? A piece in Forbes depicts limited-edition high jewelry pieces for women that will get your heart racing.
Imperiale Joaillerie by Chopard: A turquoise-set timepiece with a design that celebrates the ancient Mayan civilization of Peru. The gems are cut as inlays and set, mosaic style, alongside sparkling diamonds. The Imperiale Joaillerie is constructed in the style of secret watches, with a cover that swivels to reveal a dial underneath.
My Precious Time by Harry Winston: The diamond company has created a secret watch inside a diamond brooch in Art Deco style. The watch is set with a 1.02-carat cushion-cut diamond at the top and another 8.29 carats of marquise-cut, brilliant-cut and invisibly-set baguette-cut stones cascading beneath. If you press on a marquise-shaped diamond below the top cushion-cut gem, you’ll find a magnificent watch case. The dial is set with 142 diamonds, and the case is set with 2.71 carats of diamonds – a total of 12.4 carats altogether.
Velvet Ribbon by Roger Dubuis: A hand-finished wristwatch that is also a sautoir pendant watch, made of Akoya pearls and onyx beads, and set with 385 diamonds totaling 8.67 carats. The Velevet Ribbon works on an automatic mechanical movement, the Caliber RD821. The sautoir culminates in an ornamental lug on watch case set with 918 diamonds totaling 21 carats.
RM 037 by Richard Mille: The first diamond watch set into a case made of NTPT (North Thin Ply Technology) carbon, mainly used to make racing sails and components for Formula 1 cars. There are 250 diamonds are set into the case. The result: a high jewelry watch durable enough to be worn on the tennis court.