Some say, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Why do women feel so beautiful, confident and glamorous, when they wear diamonds? The magic behind the history of diamonds goes far beyond the dazzling light of the stones. Diamonds are highly sought after precious gemstones. Here are a few reasons why these stunning, crystal stones are so special and precious. One reason is that diamonds need billions of years to be formed through a combination of tremendous pressure and high temperatures at depths of approximately 100 miles beneath Earth’s surface. They are then naturally brought closer to the surface through volcanic activity, and can be found in diamond mines at only a few rare places on the Earth. Another reason for their precious power is, that it is the hardest natural substance on our planet, which means it is resistant and resilient.
These attributes are why the shiny little wonders of nature emanate a unique energy and mystical beauty. Women who wear diamonds naturally feel confident, beautiful and precious. And what is more precious on Earth than a diamond? It’s our time. Here are some beautiful ways of combining both elements: 5 exceptional diamond studded timepieces for her, seen at this week’s SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium™ Poetic Complications Watch
The power of the universe meets the beauty of artistic watchmaking and high jewelry. This is how you could describe the probably most remarkable watch for women who believe in eternity and magic. Van Cleef & Arpels, has re-designed their 2014 launched Midnight Planétarium watch into a magnificent masterpiece for her. “She” can now wear the universe on her wrist and read the exact constellation alignments between the Earth and its closest planets: Venus, Mars, Mercury, moon and sun in real-time when diving into the magical world inside her timepiece. The Lady Arpels Planétarium Poetic Complications watch represents the feminine vision of the cosmos and enriches the brand’s Poetic Astronomy collection.
Lady Arpels Planétarium™ Poetic Complications Watch
Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Jewellery Motif Serpent Limited Edition 18
During the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Montblanc celebrated the introduction of its new 1858 collection with a cocktail and gala dinner that paid tribute to the spirit of mountain exploration. Speaking of natural beauty and confidence, Montblanc chose the perfect ambassadress to represent their precious values of style and elegance. Charlotte Casiraghi, who attended the event alongside the brand’s fellow ambassador Hugh Jackman, wore an exceptional timepiece that underlined her natural beauty.
Charlotte Casiraghi attends the Montblanc Gala Dinner during SIHH 2018 on January 15, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.
It was a diamond studded Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Jewellery Motif Serpent Limited Edition 18. The timepiece of the Montblanc Bohème Collection interprets the codes of fine watchmaking with a clear feminine expression, combining distinctive style, elegant design and grand complications. Montblanc designed this watch for the contemporary, sophisticated and self-confident Bohemian lady that loves to explore new heights. The diamond studded lunette, a mini tourbillon and the artisanal craftsmanship add the extra glamour to the piece. Whether it’s by exploring new adventures, commanding confidence at work or shining on a red carpet, this is a sophisticated jewelry watch for her that makes a perfect appearance day and night.
Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Jewellery Motif Serpent Limited Edition 18.
Cartier Révélation d’une Panthère
It’s all about perspective in life. Isn’t it? Nearly each item and every situation can be seen from a 360-degree perspective and, from each angle it looks different than from the other. The same happens with time. No moment is like the other. A mesmerizing novelty was presented by Cartier at this year’s SIHH. The iconic Cartier panther plays with the magic of illusion and the passage of time while the motif in gold beads is revealed by movements of the wrist. All of that designed into a dazzling 37mm 18k pink gold watch with a bezel set with brilliant cut-diamonds and a black (or dark green or red) alligator strap. It is a playful companion for her. The artistic design makes the panther appear and disappear on the surface of the glass of the watch, which creates magical illusions depending on the perspective. “Distort time. Disrupt it. Give it a form, trace its outline, and make it appear and disappear at leisure.” is Cartier’s thought behind the Cartier Révélation d’une Panthère watch.
Cartier Révélation d’une Panthère
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Known for their exceptional work in high watchmaking, Audemars Piguet surprises its clients every year. This year, the watch manufacturer from Le Brassus, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the iconic Royal Oak Offshore and the launch of a complication like no other: The Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon in 18k white gold and baguette-cut diamond setting – for her. This dynamic complication is the first Royal Oak Concept model for women since the birth of the collection in 2002 (it also comes with a brilliant-cut diamond setting). The feminine shaped wristwatch represents a marriage between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie. The limited 38.5mm and 18K white gold timepiece features a glimpse of the open worked barrel with a snowflake design amid diamond-set icicles. An extraordinary piece for confident women.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon Watch with baguette-cut diamonds.
Piaget Possession Watch
Welcome to the “sunny side of life”. These lyrics were also this year’s theme at Piaget’s tropical pool-bar inspired SIHH exhibition booth. As sunny as the theme are the brand’s jewelry and watch novelties displayed glistening like sunshine. Colorful straps add joy and happiness to Piaget’s diamond creations which symbolise a world of constant motion where everything and anything is possible. These have been reimagined at Piaget’s new Possession watch collection for her. A watch made for women to express their style, emotions and unique facets of their personality. As the first ever jewelry creation of its kind, Possession triggered a style revolution by pairing a turning ring with a second rotating ring, creating a playful and sensorial experience everyday. A watch to bring joy and inspiration into the working days and nighttime celebrations of a woman with style.
Piaget Possession Diamond Watch
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