High-jewelry watches by Cartier, Hermes, Harry Winston, and Buccellati.
Photo: Courtesy of the brands

5 Dazzling New High-Jewelry Watches to Add Some Holiday Sparkle

Brilliant new timepieces encrusted with diamonds and colored gemstones make an impact this winter

Medor Haute Joaillerie. Photo: Couresty of Hermes

1. Hermès

Inspired by the French maison’s history of crafting dog collars, the Hermès Médor Haute Joaillerie watch sparkles with a 196-diamond case surrounding its hidden dial and 601 gradated diamonds wrapping around the wrist.

Buccellati’s Bluebell watch. Photo: Courtesy of Buccellati

2. Buccellati

Buccellati’s Bluebell watch features an abstract flower-shaped white-gold case, overlapping petal motifs, and an eye-catching combination of 897 diamonds with painterly green and blue enamel. 

Harry Winston Kaleidoscope watch. Photo: Courtesy of Harry Winston

3. Harry Winston 

Harry Winston’s Kaleidoscope timepiece captures the whimsy and magic of the hypnotic, mirrored instrument with brilliant-, pear-, and marquise-cut diamonds; Paraíba tourmalines; blue and pink sapphires; and tsavorites.


Van Cleef & Arpels watch. Photo: Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels watch.

4. Van Cleef & Arpels

An homage to the atelier’s iconic Ludo design from the 1930s, this one-of-a-kind Ludo Secret boasts a dial hidden beneath a sapphire buckle fashioned using Van Cleef & Arpels’s signature Mystery Set technique. 

Cartier watch. Photo: Courtesy of Cartier

5. Cartier 

The high-jewelry Maillon de Cartier watch showcases an 18K-white-gold bracelet set with a tessellation of 301 brilliant-cut diamonds and 96 tsavorites, while the diamonds on the dial are offset with flecks of blue and green lacquer.

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Winter issue under the headline “Magic Hour.” Subscribe to the magazine.

Cover: High-jewelry watches by Cartier, Hermes, Harry Winston, and Buccellati.
Photo: Courtesy of the brands


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