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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.