Trend Highlight: Diamond watches for women

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Trend Highlight: Diamond watches for women
Here are four jewellery watches that are worth given up your next pay cheque

Before it became appropriate for women to wear watches in the 1920s, rebellious trendsetters had to resort to disguising their timepieces as jewellery — either subtly working the dial into a bracelet, or hiding it in a locket. Today, jewellery watches remain a staple for the watchmakers who have chosen to create collections that cater to the ladies. For the most drool-worthy pieces, look to the brands that started out as jewellers — Cartier, Chopard and Harry Winston never disappoint. But even some 'serious' watch brands that are traditionally more male-centric have tried to entice new female fans with a generous use of sparkles. 

Bulgari's famous Serpenti collection gets a makeover. Instead of merely coiling around the wrist, the latest watches from the range resemble a snake with its head over its tail. Measuring in at 26mm with six brilliant-cut diamonds on the case, the watch comes with a snow-set pave dial with 144 diamonds, and the bracelet is adorned with 168 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Bulgari Serpenti Jewelery watch

Harry Winston
Dainty and thoroughly feminine, the vintage-inspired Art Deco watch by Harry Winston calls to mind the styles of watches popular among the ladies in the 1920s to 1940s. It features seven baguette-cut and 246 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bracelet and bezel complementing a white mother-of-pearl dial.

Harry Winston Art Deco

Les Eternelles de Chanel is a new collection of exceptional high-jewellery watches that aims to showcase the know-how of the maison. Some of Coco Chanel's favourite motifs, such as the comet and camellia, inspired the designs in this range. It features 2319 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 41.52 carats, 34 baguette-cut sapphires, five brilliant-cut sapphires, and two baguette-cut diamonds. A one-carat diamond occupies the centre of the comet. 

Chanel Comete Secret Watch

At the centre of The Fascination is a spectacular 38.13-carat flawless pear-shaped diamond, which can be removed. Fit a dial into the space created, and it becomes a jewellery watch. Fascinating indeed. This high-jewellery timepiece comes with a bracelet of 152.96 carats of white diamonds framing the 38.13-carat centerstone.  

Graff The Fascination high jewellery timepiece

Text: Ho Yun Kuan

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