We know that diamonds are forever. But when talking men’s watches with diamonds, it’s a tricky subject since most men don’t like to wear precious stones. However, there are a handful of men who have an appreciation for the details and work that go into this valuable piece of gem – the cutting, polishing, setting and more.
It is important to know that although diamond-set watches were common and accepted in the 50s and 60s, they were not entirely visible in the market. Most brands offered multiple bejewelled timepieces for men and carried them as a regular part of their inventories.
Longines was a major player some 60 years ago, with names like Jaeger-LeCoultre and Patek Philippe being heavy purveyors of diamond watches for both men and women.
Today, precious stones are creatively positioned and paired in various layouts and configurations to give the timepiece its own signature look. From single brilliantly-cut gemstones indicating the hours to an excessive bedazzle fully set along the bezel, the effective use of diamonds is giving the other tourbillon watches a run for its money.
The most expensive diamond watch to date is priced at US$55 million (approx. RM230million) – the Graff Diamonds Hallucination that comes with a platinum bracelet and embellished with over 110 carats of coloured diamonds. These studded timepieces are meant to be shown off, a conversational piece that wraps around your wrist. Here is our list of men’s diamond watches that you can actually wear without thinking twice.