By Roberta Naas Photography by Jeff Crawford Styling by Terry Lewis| November 19, 2014 |
Watches & Jewelry
Watchmakers offer the women of Boston timepieces that dazzle with diamonds this season.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP : From Cartier, this Ballon Blanc de Cartier watch ($46,700) is crafted in 18k rose gold and has a pavé diamond bezel. The five-row bracelet is created using rose-gold bead links. Cartier, 40 Newbury St., 617-262-3300. From Van Cleef & Arpels, this Charms watch (price on request) features an 18k gold and diamond bracelet with a diamond case and a diamond-set Alhambra charm. 877-826-2533. Brand-new from Roger Dubuis, the Velvet Haute Couture Corsetry watch ($53,000) is crafted in 18k pink gold and set with nearly two carats of diamonds. It houses a self-winding movement and is produced in a limited edition of 88 pieces. The handmade corset strap gives the watch a sexy, feminine wow factor. Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., 617-267-9100. The Vacheron-Constantin Traditionelle Small Model watch ($106,200) is fashioned from 18k rose gold and studded with 1,371 individually set diamonds with a total weight of 6.46 carats. Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., 617-267-9100
As citizens of the birthplace of liberty, Bostonians are accustomed to freedom of choice. The world’s finest watch brands are well aware of this fact and have created diamond timepieces to reflect the spectrum of taste among our city’s stylish women, offering everything from understated watches—with a sprinkling of diamonds on the bezel—that easily go from day to night, to glamorous statement pieces encrusted in gems from dial to case to bracelet. When it comes to design, these diamond timepieces feature a variety of modern elements, such as unusual bracelets, corset-stitched straps, and dangling charms—details that catch the eye and fire the imagination.