With temperatures soaring across Singapore the past few days, the tonic could just be an icy watch (diamond) that even rappers will lust after. Whether it is a simple diamond-set bezel or a complex full icy watch execution, these watches are proof diamonds can be a man’s best friend too.
Pictured above: Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711/1300A-001
Just when you thought getting your hands on the Patek Philippe ref. 5711/1A-014 Nautilus in sunburst olive green is already impossible (even Patek Philippe’s president’s son cannot buy one), the Genevan manufacture releases a unicorn — an icy diamond-set bezel Nautilus ref. 5711/1300A-001. It features a stainless steel case and bracelet with a bezel lined with 32 flawless Top Wesselton baguette diamonds approximating 3.6 carats, each given a slight trapezoidal shape to perfectly match the octagonal bezel with the rounded corners. Following Patek Philippe’s announcement that the legendary ref. 5711/1A will be discontinued, the diamond Nautilus ref. 5711/1300A-001 is surely one of the most sought after watches,
Bvlgari Octo Roma Naturalia
Bvlgari invites you to a world of bespoke creations with the Octo Roma Naturalia headlining a new chapter for the world of luxury watchmaking. Conveying the essence of Maestria, each creation embodies the individuality and originality of their owners. Technology bridges future and tradition through a bold new line crafted in rich natural stones. In a painstaking process that takes up to two months, each natural rock is selected, cut and polished by hand before being hand assembled. The rocks are then set into various positions of the watch, some being integrated into the skeletonised components of the calibre through a slide-in technique. Seen here is the lapis lazuli version in platinum case with a lapis lazuli mid case and white gold crown and diamond-set bezel and lugs.
Cartier Pasha de Cartier Watch
Cartier’s panther motif is instantly recognisable as the face of the jeweller, so much so it has graced its precious creations from rings to watches. The relaunched Pasha de Cartier Watch is the latest to be graced by the motif as the jeweller creates an icy high jewellery version this year. Sitting in the middle is a panther skeletonised dial with 341 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.67 carat), two marquise-cut emeralds (0.13 carat) and black onyx nose. Cartier goes a few steps further to demonstrate their virtuosity in diamond setting with a case and bracelet set with 388 brilliant-cut diamonds (11.46 carats) and a bezel set with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.53 carats).
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co‑Axial Master Chronometer 43.5mm
Omega is determined to pack a stronger punch with the precious execution of its iconic Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m. As if the regular stainless steel version was not hulking enough, Omega ups the ante with a white gold case paired with an icy baguette diamond set bezel with gradient blue sapphires over the first 15 minutes and an orange sapphire set at 12 o’clock. The 88-piece collection features a “blued” mother-of-pearl dial to keep things icy while Omega’s seahorse motif on the case back is hand engraved and finished with more diamonds.
Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery
Every year for the past 14 years, Hublot has been releasing icy high jewellery creations for esteemed clients. To mark the 30th creation in the portfolio, Hublot releases the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery encrusted with 484 baguette-cut diamonds totalling 31 carats. The dazzling shares a similar construction to the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire released earlier this year, albeit in a different execution. A new automatic manufacture tourbillon calibre HUB6035 features a clear sapphire dial and bridges are used to give the movement a floating illusion.
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