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Top Watchmakers Turn Their Focus to Opulence

By The Editors | October 30, 2019 | Style & Beauty

Bezels are encrusted with diamonds, faces crafted with hyperprecision and rare materials employed to usher in a season of unapologetic grandeur.


Big Bang Meca-10 Nicky Jam High Jewelry timepiece, $369,000, Hublot, Scottsdale Fashion Square


Clockwise from top: GraffStar Grand Date 45 mm watch with 12 carats of diamonds in rose gold, price upon request, at; Annual calendar timepiece with 4.68 carats of baguette diamonds in rose gold, $139,150, by Patek Philippe, by special order at 212.218.1240 and similar styles at Hamra Jewelers; Cosmograph Daytona 40 mm timepiece in yellow gold, price upon request, by Rolex at Ben Bridge Jeweler, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Hamra Jewelers, Hyde Park Jewelers, Biltmore Fashion Park and Robert C. Wesley Jewelers.


Clockwise from top left: Master Collection Moonphase automatic 42 mm timepiece with black dial, $2,450, by Longines at E.D. Marshall Jewelers and Nordstrom, Scottsdale Fashion Square; Ocean Biretrograde 42 mm timepiece with diamond bezel in 18K white gold, price upon request, at; Sport Collection timepiece, $42,000, by Grand Seiko at Hyde Park Jewelers, Biltmore Fashion Park; 45 mm Calibre H02T tourbillon timepiece with diamond bezel in titanium, $74,750, by TAG Heuer, similar styles at Ben Bridge Jeweler, Scottsdale Fashion Square and Hyde Park Jewelers, Biltmore Fashion Park.


Clockwise from top left: Santos de Cartier watch with diamond-pavéd bezel in 18K yellow gold, $27,100, at Cartier, Scottsdale Fashion Square; Alpine Eagle 36 mm timepiece with Sil Grey Tahitian pearl dial and 2.84 carats of diamonds in 18K rose gold, $45,200, at chopard.‌com; Constellation Manhattan timepiece, $17,300, at Omega, Scottsdale Fashion Square and E.D. Marshall Jewelers.

Photography by: Photographed by David Lewis Taylor | Styled by James Aguiar