It’s no secret that pearls, gemstones, and vintage-inspired jewels make our world go round. So, yes, we have a deep admiration and craze for the art and craft of jewellery. And when you combine that refined savoir-faire of jewels and the art of watch-making, the impossible becomes possible with JEWELLERY WATCHES. Revealing hours and minutes as a delicate secret, these jewellery watches balance complex yet simple watch mechanisms with the elegance and allure of distinctive jewel design. Think pendant watches, watch bangles and brooches, and even rings.
Piaget Limelight Gala White Gold Diamond & Emerald Watch, Image Courtesy: Piaget
With expert gem-setting, inventive craftsmanship, and impressively delicate watch movements, we have had brands embrace the sparkling gems and magnificent diamonds and reinterpret the ideals of timepieces and jewels to give us intricate yet flamboyant jewellery watches. Like Piaget Limelight Gala 18k White Gold Bracelet Watch set with 91 brilliant-cut diamonds and 83 marquise-cut emeralds, Graff Pink Diamond Watch with more than 380 pink diamonds set in a minimal rose gold skeleton, and Jaegar-LeCoulture 101 Feuille with 171 diamonds and Calibre 101 (world’s smallest mechanical movement) – decadence truly at its best!
Van Cleef & Arpels Marquerite Secrète Watch As Bracelet & Brooch, Image Courtesy: Van Cleef & Arpels
And if you are smitten with bold, unexpected, and avant-garde designs, you’ll surely be mesmerised with the beauty and brilliance of Bulgari Serpenti Romani Secret Watch Cuff (inspired by the manchettes coiling the wrists of gladiators), Van Cleef & Arpels Marquerite Secrète Bracelet/Brooch Watch, Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé Bouton Décor Perle Gold Ring Watch (based on the buttons of Chanel’s little black jacket), and the reversibleCartier Libre Morphosis Watch with 1930s rock crystal bangles of Gloria Swanson as the inspiration. Well, next on our selection of delectable jewellery watches is a favourite from the 70s and 80s to sway around your neck in style and keep your hands (and wrists!) watch-free, i.e., the pendant watches. And to get you into the swing of things, we have for you the exquisite Emerald Signature by Harry Winston pendant watch that can even be worn as a bracelet or a brooch and the 80s Seiko Automatic Watch Necklace from Viange Vintage. Ready to play swing with time?
Cartier Libre Morphosis Watch, Image Courtesy: Cartier
Yes, these wearable works of art are a definite sartorial investment for your next fashion moment and beyond. So, scroll through our selection of jewelled horological masterpieces below and choose your extravagant yet elegant partner-in-time.
Karishma is a science nerd turned fashion and beauty writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, salted caramel ice-cream, jewels, and Simba (her dog) make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.