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Women's Diamond Face Watches

Since the heady days of the Art Deco period when women’s diamond cocktail watches became "de rigueur" for the emancipated Flapper girl of the Roaring Twenties, there have been numerous evolutions in the design of diamond face timepieces from many different companies.

Because good diamond face watches represent a combination of haute joaillerie and haute horlogerie, it is the companies that have exceptional jewelry expertise that are most successful in the genre. Diamond face watches require the necessary level of watch making know-how, but also the ability to set gems and produce enameling and other high quality embellishments.

Vintage diamond face watches from the Art Deco period are available from Cartier, Dior, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, and others at the higher end of the price spectrum. At the more affordable end are pieces from Hamilton, Movado, and Bedat, who have given their classic watch designs an upgraded look by adding diamond-set dials, bezels, and faces.


Quick Facts

  • Cartier’s Nil De Cartier collection's Phoenix-shaped watch uses emeralds for the bird eyes and has one pear-shaped, portrait-cut, 3.53 carat diamond. It is covered with 3,010 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 80.13 carats
  • The Blancpain Tourbillion Diamants watch has 480 diamonds, a 7-day power reserve, and is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters
  • The strong Chopard’s Super Ice Cube has a square-faced dial with 66 carats of diamonds

Recommended Items at Auction

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Ladies' Hamilton 14-Karat White-Gold and Diamond Manual Wind Wristwatch 9 dwt
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
Ladies' Hamilton 14-Karat White-Gold and Diamond Manual Wind Wristwatch 9 dwt
by Weschler's
Est: $300- $500
$2756 Bids
MICHELE COQUETTE DIAMOND Watch, NIB, Switzerland
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
MICHELE COQUETTE DIAMOND Watch, NIB, Switzerland
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$1254 Bids
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A Retro ruby and diamond covered watch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM PST
A Retro ruby and diamond covered watch
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1,2004 Bids
HARRY WINSTON, REF. 330 LQW 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND 'AVENUE' WRISTWATCH
Dec 13, 10:00 AM CST
HARRY WINSTON, REF. 330 LQW 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND 'AVENUE' WRISTWATCH
by Hindman
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,5002 Bids
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Bulova
Dec 06, 2:00 PM AEDT
Bulova
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
AUD6502 Bids
Invicta Limited Edition Gold Tone Ladies Watch
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Invicta Limited Edition Gold Tone Ladies Watch
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
JACOB & CO. FIVE TIME ZONE DIAMOND WATCH.
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
JACOB & CO. FIVE TIME ZONE DIAMOND WATCH.
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0001 Bid
Boucheron: a diamond-set wristwatch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Boucheron: a diamond-set wristwatch
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £800- £1,200
£4001 Bid
BULOVA MOTHER OF PEARL DIAMOND WATCH 96R105
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
BULOVA MOTHER OF PEARL DIAMOND WATCH 96R105
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $200
$301 Bid
Custom Made DeLaneau 18K Bypass Wrist Watch
Dec 08, 12:00 PM EST
Custom Made DeLaneau 18K Bypass Wrist Watch
by Alex Cooper
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5001 Bid
Platinum & Diamond Watch with Mesh Strap (N/R)
Dec 09, 10:30 AM GMT
Platinum & Diamond Watch with Mesh Strap (N/R)
by Sterling Vault Auctioneers
Est: £0- £0
£51 Bid
Affinity Sterling and Diamond Watch
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Affinity Sterling and Diamond Watch
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
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Vintage Hamilton IRID Platinum Diamond Watch 14mm
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Vintage Hamilton IRID Platinum Diamond Watch 14mm
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$3751 Bid
ANTIQUE LADIES 14K GOLD DIAMOND WATCH.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE LADIES 14K GOLD DIAMOND WATCH.
by William Smith Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$1501 Bid
14 KARAT ROSE GOLD DIAMOND & RUBY WATCH
Dec 08, 9:00 AM PST
14 KARAT ROSE GOLD DIAMOND & RUBY WATCH
by Abell Auction
Est: $500- $700
$3501 Bid
Two diamond and white gold wristwatches
Dec 06, 11:00 AM EST
Two diamond and white gold wristwatches
by Rago Arts and Auction Center
Est: $600- $800
$1001 Bid
Dior La Mini D de Dior Satine ref CD040110M003 A stainless steel and diamond watch, 2019
Dec 07, 6:00 PM AEDT
Dior La Mini D de Dior Satine ref CD040110M003 A stainless steel and diamond watch, 2019
by Smith & Singer
Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,500
AUD9001 Bid
Platinum Diamond Watch. Weight 47.7 grams Flip top watch Markham 17 jewels approx 13 tcw SI I-II F-G Band 6" long
Dec 07, 5:00 PM EST
Platinum Diamond Watch. Weight 47.7 grams Flip top watch Markham 17 jewels approx 13 tcw SI I-II F-G Band 6" long
by Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
Est: $10,000- $15,000
$5,0000 Bids
Croton Ladies Watch with Diamonds
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Croton Ladies Watch with Diamonds
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$100 Bids
Croton Ladies Watch with Diamonds
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Croton Ladies Watch with Diamonds
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$100 Bids
Croton Ladies Watch with Diamonds
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Croton Ladies Watch with Diamonds
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$100 Bids
Croton Ladies Watch with Diamonds
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Croton Ladies Watch with Diamonds
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$100 Bids
OROLOGIO
Dec 05, 6:00 PM CET
OROLOGIO
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €1,000- €1,100
€1,0000 Bids

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