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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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Patek Philippe 18K Gold & Diamond Calatrava Watch
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Patek Philippe 18K Gold & Diamond Calatrava Watch
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$3,2502 Bids
Bulova - Ladies watch set with diamonds
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Bulova - Ladies watch set with diamonds
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$501 Bid
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TUDOR “PRINCESS DATE” STAINLESS STEEL AND DIAMOND WATCH
Oct 29, 11:00 AM EDT
TUDOR “PRINCESS DATE” STAINLESS STEEL AND DIAMOND WATCH
by Eldred's
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6001 Bid
ORNATE 18KT YELLOW GOLD LADY'S PENDANT WATCH,
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
ORNATE 18KT YELLOW GOLD LADY'S PENDANT WATCH,
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
A diamond cocktail watch, circa 1935
Oct 22, 11:00 AM BST
A diamond cocktail watch, circa 1935
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £4,500- £5,500
£2,2000 Bids
Asprey: a diamond-set watch
Oct 22, 11:00 AM BST
Asprey: a diamond-set watch
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£1,0000 Bids
Damenarmbanduhr "KASPER" mit Diamanten.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Damenarmbanduhr "KASPER" mit Diamanten.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€7000 Bids
MEN'S ULTRA THIN 14K GOLD PAVE DIAMOND STATEMENT WATCH
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
MEN'S ULTRA THIN 14K GOLD PAVE DIAMOND STATEMENT WATCH
by Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers
Est: $3,060- $3,984
$2,4000 Bids
1950's DECO 10K GOLD FILLED LONGINES CURVEX MENS WATCH
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
1950's DECO 10K GOLD FILLED LONGINES CURVEX MENS WATCH
by Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers
Est: $459- $594
$3500 Bids
14K Diamond Bulova Watch
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
14K Diamond Bulova Watch
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $500- $550
$2500 Bids
IWC 18K Gold De Vinci Chrono Men's Watch
Oct 20, 6:00 PM EDT
IWC 18K Gold De Vinci Chrono Men's Watch
by Napoleon's Fine Art
Est: $14,000- $18,000
$12,0000 Bids
14 kt gold Ladies' wristwatch with diamonds
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
14 kt gold Ladies' wristwatch with diamonds
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €580- €2,500
€5500 Bids
H.W.Deattie & sons Art Déco l
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
H.W.Deattie & sons Art Déco l
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1,0000 Bids
Jaeger leCoultre men's watch,
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Jaeger leCoultre men's watch,
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1,4000 Bids
JAEGER LECOULTRE ATMOS MANTLE CLOCK SWITZERLAND c. 1972
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
JAEGER LECOULTRE ATMOS MANTLE CLOCK SWITZERLAND c. 1972
by Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers
Est: $2,550- $3,320
$2,0000 Bids
Brilliant diamond wrist watch
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Brilliant diamond wrist watch
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1,8000 Bids
Ladies TAG HEUER Aqua Racer Diamond Watch
Oct 26, 2:00 PM EDT
Ladies TAG HEUER Aqua Racer Diamond Watch
by Intervendue
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$1,2000 Bids
DeLaneau Diamond, Onyx and 18K Watch
Oct 27, 6:00 PM EDT
DeLaneau Diamond, Onyx and 18K Watch
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $12,000- $15,000
$6,0000 Bids
Sabino Art Deco Style Figurine/Sculpture
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Sabino Art Deco Style Figurine/Sculpture
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $100- $250
$500 Bids
Krieger GIGANTIUM Chronograph Watch
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Krieger GIGANTIUM Chronograph Watch
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,7000 Bids
MONTRE DE DAME
Oct 21, 10:30 AM CEST
MONTRE DE DAME
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €1,200- €1,500
€1,2000 Bids
Art Deco Vase, Manner of Lalique
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Art Deco Vase, Manner of Lalique
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $150- $300
$1000 Bids
Masonic 14k, Diamond, Ruby, Fob
Oct 29, 9:30 AM EDT
Masonic 14k, Diamond, Ruby, Fob
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $500- $1,000
$2000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Women's Diamond Face Watches


Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG

Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG

Sterling Vault Auctioneers

Sterling Vault Auctioneers

Eldred's

Eldred's

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus