Nothing conveys status and wealth quite like a diamond. However, flashy diamonds and jewels are simply a cry for attention. They will distract from the rest of your outfit by drawing all the attention to one point. Most people will be wondering if it’s real, rather than what kind of watch it is. Diamonds and jewels also have the effect of making men’s watches appear more feminine. That’s why many men always assumed diamonds were for women.
Looking back through history, men have always worn jewellery to denote status. From lip plugs in Africa to Sir Walter Raleigh’s saucy pearl earring, fancy papal accessories to Elvis’ diamond knuckledusters, men have every right to enjoy wearing jewellery. So, men can surely wear a diamond watch as well as women. There are a lot of men who love watches do have respect for the work that goes into diamonds — the cutting, polishing, setting, et cetera. Also, there are many watch companies that specialize in cutting and setting diamonds for watches, such as Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Hublot and others.
Unlike watchmakers such as Patek Philippe or Cartier replica, Rolex doesn’t trust any outside firm to look after their precious stones, as you would expect from the notoriously insular Swiss brand. Their enormous compound in Chéne-Bourg in Geneva has a huge gem department that buys, tests and sets the diamonds, rubies, and sapphires used to decorate their most exclusive designs. Every diamond that comes in is x-rayed to ensure its authenticity. You’ll be happy to know that there is a select universe of watches out there that prove that diamonds can be a man’s best friend.
Some dress watches use very fine diamonds or other stones to accent small details, such as the rim of the dial or the numbers on the face. If the stones are subtle and enhance the overall features of the watch without being ostentatious, then they also will be very popular in a gentleman’s watch collection. Just remember to wear them in appropriate settings and don’t buy sporting watches, as diamonds are not suited to more casual watches.