For a long time, diamonds can be said to be a symbol of men and kingship. Almost all kings in Europe were obsessed with diamonds and gems, and they collected them on top of scepters and crowns, representing infinite glory. For men, men’s watches inlaid with precious stones are like a scepter worn on the wrist, immersing them in the thrill of power.
Scepter on man’s wrist
What does diamond mean for men? In the British drama ‘Holmes’, Holmes’s old rival Moriarty opened the prison cell of the British prison with the help of a mobile phone software application written by himself, and entered the underground of the Bank of England, cracking the king Seat and safety device for scepter and crown. His purpose was not to steal, but to sit on a throne and hold a scepter, provoking and mocking the police incompetence. For this long-planned flaunting operation, the props he chose obviously have deep meaning, and the scepter embedded in it is the largest diamond in the world. This diamond, called the ‘Star of Africa’, weighs 530.2 carats and was cut from a 3,106 carat diamond ore found in South Africa in 1905. The other diamond cut from the rough diamond was set on the imperial crown, the most important crown of the British royal family.
Obviously, Moriarty was proudly waiting for Holmes to accept the move at that time, and it was related to the success of his crime and the successful access to the two largest diamonds in the world. In fact, long before Monroe sang ‘Diamonds are women’s best friends’, diamonds have long been accepted by the world as a symbol of men and kingship. As early as the Egyptian Pharaoh’s era, diamonds have been used exclusively by emperors and princes. Until the 15th century, they were patented by men. English Diamond, from the Greek Adamas, means ‘unconquerable’. The firmness and brilliance of diamonds coincide with the masculine beauty of men and their desire for ‘King of Heaven’. Napoleon set the diamond on the hilt because he believed that the diamond would bring invincible power. Almost all kings in Europe were obsessed with diamonds and gems, and they collected them on top of scepters and crowns, representing infinite glory. At the beginning of the 18th century, the then Russian Tsar Peter the Great issued a special order to protect treasures, requiring Chinese people not to sell precious jewellery and jewellery handed down by nobles. Diamonds and jewellery of a certain weight must be purchased by the Royal Family. Today, three of the top ten diamonds in the world belong to Russia.
In the myth and legend ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, the magic of diamonds for men was also revealed. In the story of the book, all the diamonds are covered in magic colors. They are brought by the elves and represent wealth and power. ‘Diamonds are magicians. They make dreams come true and reinvent them. Those who own them can perform magic. They are also wise men with wisdom. They are kings of the people. They have the power to change the world and they can turn stone into gold.’
Therefore, there is no doubt that for men, men’s watches inlaid with precious stones must be scepters worn on their wrists. It is no wonder that many elderly people like diamond watches, and Many young people dismiss it. This mentality of starting to enjoy power when the physical strength is not in the mind is really not humane.
At the same time, in the world of watches, the quantity and weight of diamonds are not enough to reflect the entire picture of a jewellery watch. In the cutting-edge field of jewellery watches, movement technology and watch design have become a rising whole. Almost all of the top jewellery watches are “inside and out,” and the complex functions on their bodies are not tolerable even for many top mechanical watches. The jewellery craftsmen devoted themselves to designing these watches, Including the selection of diamonds and each hand-inlaid, it is not much more than the top watchmaking craftsmanship. From any perspective, there is no doubt that it is a surviving classic.
Hublot € 2 million Big Bang
If you can get close to this watch with only one in the world, I believe that everyone will feel sweaty and short of breath in its dazzling brightness. It is like a samurai wearing a ‘diamond armor’, emitting no dead ends. Light. It took 45 craftsmen one month to build 637 square diamonds with a total weight of 141 carats. In the face of such a huge selection time, even the tourbillon with the eccentric hands of the hour and minute hands is just icing on the cake.
PaBlancpain Spécialités watch with baguette diamonds
腕表 This watch is an unforgettable masterpiece with its dazzling design and perfect functions. The Spécialités tourbillon watch with sophisticated watchmaking is perfectly equipped with the Blancpain Calibre 25A movement, which is composed of 238 parts. It is exposed through the hollow-cut dial. The white gold dial is set with up to 164 baguette-cut gorgeous diamonds, and a total of 16 diamonds are set on the hands and buckle.
Breguet Marine Tourbillon Chronograph
Bao Baodi has always made no secret of his preference for tourbillon technology, which can be seen from their previous models. Breguet’s Marine series tourbillon chronograph is a perfect combination of watch technology and diamond. In fact, for many people, the tourbillon + timing function is enough to shock, but Breguet is obviously not satisfied with this, they set this watch with 186 bar-cut diamonds with a total weight of 11.77 carats. Diamonds make everything better, even for watches.
Cartier Tank Anglaise Watch
On the latest SIHH, Cartier not only reorganized the history of the evolution of the ‘Tank’ watch, but also launched a new style of ‘Tank Anglaise (English tank)’. The classic appearance of the Tank watch is clear at a glance, and all of its features are also available: the overall design of the bracelet, the Roman numerals, the minute track, and the sword-shaped blue steel hands. What distinguishes it from other Tank watches is that the crown is hidden in the vertical lugs. The large model is equipped with Cartier’s 1904MC workshop refined movement. The transparent structure of the movement can be seen through the transparent sapphire case back.
Chanel J12 Titanium Ceramic Watch
Chanel’s J12 series, not only the main model, also has a very high degree of recognition. This watch itself is made of titanium ceramic material, which is not only highly wear-resistant and scratch-resistant, but also different in color from any metal. The outer ring of this watch is set with 36 baguette-cut diamonds, and the dial has 12 baguette-cut diamonds as hour markers.
Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Daytona
I believe that this series has always been a legend of steel watches without introduction. The new model on this Basel is made of 18ct yellow gold and has an outer ring studded with rainbow-toned gemstones, just like a rainbow, but also like a racing car’s flashing neon lights. In addition, this watch also inherits the fine genes of the Daytona series. Using Rolex’s own self-winding 4130 mechanical chronograph movement, a 40 mm Oyster case guarantees water resistance to 100 meters. The unique middle case is cast from a solid piece of 18ct solid gold.
In life, when we are looking forward to something, we usually set a certain time for ourselves to complete our basic requirements. For many enthusiasts of complex watchmaking technology, watches with power reserve display have become a topic they often talk about. Such a watch can not only satisfy the wearer’s grasp of time motivation, but also fulfill their personal expectations of fulfillment. Next, Watch House will recommend several watches with power reserve display for you to enjoy together.
Breguet Classique 7137BB / 11 / 9V6 watch
Watch Series: Classique
Movement type: automatic winding
Watch functions: date display, moon phase, power reserve display
Case material: 18K white gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 39 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 285,000
Watch details: 264,000
Watch details: Constantin ‘Vacheron Constantin’s foreign logo and the classic Logo above it. This watch is introverted, and it fully expresses its functions and materials.
Blancpain Léman Series 2841-36B30-64B
Watch series: Léman series
Movement type: automatic winding
Watch functions: GMT two hours, date display, power reserve display, alarm, small seconds
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Rubber
Case diameter: 40 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 264,500
Watch details: 189,000
Watch details: 154,000
Watch details: iwc / 6196 /
Comment: This watch is made of 18K rose gold for the case and crown. The 45 mm diameter case is extremely generous, and it is the first choice for those who love large-scale watches. Three complex mechanical functions are integrated on the dark gray dial. The calendar display window is at 3 o’clock; the small seconds dial is at 6 o’clock; the power reserve is displayed at 9 o’clock, and the power reserve for 8 days can reach 192. Hours long, so this watch is also called the eight-day manual mechanical watch. Its IWC-manufactured 59210 movement is a representative of uncompromising, low-key and subtle, and at the same time it also pushed the era of Portofino to its peak.
Summary: At the same time of avant-garde fashion and excellent functions, the power reserve watch provides people with a reliable and practical function to quantify time, thereby making it easier for people to grasp the past of time more clearly and experience the passing of time. In the article, five watches with power reserve display function are introduced to them in descending order of price, for those who like dynamic display watches to choose.