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Solid Diamond Watches! (almost)



Built upon a cleverly engineered invisible gold setting. Hublot has created a unique, diamond covered, million dollar watch. The case framework is made from 18 carat white gold, it's set with 322 baguette diamonds totaling 24.65 carats.
The 18 caret white gold and palladium dial is set with 129 baguette diamonds weighing 6.4 carats, the white gold crown is set with 12 white baguette diamonds totaling 0.8 carats.
Assembling this masterpiece, including setting the 463 requires some 2000 hours of skilled labor.




Following the introduction of the amazing white diamond watch, Hublot has created a black diamond version of the design.

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Horological Machines by Maximilian Büsser


HM3 Sidewinder red gold

The HM1, HM2 & HM3 Horological Machines series are limited edition, unique designs that won't be mistaken for any other brands. Each year, a different team is assembled to design a new unique design, unencumbered by conventions.
Their download section contains some of the most artful photographs, if you can't decorate your arm with one this Christmas, at least check out the computer decorating wallpaper art at the Horological Machines & Friends web site.


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The HM3 Rotor




A new addition is the HR2 Ceramic model that speaks of ancient artisans as well as space-age technology. There is a version with Red gold and one with titanium.The Gold HM2-CR is a limited edition of 33 pieces, the titanium HM2-CTi is a limited edition of 66 pieces.

The Gold HM2-CR



The Titanium HM2-CTi



Maximilian Büsser introduces the HM1 (can you count the adjectives)

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Paul Picot Atelier Pavé


The Paul Picot Atelier Pavé, priced for those who need not ask.

Housed in 18 carat white, rose or yellow gold or even platinum, the complicated automatic movements, COSC chronometer certified, and the hand engine-turned gold oscillating weight are visible through the transparent sapphire crystal back. Besides the bezel, the horns of the case and the oscillating weight can also be set with diamonds.
Depending on the inspiration of its creators,each 18 carat solid gold dial is cleverly set with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires or rubies which make the brightness of its sparkle unique and incomparable.


Majestic Pavé

The 18 caret gold face is adorned with 280 diamonds and precious stones. The case and wristlet attachments are studded with an additional 537 diamonds.

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Look into the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 876SQ





The Hand-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 876SQ is crafted entirely by hand. Creating such a skeletonised movement calls for over two months of relentless work. Already the only perpetual calendar watch to offer an 8-day power reserve.

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The world's first "hybrid mechanical-digital watch"


Consisting of 651 pieces (and no IC chips), the Di Grisogono Meccanica DG is the world's first "hybrid mechanical-digital watch." Slated to sell for $199,977 just 177 of these unique timepieces will be made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Geneva-based horloger. Billed as the most complicated digital-analog timepiece in the world, the digital display is actually mechanical, with rolling tubes forming the digital segments.

As detailed in horloger's press release: The mechanically operated digital display of the second timezone shows tens of hours, single hours, tens of minutes and single minutes, all displayed by mobile microsegments driven by an assemblage of 23 cams connected to a set of gears and a triggering and synchronization system. The time information is displayed by an array of 23 horizontally and vertically positioned microsegments. Vertical segments are 9 mm high and weigh at most 25 milligrams while the horizontal segments measure 2.90 mm in length and weigh only 10 milligrams. The segments have four faces: two opposing visible faces fitted with colored strips and two opposing unmarked faces. Time changes are effected by 90° rotations of the required segment or segments. Involving one to twelve segments, time changes are lightning fast.

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Grönefeld GTM-06 limited edition


Grönefeld GTM-06

This chiming wristwatch, the most complicated wristwatch ever created in The Netherland’s history, is a so-called tourbillon with a minute repeater mechanism, able to sound the exact time on tiny gongs held within its case. This type of wristwatch represents the watchmaker’s Mount Everest in the world of horology, requiring more than 6 months of careful construction, assembly and regulation before completion.
A strictly limited edition of 10 pieces in 18 carat 4N gold and 10 in 950 platinum, priced at Euro 325,000 ($422,000) and 385,000 ($500,000) respectively.

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