From Ronaldo’s GMT-Master II Ice spotted in Dubai to Nick Jonas flaunting the full baguette Octo L’Originale watch at the Golden Globes to Mark Wahlberg’s full diamond Nautilus taking a dip in the pool, men’s diamond-clad watches are having a major moment. If you love the look and want to add some serious shine to your wrist, here are four extravagant men’s diamond-covered watches that boast big-time brilliance.
Who needs a tachymeter scale on the bezel when you have 36 baguette-cut diamonds instead? Not this ultra-lavish platinum Rolex Daytona! To match the diamond bezel, the dial of the Daytona 116576 TBR is paved with 437 round diamonds, leaving just enough room for the three registers in ice blue (a color reserved for platinum Rolexes) and luminous hour markers. A great touch to the face of the watch is the blued white gold hand-set that pops against the sparkling background. Fun fact: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) winner, John Legend, often sports his dazzling platinum and diamond Daytona—and does so superbly.
Patek Philippe Nautilus
What do soccer star Paul Pogba, Hollywood heavyweight Mark Wahlberg, and chart-topping recording artists Drake and J Balvin have in common? Aside from their obvious talent, it’s the head-turning diamond-covered white gold Patek Nautilus 5719/10G. Beneath the blanket of 1,343 diamonds, which includes an intoxicating mix of round and baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel, dial, and bracelet, is the familiar silhouette of the Nautilus’s porthole-shaped case fitted with an integrated bracelet. The prestige of the Patek name, the popularity of the Nautilus, and the opulence of the full diamond setting is a killer combo that’s hard to pass up.
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski
To create the Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski line, Hublot enlisted the help of sculpture, Richard Orlinski. The French pop artist applied his signature faceted treatment to the white gold chronograph case and the result is a surface that comes alive with bold lines, sharp angles, and plenteous panes. However, Hublot didn’t stop there; the High Jewelry version also benefits from a heavy dose of diamonds—all baguette-cut—on the dial, case middle, bezel, and winding crown, for a total of over 32 carats.
Jacob & Co. Caviar Tourbillon
If there’s one thing Jacob & Co. is a master at, it is marrying haute joaillerie with haute horlogerie. In fact, “Jacob the Jeweler” essentially dominated men’s diamond-covered watches for the hip-hop community in the nineties and early aughts. And like many things that first gained popularity in hip-hop culture, over-the-top Jacob & Co. timepieces now attract the attention of luxury shoppers well outside the confines of the music industry. Not only does the Caviar Tourbillon house a complex one-minute flying tourbillion whirling away on the dial, but the entire 18k white gold case is invisibly set with 424 baguette diamonds and one rose-cut diamond.