Cartier is a leading innovator in the jewelry and watchmaking industry. The manufacturer’s rich and successful heritage is communicated through famous designs like the Ballon Bleu de Cartier, the Panthere de Cartier, and the instantly recognizable Tank watch– all of which sport diamond-adorned variations for those who like adding a touch of sparkle to the wrist. Diamond Cartier watches aren’t just for men either. There are several stylish models geared toward both male and female lovers of this precious gemstone.
If you’re looking to invest in a diamond Cartier watch you may want to consider factors like your budget, your wrist size, and your style preference first. Cartier is an expert in creating versatile timepieces crowned with jewels upon its cases, dials, bezels, and winding crowns, and there’s a huge array to choose from.
Here’s a guide to some of the most popular Cartier watch collections known for their diamond-set variations. The list features a mix of diamond watches for men and diamond watches for women – each one worth considering for its eye-catching style and unique set of innovative features.
Cle de Cartier
This beautiful dress watch belongs to the Cle de Cartier collection. Its soft 18k rose gold curves make this an ideal timepiece for lovers of unusual case shapes. Models from the collection are characterized by their harmonious, balanced aesthetics. Cartier incorporates a reliable self-winding movement into this dainty 31mm Cle de Cartier watch ref: WJCL0016 – perfect for any on-the-go lady. The brilliant-cut diamonds are, of course, the crowning glory to this exquisite timepiece. They adorn the surface of the watch’s elegantly sculpted bezel, adding a halo of light around a flinqué sunray dial. You can keep on track of the days in the month with a discreet date aperture at 6 o’clock. The blued steel hands match blue colored Roman numerals, adding a traditional edge to modern-day timekeeping.
Cartier Tank Louis XL
If you’re looking for a watch for work and special occasions, you can pick up this classic dress watch from the Cartier Tank Louis collection. It comes equipped with a mechanical self-winding caliber – the 430 MC, which propels an elegant set of blued steel hands around its distinct rectangular-shaped dial. You can’t confuse the unique profile of the iconic Cartier Tank watch. It has become a popular collectible, gaining itself an almost cult-like following since the first model launched back in 1917. It exudes its signature Art Deco-inspired feel through a 20-meter water-resistant case crafted from rhodium-plated 18k white gold. Vertically-set brilliant-cut diamonds are embedded down both sides of its smooth lustrous bezel. This XL size men's Tank watch pairs so well with professional attire because it features this traditional black alligator leather strap completed with a stylish foldable buckle.
Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon
If you’re a gent and you like extravagant dials, a diamond watch from the Rotonde de Cartier collection will combine a luxurious feel whilst keeping the timepiece looking masculine enough to wear every day of the week. The diamond-set watches from this collection are a popular choice because they fuse impeccable accuracy with technical appeal. This Earth and Moon watch is a broad 47mm platinum model. Its large size balances the lavish baguette-cut diamonds around the bezel. You can keep track of the phases of the moon and a 24-hour second-time zone simultaneously. Blued steel hands are carved meticulously into a sword shape, and the tourbillon complication peeps through a circular open-heart window at 6 o’clock. It balances with the delicate earth decoration at 12 o’clock perfectly. With all the fine trimmings you’d expect of an exquisite diamond Cartier watch, the dial of this timepiece features lapis lazuli partially set against an 18k white gold Roman numeral grid. Lastly, you can view the movement in motion through the back of the case, equipped with a clear sapphire crystal glass lens.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier
For something a little more affordable and understated, the classic design of this lady’s 33mm Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch is inspired by a floating balloon upon the wrist. Its 12-zone flinque dial is represented by scintillating round brilliant cut diamonds that dance playfully under the light. Each time you catch the dial at a different angle, it creates another spectacular display of light. The hour is combined with a delicate inner track for the minutes, along with a set of elegant blued steel hands that kiss the center of the with a subtle touch of color. This quartz-powered Ballon Bleu watch is tailored to meet the needs of the sophisticated woman. With a stainless steel bracelet that wraps around the wrist with individually crafted links - this women’s Cartier watch should certainly belong in your collection if you like bringing a little sparkle to everyday life.
Panthere de Cartier
This medium size Panthere de Cartier watch is suitable for a lady or gent’s wrist. The unisex design is encrusted with diamonds around its square-shaped bezel. Models like this Panthere de Cartier watch are a great option if you like the brand’s pilot range of Santos de Cartier watches but want something a little more refined and luxurious. Traditional Roman numeral frame a set of blued steel hands powered by a quartz movement. The steel case of the watch also features a synthetic blue spinel adorned to the surface of its winding crown. An anti-reflective sheet of sapphire crystal glass will enable you to reference the time even when stood directly underneath artificial or natural sunlight. Each link of this robust steel bracelet is smoothly rounded over to exude a contemporary feel on your wrist. It’s an all-round timepiece for dressy occasions, work, and leisure.
Whether you want a diamond Cartier watch with innovative features like a moon phase or second time zone, or a simple three-handed dial – Cartier offers an unparalleled collection of diamond-embellished creations to suit every need and desire. What’s your favorite?