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From Rolex to Chopard, these timepieces are sparkling their way into our hearts

"A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend," sang Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 movie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. That sentiment holds true today, judging by these exquisite timepieces. 

 

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust

Crafted in 18k yellow gold, the new Rolex ladies' watch is fully paved with brilliant-cut diamonds—more than 1,000 of them—for maximum shine. The case measures a slender 28mm in diameter with a Cyclops lens at '3' for improved legibility of the date. It is matched with the President bracelet (which only appears in selective Datejust models) featuring three-piece links with ceramic inserts for flexibility, and a concealed folding Crownclasp. 

It is not just a pretty face; the watch is endowed with Perpetual Calibre 2236 with Syloxi silicon hairspring that is 10 times more precise, which qualifies for the Rolex Superlative Chronometer certification that requires a precision of at least -2/+2 seconds per day.

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Breguet Reine de Naples 8938

The oval-shaped dial of Reine de Naples is decorated in diamonds set with snow technique that involves assembling stones of different sizes for unmatched brilliance. For contrast, the hour track is white mother-of-pearl for that smooth as silk appearance. The case is white gold, paired with blue leather strap. Another version in rose gold is paired with orange strap.

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Small Seconds

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Small Seconds
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Measuring 34mm, the new feminine Seamaster Aqua Terra Small Seconds features a bezel set with diamonds. The soft pink dial gives nod to the model's marine roots with gentle wave patterns; red rubies are chosen to double as hour markers. The hands are made from proprietary 18k Sedna gold given a diamond polish for a brilliant shine. 

The watch is powered by Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 which is anti-magnetic and possesses a power reserve of up to 55 hours.

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Chopard Happy Fish

A sublime demonstration of artistic and technical skills, the Swiss watchmaker has created a beautiful dial of a fish motif crafted in blue mother-of-pearl, adorned with gold leaf, with six dancing diamonds twirling around like water bubbles. The rest of the dial is snow-set with blue sapphires. Completing the blue theme is a matching alligator strap. 

The 18k ethical white gold 36mm case with a bezel set with diamonds of different sizes. The watch is powered by an automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve.

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Chopard Happy Fish
Above Chopard Happy Fish
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura

Like its name suggests, the new Rendez-Vous timepiece is a magnificent ode to the moon's magical charm thanks to a large moon phase indicator on a lapis lazuli dial. The blue is in a shade that closely resembles the colour of the sky as it transitions from day to night. Enhancing its appeal is the celestial map, creating a mesmerising night sky with the mother-of-pearl moon in the centre. 

Framing this stunning face are 36 large diamonds in prong setting using fine gold claws to better highlight the brilliance of the stones. Consider it mission accomplished.

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