By Roberta Naas Photography by Jeff Crawford Styling by Terry Lewis| February 16, 2015 |
Watches & Jewelry
Watchmakers are offering the women of Philadelphia freedom of choice when it comes to their diamond timepieces this season.
As proud residents of the birthplace of American democracy, Philadelphians embrace their right to choose—and the world’s best watch brands know it. That’s why some of them are creating timepieces accented with diamonds in varying degrees to satisfy every desire and lifestyle, from a touch of diamonds on the bezel, making an easy transition from day to night, to watches that are completely bejeweled in diamonds, from dial to case to bracelet. Regardless of the carat weight you choose, these timepieces are perfect for making a scintillating statement and feature designs that give a hint of sex appeal with unusual bracelets, dangling charms, and more. “When considering the stylish women in the Philadelphia area, watch brands have to offer both variety and quality in their diamond timepieces,” says Harvey Rovinsky, owner of Bernie Robbins Jewelers (multiple locations). “We carefully choose our exceptional inventory of diamond watches, like the Ballon Blanc de Cartier, from the world’s leading brands that combine the craftsmanship of fine watchmaking with the art of haute joaillerie.”
FROM TOP: 1. From Cartier, this Ballon Blanc de Cartier ($46,700) is crafted in 18k rose gold with a diamond-paved bezel. The five-row bracelet is made up of rose-gold bead links and offers evocative appeal. Bernie Robbins Jewelers at The Radnor Hotel, 595 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-971-2446
2. This Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Small watch ($106,200) is crafted in 18k rose gold and features 1,371 individually set diamonds with a total carat weight of 6.42. Govberg Jewelers, 1521 Walnut St., 215-546-6505
3. From Chopard, this Classic Collection oval timepiece (price on request) with quartz movement is crafted in gold and features a dial ensconced in diamonds surrounding a mother-of-pearl center. The diamond-bedecked case and bracelet bring the total weight to 9.11 carats. Jay Roberts Jewelers, 515 Rte. 73, Marlton, NJ, 856-596-8600