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Hall of Diamonds 2020


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August 2020

Hall of Diamonds 2020

In the absence of real-life watch fairs in 2020, with their greetings and handshakes, laughter and controversy, we invite you to browse through our Print Watch Fair special report. Here is our “Hall of Diamonds”, that includes horological creations Parmigiani, Backes & Strauss, Glashütte Original and Cartier.

1. KALPARISMA by Parmigiani Fleurier

Designed in 2017 by Michel Parmigiani, Kalparisma is the first mechanical watch collection by Parmigiani Fleurier entirely dedicated to women. It includes the tonneaushaped case that is the fundamental identifying feature of the brand. Today, this comes paved entirely with a precious snow-setting of 665 diamonds. Powered by the COSC-certified, self-winding PF342 movement.


Backes & Strauss presents a series of white gold timepieces, the dials of which are set with white Ideal Cut diamonds and red rubies. From one angle, you see an all-white pavéset dial, while from a different perspective, the dial reveals a red heart made of red rubies. Available in two sizes (33 mm quartz & 37 mm automatic).

3. PANOMATIC LUNA by Glashütte Original

A romantic aura surrounds this delicate watch with its mother-of-pearl dial and delicately lilac- tinted Arabic numerals of varying sizes set around a circle of diamond markers. A small seconds dial, a large date in an oval window and a silver moon complete this pretty steel watch with a diamond-set bezel and a selfwinding movement.

4. MAILLON by Cartier

Cartier has already provided ample proof of its mastery of the art of deconstruction, not least with its famous Crash. Proof of its artistry is renewed here, with the strongly angular Maillon. The creators’ idea was to start from a traditional bracelet and skew it, lending it a whole new architectural volume full of tense energy.

The twisted appearance was obtained by connecting the links off-axis and in a diagonal alignment. Bevelled brancards enclose a hexagonal case made up of canted panels of unequal length. This radically new shape has a “palpable, angular and dense” volume. As Marie-Laure Cérède, creative director of watch design at Cartier, states, “the emotion lies in the movement and the tension.” Maillon by Cartier comes in 18K yellow gold, pink gold with a diamond-set bezel, white gold with a diamond-set bezel, or pink or white gold with a diamond-set case and bracelet. Quartz movement.

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