x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

The Decoder: What makes this Dh7,933,000 rare Harry Winston La Marquise wristwatch so special?

The ladies’ watch is encrusted with baguette-, round- and marquise-cut diamonds of VVS clarity and E-G colour to make up a total of 58.69 carats.

Harry Winston La Marquise wristwatch. Courtesy The Luxury Closet
Harry Winston La Marquise wristwatch. Courtesy The Luxury Closet

Dh7,933,000 is the price of this rare Harry Winston La Marquise wristwatch. Here’s what makes it so special:

The ladies’ watch is encrusted with baguette-, round- and marquise-cut diamonds of VVS clarity and E-G colour to make up a total of 58.69 carats.

The unconventional, diamond-and-platinum-studded hidden case transforms the bracelet, giving it a bold, three-dimensional feel.

It forms part of the limited-edition La Marquise collection unveiled by the luxury jewellery house last month. The timepiece comes with reliable quartz movement and has a wrist size of 17 centimetres and a case size of 32 millimetres.

The watch is currently on offer for a massively discounted Dh2,900,000 from online retailer, The Luxury Closet. It comes with a bona fide Harry Winston box and Gems Card.

Since opening his eponymous jewellery house in New York in 1932, Harry Winston has revolutionised modern jewellery design. He is perhaps best known for donating the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond, which he owned for the best part of a decade, to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

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