The little black dress pales in comparison to a slender black satin strap when diamonds are set to sparkle like stars against a night sky. Watchmakers shine when designing and hand-setting magnificent timepieces such as these. From an evening at The Kennedy Center to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, these beauties will resonate brilliance and good taste.
LEFT: The Bulgari Parentesi Openwork Watch ($28,000) is crafted in 18k white gold and set with diamonds in two rows for a total weight of 2.33 carats. A quartz movement is housed within its iconic Deco design. The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-986-8610
CENTER:Tiffany’s Atlas Cocktail watch ($20,300) is 18k white gold and features 186 diamonds on the 26mm case and a total of 0.70 carats of diamonds on the Roman numerals. The bold architectural composition is as lovely lunching at Café Milano as it is on New Year’s Eve. The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-657-8777
RIGHT: From Chanel, the 18k white gold and quartz Camelia Brode Secret watch (right; $52,500) is set with 283 white brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.5 carats. The camellia blossom pivots to reveal a sleek, chic face beneath. This watch is a true statement piece that will be the life of the party. Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-847-0555