Every once in a while, a watch brand creates something so audaciously wonderful that it is worth taking note. This time, it is Audemars Piguet that stirs our hearts. The watch we are about to show you — the Diamond Punk — is a specially made piece with more than 22 carats of diamonds. It retails for more than a half million dollars, and it is worth talking about just for the craftsmanship. And, with Mother's Day around the corner, we could maybe entice you to think about a watch (perhaps not exactly this one) as the perfect gift for mom.
The Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk secret watch has been unveiled in two breathtaking renditions. Crafted in 18-karat white gold with bold angular appeal, the cuff Haute Joaillerie timepieces are ensconced in thousands of diamonds that form the case and bracelet.
There are even another 300 diamonds on the hidden dial. The bracelet of the watch consists of 56 three-dimensional triangular-shaped prisms and, depending on the model, those prisms are bedecked in either all diamond brilliants, or a combination of 5,326 diamonds and black onyx insets. It takes the brand’s master setters more than 1,100 hours (seven months) to complete one all-diamond version using a snow setting technique.