Graff Unveils Three Of The Most Expensive Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Watches On The Market
With the 2019 edition of Baselworld about to officially begin this Thursday, Graff Diamonds gives us a sneak peek at two of the three incredible Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond watches to be showcased. Yellow diamonds are extremely rare—more so than white diamonds, and to be set in a timepiece or a piece of jewelry, it can take years for a Maison to collect enough stones in the perfect color, intensity and size. Graff Diamonds, though, known for purveying some of the finest gemstones and diamonds in the world, is a master at it. As such, the brand this year unveils a host of bejeweled watches, not the least of which are two superb works of art and time.
These two yellow diamond watches that Graff is showcasing are both made using the hardest-to-find yellow diamond color: Fancy Vivid yellow. Because Graff is a family owned and operated company, a host of Graff family members are part of the organization from start to finish – meaning each of the more than 120 diamonds used in these two watches was most likely hand picked by a Graff family member. Each watch is built in 18-karat yellow gold to underscore the brilliance of the yellow diamonds, and each features diamonds in round and fancy ovals that are meticulously set by hand, as well as finished and polished by hand.
The Round Graff Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond watch is set with 211 diamonds weighing an incredible 59.25 carats. The Graff Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Watch with an Oval dial consists of 60 diamonds weighing 25.85 carats. Both watches house Swiss-made quartz movements. The third yellow diamond watch is under wraps until Baselworld.
Each watch features a spectacular invisible setting further showcases the shimmer of yellow. Additionally, the bracelets – also set with diamonds – are created using a Graff in-house developed jointing system so that they are supple and ergonomically flexible, but also optimize the beauty of the stones thanks to the setting. The system was conceived of and devised by Sam Sherry, Graff’s Head of Technologies, who deftly blends skill and craftsmanship with elegance.
Essentially the watches are a joint effort between the Swiss-based Graff Luxury Watches and Graff London’s high-jewelry atelier. Since its founding in 1960 by Laurence Graff OBE in London, Graff has been creating diamond works of wearable art that are nearly unrivaled in quality and stone rarity. In fact, Graff is the purveyor of a host of very important and exceptional large diamonds, including the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona rough diamond (discovered in 1905). It makes sense that Graff would add timepieces to its fully integrated repertoire and in 2008 the brand launched Graff Luxury Watches to showcase some of the finest pieces on the market. Today, the brand offers patented diamond settings, as well as great complicated watches. We will bring more to the forefront in the coming weeks.