Antique, vintage and contemporary diamond bracelet watches
Antique, vintage and contemporary diamond bracelet watches are highly collectible itesm of jewellery.
The watches feature a bracelet design-strap into which diamonds have been set. The main face of the watch will also often include diamonds.
According to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition of “antique”, antique diamond watches were made more than 100 years ago.
Vintage pieces were produced within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.
Value and notable sales of diamond bracelet watches
As with all types of jewellery, value is highly dependent on the quality and quantity of the gems contained within a piece.
An illustrious manufacturer will help boost the price as well; many leading watch makers have produced diamond bracelet watches for their high-end customers.
A circa 1940 Patek Philippe diamond bracelet watch, featuring 191 brilliant cut diamonds, sold for $22,000 at Great Gatsby’s Antiques and Auctions in April 2011.
A circa 2000 Chopard diamond bracelet watch sold for $59,500 at Sotheby’s in April 2008.
An 18k lady’s white gold diamond bracelet watch sold for $80,000 at Sotheby’s in April 2004.