Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon. A rare exception of a jeweled dial which is very much my taste.

Aug 29, 2021,10:03 AM

No, gentlemen, don't even come to think that I am currently thinking about starting to love jeweled watches! 

But there are few exceptions which are worth being mentioned. 

For example, a Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Platinum Skeleton with its sapphire on the crown: 

Or a Cartier Tank Platinum, with its ruby on the crown: 

OR... In a different style, this Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon, with its sapphire indices and on the Tourbillon: 

While, here, it is too much for my taste: 

What do you think on that matter? 



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I don’t mind a few jewels on a watch tbh

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 29th, 2021-11:24
And these UN,s are looking gorgeous. I can see myself wearing one of them

My outspoken opinion

 By: Weems@8 : August 29th, 2021-11:42
To be honest, i dislike rubies on Cartier crowns. The same for Breguet models. When the brands keep up the crowns discrete, i am happy. For example a Santos XL100 or a large model with clean crowns. One exception for the Pasha, which i accept as belongs t... 

I probably view it tiered in three or more levels when it comes to jewels: a cabochon on the crown (a no brainer), on the indices (we are just starting to talk about jewels), or on the bezel/dial/case/etc...where it gets more daring.

 By: FabR : August 29th, 2021-12:49
I'm in agreement that the first two give no problem at all (and that Cartier is just delicious!! ), while the third one is OK but the last is perhaps a bit too much for me as well ;-) Cheers.


 By: FabR : August 29th, 2021-17:02

Even with out the bezel Jewels....

 By: Ronald Held : August 29th, 2021-19:36
I would consider buying one. Freak and Sonata would come first.

Of course. Me too.

 By: amanico : August 29th, 2021-20:34

I love jeweled pieces

 By: Spencer Karrington : August 30th, 2021-21:34
I especially like the jeweled pieces that use the jewels to differentiate certain parts of the watch or highlight certain sections! Having said that, I still like my completely jeweled pieces :p Below are a few of my fav ...  

Thank you!!

 By: Spencer Karrington : August 31st, 2021-03:15
And right, are they interesting! wish they brought these watches back or something like it with a few diamonds but in a very masculine/elegant manner


 By: Spencer Karrington : September 1st, 2021-19:44
And exactly!!! Love that watch!! So, I have very conflicted feelings about both PP and JLC cuz they make watches like the one above and then they make super boring/simple watches and I am like ......... :p


 By: Spencer Karrington : September 1st, 2021-22:07
Cuz at least JLC has the duo barrel line which is pretty dope !


 By: amanico : September 2nd, 2021-05:25