The Diamond Outrage

Watchmaker Audemars Piguet’s ‘The Diamond Outrage’ an Haute watch is available in two different one-of-a-kind pieces that are crafted in 18K white gold and include prominent spikes set with either diamonds or blue sapphires. Aptly described by Audemars Piguet, the “Diamond Outrage becomes an explosion of stalactites on the wrist.”

The sparkling spikes vary in size from 29.30 mm to 40 mm in length, and are produced using the so-called “snow setting” technique, where the diamonds are set so close together that the jewel’s white gold frame appears almost invisible. The invisible setting, another rare method, is used for each of the three distinctive baguette-cut diamond points featured on the full diamond version, which creates a floating effect.

Powering both pieces is quartz calibre 2701 that powers hour and minute hands and is 2.50 mm thick. Each dial is mirror polished, with blackened gold hands for the diamond version and blued gold hands for the blue sapphire version.    - luxatic