In the era of bold sneakers and big logos,bling makes a bodacious return in the form of iced out (gangsta-speak for diamond adorned) watches that don't just tell time but shout it out.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Bling factor: 36 rainbowhued sapphires, graduated like a colour wheel; patented Everose pink gold alloy (18K) for the case and bracelet; 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the lugs and crown guard; and 11 baguettecutsapphire hour markers on the dial. Price unavailable.
Panthere de Cartier
Bling factor: For 2018, Cartier brings its Panthere back in a big way, with everything from pinkgold to triple-loop versions. This medium one in white gold is entirely paved with diamonds and speckled with black lacquer to resemble leopard spots. Price available on request.
Cartier Tortue Regard de Panthere
Bling factor: The dial and bezel are set with brilliantcut diamonds, yellow sapphires and black enamel. Limited to 30 individually numbered watches. Price available on request.
Piaget Extremely Lady
Bling factor: frost textured pink gold bracelet, turquoise dial, and a bezel set with 24 brilliant diamonds. $89,000
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Co-axial Master Chronometer Ladies
Bling factor: The dial has 12 marquise-cut red rubies as hour markers, and diamondpaved “waves” on the brand’s proprietary 18K Sedna gold (Omega’s rose gold alloy); the case is also Sedna gold, and the bezel has 48 diamonds. $39,640$47,990
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Rainbow
Bling factor: The multihued bezel has 48 baguette-cut sapphires, rubies, topazes and tsavorites, and the rest is 18K white gold. $103,900
Chopard High Jewellery Watch
Bling factor: The dial is 18K gold with 108 diamonds totalling 2.1 carats; the bezel and bracelet have 230 sapphires in varying sizes totalling 94.5 carats, and 809 diamonds in varying sizes totalling 10.89 carats. Price unavailable.