The world of fine watches and the world of fine jewelry have always coexisted with a symbiotic harmony. Both industries require fine craftsmanship, an attention to detail and a knowledge of metals and minerals. You could argue the connection has become even more important in the past two decades as cell phones have proliferated and every cell phone has built-in clocks. No one needs to wear a watch anymore, they do it because they want to. The reasons are culture, aesthetic and personal. Many jewelry brands have watch collections dating back to the early days of luxury watches.
A great example of this can be found in Cartier watches. Cartier rose to fame creating jewelry, letter openers, statuettes and other items from precious metals and gems. Their watches represent the same deep understanding on precious metal and stones, both in design and construction. If you are looking for a watch that you can wear as a bracelet, Cartier is a good place to start. Cartier watches are a luxury item and are priced accordingly. Most watches are in the mid-thousands. For a watch with a lot of diamonds or other ultra-fancy characteristics, you can expect to pay around $25,000. Don’t let this scare you off, you can find a great Cartier watch for under $2,500 when you shop at Watches and Beyond.