Among the realm of exquisite timekeeping devices, finding something extraordinary seems impossible. But what about opulent models with chic diamond-inlaid bezels? They definitely are a decent addition to your collection!

Rolex Daytona Orange Sapphires Ref. 116578SACO

Each year, Rolex presents several models inlaid with precious stones, which are introduced to devoted timepiece connoisseurs at Baselworld. Last year it was the lavish Daytona Rainbow model, while in 2019, the prominent manufacturer released the Day-Date Rainbow wristwatch. The brand has also shown other results of its fruitful work. Thus, Rolex welcomed three new luxury watches in 2019 – GMT-Master II SARU in the case of Everose gold, Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116578SACO with vibrant orange sapphires on the bezel and mother-of-pearl dial, and Daytona Ref.116588SACO with a black lacquered dial, orange sapphire-encrusted bezel and black Oysterflex strap. In this review, we are going to examine the outstanding appearance of Daytona Ref. 116578SACO.

Rolex Daytona Orange Sapphires Ref. 116578SACO

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The presence of a gorgeous bezel adorned with orange sapphires makes this luxury watch from Rolex similar to the notorious Daytona Leopard Ref. 116598 SACO. This timekeeping device was first introduced in 2004 and has been in production for about ten years. 

Although the novelty of 2019 is not as catchy as the leopard version of Daytona, it is worthy of your attention. Thirty-six sparkling baguette-cut sapphires (three dozen is the standard number of baguette diamonds for modern Daytona timepieces) were used in the decoration of the bezel. The sapphire crown looks excellent around the refined mother-of-pearl dial with eight diamonds of classic cut placed instead of hour markers. Like any modern Rolex model, this luxury watch looks sumptuous, which only adds to its perfection.  

Rolex Daytona Leopard Ref. 116598 SACO and Rolex Daytona Orange Sapphires Ref. 116578SACO

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The 40-millimeter case produced from shiny 18-carat yellow gold features an automatic caliber 4130 with incredible 72-hour power reserve. Stunning novelty is attached to the wrist with a classic Oyster bracelet made of yellow gold. The estimated cost of the model is €79,000.

Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski

Especially for the 8th session of the Only Watch charity auction, Hublot has created a unique model designed in the major color of the event. Symbolically, the luxury watch, the proceeds of which will be transferred to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, is manufactured of sapphire. The thing is that sapphire is considered one of the most challenging materials in the terms of finishing. Thus, the fascinating Hublot timekeeping device represents a beautiful allegory for a hopeful message to all those affected by Duchenne’s Myodystrophy – all dreams are feasible.

Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski

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The timepiece created in a single copy is directly associated with an art object. It is based on the Classic Fusion luxury watches produced by the famous French sculptor Richard Orlinski. In addition to the accentuated sculptural lines, this luxury watch catches the eye with a white gold bezel inlaid with 54 baguette-cut topazes. The bezel precisely follows the outline of the 45-millimeter case, which completely reveals the structure of the mechanism.

The stable operation of the magnificent novelty is provided by caliber HUB6021, equipped with manual winding and power reserve, which lasts about 115 hours. The case is attached to a turquoise rubber strap (the primary color of the Only Watch 2019), which matches the color of the gemstones on the bezel. As a bonus, the owner of this exclusive timepiece will receive an opportunity to meet Richard Orlinski personally in the walls of his own Paris gallery.

Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski

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