Audemars Piguet’s outrageous Diamond

May 03, 2017

Diamond Outrage from Audemars Piguet – the final creation in the Diamond trilogy – is a stunning, seamless combination of haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie

Diamond Outrage
For 2017, Audemars Piguet presents Diamond Outrage – the third and final design in the trilogy of one-of-a-kind Haute Joaillerie timepieces. After Diamond Punk in 2015 and Diamond Fury in 2016, we now have the Diamond Outrage – a cuff watch of rare, explosive style that marks a shift in artistic Haute Joaillerie watch design.

It is presented in two unique 18-carat white gold pieces – fully set either with diamonds or with blue sapphires. Evoking the icy fascination of the Vallée de Joux in winter, Diamond Outrage’s structure is set with precious stones in a brilliant array of cuts. On the full-diamond version, the inclusion of three baguette-set spikes shines a vibrant light on the outrageous character of this futuristic design.

Diamond Outrage’s distinctive glittering spikes in varying sizes (ranging from 29.30 MM to 40 MM) are created using the snow-setting technique, where diamonds are set so carefully close together that the jewel’s white-gold frame is rendered almost invisible, creating a spellbinding, luminous effect.

Invisible setting – another rare technique that takes an expertjewellermany years of training to acquire the necessary skills – is used for each of the three distinctive baguette-cut diamond points featured on the full diamond version. Here, linear-cut diamonds appear to float, held perfectly in place as if no setting were required.