After attending the 2015 edition of the Watches & Wonders trade show in Hong Kong, I wrote that Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Spirit Date Automatic replica watches UK reference 112144 or 113706 (from what I can tell, these reference numbers are for the same watch, but Montblanc might use one or the other depending on your region) watch best summed up the theme of the event in the above linked-to recap article. Relatively reasonably priced in 18k gold and with diamonds, this men’s dress watch well epitomizes a particular timepiece genre which I think is both emerging, and also not particularly well understood in the West. Of course, in many places in the world, there is pushback against men’s watches with diamonds for a variety of reasons. Most of these reasons surround the concept of “that isn’t masculine.” Can diamonds on a men’s watch indeed be masculine? And in what forms or styles are they the most appropriate?
There are a few major reasons why diamonds in general get a bad rap when it comes to timepieces. First and foremost is the fact that, as a precious and decorative material, diamonds do not inherently add functional value to a timepiece. Many watch lovers are primarily interested in the mechanical and utilitarian value of timepieces (as well as design), so being asked to pay a significant premium for something “shiny” doesn’t always go over well.
Related to that is the notion that diamonds needlessly add expense. Particularly these days, high-end watches supplemented with diamonds offer brands enough rationale to dramatically increase prices of a particular timepiece (which is often already very expensive, typically being in gold or another precious metal) to levels which are above and beyond the cost of the diamond stones dial fake Montblanc fake watches, the gem-setting, and a reasonable margin. Thus, many people associate diamonds with unfettered price inflation tactics meant for watches intended to be on the wrist of those who “don’t care about money.”
The third argument going against diamonds is that, for the most part, diamonds are closely associated with women’s jewelry. Men are supposed to be proud and strong while women are more acceptable being shiny and decorated. I am, of course, referring to general stereotypes. Again, these are the results of traditional perceptions not universally applied around the world, but I don’t think anyone would disagree that women around the world wear diamonds far more commonly than men do. Thus, it is difficult to remove diamonds from the realm of femininity and give them a more masculine appeal.
That should make it clear why Montblanc cheap copy watches UK decided to debut this diamond-decorated version of the Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Spirit Date Automatic in Hong Kong at Watches & Wonders 2015 given the event’s focus on the larger Asian watch market. In addition to regional tastes, what also defined the event was a strict focus on value for the money. While very exclusive ultra-lavish timepieces are always a major focal point of any Richemont trade show, it is the timepieces intended for the “luxury buying masses” that I found to be particularly interesting.