The Top 5 Affordable Luxury Diamond Watches of 2020

Many of us would love to own a luxury diamond watch, but typically the price tag is so hefty that it seems out of reach.

Are there any affordable luxury diamond watches out there? ​The answer is, “yes”! Slowly but surely some top brands are closing the gap between luxury and affordability.

In this article, we run down our top five favorites based on:

  • Quality

  • Build

  • Price point

  • Celebrity notability

  • Craftsmanship

  • Warranty

Let’s take a look...

This timepiece blew us away when we first heard about it.

The 'Jet Setter' by JBW is a highly sought after timepiece that drips luxury and style yet also crushes on price, weighing in at just $700. 

The companies secret is long-time, rock-solid relationships with trusted suppliers who are well-known for their superb craftsmanship. 

These close relationships allow JBW to offer luxury watches at affordable prices.

They design all of their timepiece in Dallas, Texas, USA, which lets them keep their clients and business together.

If you're looking for something on the flashier side of luxury this watch is a perfect choice.

​The JBW Jet Setter

234 Genuine Diamonds wrapping this watch in brilliant sparkle.

​Guaranteed Swiss Movement ​for optimal precision

18K Gold-Plated stainless steel case

Five timezones- so travellers don't need to recalibrate on arrival

​Gold tinted mother of pearl accents on the rich dial for a an eye-catching look

Customizeable bracelet made of high corrosion and heat resistance stainless steel

​Retail Price: $2165 Now: $649

(Or pay just $109/month with Klarna)​​​​

​​Check out JBW's Instagram page for comments from celebs who prefer them.

​2. The La Grande Classique De Longines by Longines

​This simple yet quality-crafted watch offers great style with simple elegance. 

The timepiece features an understated grandeur that appears flashy at first blush, but look closer and you can see it's great design detail.

​It does come with a heftier price tag than our top pick but let’s dive into the specs on this timepiece.

Longines La Grande Classiques

Stainless steel casing

Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

water resistance up to 3m

12 diamond indexes as the hour markers

Quartz movement ​

Retail: $1750

​3. Raymond Weil Tango

This lady’s watch impressed the team with its sleek features and craftsmanship. It's a great watch to wear out, at home, or doing anything in between.

The contrast between the silver and rose gold stainless steel case and bracelet provides an eye-catching design. The diamonds, although not flashy, offer a decent shine and provide a luxury feel at a reasonable price.

​The Tango by Raymond Weil

​Stainl​ess steel with rose gold PVD plating​​​

​Sapphire Crystal

​White mother of pearl dial with roman numerals

Set with 8 diamonds

Quartz movement

100 meter water resistancy

Retail: $1250​

​4. Bulova Precisionist Diamond Accent Gold-Tone with Black Dial

This men's timepiece from Bulova's watch collection makes a bold statement with unique features that hold real appeal for many. It features bright luminous hands and ​diamond accents. 

The overall design creates a 'tunnel' effect that draws your eyes first to the center dials, and then outward to smaller details.

Bulova offers a three-year warranty which is ​good for a company that makes more than just watches. 

Let’s take a look at the specs.

​Men's Bulova Precisionist Diamond Accent

11 Diamond accent markers

46.5mm gold-tone stainless steel case

Japanese quartz movements

stainless steel bracelet

Saphire cristals

​3 year manufacturer warranty

​Retail: $1095​

​5. Bulova Diamond Accent Two-Tone with Silver Dial

This lady’s watch completes our recommendations for the top 5 affordable diamond watches of 2020. Just because it's listed last, doesn't mean it holds any less appeal. It still managed to beat out a huge number of watches that caught our eye.

This second Bulova timepiece makes the list because of its unique shape, color combination and associated price - which goes to show that diamonds aren't the only way to make an impression. This two-toned watch has a clean face, a durable design, and a precision-dial that all would love.

Let’s dive into the features this watch offers.

​Bulova Curv Diamond Accent Two-Tone

Silver toned dial with rose-toned accents

Luminous hands and 4 diamond markers

Japanese quartz movements

​Stainless steel bracelet

Retail: $1095

Price is not the only consideration of course - everyone has their own unique style. Whichever watch you choose needs to make a bold statement about your personal success and tastes, too.

However, when we looked at a large selection of watches and considered each of the 6 criteria for ranking, JBW’s Jet Setter was the clear winner. The company is upsetting the luxury diamond watch market because of their relentless commitment to combine quality, luxury, and affordability.  

If you’re interested in seeing what else they have to offer, go here

Until next time,

Keep that Lifestyle Upgraded!