We know Rolex, Raymond Weil, Patek Philippe, Tag Heuer, Cartier, etc....but it's time for something new and Blueprint has uncovered a gem called Renato. Renato watches are the lovechild of Daniel Mink Renato and the first child in the series was The Beast in 2005 (pictured below). Made with 2 carats of diamonds, a curved stainless steel case, and 244 grams of 316L stainless steel it is progressive, sophisticated, and bold but classically understated.
In keeping with the theme of those animals stalwart and strong, Renato also has the Wilde-Beast, Stallion, Cyclops, Vulcan, Jakal, and T-Rex. All made from 316L stainless steel, many with handcrafted dials, and some water resistant up to 30 ATM, these watches represent what watch collecting should be about. It must be something fantastic-- Renato made Oprah's list of "favorite items".
Most definitely worth a look on ShopNBC to see the diamond watches and consider how to add one to your collection....or perhaps to start one! The watches range from around $300 to upwards of $1400 with several comfortably nestled in the midrange of $400-600. I am partial to the Renato Women's Sapphire Diamond Alligator Strap Watch ($1,115)!!