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This GMT-Master II watch ref.116710LN has been custom diamond-set with G/H colour VS-SI round brilliant-cut diamonds on the shoulders and bracelet outer-links. This piece also features a custom-made (rotatable bi-directional) baguette-cut diamond bezel with Pink and Blue precious stones.
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Custom Diamond Set, Precious Stones
The Rolex GMT-II master was launched in 1982, heir to the original GMT-Master (1955) and came with a new movement to ensure ease of use. Originally this watch was developed as a navigation instrument for world travellers due to its ability to show the time in two different time zones simultaneously; however, its robustness and instantly recognisable aesthetic have attracted a much wider audience.
This particular model is a self-winding automatic watch and features a 40 mm Oystersteel case, Oyster bracelet and folding buckle. The dial is Black with luminescent hands, markers and a green GMT hand.
If you place an order for an item we have in stock, and all funds are cleared, we will endeavour to dispatch your item within 24 hours. This is subject to the watch being purchased with no further alterations and/or complications with the order. If we do not have a custom watch in stock, the piece will be made to order; in most cases, the customisation will take 2-3 weeks to complete.
Your purchase will be delivered by our in-house driver, please allow 1-2 days for delivery within the UAE.
Products sold in stock can also be collected from our Dubai showroom, by appointment only for security reasons. Or we can arrange a personal delivery to you within Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Please contact a member of our sales team at the time of your order to check timescales.
We offer free worldwide shipping to almost all countries (some exclusions apply) via our trusted courier partner FedEx. All items that leave our showroom for shipping are fully insured against loss, theft, and damage during transit - so you can rest assured that your investment will be protected. All of our packages are insured by an independent third-party insurance company.
Typically all FedEx deliveries take 3-4 working days from dispatch. For international delivery destinations, your order may be subject to import duties, taxes, fees, or charges applicable to the country where the products are being received - please note these charges are payable in full by the customer, and Cagau have no control over the amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the products are destined is necessary for successful delivery; Cagau will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.
In cases whereby the value of a shipment exceeds the limits of the insurance company, we will use a secure armored carrier to get your package to you on time and in immaculate condition. For this additional service, charges will apply and will be provided to you at the time of purchase.
Please note that due to the nature of our products, all shipments will require a physical signature with ID at the time of delivery. For high-value orders purchased using a credit/debit card - we request you to use the same shipping and billing address. We understand there may be times where the shipping address is different - in this circumstance please call your credit card company and request them to add an 'Alternative Shipping Address' to your account. This is a fairly simple routine procedure that shouldn't take longer than a few minutes. Doing this adds a level of security to your purchase that isn't worth overlooking.
We guarantee that every watch we sell is 100% authentic and that the serial number on each watch has never been altered or modified in any way. Every watch manufacturer imprints a serial number on each of their watches for identification purposes. We guarantee that each watch we sell bears the original manufacturer’s serial number, intact and without any alterations. We also guarantee that all watches and jewellery we sell are brand new and unused (unless otherwise stated).
While we are NOT an authorised dealer of any of the watch brands that we sell, we do source our watches and directly through authorised dealers and distributors. We thoroughly screen all of our vendors on a regular basis to make sure that they meet the high standards we set for all our business associates.
All custom watches & custom watch parts, such as bezels & dials, purchased from Cagau come with a 2-year warranty from the date of purchase. This will supersede any manufacturer’s warranty on bespoke or customised pieces. The warranty provided by Cagau is equivalent to the manufacturer’s warranty and covers the mechanical parts of the watch (functions/movement), manufacturing defects, and/or any custom diamond setting work.
The warranty does not cover any form of water damage or misuse of the watch in any way. Due to the nature of customisation work – we cannot guarantee watches will be 100% water-resistant once alterations, adding, or removing parts have occurred. The warranty does not cover damages such as scratches, finish crystals, glass, straps – leather, fabric, or rubber, or damage due to wear and tear.
In the event your watch has been damaged by water, Cagau will offer to repair the watch at your expense if possible. All warranty repairs must be handled directly through Cagau. Watches opened or repaired by any other source will void all warranties. Cagau will cover all parts and labor or replace the watch at our discretion within the warranty period.
We sell non-customised watches which are unworn/new and therefore will be sold with the time remaining on the original manufacturer's warranty as well as a comprehensive 2-year Cagau warranty. Unworn means that the watch has been recently purchased brand new and then purchased by us without having been worn or used in any way. Unworn watches have intact protective stickers and seals (where such wear seals are applied by the manufacturer).
In any event, if we sell a pre-owned watch that no longer has a manufacturer’s warranty – then a 2-year comprehensive Cagau warranty will be provided.
When a client supplies us with an existing watch to be customised by Cagau, we provide a 2-year warranty on the customisation work only. Once the diamond setting has been completed it cannot be reversed. Due to the nature of customisation work – we cannot guarantee that watches will be 100% water-resistant once alterations, adding, or removing parts have occurred. Whilst the watch is in our care, we are liable for loss and/or theft.
We offer a broad range of secure payment methods for your convenience.
We accept Visa & Mastercard credit/debit card payments via our website, secured through a world-leading online payment gateway provider Stripe. We accept payments online in all currencies, however, you will be charged in USD. Please note, that any currency exchange charges will be subject to your particular bank.
We accept PayPal payments which support all major credit/debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB and Diner’s.
We can only accept American Express card payments in-store at our showroom in Dubai or if you pay via PayPal online.
We offer a 4% discount on all orders paid via bank transfer. Please select the ‘Pay via Bank Transfer’ button on the product page and complete the order form. Once your order has been received, a member of our team will contact you to discuss the full details of your purchase, including the total amount payable to our company bank account and the details for the transfer. Please note, that your order will not be confirmed until payment is received.
Please contact us directly if you would like to pay via cryptocurrency.
Please note we are not affiliated with any manufacturer, therefore all watches customised by Cagau will supersede any existing warranty. However, Cagau provides each buyer with an equivalent 2-year warranty that mirrors the manufacturers one-to-one
Diamond-set watches are amongst the most expensive in the world, whether they’re completely encrusted in diamonds or equisitely subtle, they are the ultimate status symbol with craftmanship to behold. Since our launch in 2016, our unrivalled collection of custom afterset designs have positioned us as one of the principal players in the global custom watch industry.
Gemset watches are the perfect blend of statement art and a traditional timepiece.
Factory-set refers to stones, such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and other precious gemstones, that have been applied directly by the technicians of the watch manufacturer, without any third-party involvement.
Custom or afterset watches have had these stones applied outside of the manufacturers, in our case, in-house by our expert diamond setters.
It is the extraordinary skill set of our diamond-setters that ensures each stone is placed perfectly, and securely lodged into the finely sculpted precious metal.
The precise alignment, orientation, stone regularity as well as intricate finishing of the metalwork creates a sparkling masterpiece.
Under no circumstance would we ever use glue or any similar substance to set stones – every seat is carved carefully into the metal by hand.
We only use certified diamonds, our standard is G colour (clear white) VS/SI in clarity. However it is possible, should the customer require it, to request a higher colour and/or clarity grade of these stones. On most of our stock watches, we use the above-stated colour and clarity as we believe it gives the perfect balance between quality and affordability. We also sell a small collection of higher-value pieces whereby we use VVS clarity diamonds.
Custom-set watches offer our customers the ability to create a bespoke piece entirely to their specific style and taste, offering designs that may not be currently offered by the manufacturer. We offer numerous options for customisations, from completely diamond-encrusted watches to more subtle modifications such as adding a diamond/gemstone bezel or setting stones into the dial, bracelet, case, or shoulders.
The simple answer, yes. Factory-set gem-set watches sell for a huge premium and are among the most expensive watches in the world. Often the manufacturers will require that you have an adequate previous spending history with the brand, and often you need to be on a waiting list to get your hands on a piece. Custom-set watches offer a more affordable solution, without compromising on quality.
Thinking of purchasing Cagau custom timepiece? Read below for everything you need to know about customisation work and the investment that you will make.
Yes. We guarantee that every watch we sell is 100% authentic and that the serial number on each watch has never been altered or modified in any way. Every watch manufacturer imprints a serial number on each of their watches for identification purposes. We guarantee that each watch we sell bears the original manufacturer’s serial number, intact and without any alterations. We also guarantee that all watches and jewellery we sell are brand new and unworn (unless otherwise stated). All watches that are supplied through Cagau come with the original manufacturer's box and papers.
Yes. We sell all watches as ‘new/unworn’ (unless otherwise stated). This means that the watch has been recently purchased new and then purchased by us without having been worn. We then proceed to customise the watch as per our chosen design. All watches come with the original box and papers.
Yes. Cagau provides a 2-year global comprehensive warranty that is equivalent to the manufacturer’s warranty and covers the mechanical parts of the watch (functions/movement), manufacturing defects, and/or any custom diamond setting work. We also offer your first watch service for free after two years.
When any third-party custom modifications are completed on a timepiece, this automatically supersedes the existing manufacturer’s warranty. Watch and car makers are often quite similar in their position that if any aftermarket changes to an item occur, then all existing warranties are made invalid.
The Cagau warranty does not cover any form of water damage or misuse of the watch in any way. Due to the nature of customisation work – we cannot guarantee that watches will be 100% water-resistant once alterations, adding, or removing parts have occurred. The warranty does not cover damages such as scratches, finish crystals, glass, straps – leather, fabric, or rubber, damage due to wear and tear.
To the naked eye, and untrained professionals it is difficult to see the difference between factory-set and high-quality custom watches. However, under a 10x loupe, it’s clear to see the tangible difference between aftermarket and factory. Rolex, for example only uses IF (internally flawless) in clarity and between D and G colour diamonds.
Diamond certificates are only issued on larger single stone diamonds above 0.30 carats – therefore smaller stones do not come with a certificate. A custom-set diamond watch typically has over 1,000 smaller diamonds giving an impressive total carat weight for the whole piece.
However, all Cagau custom diamond watches are supplied with an authorised sales certificate providing the exact details of the piece and the diamonds and/or gemstones used in the customisation.
That depends upon the demographic to whom you are re-selling. Adding high-quality aftermarket diamonds to your watch, with impeccable setting work can increase the value of your original base watch when selling to an aftermarket buyer who values the aesthetics.
Most people who customise their watches have other watches in their collection (the investment pieces and the pieces they wear daily) – but the custom gem-set watches are treated like a piece of fine-art or jewellery – worn to exclusive events, elite parties, or anywhere that you want to make a VIP statement.
It is also important to take into consideration the luxury watch market in general, typically speaking, the retail price of watches has been increasing year on year – therefore a well-taken care of aftermarket watch has every opportunity to sell pre-owned at the top of the market. Of course, there is no way of knowing what will rise in value – so we always say customise your watch so that you will love and enjoy wearing it.
When we custom gem-set a watch, none of the internal parts, movements, or mechanisms are ever touched. However, it is important to note that we do not guarantee that custom watches will retain their original water resistance.
When making alterations to the metalwork, adding or removing parts presents a risk whereby we cannot give the assurance that the same level of original water resistance is retained. We, therefore, do not recommend swimming, diving, or submerging a custom gem-set watch – in the unlikely and unfortunate event that any water resistance may fail.
Perhaps you have a watch in your collection that could use a facelift or you want to create your own customisation with diamonds and gemstones of your choice. Visit our customisation page for prices and detailed infromation.
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