Breguet Reine de Naples – A symbol of feminine refinement10:00 am
Breguet, the innovator. Synonymous with royalty, Breguet’s vivid heritage from time-immemorial, has been the subject of avid discussions within the watch connoisseurs’ community. Founded and anchored by the dynamic A.-L. Breguet, the brand has been creating horological art since the early 19th century.
With roots in Neuchâtel, it was in Paris that most of Breguet’s watchmaking inventions were hatched and brought to life.
A series of extraordinary breakthroughs and patents led the horologist to fast become indispensable to the watchmaking needs of the scientific, military, financial and diplomatic elites of his era. Today, he is remembered and acknowledged as one of the founding fathers and greatest inventors of horology.
Creator of the first wrist watch in 1810, the brand’s rich horological legacy is worth delving into. It was for Caroline Murat – the very beautiful Queen of Naples, that A.-L. Breguet invented the wristwatch in 1810-1812.
Founded and anchored by the dynamic A.-L. Breguet, the brand has been creating horological art since the early 19th century.
In fact, the modern day Reine de Naples is the brand’s reinvention of this watch – an alluring tribute to the original. No less royal than the queen herself, the Breguet Reine de Naples is an aesthetic masterpiece. Not only is the watch symbolic of the expertise, elegance and quality that Breguet stands so true to, but is also a backdrop to the brand’s spectacular tradition and savoir-faire.
Inspired by a historic chef-d’oeuvre, with trademarks of a modern classic, the Reine de Naples as we know it today, is an iconic timepiece truly fit for a queen. Striking the right balance between tradition and contemporary, the time teller has an elusive appeal, one that makes an unusual lasting impression. While the distinct oval shaped dial and the diamonds lend an aura of understated elegance, its sleek strap and exclusive appearance provide an interesting contrast.
Crafted with white mother of pearl, the dial is housed in an 18 carat rose gold casing. Black toned over sized Arabic numerals along with blue toned hour hands bring the watch alive with a novel design.
Radiating with glamour, the Reine de Naples has a unique pear cut diamond placed at 6 o’ clock and an 18 carat rose gold fixed bezel that is set with 117 diamonds of 0.99 carats. Further adding to its exclusivity, the crown has also been set with a diamond of 0.26 carat.
Inspired by a historic chef-d’oeuvre, with trademarks of a modern classic, the Reine de Naples as we know it today, is an iconic timepiece truly fit for a queen.
The beautiful black strap of this creation has been crafted with the finest leather. With a movement as intricate as that of the Reine de Naples, the only way to do justice to it is to reveal it to the world through a see through case back, duly protected with sapphire crystal. Powered by a self- winding movement, the timepiece has a power reserve of 40 hours and is water resistant to 30 m. A stunning jewellery watch with just the right amount of extravagance, this undisputed mascot of luxury is a class apart and proof of Breguet’s rich horological skills and cutting edge mechanisms.
By Neha Chadha
Contributing Editor, The Watch Guide
With a keen interest in the art and science behind Haute Horology, Neha oversees the creative and content for Ethoswatches.com.