2016 Baselworld Breguet High Jewellery Watch Series High Jewellery Perles Impériales
Since its inception, Breguet has consistently attracted the attention of women with its outstanding design that combines exquisite jewelry and extraordinary mechanical craftsmanship. Breguet watchmakers and jewellery masters have inspired precious women who have historically loved Breguet timepieces to create precious and exquisite gemstone timepieces. Breguet’s High Jewellery collection is full of royal timepieces, paying tribute to the fascinating looks of French Queen Marie-Antoinette and Queen Caroline Murat of Naples. .
For the first time this year, Breguet paid tribute to Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, to craft the High Jewellery Perles Impériales. Queen Josephine is an enthusiastic art lover and a loyal fan of Breguet’s work, adding many treasures to the Bonaparte family’s rich Breguet timepiece collection. In 1800, she bought a small Breguet touch watch (No. 611) with a blue enamel case and bright diamonds on the outer edge. This year, the new Perles Impériales watch from the Breguet High Jewellery collection is inspired by this ingenious touch watch and recalls the jewellery sets and other decorations worn by Empress Josephine.
This High Jewellery Perles Impériales watch is a more sophisticated and exquisite gem setting process, which highlights Breguet’s jewellery masters’ pursuit of excellence. The bezel edge is set with brilliant-cut diamonds, which complements the oval case, showing the feminine elegance of the Breguet collection. A row of dazzling diamonds is inlaid under the pawl, and the gold thread base is delicately fixed by the finely crafted base, which further shows Breguet’s ultimate pursuit of elegance and beauty. An eye-catching large pearl at 6 o’clock replaces the iconic spherical lugs in the High Jewellery collection and the Reine de Naples Queen Naples collection, further enhancing the overall beauty. The case flange is set with brilliant-cut diamonds, 4 diamond hour markers at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock, embellished with nearly 6 carats of diamonds, making the entire model even more dazzling.
High Jewellery Perles Impériales watches are available in two styles, each of which is a perfect combination of function and beauty: a white gold case, a white natural mother-of-pearl dial, beautifully decorated 玑The carved flower pattern resembles a beautiful embroidery masterpiece, with a Japanese Akoya sea pearl set at 6 o’clock; the other uses a rose gold case with a Tahiti pearl and a engraved Tahiti mother-of-pearl dial.
Like all Breguet timepieces, the new models carry the latest Breguet mechanical movements developed in the field of fine watchmaking. Through the sapphire crystal back cover, you can admire all the movement components and their fine processing, including the silicon hairspring and the delicate engraved flowers on the balance wheel, which complement the dial pattern.
Breguet High Jewellery Watches HAUTE JOAILLERIE PERLES IMPÉRIALES
The case is 18K white gold, with a goose-shaped case, set with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 0.24 carats) on the outer edge. Surrounded by 23 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 4.12 carats) and a Japanese Akoya sea pearl. The case flange is set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 0.13 carats). 15 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 0.93 carats) are set on the base under the pawl. The crown is set with a pear-shaped diamond (about 0.28 carats). Sapphire crystal case back. Dimensions: 34.4 x 28.7 mm.
Dial with guilloché mother-of-pearl. The Breguet nameplate is inlaid at 12 o’clock. Off-centre hour scale ring with diamond hour markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. Breguet classic needlepoint skeletonized blue-steel hands.
Self-winding movement with engraved number and invisible Breguet signature. Movement model 586/1. 6¾ legal minutes. 29 gems. 38-hour power reserve. Openwork 950 platinum automatic tourbillon. Swiss linear lever escapement. Breguet balance with silicon hairspring. The vibration frequency is 3 Hz. 6 party adjustment.
Silk satin strap with folding clasp set with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 0.14 carats).
The total diamond weight is about 5.7 carats.
Also available in rose gold:
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