breguet - Breguet Reine de Naples , camé
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breguet - Breguet Reine de Naples , camé

Breguet Reine de Naples , camé

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Breguet Reine de Naples , cammea

The Reine de Naples is inspired by A.-L. Breguet’s first wristwatch made for Caroline Murat, queen of Naples. The success of this model since its launch in 2002 attests to the talent of Breguet’s watchmakers under the direction of Nicolas G. Hayek. The original shape of the case promises an astonishing timepiece, entirely feminine and exquisitely sensual. 

Technical specifications

Reine de Naples
8958BB/51/974 D00D
Reine de Naples CAMMEA
 
  • wristwatch in 18-carat white gold.
  • Self-winding movement.
  • Bezel set with 40 diamonds (approx. 2.42cts).
  • Crown set with a "briolette" diamond (approx. 0.26ct).
  • Dial with cameo carved out of a natural seashell (hand made raised relief-carving of the different layers of a seashell). Each dial has a unique pattern.
  • 18-carat gold rotor hand-engraved on a rose engine set with natural mother-of-pearl.
  • 40 hours power-reserve.
  • Sapphire-crystal caseback.
  • Chocolate coloured alligator strap with folding clasp set with 26 diamonds (approx. 0.14 cts)
 

Who's who

It’s a rare occasion: when asked “Why have Breguet at Chronopassion?” Laurent Picciotto is visibly stuck for a quick answer. But the asker scarcely has time to savour his narrow victory before Laurent quickly recovers: “It goes without saying. We can’t do without Breguet. Breguet invented everything – or nearly,” before evening the score with one of his characteristic aphorisms: “beauty is eternal.” The relationship between Chronopassion and Breguet is now firmly established and very promising – but things were not always so. After having been at 271 Rue Saint Honoré for almost a quarter of a century, Breguet suddenly became the focus of special attention a few years ago when a very particular event occurred – the sale of the brand to the Swatch Group. “I stepped back a bit in order to observe what was happening: initially, it seemed to me that the image of the Group and that of the grand old lady of watchmaking were not really compatible,” recalls Laurent Picciotto. Within a few months, however, he was reassured: “Hayek senior adopted Breguet as his baby. He immediately grasped the magnitude and weight of its history. Within two or three years, he clearly stated his desire to develop it, whilst remaining committed to its great tradition. Breguet is not just any old brand. It constitutes a whole swathe of the history of watchmaking in its own right.” The developments undertaken by the Swatch Group were completely consistent with Chronopassion’s approach: preserving capital whilst constantly adding something new, in keeping with the founder’s original wishes. In the end, over the years, Breguet has successfully presented historic yet contemporary watches, at amazingly attractive prices. “Breguet continues to be a benchmark. Its timepieces are quite simply of perfect design. Every register is covered, from ladies’ watches through to military chronographs, raised to new heights by the brand in its approach to the Type 20,” concludes Laurent Picciotto. “Here in the twenty-first century, Breguet is still very much a force to be reckoned with.” 
 
Journalist : Olivier Müller
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