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breguet - Breguet Reine de Naples 8918BR

Breguet Reine de Naples 8918BR

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REINE DE NAPLES 8918 BY BREGUET INTENSELY FEMININE

The House of Breguet adds fresh sparkle to the Reine de Naples 8918 model with a touch of crimson. This composition in rose gold is illuminated by opaline mother-of-pearl and diamonds.
 
Breguet presents a new Reine de Naples 8918 watch model enhanced with captivating red. The delicate oval shape of the case – slightly elongated – is a free interpretation of the watch formerly created by Abraham-Louis Breguet for Caroline Murat. The Breguet Arabic numerals appear in garnet on the white mother-of-pearl hours chapter. The alligator leather strap reflects this vibrant hue. Created in the watchmaking tradition of Breguet, the Reine de Naples 8918 watch beats to the rhythm of a self-winding manufacture caliber.
 
The talent of the artisans of the House of Breguet becomes apparent in the center of the watch dial, with a clou de Paris guilloche pattern engraved in white gold then powdered and silvered. Delicate edging emphasizes the circumference of the timer. Fine blued Breguet hands indicate the minutes and hours in red numerals. Designed with a touch of imagination, the contrasts between the different shades and finishes of the dial improve its readability, an issue dear to A.-L. Breguet’s heart. Finally, the individual number of the timepiece appears at the top of the hours chapter. If the owner so wishes, Breguet will record her name in its archives, which have been kept since the late eighteenth century.
 

The Watch of a Queen

 
During her reign over Naples, Caroline Murat, Napoléon Bonaparte’s younger sister, was a great supporter of the arts and would acquire over 30 Breguet watches and clocks. In 1810, the watchmaker established at Quai de l’Horloge in Paris began an unprecedented creation for the Queen of Naples: a watch designed to be worn on the wrist. This would be the world’s first known wristwatch. From its delivery in 1812 to repairs in 1849 and 1855, the Breguet archives have kept track of the history and characteristics of this watch, whose whereabouts today are unknown. The oblong-shaped creation with an engine-turned silver dial was very delicate and included several complications: a repeater, a moon-phase indicator, and also a thermometer. Finally, it had a wristlet of hair and gold thread that allowed it to be worn on the wrist.
 

Technical specifications

Reine de Naples wristwatch 
  • 18-carat rose gold.
  • Bezel and dial flange set with 117 diamonds 
  • weighing approx. 0.99 ct.
  • Self-winding movement.
  • Silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine and partly in white natural mother-of-pearl. Breguet Arabic numerals.
  • Pear-cut  diamond, approx. 0.09 ct, 
  • At 6 o’clock. Sapphire caseback. Water-resistant to 3 bar ( 30 m ).
  • Dimensions : 36.50 x 28.45 mm
 

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