Is the lady in your life looking for an extravagant gesture this Valentine’s? This sparkling Breguet Reine de Naples, limited to just 28 numbered pieces, could be the answer.
It’s adorned with mother-of-pearl in hues of pink and mauve, and entirely encircled by diamonds. The watch runs on a self-winding caliber 537DRL2 with 246 components, with moon phases and a power reserve of 45 hours. The power reserve indicator is positioned at 12 o’clock. Hours and minutes are displayed in Roman numerals on a glossy circular hours chapter around an engine-turned Clous de Paris pattern. The small off-center seconds feature an engine-turned flame design.
Breguet originally created this collection in 2002 to pay homage to the wristwatch that Abraham-Louis Breguet made for the younger sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, in 1812. It’s the first known wristwatch in the world. The Reine de Naples is distinguished by its fine curved, oval, and slightly elongated case.
The dial of the Valentine’s Day Reine de Naples 8905 is an iridescent pale pink mother-of-pearl. A moon and several stars in white gold take their place against the deeper pink of the moon-phase indicator. There’s also a pink cabochon-cut sapphire set on the crown.
The mother-of-pearl and the silvered gold dial features the signature fine blued hands. The individual number of each timepiece appears at the top of the hours’ chapter. If the owner so wishes, Breguet will record the lucky owners’ name in its archives, kept since the late eighteenth century, alongside the names of the House’s most prestigious patrons.
The watch comes on a mauve-colored alligator leather strap. Finally, the oval piece is completed by a set of diamonds on the bezel and the dial flange.