Just when you thought it was safe to put your smoking hot credit card away, Valentine’s Day comes along.
The Reine de Naples from Breguet is adorned with mother-of-pearl in hues of pink and mauve, encircled by diamonds. The watch ticks to the rhythm of a self-winding caliber with moon phases.
For Valentine’s Day, Breguet has added a new creation to the Reine de Naples collection, which historically has been designed for women.
Breguet created this collection in 2002 to pay homage to the wristwatch that Abraham-Louis Breguet made for Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, in 1812. It was the first known wristwatch in the world. The Reine de Naples is distinguished by its fine curved, oval, and slightly elongated case.
Caroline Murat, Reine de Naples
This year, Breguet plays with shades of pink, inspired by the original display with small off-center seconds. A limited-edition piece, the self-winding, caliber 537DRL2 with 246 components with moon phase is limited to only 28 pieces. The bezel is set with 128 diamonds weighing approximately 0.77 carats while the crown is set with a pink sapphire weighing 0.3 carats.
The dial of the Valentine’s Day Reine de Naples 8905 is dressed in 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.
The pink cabochon-cut sapphire set on the crown lends the composition a sparkling touch. The watch comes on a mauve-colored alligator leather strap.
The oval piece is completed by a setting of diamonds on the bezel and the dial flange. The mother-of-pearl and 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 her name in its archives, kept since the late eighteenth century, alongside the names of the House’s most prestigious patrons. 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. Lastly, there is a power-reserve indicator at the top of the dial.
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