In the timepieces produced by Breguet, the Queen of Naples (Reine de Naples) series is praised for its extraordinary poetry. This is undoubtedly because the series symbolizes the unique case shape of the origin of life, and of course it is also because the series is a masterpiece of timepieces specially designed for women. In the Queen of Naples series, Breguet relied on exquisite art and mechanical skills to show its high respect to female customers.
REINE DE NAPLES JOUR / NUIT 8999 HAUTE JOAILLERIE Day and Night High Jewellery Watch No. 8999BB / 8D / 874 DD0D
Last year, Breguet launched the Queen of Naples series of day and night display models, praising the changes of the sun, moon, and stars with precision mechanical decoration. Once launched, the watch was well received and won numerous awards. This year, the company decided to launch a more exquisite and elegant Queen of Naples series watch to fully demonstrate the jewelry masterpieces of Breguet’s masters of art. The bezel and case outer edge are set with 131 square diamonds, while the dial and spherical lugs are decorated with pavé diamonds. The crown is also decorated with a single drop-shaped diamond.
Breguet’s deep mechanical expertise is also fully demonstrated, as this watch is equipped with a movement specially created for the Queen of Naples series. In addition to indicating the hours and minutes, the watch also has an auxiliary dial that shows the time of day and night, unique ingenuity. The two auxiliary dials form the shape of the number 8. This number has a special meaning in many cultures, reminiscent of the symbol that also symbolizes endlessness. There is also a bright moon made of titanium on the lapis lazuli disc, and the faceted edge of the balance wheel reflects a bright light, symbolizing the running track of the sun. This ‘sunlight’ will change according to the movement of the balance wheel in the Arabic numerals during the day, until after sunset, it dives under the steel plate bridge that supports this display device. The disc is decorated with mother-of-pearl, representing clouds and shining stars.
In order to ensure that the time is clearly displayed, the hour and minute dials use mother-of-pearl scale rings and engraved Roman numerals, while the Arabic numerals inlaid with mother-of-pearl are used to indicate the hour scale of the day and night display. In the end, all this needs to be packed into the exquisite case of the Queen of Naples series.
Breguet combines the artistic characteristics of timepieces and jewellery to create an outstanding timepiece masterpiece and a high-quality jewellery that shines with thousands of colors. Bring a unique and poetic fine watch to women.
REINE DE NAPLES JOUR / NUIT 8999 HAUTE JOAILLERIE
Reference 8999BB / 8D / 874 DD0D
The case is 18K white gold. The bezel and case outer edge are set with 131 square diamonds (approximately 5.59 carats). Dial flange set with 73 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 0.332 carats). Crown set with drop-shaped diamonds (approximately 0.26 carats). The spherical lugs are set with 35 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 0.464 carats) and random pavé diamonds. Sapphire crystal case back. Dimensions 42.05 x 34 mm.
The dial is 18K gold and set with 147 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 0.4 carats). Above the dial, day and night are displayed. The Breguet balance wheel represents the sun, and the hand-carved titanium metal represents the moon, which rotate together in a 24-hour dial. Below are hour and minute dials. With individual number and signature Breguet. Roman numeral hour symbol circle and Breguet Arabic numeral day and night hour symbol circle. Breguet blue-steel hands with a cut-out ‘moon-shaped’ tip.
The movement is a self-winding movement. Engraved with independent number and BREGUET CAL. 78CS. 45 rubies. 57-hour power reserve. Swiss linear lever escapement. Silicon hairspring. Vibration frequency 3.5 Hz. 6 party adjustment.
The strap is made of silk satin, with a folding clasp set with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds.