Once again, Breguet High Jewellery displays stunning boldness in the design of contemporary gem-set pieces. This year at Basel world, Breguet presents CRAZY FLOWER, wedding the pure beauty of diamonds to the technical daring of a mobile setting.
Housing a calibre 586 self-winding mechanical movement, the watch case features asymmetrical rows of baguette -cut diamonds mounted on minimalist settings affixed to the case from the middle section up to the bezel.
These supple, springy settings make the most of the stones’ brilliance, swaying gracefully in response to movement. 116 baguette-cut diamonds will thus oscillate back and forth in a graceful and subtle dance reminiscent of wind-ruffled petals. For its part, the dial comprises 206 brilliant-cut diamonds “inverse-set” on a concave face rimmed by a flange set with a further 66 brilliant -cut stones and enhanced with an hour circle composed of 20 baguette -cut stones. Over 36 carats of diamonds glimmer in wondrously fine settings – a truly exceptional achievement by the talented craftsmen of Breguet’s Haute Joaillerie workshops.
This dazzling tour de force comes with a CRAZY FLOWER Haute Jewellery suite made up of a ring featuring a blooming-flower motif along with ear pendants and motifs also displaying mobile diamond clusters.
REF. GJE25BB20.8989DB1: CRAZY FLOWER 18-carat white gold high jewellery watch. Case decoration set with 116 mobile baguette cut TW/IF-VVS diamonds (approx. 34.57 cts). Curved dial with rounded hands, paved with 206 TW/IFVVS inversed diamonds (approx 0.80 cts), and 20 TW/IF-VVS baguette-cut diamonds (approx 0. 46 cts), individually numbered and signed Breguet. Flange set with 66 brilliant -cut TW/IF-VVS diamonds (approx. 0.13 cts). Folding clasp set with 26 TW/IF -VVS diamonds (0.14 cts) on black satin strap. Automatic-winding mechanical movement, cal. 586.
REF. GJE25BB01.9001: 18-carat white gold High Jewellery earrings CRAZY FLOWER SET with 26 baguette-cut TW/IF-VVS mobile diamonds (8 cts).
REF. GJE25BB04.9001: 18-carat white gold High Jewellery pendant CRAZY FLOWER set with 31 baguette -cut TW/IF-VVS mobile diamonds (9.53 cts) on a jewellery chain setwith 8 TW/IF-VVS princess-cut diamonds (0.33 cts).
REF. GJE25BB05.9001: 18-carat white gold High Jewellery ring CRAZY FLOWER set with 42 baguette-cut TW/IF-VVS mobile diamonds ( 12.54 cts) and paved with 104 TW/IF-VVS brilliant-cut diamonds (0.89 cts).
A new ring joins the PAVILLON DE LA REINE jewellery suite this year. In keeping with the spirit of Marie- Antoinette’s Versailles domain, with its geometrically laid -out French garden and romantically landscaped English garden, this jewellery piece displays impressively majestic lines. Combining the imposing appearance of 18th century jewellery and the asymmetric construction of a modern design, this new Breguet ring features a breathtaking pear -cut diamond weighing 1.5 carats framed by flushmounted or claw-set brilliant-cut diamonds.
Also launched this year, the PETIT TRIANON – FINE JEWELLER Y collection provides a straight forward reinterpretation of the royal Petit Trianon theme, saluting the restoration of Marie -Antoinette’s delightful little château on the Versailles grounds, financed by Breguet. This new line of fine jewellery is composed of a ring, ear pendants, a link bracelet and a neck pendant, all designed around a “bond” ornament, recalling the Queen of France’s close links to the Petit Trianon.