Marie-Antoinette was the most fascinating and loyal of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s prominent customers. The pomp and majesty surrounding the French queen has never failed to inspire Breguet to produce the most sumptuous regalia.
This year, Breguet introduces a new version of the Marie-Antoinette Dentelle watch. In tribute to the French queen’s love of fashion, in particular lace, Breguet’s jewellers have further refined this jewellery watch in white gold. The lace-inspired decoration is set with 70 brilliant-cut diamonds following the curve of the case. They continue onto the mother-of-pearl dial, curving voluptuously around the hours and minutes. A sphere paved with 98 brilliant cut diamonds and attached to the case at 6 o’clock reveals a magnificent oval ruby of almost 1.2 carats.
Model: Haute Joaillerie Marie-Antoinette Dentelle watch – 2012 version, ref. GJE16BB20.8924R01
Haute Joaillerie Marie-Antoinette Dentelle watch, lacework decoration set with 89 brilliant-cut TW/IF-VVS diamonds (5.38 cts) and a ruby of 1.30 cts~. Jewellery dial in 18-carat gold set with a frosting of 96 diamonds. Engine-turned racks and transferred Breguet numerals on white circular-grained mother of pearl decorated with a lacework of 27 diamonds (0.356 cts). Sphere paved with 65 brilliant-cut TW/IF-VVS diamonds (0.55 cts). Caseband set with 114 diamonds (2.67 cts~) and flange embellished with 66 brilliant-cut TW/IF-VVS diamonds (0.13 cts). Crown set with a briolette TW/IF-VVS diamond (0.28 cts). Strap in watered red satin with a Breguet folding clasp paved with 26 brilliant-cut TW/IF-VVS diamonds (0.14 cts).