Backes & Strauss Blue Velvet & Red Rose

Carlton House was the palatial London town house of the Prince Regent for four decades from 1783, a gift from his father George III to celebrate his coming of age. The private apartments of the then Prince of Wales was The Blue Velvet Suite and the main luxurious reception room, The Red Rose Drawing Room. Backes & Strauss takes inspiration from this era and unveils two new timepieces: The Blue Velvet & the Red Rose.

The Blue Velvet, crafted in 18kt white gold with 12 bespoke sapphires as numerals and The Red Rose in 18kt rose gold with 12 bespoke rubies. These numerals are hand set amongst the best quality ideal cut round brilliant diamonds. These sumptuous masterpieces are available as both Regent (in size 44 – 52) and Piccadilly (in size 45), and due to the workmanship involved they are produced in very limited numbers.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic movement. Rotor with platinum segment.
Display: Hours, minutes and central seconds. Date between 4 and 5 O’Clock.

Case
Size: 44-52mm Ø (Regent) & 45mm Ø (Piccadilly)
18kt White or Rose Gold with 2 rows of ideal cut round brilliant diamonds
Piccadilly has 114 diamonds,5.65 cts. Regent has 140 diamonds, 5.50cts

Dial
Surrounding a natural Mother of Pearl centre dial – Piccadilly has 144 diamonds, 1.41cts. Regent has 224 diamonds, 1.37cts

Numerals
12 Sapphires, 0.74cts Regent, 0.52 Piccadilly.
12 Rubies, 0.57cts Regent, 0.48cts Piccadilly.

Crown:
0.12ct ideal cut round diamond

Diamond Totals:
Piccadilly: 289 diamonds, 7.67cts. Regent: 395 diamonds, 7.48 cts.

Strap:
Backes & Strauss alligator skin strap with 18kt white or rose gold buckle with 30 diamonds weighing 0.49 cts

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