Backes & Strauss Renaissance Collection

As Masters of Diamonds since 1789, Backes & Strauss now push the boundaries of technique and design with their new era Renaissance Collection, retaining Backes & Strauss’ distinctive look, reborn sleek and slim, extremely slender, a mere 6.1 mm in depth, crafted in 18kt white or rose gold. Unveiled at WPHH 2013 in Geneva, the Renaissance Collection is aptly named, a rebirth collection, retaining Backes & Strauss’ distinctive look, reborn sleek and slim, a truly modern haute horlogerie watch.

Extremely slender, a mere 6.1 mm in depth, crafted in 18kt white or rose gold, the elegant cases are either lavishly set with the finest ideal cut round brilliant diamonds in two or three rows, or Classic, without diamonds on the case. Each distinctive timepiece has a single diamond hand set in the crown, the Backes & Strauss signature “Jewel in the Crown”. One can only marvel at the experienced eye and precision of the diamond setter working with such ultra thin cases. The mechanical movement, only 2.5 mm in depth, is decorated and fully revealed through a transparent case-back of sapphire crystal.

These extraordinary slim timepieces reflect British elegance and European style and are available for both feminine and masculine wrists as both Piccadillys and Regents. Roman numerals are hand set on a choice of dial colours to match alligator skin straps with an 18kt white or rose gold buckle. The distinctive oval shape of the Regent in such an ultra sleek and slender form is very rare.

Technical details

Case
Sizes: Regent – 28 x 33 mm, 32 x 38 mm and 40 x 47mm & Piccadilly : 33 mm and 40 mm
Materials: 18-carat White or Rose Gold, Classic or set with 2 or 3 rows of diamonds.
Depth: 6.1 mm- Open-backed with sapphire crystal
Crown: One Ideal-Cut diamond, “The Jewel in the crown” – 0.06 carats

Dial
Available in White, Black, Brown, Blue and Royal Purple
Hands: Sword-shaped hands with superwhite luminova

Movement
Extra-thin Mechanical movement with manual winding, Calibre 7500. 2.5mm depth

Display
Hours, minutes and central second

Bracelet
Alligator Leather strap (available in different colours)
Two blades deployant buckle

Diamond Totals

Piccadilly
– PC33 2 Row: 137 diamonds, 1.22cts.
– PC40 2 Row: 137 diamonds, 3.04 cts. PC40 3 Row 283 diamonds, 1.26 cts

Regent
– RE28-33 2 Row: 125 diamonds, 1.09 cts. RE32-38 2 Row: 145 diamonds, 1.65 cts.
– RE40-47 2 Row: 137 diamonds, 2.99 cts. RE4047 3 Row: 285 diamonds, 2.13 cts

Cut: Ideal Cut round brilliant
Colour: Collection (F+)
Clarity: Clean (Flawless / V V S+)

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