BREGUET Reine De Naples “Princesse” 8968

Inspired by the creation of the first wristwatch by Abraham-Louis Breguet for Caroline Murat, the Reine de Naples watch is identified by the delicate shape of its case. Its elegant curves are an ode to femininity, recalling the origins of all life. Even though the symbolic shape of the case has entered into history, Breguet’s watchmakers have nevertheless chosen to interpret it in a resolutely contemporary model, while preserving its essence.

The Reine de Naples “Princesse” 8968 watch definitely belongs to the renowned Breguet collection yet it proclaims its own modern and stylised identity. This model deploys lines and spaces, depths and colours to draw the eye into the dimension of time. While retaining its egg shape, the case is curved to fit the shape of the wrist. This technical achievement not only ensures the watch can be worn in comfort; it also reveals a multitude of forms depending on the point of view.

The plain dial follows the line of the case creating an illusion of depth, which highlights the hour markers, also curved, at 12 and 6 o’clock. The gold dial, with its manually operated engine-turned patterns, uses perspectives and contrasts to capture attention. A touch of brilliance tops off this exploit on the face of time because the crown is set with an inverted diamond while the ball attachment is decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Technical details
Model: Reine De Naples “Princesse” 8968
REF. 8968BR/X1/986 0D0D
Also available with an entirely silvered dial: reference 8968BR/11/986 0D0D

Case
18-carat rose gold with a finely fluted case band
Crown set with an inverted diamond (approx.  0,15ct)
Attachment set with 16 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0,15ct)
Sapphire caseback
Diameter 43 x 34, 95 mm
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)

Dial
Silvered and anthracite-coloured18-carat gold, engine-turned
Individually numbered and signed BREGUET
Applied and curved Roman numerals in rose gold at 12 and 6 o’clock
Breguet open-tipped hands in rose gold

Movement
Self-winding movement
Numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 591C
11 ½ lignes, 25 jewels
Power reserve of 38 hours
In-line Swiss lever escapement in silicon
Silicon balance spring
Frequency:  4,0Hz
Adjusted in six positions

Strap
Leather strap, clasp set with 29 brilliant-cut diamonds

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