In 1783, Elisabeth Vigée-Le Brun painted a portrait of the queen of France entitled Marie-Antoinette with the rose. In tribute to one of its most illustrious clients Breguet drew on the world of Marie-Antoinette to create some incomparable timepieces. The collection entitled La Rose de la Reine borrowed the rose of the portrait to recreate it as a shell cameo.
This traditional craft from southern Italy consists of carving a relief image on a shell. Having presented the Secret de la Reine model in 2013, Breguet added new lustre to the collection comprising a ring, a bracelet, earrings, a pendant and a sautoir necklace of Akoya pearls. The new version of the Secret de la Reine models retains the features of its predecessor but is fitted on a luxurious bracelet of cloth of gold, imitating the loops of a pleated ribbon. As is traditional with secret watches, the time is revealed by pressing on the cameo rose.
This finely carved cameo depicts the first petals of the rose, exalted by the diamonds set into the whole of the watch including the emblematic bow of the collection.
Available in rose or white gold, this timepiece is fitted with the self-winding calibre 586 movement which is visible through a glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides.
Model: Secret De La Reine
Also available in rose gold: reference GJ24BR8548DDCJ99
18-carat white gold
Floral cameo carved by hand and bow decoration in 18-carat white gold paved with 432brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 3,69cts), pivoting on a shaft to reveal the time
Dial flange set with48 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0,101 ct)
Silvered gold-paved with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0,321 ct), in a traditional setting
Breguet medallion in white mother-of-pearl inset at 12 o’clock
Breguet open-tipped hands
Numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 586
6 ¾ lignes, 29 jewels
Power reserve of 38hours
In-line Swiss lever escapement
Silicon balance spring
Frequency: 3, 0 Hz
White gold ribbon bracelet