Backes & Strauss Harrods Princess, Piece Unique 2014

Backes & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company and Gemfields, the leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, partner to create a diamond and emerald ‘pièce unique’ watch for Harrods’ Biennale des Antiquaires.

The Harrods Princess, made exclusively for the famed luxury department store, is hand-set with 80 Gemfields Zambian emeralds and 241 natural diamonds for a total of 23.5 carats and will be unveiled at Harrods in the Fine Watch Room for the Biennale des Antiquaires exhibition.

The pièce unique was crafted in Switzerland, each Gemfields emerald has been carefully selected, and cut specifically for the Harrods Princess, ensuring depth and consistency of colour, combined with Backes & Strauss’ signature diamonds. The white gold case is set with Ideal Cut diamonds to match the dial, and a beautifully  engineered bracelet created from a series of hand-crafted links adorned with a further 136 diamonds and emeralds, alone weighing 18.6 carats.

Exceptional in every detail, the Harrods Princess is recognisable due to its unique and elegant design. A part of the Princess collection, it draws its inspiration from the Blue Velvet suite and the Red Rose drawing room at Carlton House, the palatial London residence of the Prince Regent, gifted to him in 1783 by his father, George III, to mark his coming of age.

Technical details
Case & dial
18-karat white gold case set with 28 Ideal Cut diamonds
Size: 37 mm
Diamond and Emerald Dial: Set with 144 Ideal Cut diamonds, 12 Gemfields Baguette Cut Zambian emeralds and Mother of Pearl
Crown: One Ideal Cut diamond “The Jewel in the Crown”
Hands: Sword-shaped hands with superwhite Luminova
Water-resistance: 30 meters

Movement
Automatic movement

Display
Hours, minutes & seconds

Bracelet
Jewellery bracelet in 18-karat white gold set with 68 Ideal Cut diamonds and 68 Gemfields
Round and Square Cut Zambian emeralds

Total Carats
241 Ideal Cut diamonds – 13.52 carats
80 Gemfields Zambian emeralds – 10.00 carats

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