Backes & Strauss – The Earl of Strauss

Reflecting the unrivalled heritage and knowhow of two legendary luxury houses – Backes & Strauss (Masters of Diamonds) and Franck Muller (Master of Complications) – The Earl of Strauss is a masterpiece horology creation comprising of 677 round brilliant ideal cut diamonds (8.47 cts) and a bespoke mechanical movement. This exclusive timepiece is limited to 25 pieces.

In homage to the company’s co-founding father, the Earl of Strauss reflects the confidence and engaging nature of Max Strauss. The Ostrich trademark present on the balance wheel of this exquisite timepiece pays tribute to the unique vision Max Strauss had, also, it serves as a reminder of the rich heritage and pioneering essence of Backes & Strauss.

With each part of this exquisite bejeweled timepiece; from the round case and dial through the bridge and buckle to the Backes & Strauss signature Jewel in the Crown, we can admire a myriad of meticulously set round brilliant ideal cut diamonds, distinctive and awe-inspiring in their design and composition; just like John Nash’s architectural masterpieces. In a meeting between the beauty of the design and the inner workings of the watch, the movement of The Earl of Strauss is partly skeletonised. Not only does this expose the alluring architectural inspiration behind the timepiece but also the beauty in the precision of time.

Technical details
Size: 45 mm
Case: 112 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 5.60 carats
Dial: partially skeleton dial with 120-hour power reserve indicator and date, set with 367 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 1.61 carat
Crown: 1 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamond, 0.06 carat
Movement: manual-winding mechanical movement
Bracelet: alligator leather
Bridge: 167 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 0.75 carat
Buckle: 30 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 0.49 carat
Total: 677 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 8.51 carats

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