Backes & Strauss –The Earl of Strauss Collection – New Vibrant Additions

At WPHH 2018, Backes & Strauss presented new vibrant additions to the Earl of Strauss Collection. These playful timepieces are rich in colour boasting blue and green dials and a titanium case.

In homage to Max Strauss, the Earl of Strauss pieces reflect the company’s co-founding fathers confidence and engaging nature. Max Strauss set out to become a precursor and a reference within the diamond industry, taking the company across the globe within no time at all. With the Ostrich trademark present on the balance wheel of this playfully sophisticated timepiece, not only do we remember the unique vision Max Strauss had, but it also serves as a reminder of the rich heritage and pioneering essence of Backes & Strauss.

From the enamelling of the colourful dial through the Ideal-cut diamonds delicately set on the bridge, to the Backes & Strauss signature Jewel in the Crown, these new Earl of Strauss timepieces are striking in their pioneering design. Set in titanium, these pieces represent a departure for the Backes & Strauss collection.

In a burst of creativity, both in design and horological mastery, 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
The Earl of Strauss Collection
Size: Ø45 mm
Case: Titanium
Crown: One Ideal Cut diamond “The Jewel in the Crown” 0.09 cts
Dial: Blue and Green with power reserve and data indicator. The Backes & Strauss ‘Ostrich’ incorporated in the balance wheel.
Hands: Sword-shaped hands
Movement: Mechanical hand winding movement with 120 hours power reserve and date – set in the back with 167 Ideal Cut diamonds 0.75cts
Strap: Alligator leather strap
Buckle:Steel Buckle
Total Carats: 168Ideal Cut diamonds 0.84 carats


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