The Berkeley 43 King Tourbillon marks the third generation of Backes & Strauss tourbillon timepieces.
The bespoke tourbillon made for this series, which is visible from the cut away dial, is decorated by Backes & Strauss’ signature arrows motif, inspired by the Hearts & Arrows pattern visible when viewing an Ideal Cut diamond with a special loupe.
The white mother-of-pearl dial is set with 7 baguette cut sapphires, which act as hour markers, and 116 white Ideal Cut diamonds. From the open back case we can see the rotor of the automatic tourbillon movement engraved with the London skyline.
The rest of the movement is set with 184 white Ideal Cut diamonds. The white gold case is set with 136 baguette diamonds specially polished to look spectacular in the curved and contoured case of the Berkeley.
Model: Berkeley 43 King Tourbillon
Case: 18kt white gold set with 136 baguette diamonds, 8.71 cts
Dial: White mother-of-pearl dial set with 7 sapphires, 0.69 cts baguette indexes and
116 white Ideal Cut diamonds, 1.49 cts
Crown: 1 white Ideal Cut diamond, 0.12 cts
Movement: Automatic tourbillon set with 184 white Ideal Cut diamonds, 1.76 cts at the back, rotor engraving with the London Skyline
Bracelet: Alligator leather
Buckle: 30 white Ideal Cut diamonds, 0.49 cts
Total carats: 13.26 cts