Breguet adds fresh sparkle to the Reine de Naples 8918 model with a touch of crimson. This composition in white gold is illuminated by opaline mother-of-pearl and diamonds.
The delicate oval shape of the case – slightly elongated – is a free interpretation of the watch formerly created by Abraham-Louis Breguet for Caroline Murat. The Breguet Arabic numerals appear in garnet on the white mother-of-pearl hours chapter. The alligator leather strap reflects this vibrant hue. Created in the watchmaking tradition of Breguet, the Reine de Naples 8918 watch beats to the rhythm of a self-winding manufacture caliber.
The talent of the artisans of the House of Breguet becomes apparent in the center of the watch dial, with a clou de Paris guilloche pattern engraved in white gold then powdered and silvered. Delicate edging emphasizes the circumference of the timer. Fine blued Breguet hands indicate the minutes and hours in red numerals.
Designed with a touch of imagination, the contrasts between the different shades and finishes of the dial improve its readability, an issue dear to A.-L. Breguet’s heart. Finally, the individual number of the timepiece appears at the top of the hours chapter. If the owner so wishes, Breguet will record her name in its archives, which have been kept since the late eighteenth century.
A ribbon of 117 brilliant-cut diamonds highlights the white-gold bezel, as well as the dial flange. Placed at 6 o’clock, a pear-shaped diamond punctuates the hours chapter. The brilliance of the setting extends to the folding buckle, illuminated by 26 diamonds.
The Reine de Naples 8918 comes with a white-gold case with finely fluted sides. A new color touch has been added to 4 o’clock: a cabochon-cut ruby on the equally fluted crown. The sapphire caseback reveals the self-winding manufacture caliber 537/3, which has a power reserve of 45 hours. Each component is decorated by hand with care, as is the Breguet tradition.
Model: BREGUET REINE DE NAPLES 8918
REF. 8918BB/5P/964 D00D
Oval, 18-karat white gold with delicately fluted caseband
Bezel and dial flange set with 117 diamonds weighing approximately 0.99 carats
Crown set with a cabochon-cut ruby weighing 0.27 carats
Dimensions: 36.5 × 28.45 millimeters
Thickness: 10.05 millimeters
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters)
Silvered gold (18 carats), engine-turned with white mother-of-pearl, signed Breguet
Hours chapter with red Breguet Arabic numerals off-center at 6 o’clock
Pear-shaped diamond at 6 o’clock weighing approximately 0.08 carats
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel
Mechanical self-winding movement
45-hour power reserve
Silicon escape wheel and in-line Swiss lever escapement
Balance spring in silicon
Frequency 3.5 hertz
Breguet balance wheel
Adjusted in 6 positions
Red alligator leather strap with a buckle set with 26 diamonds weighing approximately 0.12 carats