Backes & Strauss Brexit Collection

In light of the UK’s official departure from the European Union on the 31st of January 2020, Backes & Strauss has decided to rechristen its John Bull collection. To commemorate this historic occasion, the British luxury watch brand’s playfully patriotic series of timepieces will – from now on – be known as the Brexit collection.

Backes & Strauss Brexit Collection

Renowned for bearing a gem-set Union Jack in its dial, Backes & Strauss’ Brexit collection is available in 18kt white gold or steel and comes in all three of Backes & Strauss’ classic designs; the square-shaped Berkeley, the round Piccadilly and the oval-shaped Regent.

The dial of the Brexit watch features white Ideal Cut diamonds, rubies and sapphires to create the instantly recognisable pattern of the Union Jack flag, behind which lies a self winding, automatic movement.

Finally, as Backes & Strauss tradition dictates, each Brexit timepiece is masterfully completed with the brand’s trademark Ideal Cut diamond nestled into the crown, also known as the Jewel in the Crown.

Technical details

Model: Backes & Strauss Piccadilly Brexit 40

Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic, Platinum Rotor
Case: 18kt White Gold case, 106 diamonds, 3.55cts
Dial: Union Jack dial, 182 diamonds, 0.80cts, 40 sapphires, 0.37cts, and 186 rubies, 1.14cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.30cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Total Carats: 545 gemstones, 6.28cts

Model: Backes & Strauss Regent Brexit 4047

Size: 40×47 mm
Movement: Automatic, Platinum Rotor
Case: Stainless Steel case, 320 diamonds, 6.89cts
Dial: Union Jack dial, 208 diamonds, 0.98cts, 104 sapphires, 0.55cts, and 212 rubies, 1.67cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: Stainless Steel
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.09cts
Display: Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Total Carats: 845 gemstones, 10.18cts

Model: Backes & Strauss Berkeley Brexit 40

Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic, Platinum Rotor
Case: 18kt White Gold case, 124 diamonds, 5.00cts
Dial: Union Jack dial, 202 diamonds, 0.69cts, 92 sapphires, 0.63cts, and 198 rubies, 1.48cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.49cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Total Carats: 647 gemstones, 8.41cts