Backes & Strauss Berkeley Emperor Titan Tourbillon 45

The Berkeley Emperor Titan Tourbillon 45 is the newest model from the Backes & Strauss Emperor Tourbillon collection, the British luxury brand’s very first series of timepieces crafted with a special bespoke hand-winding skeleton tourbillon movement, first released in 2016.

Whilst its predecessors come in rose – or white gold, the brand-new Titan is finished with brushed titanium, making it lighter in weight.

The tourbillon carriage is set in a bespoke rotating frame decorated by Backes & Strauss’ signature arrows motif, which stems from the arrows pattern visible when viewing an Ideal Cut diamond from above the crown. The tourbillon carriage of this unique timepiece does a complete rotation every 60 seconds and is attached to the case at 1,3,5,7,9 and 11 o’clock, set with specially-cut tapered diamonds.

The central inner frame resembles the same shape as the case and a polished diamond in profile is set at twelve o’clock on the outer bridge. The movement has a power reserve of 72 hours.

The Titan will be available in very limited numbers, highlighting the brand’s understanding of luxury, inspired by a bygone era where figures of authority would commission the best craftsmen to build the most original creations. Backes & Strauss’ latest collection is truly a Meeting of the Masters, where the master diamond setter and polisher, and the master watchmaker combine their shared passion for mathematical precision to create veritable masterpieces both inside and out.

Technical details

Model: Berkeley Emperor Titan Tourbillon 45

Size: 45 mm
Movement: Bespoke Manual-Winding Skeleton Tourbillon
Case: Brushed Titanium
Dial: Bridge set with 1 Ideal Cut diamond, 0.05 cts and indexes set with 6 specially-cut tapered diamonds, 0.28cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: Brushed Titanium
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12 cts
Display: Hours & Minutes
Total carats: 8 diamonds, 0.45 cts