The new Reine de Naples 8918 ladies’ watch by Breguet features expertly applied grand feu enamel on its dial – a first for the collection. Against an immaculate background, the stylized Breguet Arabic numerals appear in blue enamel, as does the signature of the House and the words “émaillé Grand Feu” (grand feu enamel).
The alligator leather strap, fitted with a folding buckle set with 28 diamonds, echoes these heavenly hues. Adorning the circumference of the bezel and the dial flange are 117 diamonds surrounding this composition in white gold. This Reine de Naples 8918 model is powered by a self-winding manufacture caliber.
The watch boasts fine Breguet hands in blued steel to indicate hours and minutes. The off-center hours chapter features dots, diamond-shaped markers and fleurs-de-lis, punctuated by a pear-shaped diamond at 6 o’clock. If the light is just right, the reflections allow a glimpse of Breguet’s secret signature, which is placed at 3 o’clock.
The white-gold case with finely fluted sides houses the self-winding manufacture caliber 537/3, which has a power reserve of 45 hours. A briolette-cut diamond lends a touch of sparkle to the crown at 4 o’clock. The sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the movement of the watch.
Each component is decorated by hand with great care. If the owner so wishes, the House of Breguet will record her name in its archives, kept since the late eighteenth century, next to the individual number, engraved on the back of the watch.
Model: Breguet Reine De Naples 8918
Ref. 8918BB/28/964 D00D
Oval, 18-karat white gold with finely fluted caseband
Bezel and dial flange set with 117 diamonds weighing approximately 0.99 carats
Crown set with a briolette-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.26 carats
Dimensions: 36.5 × 28.45 millimeters
Thickness: 10.05 millimeters
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters)
Grand feu enamel dial, signed Breguet
Hours chapter with blue Breguet Arabic numerals off-centered at 6 o’clock
Pear-shaped diamond at 6 o’clock weighing approximately 0.08 carats
Open-tipped Breguet hands in blued steel
Self-winding mechanical movement. Caliber 537/3. 8¾ lignes. 26 jewels. 45-hour power reserve. 191 components. Silicon in-line Swiss lever escapement. Balance spring in silicon. Frequency 3.5 hertz. Breguet balance wheel. Adjusted in 6 positions.
Blue alligator leather strap with a triple folding buckle set with 28 diamonds weighing approximately 0.17 carats.