Breguet Reine de Naples Princesse Mini


Breguet Reine de Naples Princesse Mini

Breguet Reine de Naples Princesse Mini

The seductive power of the collection is concentrated
La Cote des Montres - March 30th, 2015

In 1810, Abraham-Louis Breguet produced the first wristwatch for Caroline Murat, queen of Naples. This timepiece is noted for the delicate shape of its case with its elegant curves that, apart from being an ode to femininity, cannot but evoke the origins of all life. The watch is not only distinguished by its emblematic shape, but also by its movement. While many watchmakers produce mechanical movements for men only, Breguet has since its beginnings designed mechanical timepieces for women. This year, the Reine de Naples collection welcomes two new versions to the expected delight of those with slender wrists. The seductive power of the collection is concentrated in these Reine de Naples Princesse Mini models, measuring 32.7 x 27.3mm. The first version comes in a steel case with a self-winding movement.

Its domed dial is in shimmering white natural mother-of-pearl, while the hour markers are in a marquetry of natural white mother-of-pearl. This is a real achievement because mother-of-pearl is naturally brittle, making its use in marquetry particularly tricky. Another version has also been made, this time in a rose gold case. It has the same movement as the steel watch, but the domed dial is slightly different, being made of mother-of-pearl from Tahiti. Another feature exclusive to the rose gold model is that the spherical attachment of the strap is set with diamonds while the crown wears a briolette diamond.

Breguet Reine de Naples Princesse Mini

Ref.: 9807ST/5W/922

Case :Steel, cambered ovoid with a delicately fluted caseband
Dimensions : 32.7 x 27.3mm
Water resistant :3 bar (30m)
Dial :Grained natural white mother-of-pearl, individually numbered and signed Breguet
Off-centre chapter ring : At 6 o'clock with Roman numerals in white natural mother-of- pearl marquetry
Open-tipped Breguet hands: In blued steel
Self-winding movement: Numbered and signed Breguet
Caliber :586/1
Diameter:6¾ lignes
Power reserve : 40 hours
Rotor : Engine-turned 950 platinum
Escapement :In-line Swiss lever
Breguet balance : On a silicon spring
Balance frequency : 3Hz
Adjusted in 6 positions
Strap :Leather with a supplementary rubber strap
Also available: In 18-carat rose gold with gem-set attachment and crown
Reference : 9808BR/5T/922 0D00