Breguet can be proud to say they made the first wristwatch for the queen. They created a timepiece in response to a request made for a repeater watch with complications. Murat sat on the throne as the Queen of Naples, and was a well-known admirer of the timepieces made by Breguet founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet. Queen Caroline’s special relationship as the favourite customer of Breguet sparked the inspiration for a line of wristwatches named the Reine de Naples collection. These designs from this family of watches mirror the same oblong feminine case shape that was believed to grace the queen’s wrist, with its strap made from hair intertwined with gold, and an innovative thermometer feature.
Breguet Reine de Naples watches nod to the personality of Queen Caroline, since she was known for her ambitious and extravagant qualities. The designs from the collection communicates these values in their dynamic dials with stretched and shrunk Roman numerals and Arabic indexes that fill a large proportion of the dial. The iconic egg-shaped case crafted from luxurious gold is as bold as ever, featuring a design almost reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Their exaggerated hour numbers are majestic and whimsical – their slender diamond adorned bezels mysterious and captivating. Lovers of sparkling diamonds will be drawn to this collection of Breguet delights which play with the power of the diamond and its ability to dance upon the wrist when the lady moves under the light.
Breguet Reine de Naples watches are completed on black satin straps and leather straps which allows the lady to blend the watch nicely with smart attire by night or something professional during the day. The timepieces also double up as a piece of jewellery. Rose gold, yellow gold and white gold rings, earrings and necklaces can be layered alongside this watch, especially those set with diamonds to add even more dramatic glamour to a lady’s look.
Designs like the Breguet Reine de Naples watch with champagne mother of pearl dial are extraordinary designs that are sure to attract attention for their unusual colour and material combinations. The texture on the dial radiates irredescent tones against a set of crisp black Arabic numerals for the hour track., Diamonds are embedded onto the 18ct rose gold bezel of the watch and have also been placed discreetly along the inner bezel line on the dial. The crown is set with a precious diamond to its tip. It joins an additional pear-cut diamond placed upon the dial at the 6 o’clock location, integrated within a smaller sub dial graced with Breguet’s iconic blued steel central hands with the famous “moon” tip decoration. Other exclusive features determine this timepiece as an authentic Breguet watch, including the crisp “Breguet” lettering inside the small centre dial accompanied by the watch’s unique identity code. The classic black leather strap which attaches to polished 18ct rose gold lugs is the perfect design choice for this elegant wristwatch. It promises to add sophistication to an office suit or a classic black evening dress in equal measure.