In early September 2011, the classic hand-carried watch brand Breguet & quot; Queen of Naples & quot; series of high-end jewelry watches and jewelry exhibitions will be held in Beijing, Ningbo and Shenzhen. This exhibition is Breguet The largest watch exhibition of the Queen of Naples series to date. At that time, the Petite Fleur diamond flower jewellery watch will be presented in China for the first time. The unique fine jewellery craftsmanship will amazed the inner light of women. A special 12-year-old high-end watch incorporating Chinese tradition is also on the horizon. Its distinctive and stunning dials are all carved by Baodi’s royal shell relief artist.
Breguet Queen of Naples Watch and Jewellery Show at Beijing Anhe Hotel
Shell embossing This traditional and ancient craft originates from Torre del Greco (Greek Tower), a small town located in the Naples region of Italy. The skilled craftsman is proud of the classical skills that originated from his parents, and he will be together with kindness, and the world’s first shell embossed dial was born. Through the use of high-relief techniques on the engraving materials to highlight the layered sense of contrast, shell relief has become one of the most amazing crafts in the world. This technique, which was originally used for carving gems such as ruby or sapphire, is also used in shell carving. The extremely delicate engraving pattern was scribed by the technician on different levels of the shell with a simple steel needle, and the depth of the engraving was less than two millimeters. In order to achieve this effect, the technician needs to carefully screen and inspect the shell’s color, layering, perspective, level, and overall transparency.
This time, Breguet specially invited the top watchmaking masters of the brand to come from Naples and show the superb shell relief technique in person, so that the Chinese audience can fully enjoy the charming atmosphere from Naples.
Like all Breguet watches, each watch on display is a carefully crafted treasure. The preciousness of the Breguet Naples watch is not only the refined and gorgeous appearance, but also the exquisite craftsmanship to highlight the top style of Breguet brand both inside and outside. From generation to generation, these works of great artistic appreciation have become the guarantee of excellent craftsmanship.
Queen of Naples
Royal timepiece, romantic handed down
For more than 200 years, Breguet has fascinated and delighted some of the most famous women in history, including Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, Marquise de Condorcet Empress Jos & eacute; phine. Although people generally do not think that women will pay more attention to devices with outstanding technical performance, in fact, it was the 18th and early 19th century European upper class ladies who raced to buy Breguet watches and cultivated A.-L. Breguet (A .-L.Breguet) created strong artistic feelings. Breguet understands that to win the heart of a queen, the talents of both a poet and a magician must be combined.
The fascination with Breguet watches like Caroline Murat is a story that is well-known in the history of modern watches. In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte’s bright and ambitious sister put on the Naples crown. From 1808 to 1814, she bought a total of 34 Breguet watches. Many VIPs lead the way.
From Napoleon’s younger sister and her husband King Joachim Murat ruled Naples. During this time, she established a special friendship with Breguet, which led to the first watch ever designed specifically to be worn on the wrist. Breguet was commissioned in 1810, received payment in 1811, and delivered the finished product in 1812. The design of this timepiece is very revolutionary: ultra-thin minute repeater watch, goose egg-shaped case, with thermometer and hair Strap braided with gold thread. He was determined to meet Queen Caroline’s demands without fear of difficulties, and he was rewarded accordingly.
In the summer of 1813, the war in Europe entered a stage of fever, and Breguet lost many VIPs. However, Queen Caroline still bought 12 timepieces (8 timepieces and 4 ordinary timepieces) from her favorite watch master. For Breguet, who was almost in despair, it was tantamount to sending charcoal in the snow.
Queen Naples watch production process is complex
The Reine de Naples collection, named after Caroline Murat, was first introduced on the market in 2002. The goose-egg dial design, which is known at a glance, and the convex round sapphire inlaid on the crown make the decoration of the watch full of feminine style, but there is no risk of getting lost in pearly gems. Since its inception, this watch has been an unquestionable classic. It not only reflects the feminine figure in terms of design, but also meets the needs of modern women in terms of functions.
The Reine de Naples collection marks a milestone for Breguet. Sales of this series have been unprecedentedly enthusiastic, and a new generation of independent, elegant women are all impressed by its extremely creative, elegant and graceful design. The great success of this watch made Breguet watch company decide to strengthen its position in the Breguet product range, and strive to create a high-end jewelry watch that coexists with the appearance and the inner of women. The Reine de Naples series has become one of the company’s elite series.
Reine de Naples 8958 Cammea
Reine De Naples 8958 Cammea Watch
Breguet Watch Company has launched the Reine De Naples 8958 Cammea watch of the Queen of Naples series. The innovative shell embossed dial is fascinating. It is a unique and perfect artistic creativity in the watch industry.
The sculptor from Italy chose natural sea shells for Breguet. After being polished to remove the rough and hard surface, it was then cut according to design requirements to form Breguet’s unique shell pieces, which were then carved by hand by experienced sculptors , The process is quite complicated, once there is no chance of correction. Therefore, this world-renowned shell embossed dial is a real shell micro-carved artwork. The eccentric hour and minute hands at 6 o’clock seem to retreat quietly, devoting all the applause on the stage to the art of shell relief.
A diamond-set white gold case shelters the delicate relief under the sapphire crystal. The watch’s transparent case back sees the hand-engraved gold-plated rotor set with natural mother-of-pearl. The watch is paired with an alligator leather strap with a brown strap with a delicate diamond-folding clasp.
REINE DE NAPLES CAMMEA parameters
Technical Features REF. 8958BB / 51/974 D00D
The case is egg-shaped and cast in 18K white gold with a fine bezel pattern. The bezel is set with 40 diamonds (approximately 2.42 carats). The crown is set with a triangular faceted diamond (about 0.2 carats). Dimensions: 40 x 31.95 mm. Sapphire crystal case back. Water-resistant to 30 meters.
The dial is engraved with a natural mother-of-pearl dial (by hand engraving, forming a multi-layered relief pattern on the surface of the mother-of-pearl) with Breguet’s signature. At 6 o’clock it is an eccentric lap. Breguet rhodium-plated hands with cutout tips. Different dials have unique patterns.
The movement is automatically wound with a number and a Breguet signature. 8 minutes, 20 gem bearing, 537/1 movement. 40-hour power reserve, hand-engraved 18K gold pendulum and natural mother-of-pearl. Linear fork lever escapement, single metal ring balance, 3 Hz vibration frequency, adjusted in 5 different directions.
Strap: Brown alligator leather strap, folding buckle set with 26 diamonds (approximately 0.14 carats).
Breguet Petite Fleur Watch
New favorite of the family PETITE FLEUR
BREGUET technology crystal and aesthetic achievement are integrated into one. In the fascinating world presented by the Petite Fleur watch, pure diamonds seamlessly integrate the fine watchmaking technology with fine jewelry technology. This feminine work is elegant and exquisite, using bold mobile inlaying techniques to highlight a different style.
This new product’s pleasing circular aesthetic design reveals a smart, lively, and intimate female nature. The movement lays the core of the style. The automatic winding movement 615 runs regularly and accurately, while the poetic square diamond petals gently swing with the movement of the wrist. 43 gems are inlaid into 2 rows using clever invisible pawl technology, which seems to be full of vitality. Ghostly axe-like inlaying technology makes these gems bloom pure.
The surrounding petals with crystal clear light reflect the gem-filled flower buds. Under the hemispherical sapphire crystal engraved with the product serial number, the concave dial forms a bright flower bed. The flower bed uses the snow flower inlay process, and 141 diamonds shine brightly. The diamonds of different sizes are cut and arranged one by one and arranged in a row, completely hiding the white metal dial below. Gracefully sweeping the gorgeous dial, Breguet’s signature blue-steel pointed hollow-out hands are bent by hand to ensure that they fit the curved surface of the dial. In addition, the flange uses 48 counter-set diamonds to buckle the surface appropriately.
Through the transparent bottom cover of the platinum case, the automatic movement is clearly visible, demonstrating the purely hand-crafted craftsmanship and supreme watchmaking tradition. The outstanding quality proves the professional strength of the Breguet watchmaker. The splint is decorated with & quot; circular patterns & quot; and & quot; Geneva stripes & quot ;, while the platinum automatic pendulum is decorated with & quot; Mai Suinuosuo & quot; patterns.
The process of making the Neapolitan Queen of Love watch
From the hand of a technician at Breguet’s high-end jewellery workshop, Petite Fleur Diamond Flower depicts a sparkling world on the wrist. The strong contrast of the black satin strap adds a touch of color to the watch. Folding buckle with 26 diamonds with Breguet signature. Such a masterpiece is destined to accompany its wearer through every twilight sparkling night. After all, as a wonderful feminine accessory, every slight movement will make it alive, like a delicate and clear flower, gently stroking the ice muscle like jade.