Inspired by the creation of the first wristwatch by Abraham-Louis Breguet for Caroline Murat, the Reine de Naples watch is identified by the elegant curves of its case. Even though the shape of this case has entered into history, Breguet’s watchmakers have nevertheless chosen to interpret it in a resolutely contemporary model, while preserving its essence.
While retaining its egg shape, the case, made in 18-carat rose gold with a finely fluted caseband, has been curved to fit the shape of the wrist and ensure the watch can be worn in comfort but also to reveal a multitude of forms depending on the point of view.
The plain dial is in silvered and anthracite-coloured 18-carat gold and is adorned with manually operated engine-turned patterns. It follows the line of the case creating an illusion of depth, which highlights the hour markers, also curved and in gold, at 12 and 6 o'clock. A touch of brilliance is added to the watch thanks to the crown set with an inverted diamond, while the ball attachment is decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds. The clasp of the leather strap is also set with 29 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The watch is animated by the self-winding movement, numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 591C. The power-reserve is 38 hours.
The Reine de Naples “Princesse” 8968 watch is also available with an entirely silvered dial (ref. 8968BR/11/986 0D0D).